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Ofsted 'Outstanding' 2021

Proud to be graded 'Outstanding' in recent 2021 inspection. We have "high ambitions for every pupil" and "pupils have the best possible chance to succeed"Read our Ofsted feedback here

Welcome to West Kirby School and College

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

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We're expanding our team and recruiting for roles across the education, support, operations and residential care teamFind out more

Ofsted Outstanding 2021

Proud to be graded Outstanding in recent inspection - "Pupils have the best possible chance to succeed"Read our Ofsted feedback here

Autism Accredited since 2013

"Compelling evidence that the school provides personal centred educational, care and therapeutic support which reflects an understanding of autism." National Autistic Society, 2019

Innovative, creative and broad curriculum

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

Meet our vibrant Primary department

Nurturing, creative Primary provision supporting individualised needs, to enable them to begin their learning journey at West Kirby School.Read more

Welcome from our Principal

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.

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Why West Kirby School?

A rich, varied, aspirational curriculum

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.

Our support services are intrinsic to pupils' educational success

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.

Our culture of understanding and acceptance

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.

Wellbeing and mental health

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.

A close school community

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.

Our staff are a unique and committed team

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