Akeley Wood Junior School, Milton Keynes, UK

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Telephone: 01908 571231

Wicken Park, Wicken, MK19 6DA

ABOUT Akeley Wood Junior School, Milton Keynes, UK

Akeley Wood Junior School is an independent day school for children aged 1-11 years. It is part of Akeley Wood School, which serves children up to the age of 18 across three different sites in Buckinghamshire, all based in magnificent buildings in tranquil, peaceful countryside.

At Akeley Wood Junior School, we place a particular emphasis on high academic achievement, but at the same time develop students’ individual talents and personal qualities in whatever direction those may lie. We lay strong educational foundations in preparation for Senior School whilst also developing in students a sense of purpose, a belief in themselves, firm friendships and a caring attitude towards those around them.

The carefully structured programme at Akeley Wood Junior School lays the foundations of basic skills in Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology (DT) and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Great importance is attached to the acquisition of fluent reading and numeracy skills, through whole class, group and individual work. PE/Games, Conversational French, Music, Drama and Music & Movement are taught by specialists. Individual progress is carefully monitored and reported to parents.


“Children feel confident to try new things because of the wide array of activities they experience. This increases their explorative impulse and they become confident and capable learners who display the skills they need to be successful in their future learning and eventual entry to school.”

Akeley Wood Nursery, January 2014

“Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. They have a very good work ethic, arriving at lessons with the right equipment and ready to learn. They listen very well. Relationships between teachers and pupils are outstanding.”

Akeley Wood Junior School, September 2011

In 2014, our students achieved a 98% pass rate at A Level, with 52% achieving A*-B grades.

93% of all GCSE examinations taken were graded A*-C, with 31% of grades awarded A*-A.


Simon Antwis
Head of School

Simon Antwis is an experienced Head within our Cognita family and joined Akeley Wood from St Clare’s School in South Wales, a co-educational independent school for students aged 3 to 18.

Over the five years he was at St Clare's School, Simon oversaw outstanding progress including exceptional exam results as measured by individual pupil value-added.

His teaching background is in Biology and Games and he enjoys working with students to support exam preparation.

Simon enjoys sport, in particular rugby, football and cricket and is a champion of girls’ sport. He is married to Nicki, also a Head, and they have three teenage children.

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Ages Taught
1-11 yrs
English National Curriculum
Type of School
Day School
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