Junior School

Akeley Wood Junior School is a thriving hub of learning and discovery, offering children a balanced and vibrant curriculum in a beautiful, historic building on our rural Wicken Park site.

Akeley Wood Junior School offers a private education to children aged up to 11 at our Wicken Park grounds in rural Northamptonshire, near Milton Keynes. It is a fantastic start to formal education, combining a caring community environment with high-quality classroom teachers and subject specialists, plus outdoor space that has to be seen to be believed.

Our bespoke assessment methods, developed by Junior School staff, mean that we monitor our pupil’s progress regularly and in a meaningful way. We use the findings to tailor the learning experience and curriculum to suit the needs of every child. As well as focusing on core educational subjects such as Maths, English and Science, our junior school pupils are introduced to subjects including Art, Music and Drama, giving them the opportunity to express themselves in new ways, growing in confidence as they do so.

To better understand our approach to teaching and learning at our Junior School, please visit during an open day or book a private tour and in the meantime, request a prospectus.

Welcome to Junior

Akeley Wood is a happy, caring community with a very special atmosphere that pervades the whole school, from Nursery right through to Sixth Form.

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Tried and tested assessment methods developed by Junior School staff ensure not only that children are making great progress, but also that learning is tailored to individual needs.

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Extra Curricular & Clubs

Celebrating the diversity of talent and imagination in our Junior School, we offer 35 extra-curricular activities to inspire and engage our students with a lifelong love of collaboration and learning.

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Akeley Wood Junior School enjoys excellent, contemporary indoor facilities tailored for subjects across the curriculum, while our stunning rural campus offers acres of space for sport and outdoor learning.

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Forest School

Our fun and stimulating Forest School is the perfect woodland setting for Juniors to learn key life skills and build confidence, while getting to know the natural world around them.

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House System

Characterised by the friendly rivalry of inter-House competition and House points reflecting excellent work and kindness, our House system inspires a deep sense of community and camaraderie that spans year groups.

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We believe that taking part in sport and physical education is as important for all children as their class-based subjects and activities.

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Music is a core and much-enjoyed curriculum subject for our Juniors, and as well as singing and playing an instrument, our teaching encompasses basic music theory and composition.

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The outstanding endeavours on show from our expressive young artists at Akeley Wood are borne out of our strong creative spirit and unwavering commitment to art provision, teaching and learning.

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Drama occupies a vibrant place in Junior School life, and all children are involved in our annual year group productions – either as performers or by working their magic behind the scenes.

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