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  • AKS Nursery and Preparatory School
    Clifton Drive South
    Lytham St Annes
    Lancashire
    FY8 1DT
  • Head: Mrs Amanda Ilhan
  • T 01253 784100
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.akslytham.com/
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 0 to 11 with a linked senior school and sixth form
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lancashire
  • Pupils: 329
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • Fees: £11,004 pa
  • Open days: 7th October 2023
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: AKS Lytham

What says..

New baby room brings children from as young as nine weeks to the school. Class sizes are never more than 20 in reception and increasing numbers have led to the opening of a second class in several year groups. Lots of play but a strong emphasis of preparation for learning with some modern languages in pre-school. The children who showed us round clearly understood the principles behind the curriculum and the skills it is helping them to develop. Completely re-built in 2013, we did get the sense that the school is at capacity and there certainly aren’t...

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of junior school

Since 2018, Amanda Ilhan. Originally from Nottingham, degree in education from UWE Bristol. Began her teaching career in state primaries before moving to Manchester, studying for a master's in education and becoming deputy head in leafy Cheshire at the age of 28. This was followed by a secondment to support a failing school in inner-city Manchester and then a move overseas as deputy director at the British International School in Istanbul. From there she worked in school improvement and accrediting international schools before taking up her current post at AKS. An impressive track record of expertise in and commitment to high quality primary education. Says she was drawn to AKS because of its all-through nature, she describes taking up the post as ‘like coming home’. We could see great continuity between...

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