About Us

We are Akeley Wood: a bold, contemporary and creative school with a rich heritage, celebrating independence and nurturing well-rounded and compassionate young people with a lifelong love of learning.

Akeley Wood School, located between Buckingham and Milton Keynes, provides private education for children from Nursery to Sixth Form. The day school, with three stunning private campuses, is built on the community; generations of families have proudly worn the Akeley blazer during its 70-year history.

We value the traditions and longstanding family ties that have taken root over the years while continuing to improve and grow, for example through investment in the buildings, grounds and facilities.

Outside of the classroom, pupils are spoilt for choice with extracurricular activities ranging from archery to wake-boarding, robotics and rock climbing.

New Senior School Head

An exceptional Head has been appointed to lead Akeley Wood Senior School. Learn more about Mr Simon Antwis, his track record and vision for the Senior School.

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History, Aims and Ethos

Akeley Wood School has a rich heritage dating back to the mid-19th century. Today, we continue to foster a strong sense of community for the 900 children in our care.

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Exceptional Potential

From working with authors and musicians to coding with scientists at Bletchley Park, our gifted and talented programme offers children a range of experiences to inspire and stretch them.

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Learning Support

Akeley Wood is committed to being an inclusive school and our special education needs team is on hand to provide tailored and one-on-one support to children with learning difficulties.

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Inspection Reports

School Inspection Service has praised the high quality teaching and learning and broad range of curriculum subjects we offer at Akeley Wood, alongside excellent pastoral care.

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School Policies

School Policies are very important to the efficient and effective running of the school. If you can’t find the policy you are looking for, please let us know and we will be happy to help.

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Destinations for Higher Education

We support our students in mapping out the next stage of their journey, from studying at elite UK and international universities and further education institutions to following their vocational calling.

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Staff List

Our staff are dedicated to providing the best possible experience for students at Akeley Wood be it through teaching, administration, admissions or caretaking.

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Job Vacancies

High quality education relies on having the best staff on hand to inspire and support young minds. Our vacancies are noted here and we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Cognita Schools

Cognita is a global leader in independent education, committed to seeing children achieve their full potential.

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