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Akeley students perform  in High School Musical

February 20, 2017

Past and present Akeley students took to the stage this weekend to perform the Disney hit – High Street Musical at the Stantonbury Theatre. Anaya played the lead, Gabriella, performing alongside Erin Hall, who played the other main part, Sharpay. Erin was a student at Akeley Wood until the end of year 8, when she […]


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Akeley Under 12s 7s squad compete in MCS Tournament 

February 20, 2017

After a bruising first game defeat against a much stronger (and bigger) team of giants from Portsmouth Grammar, Akeley raised their game and held their own in a series of closely fought matches against MCS and schools from KES Birmingham and South Wales on Sunday, 5th February. The best performances, however, were reserved for the closer to home […]


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Podium places at the English Alpine Championships

February 20, 2017

Kayne Stanway of 7AOG is back in school this Monday following his latest training and racing block. He spent the week before half term training with his academy team, prior to travelling to Bormio, Italy to compete in the English Alpine Championships which took place in half term week. The English Alpine Championships are one of the […]


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Project Volunteer Sri Lanka – News Flash

February 20, 2017

Really exciting news! We have just received our summer challenge, and this year we have been asked to renovate and decorate a ‘safe house’ in which several generations of disabled Sri Lankans, rejected by their families, are looking after one another in really primitive conditions. The oldest residents are in their 70s; the youngest are recently […]


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Photography Competition #THM

February 17, 2017

Results as follows 1st  – Fergus Bassett 8KS 2nd – Katya Mackenzie 8FH 3rd – Christopher McCarthy-Archdeacon 8KS Highly Commended William  Shepherd 8KS     Fergus Bassett                                                     Katya Mackenzie   […]


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Jacobsthal Holocaust Memorial Debate 2017 

February 17, 2017

Akeley Wood’s Senior Debate Team was out in force for the Jacobsthal Holocaust Memorial Debate 2017. Initially founded in partnership with Oxford University’s archaeology department, the competition aims to encourage young people to celebrate the importance of free speech and diversity. This year’s event was hosted at Tudor Hall, Bloxham, on Tuesday 7th February 2017 and involved teams of […]


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Year 7 and Year 8 Castle Building Competition

February 13, 2017

AWH 2017 History Department Castle Compeition winners 1st Place = Lia Gorman 7MDM 100 House points for Pilgrim! 2nd Place = Ewan Bell 7MDM 75 House points for Pilgrim! 3rd Place = Georgia Winney 7MDM 50 House points for Thompson!   Special Mention = Twana Sayar 7LKJ 25 House points for Thompson Special Mention = […]


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Noughts & Crosses – Review

February 10, 2017

I was on the edge of my seat, totally gripped, tears pouring down my face, captured in the world of Noughts and Crosses. For a moment, I forgot these were our incredible Akeley Wood Students and believed they were real people, fighting for equality and for their lives. For over two hours I was transfixed. […]


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Yr 10 GCSE ART and Yr 12 A Level Photography visit to the dreaming spires of Oxford

February 10, 2017

On Tuesday 7th February, our Art and Design GCSE students spent the day at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The aim of the visit was to produce and collect drawings and sketches from first hand observation, which would then be used to enhance coursework portfolios. The group had diverse interests ranging from studying in the fine […]


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Apprentice Talk

February 10, 2017

Sixth Form students were visited by Mel, who is currently an apprentice studying for a medical qualification. She explained the diverse range of apprenticeship opportunities that offer qualifications at degree and Masters level. The students were excited to learn that there is a plethora of careers available – including finance, law and cyber security – with the […]


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Hitchhiker’s guide to the Science Department

February 10, 2017

A hitchhiker was welcomed into the Science department today, when year 9 pupils discovered a water snail on some pond weed we had bought to use in an experiment. Pupils looked at the snail under the microscope and we all agreed that he/she was really very cute! We were also interested to see that, with the use […]


