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Academic Excellence

Innovative staff, supportive parents and talented students

At Akeley Wood, we strive to foster an outstanding partnership of innovative staff, supportive parents and talented students, and despite being a non-selective school, the success of our approach is borne out in our consistently exceptional academic results.

We encourage our students to face the academic challenge we offer them with enthusiasm and in the knowledge that we fully support them in their journey of educational discovery.


Outstanding results at every stage.

Early Years and Key Stage 1 Results.

Our focus on key literacy and numeracy skills in Reception centres around synthetic phonics and the Maths Early Learning Goals, which sets children in good stead for academic progression, often demonstrating advanced reading levels for their age.

From Year 1, children have access to an impressive array of subjects, and the longer school day (finishing at 3.45pm for Year 2 onwards) allows us to accommodate such a range into the timetable.

95% of Year 2

are working within the average to very high range in attainment from their Progress Test in Maths.

(Stanines 4-9)

100% of Year 2

Scored between average to very high on their English Progress Test.

(Stanines 4-9)

Junior School

Key Stage 2 Results

At Junior School level we have elected to assess children internally rather than imposing SATS in Year 6, allowing us to set individual goals and unlock a truer measure of ongoing progress.

While academic achievement is vital, the school is similarly dedicated to fostering creative development, personal and social skills, and the traditional values of respect and courtesy that will help your child to succeed.

84% of Year 6

Scored between average to very high on their English Progress Test.

(Stanines 4-9)

85% of Year 6

Scored between average to very high on their Maths Progress Test.

(Stanines 4-9)

I’m so proud of how my son has worked over the last few months for his exams and the way him and his peers have turned out. I know that we have Akeley to thank for a great part of that.

 – Akeley Wood School Parent

Join us for an Open Event

From whole school open mornings to an Akeley Breakfast and Tour, there are opportunities throughout the year to visit us onsite and discover what an Akeley education has to offer.

Senior School

GCSE Results

Our Year 11 students achieve fantastic GCSE results year on year, with many achieving grades higher than predicted across a range of subjects.

Our goal is to ensure that every student is given the academic support and rigour to reach their full potential and achieve great things.


of grades were at 6+


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A-Level Results

Our Sixth Form students consistently leave us with excellent results, fully-equipped for their next steps and chosen pathway.

The AW6 Future Ready programme paired with an outstanding A Level curriculum creates well-rounded and confident young people, ready to embark on a future full of success.

100% pass rate


of all students attained an A and above

Multiple Russell Group University offers

Teaching at Akeley Wood.

We place great emphasis on practical learning and problem solving, encouraging students to be inquisitive, exploring topics to gain greater understanding and to think for themselves.

A committed teaching team.

Our passionate specialist subject teachers and the considered use of technology across all subjects keep our students stimulated and engaged in a varied curriculum.

Bringing lessons to life.

Inspirational teaching brings topics to life, and our co-curricular programme with clubs in interests such as debating, games design and artificial intelligence further extends our academic ambition.

Academic challenge.

We believe that students need to be stretched to realise their full potential. We want children to think and learn independently, to be curious and go beyond classroom learning.

Keeping students on track.

Staff are passionate about developing students' academic progress alongside their well-being and are committed to carefully monitoring their journey as they progress through the school.

Individualised learning

Exceptional Potential.

Every student we have the privilege of teaching has unique talents and abilities. All are equally supported and encouraged to achieve more than they thought they were capable of. We create opportunity for all our students, wherever their talents lie - inside or outside the classroom. All are challenged within their lessons and co-curricular activities to reach and exceed their individual academic, sporting and creative potential.

Our Exceptional Potential Programme is in place to provide further challenge to students who are identified through our scholarship programme, by teachers or through the assessment process. Students may join this programme at any point in their Akeley career.

Our educational offer goes way beyond the confines of the classroom.

The curriculum includes not only the lessons taught in class, but also the routines, behaviours, events, activities, and other opportunities that our students experience daily. Our approach helps to ensure the best possible progress academically and contributes to the student’s overall development for future success in the wider world.