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 to ensure your child is happy and thriving in our care.
As there is high demand for nursery places, please contact our Admissions Team on 01280 860824 to discuss your particular requirements.
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 accept pupils for whom English is their second or foreign language. 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 on 01280 860824 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. All students entering Akeley Wood Senior School will undergo an assessment to check their education levels before entering the school to ensure we can meet individual needs. Taster days are also organised to enable your child to meet their peer group and experience the school on a normal school day. Please contact our Admissions Team on 01280 860824 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. Please contact Admissions Team on 01280 860824
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.