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Netball triumph for Year 7 A Team

February 9, 2017

On 4th February 2017, year 7 A team had a netball match against Thornton. Everyone in the team played really well and the defence made lots of good interceptions. In fact, the defence played so well that they only conceded two goals in the first half. We were all quite crowded around the ball for […]


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Coca-Cola Real Enterprise Challenge

February 9, 2017

Despite one broken foot and an eye wateringly early morning, seven students from 10 EMC (including David Aburad, Sam smith, Jess smith, Jaiten Solano, Jemma Richardson, Ellie Coxall and Matt Lambros) arrived punctually at the iPro Pride Stadium in Derby to take part in the Coca-Cola Real Enterprise Challenge regional final – one of ten […]


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Natural History Museum – Oxford Year 7

February 8, 2017

Natural History Museum – Oxford On 24th January, Year 7 went to Oxford to draw insects and birds from the extensive range of exhibits in the Natural History Museum. Two coaches left Tile House Mansion with the whole of Year 7 and the pupils had a very productive morning.  Everyone was engaged and interested, and […]


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Nigel – The Tile House Mansion History Mascot

February 8, 2017

Hello! My name is Nigel and I’m the TMH History Mascot. I am a Crusader Bear and really enjoy observing all the pupils learn in Room 2.2. This week I’ve been observing Year 7 as they prepare for their assessment on the murder of Thomas Becket. I’m pleased to report that everyone worked hard to […]


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Orienteering at Tile House Mansion

February 6, 2017

Y7 OAA lesson  – Outdoor Adventurous Activities. Orienteering Lesson with a modern twist – pupils are given clues to figure out and find the location, take a photo of it on the iPad to prove that they have visited the spot.              A very wet and windy session!


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History Year 7 – Pupils Report

February 3, 2017

In History, we are studying the murder in the Cathedral. This is when Henry II fell out with his best friend, Archbishop Thomas Becket, and said, “who will rid me of this priest”. Four bishops overheard this and thought they could gain the King’s favour by taking action. Therefore, they got all their knights and went to […]


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Safer and better online!

February 3, 2017

  Safer Internet Day 2017 is being marked globally on Tuesday 7th February with the slogan: ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’   The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls […]


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Junior Investigative Journalists

February 3, 2017

At Akeley Wood Junior School, we are preparing the new generation of journalists by running a Newsround Club. The first task for the club members is to come up with the stories they wish to investigate. They then go out and video clips and put them together in a Newsround style video. So far, students have […]


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Fashion and Textiles now at GCSE and A Level at Akeley Wood School

February 2, 2017

Thinking of a career in the Fashion Industry? With our new revised courses for GCSE and A-Level students have the opportunity to study Fashion and Textiles.  These qualifications provide the practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make real and useful products. The study of Fashion and Textiles at Akeley Wood is […]


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Maths Challenge

February 1, 2017

Sixty of our students are taking part in the UKMT (UK Mathematics Trust) Intermediate Maths Challenge on Thursday 2nd February.   The UKMT Individual Maths Challenge is a paper containing lively, intriguing multiple choice questions, designed to stimulate interest in the subject. There are 25 multiple choice questions: 15 of which are more accessible, while the […]


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New Staff Member at the Senior School

January 30, 2017

Hi, my name is Charissa Halliday. I grew up in Milton Keynes and I am an ex-pupil of Akeley, having spent my adolescent years enjoying everything the school had to offer. It was clear though, from a very young age, I had a passion for dance; and, at 16, I successfully auditioned to train professionally […]


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Indoor 6s – National Championships

January 30, 2017

Georgie Davis played with Wycombe U18 Girls’ team at the Indoor 6s National Championships over the weekend of 21st and 22nd January, 2017. Held at the Whitgift School, the team won two matches to draw second place in their Pool, going through to the next round and meeting Surbiton in the Semi Finals. Despite a hard […]


