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Why Work At Akeley

Akeley Wood School is a dynamic and friendly place to work with opportunities for professional development. We educate around 900 children and have a progressive approach to teaching and learning.  We look to recruit high calibre staff committed to achieving the highest standards and to actively take part in the school life.

Akeley Wood School Jobs

An energetic, flexible and empathic attitude is required with a strong belief that every child can acquire strategies to ensure they fulfil their true potential.  Personal integrity, honesty, energy, stamina and enthusiasm are all essential attributes.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment.  Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Candidates should be aware that all positions in the school/company involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding children, although the extent of that responsibility will vary according to the nature of the position. All vacancies are also advertised on the Cognita website.  On the Cognita site, you will be able to see vacancies within all our other schools and find out more about working for a Cognita school.

The Junior School, Wicken Park

based at our Wicken Park grounds in rural Northamptonshire, near Milton Keynes. It is a fantastic start to formal education, combining a caring community environment with high-quality classroom teachers and subject specialists, plus outdoor space that has to be seen to be believed.

Nursery Nurse / Apprentice Nursery Nurse

Akeley Wood Junior School are seeking to appoint a full time Nursery Nurse or Apprentice Nursery Nurse to work within our nursery setting based at our Wicken Park campus in rural Northamptonshire, near Milton Keynes. Nursery Nurse candidates must be Level 3 qualified or above, all candidates must have good communication skills and experience in a nursery setting would be an advantage. This is a full time position, working 40hrs a week, and all year round. An excellent opportunity to join a highly successful team.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation, our school buildings are partially closed and the interview process is likely to take place virtually.

How to apply:

• Please download and complete the application form below.

• Email the application form plus a covering letter to

• Please note: CVs are not acceptable for this role.

Start Date: October 2020 or earlier.

Deadline for applications: Monday 21st September 2020, 4.00pm.

Please note candidates may be interviewed on application, prior to the closing date.

Nursery Nurse Role Profile


Apprentice Nursery Nurse Role Profile


Application Form


The Senior School, Tile House Mansion and Akeley Wood House

located across two historic sites in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside offering tranquil yet stimulating settings conducive to first class teaching and learning. Years 7 – 13 are taught across the two sites.

The supportive environment and diverse breadth of learning and development within our Senior School epitomises the holistic education we strive for at Akeley Wood.

We currently have no vacancies for this campus.

Junior School Contact Numbers

General number
01908 571231
Admission number
01908 555803

Senior School Contact Numbers

General number
01280 860182
Admission number
01280 828122

Senior & Sixth Form Contact Numbers

General number
01280 814110
Admission number
01280 828122