Opportunities to Visit Us

Opportunities to Visit Us

Our Virtual Open Events

Let us bring the magic of Akeley to you.

Year 9 Information Evening
Thursday 26th November, 6.00pm online

The evening will provide an opportunity to learn more about Akeley Wood Senior School, life at Akeley Wood House and the GCSE subjects we offer. There will be a live Q&A for parents and students to take part in.

To register to take part in the Information Evening, please email admissions@akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Year 7 Virtual Taster Activities
Saturday 28th November, 10.00am and 2.00pm
Monday 7th – Thursday 10th December, 5.00pm

Our exciting subject taster activities will offer students in Year 6 a glimpse of life at Akeley Wood Senior School.

The interactive sessions will last for one hour and be run on Microsoft Teams. Students can sign up for as many activities as they wish. The programme is as follows:

Saturday 28th November:
10.00am: Computing: Secret Messages OR Religion and Worldviews
2.00pm: Maths: Sequences and code breaking OR History: The history of the facemask

Monday 7th December:
5.00pm: Akeley Wood’s Sporting Masterclass OR History: Castle Attack

Tuesday 8th December:
5.00pm: Art: Chancer’s 3D Colour Collage

Wednesday 9th December:
5.00pm: English: Seasonal Poetry OR Science

Thursday 10th December:
5.00pm: Geography

Students can sign up for the activities they would like to take part in by emailing admissions@akeleywoodschool.co.uk and parents will then be sent the appropriate links.

Materials required for the activities will be sent home the week before, so please sign up early.

Sixth Form Information Evening
Monday 30th November, 5.45pm online

The evening will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Sixth Form at Akeley, which has a strong focus on ensuring that students build transferable skills, are future ready and able to realise their full potential both academically and in terms of personal development. There will also be a Live Q&A for both parents and students to participate in.

We are also running two exciting series of evening lectures, to enable students to explore the Sixth Form offer at Akeley further. Monday Masterclasses are a series of virtual sessions which will relate to the subjects on offer in the Sixth Form. These sessions will have a key focus and aim to encourage students to engage with reading and researching around the subject, sparked by the expertise of our Sixth Form subject staff.

Wednesday Webinars are a series of sessions which enable students to understand more about the types of courses on offer, how we support students in fulfilling aspirations and with being future ready. These will include sessions on Oxbridge, BTECs and the Akeley Future Ready Programme.

To register to take part in the Sixth Form Information Evening, Monday masterclasses or Wednesday webinars, please email admissions@akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Introduction to Reception
Monday 7th December, 4.30pm online

This event will provide an opportunity to learn more about Akeley Wood Junior School, and life in the Reception class. You will hear from Head of Early Years, Mrs Nicola Kenny, and Head of Junior School, Miss Kara Dowson, and learn how we will ensure that your child’s first experience of school is a very happy one. There will also be a live Q&A for parents to take part in.

To register to join us, please email admissions@akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Individual Tours 
Outside of lockdown, individual tours of the Senior School are offered every day at 4.30pm, by appointment only. You can visit the school and meet our staff who will talk to you about the benefits of an Akeley education.

Nursery and Junior School tours are arranged on an individual basis.

To arrange a tour, please email admissions@akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Akeley Wood Virtual Tours

Through virtual tours, 3D plans and interactive campus maps, you will be able to walk through corridors and discover our extensive facilities from the comfort of your own home.

Please feel free to call or email our Admissions Team to learn more about our welcoming  environment, creative and adventurous approach to learning and wealth of opportunity both inside and outside the classroom.  Why not get in touch with us here by filling in the form and a member of our admissions team will be in contact with you.  We are always happy to speak to you and arrange a private tour in person, so please do call our Admissions team by phone on 01280 828122.

Discover everything that Akeley has to offer without even setting foot inside the door. Take a look at our virtual tours, meet our students and explore our beautiful settings while you hear more about our outstanding educational offer.


Nursery – Meet Nursery manager, Hannah Winnett, and our Nursery room leaders. Take a look at each room and discover how we will care for your child and support them in their transition to ‘Big School’.

Junior School (Reception – Year 6) – Meet Head of Juniors, Kara Dowson, along with two of our students and take a tour around our beautiful Wicken Park Campus.

Tile House Mansion (Years 7 & 8) – Meet Simi and Duscan as they show you around Tile House Mansion; one of our stunning Senior School campuses set in idyllic woodland.

Akeley Wood House (Years 9 – 13) – Explore every corner of Akeley Wood House, our largest setting and home to Years 9 to 13. Through this interactive 3D tour, you’ll be able to walk through our orchard, Music Tech rooms and Sports dome – plus much, much more


We are also able to conduct private tours around all three campuses should you wish to visit in person. These take place outside of school hours and are by appointment only. For any more information or to book a 1:1 tour, please contact admissions on admissions@akeleywoodschool.co.uk or on the following numbers –

Junior School01908 555803

Years 7 & 801280 860834

Year 9 – 1301280 828122

Taster Days

While our taster days in their usual format are currently on hold, our Admissions Team would love to talk to you through a typical working day at Akeley, and all the opportunities available to your child.

We can still bring Akeley Wood to you virtually in the mean time, so please do contact us and we will send you our virtual best bits. These include a virtual tour of the Junior and Senior schools, given by students themselves and packed with useful information on life at Akeley, as well as 3D plans of each campus to illustrate the extensive facilities available to your child.

Contact Admissions

Please fill out the form below to book a virtual visit to our school.

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