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U11 Netball v Chandlings

January 27, 2017

On Wednesday the girls travelled to Chandlings to play their second fixture of the season. As Chandlings did not have enough for their A team, the girls played a mixed A/B team and the Akeley girls moved and played in different positions. This was an interesting experience for the girls, as many had not played […]


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U8 Ruby v Swanbourne

January 27, 2017

I was delighted to see the boys play in their first match on Wednesday at Swanbourne. Each team played two matches the A team faced the A and B team from Swanbourne and the B team faced the C and D team from Swanbourne. I was delighted to see how the boys played together, showing […]


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Technicolour French Lessons

January 26, 2017

Year 7 students have recently been practising colours in French. One task was to design a poster to show their learning. The quality of some of the posters was excellent; and the work that they have produced will hopefully help them to remember this vocabulary. Prizes will be awarded to the following pupils for their […]


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A Level Chemistry Students visit the Organic Chemistry Laboratory in Oxford

January 25, 2017

On Tuesday, 10th January eight students studying Chemistry A Level at Akeley Wood Senior School had an amazing chance to visit the Organic Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University. The Chemistry Laboratory is in the middle of Oxford, and is a combination of a traditional, very old, historic building combined with up to the minute equipment […]


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Fabulous Fierce Theatre Makers  

January 25, 2017

Fabulous Fierce Theatre Makers On Monday, drama students at the senior school were treated to a performance by collaborative performers, Holly Norrington and Teddy Lamb, of their self-penned show ‘Pond Wife’. A radical reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale – The Little Mermaid, told through the medium of 90s pop, using storytelling and a […]


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Student Success – Flying solo

January 25, 2017

Sam of 10EMC has become the youngest person in the history of Royal Air Force Halton to fly solo, after taking to the skies last week in an ASK21 glider. This is even more remarkable as flying commenced at Halton back in 1913. Sam has also been sent on a record 24 flights, totalling four […]


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U10 Rugby v Bedford Modern

January 25, 2017

This week started with all U10 pupils making the journey to play Netball & Football fixtures at Bedford Modern. Always a difficult place to go as the level of sport is high but over recent years we have really held our own. I was delighted with the results for the boys and again all the boys got […]


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U10 Rugby v The Croft, Quinton & BM Prep

January 25, 2017

Last week over 100 U10 boys played football here at the Junior School. Our guests were; The Croft, Quinton and BM Prep. There were triangular matches being played on 3 different pitches and I was delighted to included all of the U10 boys to make A,B & C teams. All the games were close and having only just started term, […]


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Assembly at Tile House Mansion – Individuality – Student Report

January 23, 2017

On Thursday 19th January, we had an assembly about individuality. We began by being shown a picture of four different animals and we had to say what was similar about them. We were then shown a picture of Mr Seddon, and found out he had a twin! Mr Seddon told us that he and his brother had lots […]


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No ‘Set’ Homework Week

January 20, 2017

Last week, Tile House Mansion held a No ‘Set’ Homework week. This came about because of a suggestion by a Year 7 pupil; and comments made at a Parent Engagement Group last year. Instead of the normal homework set by teachers, pupils were asked to spend the time working on something of their own choice […]


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British Film Industry Awards 

January 19, 2017

On Friday 13th the sixth form media students spent the afternoon at the Moving Image Awards, held at the British Film Institute in London.  Joshua Chadwick and Jude WM had been commended with the Special Mention Award for their year 12 Music video for the track, Psycho Killer.  The afternoon was a fantastic opportunity to […]


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Year 7 Poetry Unit

January 19, 2017

As part of the Year 7 poetry unit, students spent the lesson taking inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of Tile House Mansion to develop their understanding of metaphors. Working in groups, they wrote metaphors about an image of their choice, leaving the rest of the class to guess which object they had selected. An understanding […]


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GCSE grades are changing

January 18, 2017

GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English literature, English language and maths will be the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. The subjects with the highest number of candidates (e.g. arts, humanities, languages) […]


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Akeley Wood School 70th Anniversary Celebration Concert

January 16, 2017

SAVE THE DATE 7pm  Thursday March 16th 2017 Wavendon Stables More information to follow Mr Powell Director of Music Akeley Wood Senior School


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Simply the best!

