The pupils of Akeley Wood School are both stretched and supported.  Pupil’s targets are set and their levels of attainment are constantly monitored in order that they achieve their full potential.  Alongside academic excellence Akeley Wood School offers a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities to complement a pupil’s studies, ensuring that graduates of Akeley Wood are comfortable in their own skin and are headed for a bright future.


Mrs Jenny Clough | Head MA (Cantab), PGCE

For parents

FAQs and insights

Individualised learning

Individualised learning

At Akeley Wood, we create an individual programme of learning for each student to set them the right level of academic challenge and achieve beyond their targets.

University destinations

University destinations

Our Sixth Formers go on to study at some of the top universities.

Wrap-around care

Wrap-around care

We offer wrap-around care from 7.45am to 6pm at the Junior School.

House system

House system

Our house system is an integral part of Akeley Wood and encourages camaraderie and friendly rivalry through a series of house challenges and competitions.

Scholarships Available

We offer Scholarships that award true excellence in Academia, Music, Art and Sport.

News

Books for Africa Project

Books for Africa Project

03 July 2015
A big thank you to all those who helped out with our ‘Books for Africa’ project, it was a great success. 
Year 11 Prom Night

Year 11 Prom Night

30 June 2015
On Tuesday 23rd June at Silverstone Golf Club Akeley Wood School hosted a spectacular carnival themed Prom for the Year 11s to say congratulations...
Senior School Sports Day 2015

Senior School Sports Day 2015

26 June 2015
The Akeley Wood Senior Sports Day held yesterday made history as the first Sports Day that resulted in a tie! Both Pilgrim and Thompson houses...
Fantastic Inspection Report!

Fantastic Inspection Report!

20 May 2015
Staff and students at Akeley Wood Senior School are celebrating after School Inspectors once again judged the School to be...
Alumnus John Ostroff visits Akeley Wood

Alumnus John Ostroff visits Akeley Wood

15 May 2015
What a wonderful visit we had today from ex-pupil John Ostroff and his wife Pat.  John was a boader at Akeley Wood School in 1947 at...
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

24 March 2015
A beautiful girl, a hideous beast, an egomaniacal baddie and an enchanted castle full of animated household items – what could be more...

Events

Senior School Open Morning

Senior School Open Morning

26 September 2015
Visit us to see the school in action and the opportunity to meet our staff and pupils (100am–1pm).
WoodFest 2015

WoodFest 2015

08 July 2015
Parents and pupils are invited to attend this year's Woodfest. Tickets available at the School Office.

Tweets

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27 Jul

Our last day was certainly long and action-packed! Viewing elephants bathing, off to a spice garden for a lecture... http://t.co/vkl7wrNXRK

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27 Jul

Another action-packed day for Team Volunteer Sri Lanka: watching the elephants bathing by the hotel, massages and... http://t.co/4dcgKKTmWK

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25 Jul

After a hugely successful two weeks, and many emotional goodbyes, the team left Janaka's this morning to spend a... http://t.co/6dY3v8yCgE

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19 Jul

A really early start today, but an amazing day for Team Volunteer Sri Lanka ...on safari! We were lucky enough to... http://t.co/1tyFbsQcRs

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16 Jul

Another busy day: some of us were working with the bakery school students this morning, then all of us were... http://t.co/EOVEeTH9kt

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16 Jul

The Year 8s have had an action packed last day on the beach! Giant paddle boarding followed by an afternoon of... http://t.co/IuCu4saeBm

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16 Jul

We have had a great start to our Sri Lanka volunteering trip. Students have helped at projects including the... http://t.co/8Aw2MyWx8I

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15 Jul

Following 2 days packed full of watersports on the beach, there is much excitement for the Waterpark today. Pupils... http://t.co/XDRHeIF9Ga

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12 Jul

Hi to all Year 8 Watersports parents! We arrived safe and sound yesterday and have enjoyed a day on the beach... http://t.co/SN4YdyAme0

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10 Jul

Many thanks to EventStream Media for capturing Woodfest at Akeley Wood Senior School with their drone. The... http://t.co/AhfdTWozQJ

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09 Jul

An amazing time at Woodfest 2015 captured from above by drone. http://t.co/WItM7yKyCG

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09 Jul

Woodfest 2015, we hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. A fantastic evening had by all.

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07 Jul

A beautiful evening at the Senior School ready for the Year 13 Leavers Drinks and Hog Roast.

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03 Jul

A big thank you to all those who helped out with our ‘Books for Africa’ project, it was a great success. Over the... http://t.co/HdRpE0tbWy

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03 Jul

Students enjoying Creative Curriculum on a Friday afternoon.

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03 Jul

Just a little video from the Year 11 team to wish their pupils a fond farewell. Enjoy! http://t.co/duk9XVUCu6

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02 Jul

Please spend a few moments to vote for the Akeley Wood Junior School Boys' Choir. http://t.co/4Z4tFpIF2k

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25 Jun

The Akeley Wood Senior Sports Day held yesterday made history as the first Sports Day that resulted in a tie!... http://t.co/JgpWOTKjb5

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25 Jun

A fantastic turn out at Junior School Sports Day today. Relay, hurdles, egg and spoon, and sprint races are being... http://t.co/9k156oxrR6

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06 Jun

A beautiful and busy Saturday at the Senior School. Year 9 students setting off on their second day of Duke of... http://t.co/uNdWcjIKJQ