We offer educational and residential provision for children and young people from 5-19, with a range of complex social communication difficulties, learning, sensory and emotional needs, across a range of cognitive abilities.Find out more
We're expanding our team and recruiting for roles across the education, support, operations and residential care teamFind out more
Our curriculum raises the aspirations of every child, with a rich varied curriculum; it has their interests at the centre and it gives them the confidence to fulfil their potential through positive learning experiences.Learn more
Nurturing, creative Primary provision supporting individualised needs, to enable them to begin their learning journey at West Kirby School.Read more
Integrated therapeutic and learning support is delivered with our on-site Pastoral Care, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologist and Learning Support Find out more
"The collective vision and drive to provide a school which meets pupils' holistic needs results in pupils' exceptional progress." Ofsted 2016Read more
Welcome to West Kirby School and College where our teaching, clinical and whole school staff team are enthused by the opportunity to support, help and enable children and young people. Our motto is 'Changing children's lives'.
As a team, we are driven to inspire and motivate pupils, ensuring they are equipped with knowledge, skills and experiences which will help them achieve their goals and ultimately reach their full potential. We understand that each child and young person is different and has individual needs. Therefore we tailor teaching, learning and therapeutic interventions - making activities accessible so pupils can flourish and thrive.
We've launched our Christmas market online for pupils in school!
Our school is running an Enterprise Market on Friday 10th December 10-12.noon. Parents, carers, friends and our local community are all welcome.
WKS Elf run for local charity WUTH Charity - Wirral University Teaching Hospital, supporting Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals
Animal Care department opens at West Kirby School
The chance to meet a college or chat to Post 16 to explore the future
Pastoral Care Team promote thought provoking videos for Anti-Bullying Week.
Thought provoking and creative visit from local Poet Levi Tafari, joined groups throughout the school to explore diversity, inclusion and anti-bullying through creative writing and poetry.
We're very excited to have opened a new welcoming library and literary themed reading area for our Primary department
Workshops for our new parents and carers at the school - these sessions, with Ze'ev Levita our Clinical Psychologist, are aimed at sharing an insight into understanding and supporting our young people. We also hope they help bring together our parent carer community.
Community SEND Training Workshops – Delivered by West Kirby School and College
For 2021-22 we’re pleased to offer free training to local schools SENDCos, to share special educational needs understanding and support across the community, with the aim of supporting our children and young people.
It's lift off for our Space Discovery Day!
Watch our 'West Kirby Staff Pledge' - how we view and address bullying here at WKS.
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Our curriculum and wide range of qualifications relevant to our pupils' needs, is designed to enable our young people to reach their potential. We provide our pupils with aspirational opportunities, academic and vocational, with over 19 subject choices at GCSE or equivalent.
We provide a holistic approach to our pupils', integrating education and therapeutic support, to support both learning and our young people's complex special educational needs. Our Support Services include Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pastoral Care, Reading Support and Home School Liaison.
Pupils' differences, individual talents and skills are celebrated and nurtured. We aim to develop our pupils' self-esteem and encourage them to take pride in all their achievements. Our safe and accepting space also allows pupils to express themselves so they feel part of our community.
At West Kirby School wellbeing activities are part of our weekly curriculum. Every Friday afternoon is dedicated to wellbeing and our pupils are involved in adventures and activities on and off site.
We believe we have a unique school community at West Kirby School, with a sense of acceptance and belonging. We’re also proud of close relationships and good communications with parents and carers and beyond.
Highly trained in SEND with specialist understanding to successfully support pupils with complex needs, develop resilience and a path to achieving success and personal independence
"Staff are very friendly and approachable, it feels very much like a family atmosphere." Parent
(staff are) “Always willing to listen and support both from parent and pupil perspective. Very much support pupils to achieve their best potential.” Parent
"This is an excellent school. Cannot praise staff enough for what they do. I would highly recommend to anyone…." Parent
"I like his inspiring friends like who do clever things with sewing, and the adapted activities like sensory circuits and Going for Gold that help making things that might have been hard to do a bit more easy and fun." Parent
West Kirby School and College, Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH
0151 632 3201