Pupils and teachers celebrate excellent GCSE results.

 Eclipsing the national picture! 

Tough new exams in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics have tested the quality of teaching and learning at Akeley Wood School and found it to be first class. The reformed exams are graded 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest. Grades 9 and 8 are equivalent to A* and 5 is described as a strong pass.

Akeley Wood School students outperformed the national average with 5% of all grades achieved at the new top grade of 9 (National Average 2.9%).

In addition, Akeley Wood School students achieving grade 5 or above for all three reformed exams exceeded the national average of students achieving grade 4 – an impressive results of which we are all rightly proud.


Reformed GCSE National average at Grade 4 Akeley Wood School performance at Grade 5
English Language 69.9% 74.4%
English Literature 72.5% 86.7%
Mathematics 70.7% 81.3%


In the unreformed GCSEs, 31% of students at Akeley Wood School achieved A*/A grades (national average is 22.1%) and 89% achieved A*-C grades (national average 67.4%).

Many congratulations to Imogen Cornish who achieved excellent results with three grade 9s and five A*s, one A.  Congratulations also to James Aubrey (two 9s, four A*s, one 8, three As and one C), Megan Vogwell (two grade 9s, four A*s, three As, one 7 and one B), Isabella Cooke (one grade 9, six A*s, one each of, 7 and 6), James Bell (one 9, two A*s, one 8, six As, and one 7), Lana Docking, (one 9, two A*s, one 8, one A, and two Bs), Yiyang Liu (one 9, one A* and two Cs), Chelsie Edun (five A*s, one 8, one A, one 7 one 6 one B and one C).

The Head Mrs Jenny Clough said, ‘It is a pleasure to celebrate with our staff and students who have worked so hard to achieve these improved and excellent results.  My congratulations go to all our GCSE students and I wish them every success as they take their next steps into A Levels and beyond.  We look forward to welcoming back Year 12 students in September to continue their study.’


Akeley Wood School is open for any pupil from any school still considering their options for Sixth Form for September 2017.  An Open House is being held between 24th and 28th August where potential pupils visit the school and discuss A Level options with experienced staff.


Call 01280 860824 to reserve an interview time.




Contact Details: For further information, please contact the admissions team at admissions@akeleywoodschool.co.uk or telephone 01280 828122 akeleywoodschool.cognita.network



Note to Editors:


  • Located just outside Buckingham Akeley Wood School is a co-educational independent day school for pupils aged 1-18 years.


  • Akeley Wood School is part of the leading international Cognita Group, which offers high quality education through its network of 64 independent schools in the UK, Asia, Spain and Latin America. Visit cognitaschools.com to learn more.
  • 6th Form Open House (To secure a place in September 2017) is being held between 24th and 28th August, Call 01280 860824 to reserve an interview time.
  • Private visits to the school are available all year round and Akeley Wood School’s next open day is on Saturday 23rd September 2017, details of which can be found on the website. akeleywoodschool.co.uk/open-days


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