The maximum class size is 12. Since we offer 28 different subjects at A Level, Years 12 and 13 classes often contain far fewer students. Small group sizes and personalised support for each student are a key principle of Akademeia.
In line with our approach of being a pre-university university, students are given autonomy over how they dress. However, we are a place of learning and students are expected to dress and behave accordingly.
Our faculty is proudly diverse and contains a mixture of Polish and international teachers, with the highest proportion of our international teachers being British. Our international teachers come from a diverse range of nationalities but are typically grounded in Poland and have mostly been here for a significant period of time. Around a third of our teachers are PHD holders.
Akademeia is an inclusive environment; our Wellbeing Team is extensive and plays a key role in supporting our students with SEN requirements.
In 2022, our iGCSE and A Level results proudly compared with the top independent schools in the UK.
A Level entries:
- 49.8% of grades were at A* (UK national average: 14,5%)
- 77.3% of grades were at A*-A (UK national average: 35,9%)
- 90.4% of grades were at A*- B (UK national average: 62,5%)
- 99.2% of grades were at A*-C (UK national average: 82,9%)
- 79% were graded 9-8/A*
- 91% were graded 9-7/A
- 99% were graded 9-5/A*-B
Our students typically go on to attend elite universities in the UK, US and Europe. Out of the 146 school-leavers since 2019, 90% have gone on to attend universities placed within the world’s top 100 universities.
In addition to our Personal Development Scheme, the school offers students an enviable range of after-school clubs. These are typically offered for no additional charge and provide a vital support to students to allow them to pursue their personal and academic interests outside of the core curriculum.
The school operates a thriving Akademeia Parent Association (APA), which plays an important role in supporting and representing our parent community. Parents organise a variety of social and charity events throughout the year and help new families with the transition to our school.
A-Levels allow our students to specialise and go into much greater detail in their chosen subjects, which gives them a better idea about what to study at university and mirrors the specialized focus of university degrees much more. A Levels are also the primary qualification universities in the UK receive for consideration and are internationally respected for students applying to other universities in Europe and in the United States.