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New Skills for Year 8

March 23, 2017

New Skills for Year 8 Textiles, Design Technology and Food Technology.


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Shakespeare’s Humour comes alive at Tile House Mansion

March 23, 2017

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Year 8


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Akeley Wood School Project 2017 with Volunteer Sri Lanka

March 23, 2017

Akeley Wood School Project 2017 with Volunteer Sri Lanka


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Budding Historians meet Historian Andy Robertshaw

March 21, 2017

Lecture to our Year 13 Historians and Year 9 EP Historians on the changing nature of British Warfare 1791-1945.


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U9 Netball Tournament at Bedford

March 20, 2017

U9 Netball Tournament at Bedford


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Christmas Stamp Competition

March 20, 2017

Christmas Stamp Competition


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Year 6 Trip To Tile House Mansion

March 17, 2017

Thursday 9th March- Theme- Festivals


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Insight into the British Army

March 17, 2017

Insight into the British Army


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U12- U13 Football v Wellingborough

March 16, 2017

U12- U13 Football v Wellingborough


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Not quite the Golden Goal

March 15, 2017

On Friday 10th March, 31 pupils from Years 7 and 8 set off on the annual Condover Hall Netball trip. As soon as we arrived the pupils had their dinner and launched straight into activities including abseiling, Jacob’s ladder and rock climbing. The next morning, we were up bright and […]


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Storming the Bastille

March 14, 2017

On Thursday 9th March some students from Years 6 and 7 spent an hour learning about Bastille Day. After finding out what it was all about, the pupils had great fun working in groups to create news bulletins. We had a group of unruly peasants being interviewed about their living […]


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SPF Factor!

March 13, 2017

As part of an Activities Day based around the theme of Festivals, pupils from Year 6 at Wicken Park joined those from Year 7 to conduct an experiment to see which factor of sun cream is the most effective in blocking harmful UV radiation from the sun. They compared SPF […]


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Internet Savvy Equals Internet Safe

March 13, 2017

Internet savvy equals Internet safe On Tuesday 7th March a singer, dancer and song writer called Lexie came to visit us at Tile House Mansion. The purpose of her visit was to talk to us about Internet safety, but first she sang several songs to us. One of her songs was an Ed […]


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Oxford University Trip – Year 12

March 13, 2017

  On Wednesday 8th March, a group of Year 12 Biology and Psychology students went to Oxford University. We were invited by a former Akeley wood student, Bradley Roberts, who is in the first year of his DPhil in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Bradley discussed his research […]


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U10 Netball v Spratton Hall

March 9, 2017

A Team On Wednesday the U10 A team travelled to Spratton Hall. From the start of the game the girls were up against a very strong and experienced U10 team. The Akeley girls were quickly put under pressure early on and struggled to prevent Spratton Hall from scoring. Akeley continued […]


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U11 Rugby 7s at Bedford Modern

March 8, 2017

Last week started with the U11 7s team playing in a festival at Bedford Modern. The boys started with a win over Bedford Modern B team, which really got them fired up. The final score was 25-0. The second game saw the boys step up a level with a win over Harrold […]


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U10 Football v MK Prep Football Festival

March 8, 2017

Last week saw a 5-a-side U10 team play in the MK Prep Indoor Football Festival. Six teams took part in a round robin and I was delighted for the boys as they finished in third place. They drew three matches – won one and lost one. The last game was a […]


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Science – Year 7

March 7, 2017

Last half of term, Year 7’s covered the Solar system topic. Their project was to make Solar System models. We have had some fabulous examples.   Mrs  Koshal Teacher of Chemistry and Science Akeley Wood School                     Mrs Kushal Science Teacher Akeley […]


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U13 v Bedford Modern

March 6, 2017

On Friday, 3rd March Akeley travelled to Bedford Modern School to participate in their annual sevens tournament and were drawn in a pool with NSB, QE Barnet and heavy weights, Whitgift from London. Whitgift put us to the sword with a first half blitz and were comfortable winners with six […]


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Year 8 Art and Design Trip to The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

March 6, 2017

On Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd March two groups of year 8 students went to Oxford to explore the cultural wonderland which is the Pitt Rivers Museum. By immersing themselves in the huge variety of objects and artefacts, which are presented in an imaginative way, Year 8 were able to […]


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Taking Responsibility

March 6, 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, Year 7 and 8 had an assembly on personal responsibility. At the start of the assembly, Mrs Exarheas gave some notices: there is going to be a Library Club, a House Debating Competition, an opportunity to learn braille, and a BBC Report Day in which lots of other […]