January 16, 2017

Georgie Davis had a busy Christmas break, qualifying with her Wycombe Indoor Hockey team for the England Under 18 Girls’ Super 6s Championships. Taking place next weekend at Whitgift School, with matches on both days, it will be a tough couple of days for one of the top eight teams in the country. The holiday […]


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Tile House Mansion Assembly

January 16, 2017

On January 5th 2017, we had an assembly when Mrs. Parker talked about all the bad and good things that happened in 2016. We talked about how there were lot of deaths in the United States and in other countries. We also talked about good things like celebrations; and how the USA has a new […]


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Taster sessions for Year 8 & 9 – GCSE PE syllabus

January 16, 2017

Over the past week students in Years 8 and 9 have been having taster sessions of the GCSE PE syllabus to grasp some of the key content ahead of making their GCSE selections. We look at two key topic areas; one from the Anatomy and Physiology side, looking at Gaseous Exchange, and one from the Socio […]


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School Closure information

January 11, 2017

Akeley Wood House, Tile House Mansion and Wicken Park Sites We are writing to advise you regarding our adverse weather closure procedures which may come into effect as snow is forecast during the next few days. We will monitor the weather forecast closely and only implement these procedures if deemed absolutely necessary. In the event of […]


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ICT at the Senior School

December 19, 2016

This year has been one of great change for the ICT Department at Akeley Wood as we have started to adapt our curriculum to meet the guidelines of the Government’s requirement for Computer Science. At Key Stage 3 this has involved integrating such things as basic Python programming, Raspberry Pii; 3D printing and binary code into our curriculum […]


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Performing Arts

December 19, 2016

We have had a very busy term in Performing Arts. For the first six weeks we focussed on Halloween in the run up to the Spooktacular event in which all students in Year 7 rotated across the three disciplines; drama, dance and music. For the second half of the term students were able to select […]


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Senior School Textiles – End of Term News

December 19, 2016

Year 10 students are working hard to develop and test their ideas for their make-up bag, new skills include putting in a zip and various embellishment techniques. GCSE and A-level students are busy making their final pieces as part of their coursework, I can’t wait to see what exciting pieces emerge!   Textiles Club THM […]


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Senior School PE and Games – Autumn Term

December 17, 2016

Akeley Wood dominate the Latin rivalry In a rivalry that is steeped in history, Akeley Wood vs The Royal Latin is the fixture that teams from both sides target from the start of the year. Unfortunately in more recent times the matches have swung the way of the enemy however this year our U12s, U13s […]


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Music Department

December 17, 2016

It has been a very busy and productive term for the music department. At Key Stage 3 our year 7 students have been studying The Musical Elements. They have spent some time discussing “What is Music?” and explored how they can use the sounds around them to make music. We have also been developing keyboard […]


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Autumn Equestrian News

December 17, 2016

What a great term we have had. The teams have represented the school at the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Championships, coming in the top 7 nationally,  for dressage and top 10 for show jumping. For the second year Akeley ran its own horse show at Addington Manor in November, with record numbers of entries […]


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Outdoor Education at Tile House Mansion

December 17, 2016

During the past term we have had enormous amounts of fun using our Low Ropes system out in the woods.    Fall off the “telephone cables” and you will be washed away in a torrent of water created by the floods you have woken up to.  Get to the “hospital” or reach the “helipad” and you are […]


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Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE

December 17, 2016

This term has seen the first cohort of Year 10 students embark on the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE.  We have spent this term working on Nutrition (what is in our food and how it makes our bodies work); looking at the sensory properties of food and doing taste testing (any excuse to eat chocolate) […]


