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
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
We promote the development of life skills through structured activities, wellbeing and life adventures, both in and outside of schoolFind out 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.
It's lift off for our Space Discovery Day!
Watch our 'West Kirby Staff Pledge' - how we view and address bullying here at WKS.
Exciting recruitment opportunities for unique people to join our team.
We look forward to welcoming our pupils back to school.
Please find details of the staggered return below and also a letter attached which has been sent home 1/9/21 from Miss Sian Thomas with important information regards bubbles, masks and self isolating.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us via email@example.com or 0151 632 3201.
Our Year 11s finished a challenging year with a few weeks of alternative learning and memorable adventures. For some we're saying goodbye, we wish them all good luck :)
Read all about our Summer term in our latest newsletter.
Our Year 11 and Post 16 pupils had a really successful work experience week. This is part of an alternative few 'off-timetable' weeks following their exams and assessments. We're very proud of them.
We've created this short video to try and capture their experiences. We hope you enjoy it!
We're recruiting for a Lead Speech and Language Therapist, Domestic Assistants, Learning Mentor and a Premises Assistant.
Neurodiversity awareness umbrella installation raises a smile again!
Community change project 'Scoop the Poop, Illuminate to Eliminate' is growing their support. This is being extended now they gain momentum and make a difference. Their 'Poop Army' is growing as more pupils and staff support their project.
Want to join our team?
WKS pupils launch Community Action project - Scoop the Poop, illuminate to eliminate!
6 days ago
Don't forget that TYW have our first #CountyLines workshop this evening! Open to young women 14 - 17 & funded by @MerseyPolice Tomorrow's Young Women can support around issues including county lines & exploitation. Come along 5pm - 7pm Monday evenings & please share https://t.co/PmrQTc4Ohr
1 week ago
Thank you to our new parents and carers who joined us this morning for the second SEND support workshop on 'Attachment' with Dr Ze'ev Levita - it's really good you're finding them helpful. The next one on Challenging Behaviour is after half term, we look forward to seeing you :) https://t.co/q5Et4mWfd5
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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