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.

Opportunities to (virtually) Visit Us

Opportunities to (virtually) Visit Us

Our Virtual Open Events

While our physical doors are in the most part closed, our Admissions Team is still on hand to discuss your child’s future education with us at Akeley. Through virtual tours and 3D plans, we can bring Akeley Wood to you, enabling you 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.  You can learn more about our virtual admissions process here, or 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, so please do call our Admissions Manager Sara.  She can be contacted by phone 01280 828122.

Virtual Meet the Head Events

We are still holding virtual Meet the Head events with Mr Simon Antwis, School Principal, and Miss Kara Dowson, Head of Akeley Wood Junior School.

If you’d like to virtually attend any of the events below, please contact our admissions team and we will happily arrange a dedicated time slot for you to have an informal chat with either Simon Antwis or Kara Dowson. During your 1:1 meeting, you will be able to ask any questions you may have about life at Akeley and discover all of the ways in which we can support your child.  To join us, please email or telephone our Admissions Manager Sara on 01280 828122.


When we are able to welcome you back in physically….

When school resumes as normal again, we invite small groups of parents in together to look around the school and meet the Head.  These small group meetings allow time for you to meet the Head and see the school in action on a normal working day.  These are always informal events organised to enable you to find out everything you want to know about Akeley.  Tours are taken by our students who can give you their perspective on school life – ‘the insider view’.  The students volunteer to do this and tours are totally authentic – i.e. we don’t tell them what to say!

For any families wishing to join Nursery – Year 6, you’re invited to arrive at 10:15am at Wicken Park, for the Meet the Head session with Kara Dowson, Head of the Junior School and Simon Antwis, Principal.

For any families wishing to join Years 7 and 8, you’re invited to arrive at 9:30am at Tile House Mansion, to first tour Tile House Mansion (Years 7 and 8 campus). Families will then head to Akeley Wood House (Year 9-13 campus).

For any families wishing to join Years 9-13, you’re invited to arrive at 10:30am, straight to Akeley Wood House, for the Meet the Head session with Simon Antwis, Principal and the Heads of School Kate Carr (academic) and Rebecca Chapman (pastoral).

In the event that a session you wish to attend is full, please call us and we will arrange a private tour.

Friday19th June 20209.30amMr Antwis - SeniorVirtual

Taster Days

We are presently unable to offer taster days but our Admissions Team are always available to talk to you about a typical working day and all the opportunities available to your child.

We can still bring Akeley Wood to you though, 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.

When the school doors re-open…

Please contact our Admissions department to book onto one of our Taster Days by emailing

Alternatively, you can call us on:

01280 828 122

Coming in September 2020 - Forest Tots, Forest School

Join us for Forest Tots once a month, for this complimentary pre-school parent and toddler group, led by our qualified Forest School leader.

Our Toddler Forest School is FREE and open to all families during term time, whether or not your children attend our Junior School and there is no obligation to attend each session.

Have fun with your little one in the great outdoors in our stunning private grounds. Journey through the wicker tunnel, meet the rabbits and chickens, get hands-on in the mud kitchen and discover the woodland dens and fairy kingdom.

Location: Wicken Park, MK19 6DA

Dates commencing from September 2020 TBC. Please keep an eye on the website and our Akeley Wood School Facebook page.

Book Your Place

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