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Autumn Term English Department News

December 17, 2016

This year the timetables of most of the English Department have been shuffled somewhat, and I have found myself once again sharing a classroom with Years 7 and 8. Having spent the last couple of years with older – and suitably cynical – teenagers, it has been good to have the opportunity once again to […]


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Senior School – Business and Careers

December 17, 2016

It’s been a busy term in Business and Careers, in Year 10 Business we started by looking at the qualities of entrepreneurs, where business ideas come from and how intellectual property can be protected. We then looked at Market Research and Mapping before going on to learn about the skills the students will need in their […]


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Senior School – History and Politics

December 17, 2016

This has been a busy term with plenty of effort and enthusiasm from our fantastic students across all three key stages. In Year 7 we have established our core skills as History Detectives and launched into the anniversary year of 1066. We commanded the back lawn for our re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings and […]


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Senior School Drama Department News

December 17, 2016

The Drama Department this term have been treated to fantastic theatre experiences: in October we attended ‘The Woman in Black’ at the Royal and Derngate, in Northampton, which thoroughly scared the pants off everyone in the audience, and in November Looking Glass Theatre Company performed a WW1 play – ‘Killed’ – in the studio, for year 9 and drama students. […]


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Maths – Senior School Autumn Term

December 16, 2016

It has been a busy term in the Mathematics department. We introduced the new Year 7s to Mathematics at Akeley Wood Senior School by using a ‘Rio Olympics’ themed topic using averages to calculate the ‘Perfect Decathlete’. Year 8 have been working hard on their algebra skills and it was a pleasure to see the […]


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Senior School Art and Photography Department End of Term News        

December 16, 2016

The Year 7s have had their introduction to Art at Tile House Mansion with a project based on fish.  They have experimented with a wide range of media and this has culminated in clay models of fish.  We will be preparing for our trip to the Natural History Museum in Oxford to draw from life and […]


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End of Term Drama News-Junior School

December 16, 2016

Butterflies and Reception The Foundation Stage Drama lessons have been fuelled by the children’s wonderful imagination.  In Pre-School the children have learnt about using their ‘Drama Eyes’ to pretend objects are there and explore imaginary places such as Mr Misery’s House.  In Reception, we have used the familiar story of Elmer to explore similarities and […]


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End of Term News-Art -Junior School

December 16, 2016

Another busy end of term has arrived, trying to finish off our calendars to bring home for the New Year.  Everybody in the School has made one and collage seems to be the main medium this year: De Stijl inspired geometric shape in Year 2 ; seasonal trees in Year 1  and atmospheric perspectives of […]


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End Of Term Girls Sport-Junior School

December 16, 2016

U8s – this term saw the U8 girls being introduced to 7 aside rules and positions. We have focused on instilling the basics of passing, dribbling and moving into space as well as the rules of the game. The girls have had skills afternoons and matches against Swanbourne, Winchester House and The Grove. It has been lovely […]


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End of Term News-Year 4

December 16, 2016

This Autumn the pupils have been working extremely hard in Maths, English and Science subjects as well as Art, DT, Food Technology, Games and other lessons, making it a very busy time for the pupils in Year 4.  In October, to further their experience of Victorian life, they took part in a day trip to […]


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End of Term News-Year 6

December 16, 2016

Well, here we are at the end of the first term in Year 6.  Time has really flown by but we have packed in so much both in and out of the classroom. Back in September we had the excitement of electing the first House Captains.  All the children who stood for election were very […]


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End of Term- Boys Sport- Junior School

December 16, 2016

Well, what an excellent term of Rugby we have had. I can’t believe we are at the end. We have had over 35 school fixtures, along with playing in 12 Festivals. I have to say, I have been very impressed with the progress made by all the Rugby teams as well as the U7s. The […]


