New Head to Lead Akeley Wood Senior School

An exceptional Head has been appointed to lead Akeley Wood Senior School and will begin in post after May half term. Mr Simon Antwis is an experienced Head within our Cognita family and joins from St Clare’s School in South Wales, a co-educational independent school for pupils aged three to 18.

He will work alongside Mrs Clare Page, Head of Akeley Wood Junior School and Nursery.

During the last five years Mr Antwis has overseen outstanding progress at St Clare’s School, which has exceptional exam results as measured by individual pupil value-added.

His teaching background is in Biology and Games and Mr Antwis enjoys working with pupils to support exam preparation.

Mr Antwis is 48-years-old and enjoys sport, in particular rugby, football and cricket and is a champion of girls’ sport. He is married to Nicki, also a Head, and they have three teenage children.

Mr Antwis joins us in post on 4th June. If you are considering your child’s senior school place, do visit our open morning at 9:00 am on Friday, 22nd June to meet Mr Antwis, hear first-hand his vision for the school and his educational priorities. Click here to book your place.

A word from the Chair of Governors:

I give my personal endorsement to Mr Antwis, whom I know well, having worked closely with him for some two years. I recognise him as a talented school leader – driven to get the best for pupils and with a particular strength of working in partnership with parents.

Danuta Tomasz
Assistant Director of Education, Cognita Schools
Chair of Governors, Akeley Wood School