Akeley Wood Senior School

The supportive environment and diverse breadth of learning and development within our Senior School epitomises the holistic education that we strive for at Akeley Wood. With two beautiful rural sites and an inspiring combination of contemporary facilities and historic buildings, we provide the space and state-of-the-art resources worthy of our rich and varied curriculum.

Throughout their Senior School years, we take the time to get to know our students as individuals, helping them to find their voices, discover their strengths and to reach their potential. Recognising that students may respond differently to the variety of education practices we may adopt, our teaching and support staff work hard to tailor their approaches where appropriate to better meet the needs of students. This way, we can prepare them fully to make the right choices when they approach GCSE and beyond.

Excellence in the classroom is matched by similar distinction outside not least evident in both the Outdoor Learning provision at Tile House Mansion where pupils develop team work, perseverance and communication skills with activities such as building dens and the low ropes course. All of which is supported by the purpose built log cabin classroom.    Enrichment Programme, which runs throughout the senior school, our Exceptional Potential provision, and in the breath-taking array of high quality activities. This is offered to all students on an extra-curricular basis.

For those with creative leanings, each school year at Akeley Wood is replete with opportunities to take part in musical or dramatic productions, such as the much-anticipated Woodfest every summer term. Those showing sporting prowess may want to participate in overseas tours; while we also run numerous artistic and educational trips and visits both locally and further afield that we encourage our school community to engage in.

We are sure your child will find senior school a stimulating and enjoyable experience and we look forward to welcoming you to the school.

Secondary School Admissions

Our Parent Engagement Groups help to ensure that all school stakeholders are consulted and listened to, and indeed, the strength of our Senior School is cemented by mutual respect, trust, and a sense of partnership: between staff, students and parents alike.

Contact our admissions team to find out more about our admissions process.