Akeley Wood Junior School, Milton Keynes, UK
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.
Head of Junior School
Clare has always had a passion for teaching. She was educated at Ancaster House in Bexhill, then Chelsea College, Eastbourne, where she gained a BEd (Hons) degree in Education and Human Movement.
She became Headteacher in 2008 and has overseen the relocation, development and expansion of the nursery and enhanced extra-curricular activities. There are now around 40 after-school clubs on offer each term and Ofsted has praised the school’s broad curriculum and pastoral care as outstanding.
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 1-11 yrs
- English National Curriculum
- Type of School
- Day School
- Main Language