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Senior School

Welcome to Akeley Wood Senior School.

We are an inclusive, family orientated school, offering incredible experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. We believe in encouraging pupils to seize opportunities from the broad range of subjects and activities on offer, through our strong academic offer and extensive extra-curricular opportunities.

Akeley’s vibrant and engaging community is located across three stunning campuses, all located between Buckingham and Stony Stratford. Wicken Park is home to our Nursery to Year 6 children, at Akeley Wood House we educate our Senior School students aged 11 to 16, and our Sixth Form, ‘AW6’, is located along the same road as the Senior School, at the impressive Tile House Mansion.

On each campus, we have created a learning environment where children feel comfortable to grow, but are also challenged to think and act independently. The teaching and support teams at the school are dedicated to making the educational experience here the best it can be. They challenge, they inspire, they have high expectations and most of all, they care.

Developing soft skills is one of the key strengths of an Akeley education. When students leave us at 18, they enter a world that can be challenging and complex.

Our role is to help to build character and resilience that enables them to face the world beyond the school gates with confidence and a ‘can do’ attitude. We are also keen to equip them with a set of examination results of which they can be rightly proud.

At Akeley, every child is encouraged to ‘Be You. Brilliantly.’

Academic excellence.

Deliberately small class sizes ensure our teachers give each child the time and attention they need to develop at their own pace, immerse themselves in what they enjoy and reach their full potential academically. Students are assessed regularly to ensure that they are given the framework and support they need as an individual, enabling them to go on to achieve great things.

Enriched curriculum.

Our Friday afternoon Enriched Curriculum programme is steered towards consolidating and enhancing the timetabled curriculum, with fun and stimulating activities in an informal setting. This offers an opportunity to try something completely new and for year groups to mix. Each term students get to choose from a variety of different activites, from snowboarding to special effects makeup!

Beyond the classroom.

At Akeley, we believe in developing well-rounded students who have the room to discover new talents while benefiting from contextual and applied education, in and out of the classroom. Thanks to a brilliant extra-curricular programme, a multitude of trips and residentials, as well as fantastic Outdoor Learning facilities, our students constantly benefit from experiential learning across the curriculum.

To study here at the school has provided me with so much confidence and so much guidance.

– Akeley Wood School Student

Akeley Wood House

Akeley Wood Senior School combines historic grandeur with state-of-the-art facilities. The buildings have been adapted and equipped for modern, 21st century education and offer the ideal environment in which big ideas can flourish, inspiring a lifelong passion for discovery in all our students.

What's next?

Looking to the future? View our AW6 Course Booklet to see which subjects students can study after completing their GCSEs.

Begin your Akeley Wood School journey.

From Nursery to Sixth Form, Akeley Wood School will nurture and develop individual talent while providing an exceptional academic foundation.

1 - 4 years old


4 - 5 years old


5 - 11 yrs old


11 - 16 yrs old


16 - 18 yrs old


Straightforward and simple