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End of Term News- Year 3

December 16, 2016

This term the Year 3 pupils have taken a big leap from being Infants to Juniors. They have become more independent, responsible and have matured in many ways. The children have found that there are many advantages of being a Junior. They not only get to play on the big field, represent the school in […]


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End of Term News- Music- Junior School

December 16, 2016

It’s been a fun packed and noisy term for the musicians of the Junior School. Things got off to an exciting start when choirs, brass group and various instrumental soloists took centre stage in the early part of the evening at Woodfest. This was swiftly followed by auditions for Akeley’s Got Talent where staff were […]


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End of Term News-KS1

December 16, 2016

  Year 1 Year One have had an extremely busy term. Not only have we had to get used to the daily rules and  routines of being in the main school building, we have learnt a lot in our lessons over the past few months. Our Topic and Science lessons have taught us more about […]


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End of Term News- Year 5

December 16, 2016

What a busy term we have had in Year 5! At the beginning of term, the children settled quickly into the routines of their new year group and adjusted well to travelling between Tudor House and the main building for lessons. In Topic, we have been studying a new unit about the local town, Buckingham. […]


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End of Term-Early Years & Reception

December 16, 2016

Reception Reception children have had a very busy first term. At the beginning of September they quickly settled in and got used to their new environment and routines. They had lots of fun learning to be part of our team and following the Golden Rules. We started the term by covering the topic “Ourselves”. We […]


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Senior School Geography Autumn Term

December 16, 2016

Earthquakes, China, Rainforests, Volcanoes, Flooding, Map skills, Migration, Globalisation, Tropical storms, Cold environments, Wildfires, Development and Disney… just a few of the varied and relevant topics studied in Geography this term across the different year groups. Interesting experiences amidst these included Year 7 creating spooky maps of the world’s scariest places and making contour map models of Tile […]


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Senior School Carol Service

December 16, 2016

On Monday December the 12th  over 80 students from years 7-13 took part in the Annual Akeley Wood Senior School Carol Service at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Buckingham. There was a wide range of performances in a variety of styles and genres, from Christmas classics, gospel, rock and traditional carols. […]


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Holocaust Educational Trust – Visit to Auschwitz

December 14, 2016

As a teacher you often get asked in the run up to half-term if you are going anywhere nice.  Especially in October when the weather here is miserable. People ask if you are going somewhere warm and sunny to sit by a pool or something. So when people asked me this year if I was […]


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CEOP Assembly Year 7 & 8

December 9, 2016

The CEOPs assembly was held on Thursday 1st December and it inspired the Year 7 and 8s of THM. The assembly wasn’t strict saying you can’t use Snapchat you can’t use Twitter, Instagram or Facebook; it was more about changing your approach towards your attitude to social media. I feel that this came across very well and the […]


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Trevor Ray from Catch Development Talk to Year 7 and Year 8

December 9, 2016

On Thursday, the 24th  November we had a special visitor in our assembly. His name was Trevor Ray and he works for Catch Development. He talked to us about how everyone sees the world differently, how valuable we are to one another, for our self-esteem, and encouraged us to be positive towards life. Trevor kindly […]


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Sky Sports Living for Sport Programme

December 9, 2016

On Thursday 8th December a selected group of Year 7 pupils took part in a session delivered through the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme. Alistair Patrick Heselton, who is a former Premier League footballer and Paralympian at the London 2012 Games, delivered sessions which focused on the ‘6 keys to success.’ All pupils worked […]


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Lord William U12 Match Report

December 9, 2016

Akeley boys were rewarded with an early try playing a team that appeared to be relatively weak in the initial stages of the game. However, after a period of strong defending Akeley conceded a number of tries due to missed tackles. Lord William built of their advantage and had a 5:1 lead at half time. […]


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Christmas Hampers for the Milton Keynes Food Bank

December 9, 2016

Once again, pupils and staff at Akeley Wood School  have opened their hearts, larders and purses to help make a difference in people’s lives this Christmas.  As a community project, every form group have participated in creating a Christmas Hamper for the Milton Keynes Food Bank.    All in all, we made over 20 hampers which […]


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Christmas Carol Service

December 5, 2016

Please do join us. Everyone Welcome.


