At Akeley Wood School we know how to ignite the imagination of young minds. We succeed in being both challenging and supportive, providing academic excellence alongside a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities. Pupils’ academic progress is closely monitored, targets set, and levels of attainment constantly reviewed. Graduates of Akeley Wood feel comfortable in their own skin, making for a successful future.


Dr Jeremy Grundy MA (Oxon.): PhD (McGill) | Headmaster

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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

Senior School Sports Day 2014

Senior School Sports Day 2014

30 June 2014
On Wednesday the 25 th of June Akeley Wood Senior School held its annual Sports Day.  Congratulations to Hillcrest who won...
Dubai 24hr Cycle

Dubai 24hr Cycle

26 June 2014
On Friday 13 th June 41 courageous Year 9 and 10 pupils completed a sponsored 24 hour cycle challenge in the sports dome at Akeley Wood School....
Headship Appointment

Headship Appointment

18 June 2014
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Jenny Clough as Headmistress from September 2014.  Mrs Clough will take over the...
Akeley Wood School at Towcester Food Festival

Akeley Wood School at Towcester Food Festival

09 June 2014
We had a wonderful time at Towcester Food Festival, challenging local children to make their own fruit smoothies after selecting fruit from our...
Akeley Wood School at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Akeley Wood School at Royal Windsor Horse Show

21 May 2014
Our amazing Akeley Wood Equestrian Team, Maizy Davis, Martha Aaron-Holmes, Ellie Davis and Jessica Kerr came 2nd at the inter schools show jumping...
Cognita Music Festival

Cognita Music Festival

12 May 2014
“The aim of this event is to recognise and celebrate the musical life of our schools, to give an opportunity to our young musicians to play...

Events

Akeley Woodstock 2014!!

Akeley Woodstock 2014!!

09 July 2014
We are delighted to confirm that ‘Akeley Woodstock’ will be taking place on Wednesday 9th July 2014 at Akeley Wood Senior School...
Senior School Open Morning and Art Exhibition

Senior School Open Morning and Art Exhibition

27 June 2014
Visit us to see the school in action and the opportunity to meet our staff and pupils (9am–12pm).
Nursery and Junior School Open Day

Nursery and Junior School Open Day

15 May 2014
Visit us for a tour of the school and a opportunity to meet our staff and pupils (9:30am-11am).

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