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Vitality Netball Super Ten – Genting Arena

March 3, 2017

On Saturday 25th February myself, Mrs Howkins and 15 students departed Akeley Wood house and headed to the Birmingham Genting Arena for a day of top quality Netball. The first game started at 12pm with a mouth-watering clash between Loughborough Lightning and the newly formed Severn Stars, where the experience […]


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U14 Netball v Sir Henry Floyd

March 3, 2017

On Wednesday 1 March Year 9 A team played Sir Henry Floyd at netball. We got off to a strong start with our defence intercepting balls and our shooters, Maddie and Mia, scoring well. We maintained our strong defence and attack throughout, however, in the last quarter we were getting […]


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Year 9 Historians – VE Celebrations

March 2, 2017

These past few weeks in History our Year 9 Historians have been busy researching how lives were changed during World War Two. We culminated the learning of this topic with a VE Day Celebration lesson. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their own character for the party […]


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Just a dot in the skies

March 2, 2017

On Wednesday 1 March the Junior School held an astronomy evening. Mr Novakovic, and his friends from the Natural History Society, brought along their powerful telescopes and set them up to view the moon, stars and planet Venus. They were visible for about ten minutes until the cloud unfortunately rolled in, […]


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U11 Hockey v Maidwell Hall

March 1, 2017

U11 Hockey v Maidwell Hall On Wednesday the U11 A team played a very tight and competitive match against Maidwell Hall. From the whistle, both teams were evenly matched and this showed in the score line early on. Amelia and Hope worked together really well to prevent Maidwell from scoring […]


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Inspired art by Year 7

February 28, 2017

Following their trip to the Natural History Museum in Oxford where Year 7 pupils spent the morning sketching the insects on display, we have been working on watercolour paintings. We have used contemporary Turkish artist Ergan Inan as inspiration, and the students have achieved great accuracy in their observational drawing […]


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Help For Heroes Non Uniform Day

February 28, 2017

Non uniform day raises £807.67 for Charity The last day of term, 10th February, saw yet another fundraising success for Akeley’s third chosen Charity – Help for Heroes. Students and parents gave generously on this non-uniform day and more than £800 was sent to the charity. A big thank you […]


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

February 28, 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 […]


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Bercow Debate – Annual inter school competition

February 27, 2017

Bercow Debate On Friday 24th February, we held our fourth Bercow Debate, an annual inter school competition, run by Akeley’s Senior Debate team under the watchful eye of the Rt Hon John Bercow MP – who has kindly lent his name to it.   This year, due to unforeseen, last […]


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U12 Netball – Akeley Wood School vs Royal Latin

February 24, 2017

On Tuesday 21st  February the U12 played an away game against the Royal Latin school. Royal Latin had first centre pass. They were doing great passing, which ended up as a goal. Now it was our centre, and we did some accurate passing to the goal but the goal keeper […]


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Exceptional Poetry – Creative and thoughtful

February 24, 2017

As part of her English holiday homework, Julia Normann 7LKJ, made this beautiful poetry diary and here is a selection of her poems. She used a typewriter on scrapbook paper to create a beautiful effect. The poems were inspired by events during Julia’s holiday. The way in which she drew […]


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U14 Netball v Cokethorpe

February 24, 2017

On 22nd February we had a netball match against Cokethorpe. It was so windy and that meant that we had to do short sharp passes. The game got off to a good start, using our short passes well and we had some good shots on goal. Unfortunately, Cokethorpe got the […]


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Sri Lanka Gala Ball fundraiser

February 23, 2017

      Sri Lanka Team 2016 Join us for our fifth annual fundraiser – the biggest yet – in aid of our Volunteer Project in  Sri Lanka. Tickets are now on sale from lisa.stone@akeleywoodschool.co.uk for the Sri Lanka Gala Ball on Friday, 31st March 2017 at the Villiers Ballroom, Buckingham. […]


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Battle of the Bands

February 23, 2017

The Battle of the Bands is part of the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust’s Contemporary Music Strategy and is aimed at aspiring young musicians at secondary schools and we are delighted to announce that Sixth former Tom Brown has made it through to the final. This will be taking place at 6pm on Saturday, […]


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Cupids Bow at Tile House Mansion

February 22, 2017

Cupid’s Bow for Valentine’s Day Just before half term, Tile House Mansion held a Valentine’s Day Cupid Archery Competition. Couples were invited to enter from all Year 7 and 8 forms. The winners were Katie and Calum from 8IB and Jacob and Tyler from 7NBR. Many thanks to Harrison Westcott […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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                                               […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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