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Year 8 Physical Education

December 5, 2016

Mrs Deller’s PE group have just completed a Dance unit.  The theme in this lesson was ‘Grease – Hand Jive’ which included learning a hand jive motif before choreographing an extension with a partner featuring lifts and twists! Mrs Deller Physical Education Teacher Akeley Wood Senior School          


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The Battle of Hastings

December 2, 2016

Year 7 have enjoyed re-enacting the battle of Hastings on the back lawn at THM. This supports their end of term assessment – Why did William win?        


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Year 12 Higher Education Evening

December 2, 2016

On Thursday 1st December Akeley Wood Senior School  welcomed a range of Universities to help our Year 12 students begin to think about their future pathways and plan for University. The attendees heard about the following topics and the slides used have been added to firefly for students and parents to access: Applying to Oxbridge, […]


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Akeley Wood House Official Licensed Centre – Duke of Edinburgh

November 30, 2016

We’re going for Gold…! Akeley Wood House is now an official DofE Licensed Centre!  With over 500 participants on the scheme we are one of the largest centres in the county. All elements of the scheme are now run on site with our dedicated DofE team; Mr Handby, Mr Cutler-Ames & Mrs Marsh. Our new Gold […]


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Pupils Poem – Silent Night

November 30, 2016

by Isabella Verona 7LKJ Log fire burning, Amber, ruby and blue flames flicker and spit. Cinnamon, spicy, citrus scents Waft around the room. Fairy lights twinkle elegantly on the mantelpiece. Christmas carols play softly from the radio. In the bay window, The Christmas tree stands, Festooned with its golden baubles. Tinsel weaves between laden branches. […]


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Tile House Mansion Outdoor Education

November 30, 2016

As part of our weekly Outdoor Education sessions, Year 7’s have enjoyed working on our low ropes course out in the woods.   Fall off the “telephone cables” and you will be washed away in a torrent of water  created by the floods you have woken up to.  Get to the “hospital” or reach the […]


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Year 13 Geography students attend Tectonic Hazards Conference

November 29, 2016

On Friday 25th November, fifteen Year 13 Geography students travelled to London to attend a conference on Tectonic Hazards. Held at the Apollo Victoria theatre, the West End home of the musical spectacular Wicked.  1800 students and teachers from around the country had the slightly bizarre sight of Professor Iain Stewart delivering a fascinating lecture […]


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Careers in Law

November 28, 2016

A select group of Year 12 students met with Judge Thorpe from Milton Keynes Courts on Friday 25th November. She talked about legal careers, the differences between the life of a solicitor and a barrister, different specialisations/areas of law and the varied routes to getting qualified. We also learnt about how a court case is run […]


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Year 9 Tectonic Hazards

November 28, 2016

In Geography this term Year 9 have been studying Tectonic Hazards, learning about plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and associated hazards. One homework task was to produce a geographically accurate model of either a shield or composite cone, using any materials students liked. Once again students have risen to the occasion and produced a dazzling array […]


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Akeley v Old Buckenham Hall

November 25, 2016

On the 19th of November Akeley  A  and B teams played Old Buckenham Hall.  The B team won their game 7:1. The attack and defence were awesome. We didn’t let the other team get many shots on goal because Akeley’s defence got the ball out of the D almost every time! Our attack got it […]


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Match Reports

November 25, 2016

  U12 V Winchester house The under 12 team quickly showed their superiority over Winchester House with two tries scored in the first minutes of the game. Akeley’s scrum dominated throughout the game and won the majority of rucks and mawls. Winchester House quickly became dispirited as Akelely ran in 6 more tries in the first half, […]


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Creative Processes Lectures – Warwick University

