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 it – not least evident in our Enrichment Programme, which runs throughout the senior school, our Exceptional Potential provision, and in the breathtaking array of high quality activities 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.

I am sure your child will find senior school a stimulating and enjoyable experience and I look forward to welcoming you to the school.

 

Mrs Amanda Ayres BSc(Hons), PGCE
Head of Senior 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.