Back To School

For more details on how we are beginning our safe, orderly and effective transition back to school from 1 June, please read our Back to School Guide.

Admissions Process

Admissions Process

We are ‘Virtually Open’

Although our school doors are presently closed, we are still very much working remotely and our admissions team is here to help, find out more here. Although you can’t visit us, we can bring Akeley to you, so please do email us and we will be in touch.  We are looking forward to virtually meeting you!

Nursery Admissions

At Akeley Wood Nursery we accept all children whose individual needs we feel we will be able to cater for and will thrive in the nurturing preschool environment we offer. We are registered to receive Nursery Grant Funding for all children aged three to four years. We are also happy to accept all childcare voucher schemes for working parents with children under five, as well as vouchers for out-of-hours care and holiday clubs.  Included in the application process is the opportunity to have two ‘settling in’ days, once we re-open to ensure your child is happy and thriving in our care.

As there is high demand for nursery places, please contact our Admissions Team by email.


Junior School Admissions

Admissions to Akeley Wood Junior School can be made at any age after the September following a child’s fourth birthday. Entry is deemed automatic for all those children already attending the Akeley Wood Nursery, provided that the School judges it can successfully meet the child’s educational needs and that the child will be able to manage and enjoy the expectations of day-to-day school life.  We accept students of at least average academic ability who we believe will thrive happily in our environment and will be benefit from the rich and varied education we offer. We welcome pupils for whom English is their second or foreign language and have a wonderful EAL teacher who supports each family’s transition to the UK. As part of the admissions process, we warmly welcome children to have a taster day with us so they can begin to make friends in their peer group, and our teachers can get to know the child and give any feedback relevant to your application.  Demand for Junior School places is high so we encourage parents to register early so please contact our Admissions Team by email to discuss your requirements your child.


Senior School Admissions

Admissions to Akeley Wood Senior School are welcomed from parents looking for senior school following prep school or from parents whose children have been in state primary schools.

Taster days are organised to enable your child to meet their peer group and experience the school on a normal school day.  Please contact our Admissions Team by email to enquire for a place for your child.


In-Year School Admissions

We are happy to accept enquiries regarding in-year admissions to the school in any year group at any time.  We will deal with your enquiry quickly and assist wherever possible subject to places being available – this includes entering the school during this period of on-line learning.  Please contact the Admissions Team.



When a child is moving to us from another independent school, the Registrar will remind the parents of their obligations regarding giving notice and, when all formalities have been completed, will as a courtesy inform the child’s present Headteacher of the proposed transfer.

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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