November 23, 2016

On Friday 18th November some of the sixth form A level Art and Photography  students visited Warwick University to attend the Creative Processes series of lectures,  as part of Art in Action. These were given by such eminent artists as  Clare Woods ( Fine Arts), Rebecca Wright( Graphic Artist), Simon Roberts (Photographer) and Martin Creed (2010 […]


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Fund Raising for Children in Need at the Senior School

November 23, 2016

On Friday 18th November Akeley Wood Senior School was overrun by minions and other characters from Despicable Me, as part of the school’s fund raising for Children in Need 2016.  Staff embraced the dressing up, which led to much amusement and in turn, generous donations! During lunch time there were many activities helping to raise […]


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Thanks Giving Assembly

November 23, 2016

On Monday 21 November, Mrs.Davidson and some of our American children hosted a Thanksgiving Assembly, sharing about this American holiday, which is celebrated typically on the fourth Thursday in November. The students discussed the purpose of the Thanksgiving  holiday recognising that it commemorates the first meal the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared in the New Land together. […]


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National Rugby Qualifiers

November 23, 2016

Sunday, 21st November saw the U8, U9, U10 and U11 Rugby teams represent Akeley at the National Rugby Qualifiers, at Wellingborough school. What a day we all had cold, grey, damp and muddy. What more could a rugby boy ask for! The U8s flew through the group qualifying, winning all 4 matches. The rugby the boys […]


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Royal Navy Visit the Senior School

November 23, 2016

On the 18th of November the Royal Navy outreach team came to give our Year 10 students an insight into Naval life. Students joined 90 minutes of physical and team activities before hearing about the diverse range of careers available in the Navy. Students were offered the chance to sample some of the 5000 calorie […]


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A Visit From Zoe Shipperely

November 22, 2016

On Thursday 17th November the Years 4, 5 and 6 hockey teams had a visit from Zoe Shipperely, who delivered a talk and coaching sessions to the girls. Zoe, who is Buckingham ladies 1’st captain and currently plays for GB and England, gave the girls an insight into her daily training regime and her lead […]


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3D shapes – Minion Nets

November 22, 2016

Last week’s Children in Need fundraising at Tile House Mansion saw a lunch time of pupils soaking Mrs Parker, Mr Seddon and Mr Marsden with wet sponges! Pupils in 8AE/1 regained their composure by consolidating their knowledge and understanding of 3D shapes, using nets to construct Minions.   Miss Smith Maths Teacher Akeley Wood Senior School


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Ladies Cricket

November 17, 2016


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Akeley Wood School’s 2nd Annual horse show 2016 Addington Manor Equestrian Centre

November 17, 2016

Izzy , Ellie, Megan and Connie Well what can I say! What an absolutely amazing day, amazing kids, amazing team of helpers. I am so overwhelmed by the support and I truly couldn’t have done this without my team of fantastic parents and teachers. Last Saturday we hosted our second annual show with qualifiers for the […]


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Great excitement  this week in Year 9 French

November 17, 2016

The first batch of letters from our French penfriends in MOUVAUX, northern France have arrived! The school we are “twinned” with is College Maxence van der Meersch.  The teacher in charge, Mme Bouguettaya is as enthusiastic as we are, to continue the on-going letter writing and if all works well, we aspire to a trip […]


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Swimming Gala – Hosted by Stowe School 

November 17, 2016

On Thursday the 10th of November, Stowe School hosted a swimming gala for the local schools. Akeley Wood proudly participated in this event and in the words of Mr Handby, “we came a glorious third.” There were some outstanding performances, including Kenji McDade who swam on several occasions for the juniors, inters, and seniors unofficially winning […]


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Christmas Hampers for Food Banks

November 17, 2016

As part of our commitment to the community in relation to the Food Bank, students will be concentrating this term on preparing a Christmas hamper for families, single and elderly people.  Your generous gifts of food and presents would be greatly appreciated, at a time in which more vulnerable people are particularly in need.  Each […]


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