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
To celebrate our centenary year, this exhibition explores and celebrates 100 years & more of West Kirby School and College: from past to present. Find out more here
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
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.
Wave The Rainbow Flag for WKS.
We are really proud to say that we have been certified as a Rainbow Flag School. Miss Killey, our school LGBT champion, Mr Macdonald, and Jude our Pupil LGBT Ambassador, submitted lots of evidence over the last year to achieve this. The award proves that as a school we are inclusive towards our LGBT+ community.
Good Things Come To Those Who Bake. We won!
We are thrilled for The School Bakery to have won the NASS Innovation Award (National Association of Special Schools).
“A milestone moment”: West Kirby School and College Receives a Golden National Award West Kirby School and College has been recognised with a national award to celebrate the work that they do to support young people who have faced adversity through trauma and attachment challenges.
We look forward to welcoming our pupils back.
Reminder how to collect examination results Thurs 24th August
We're supporting Neurodiversity Celebration Week across school.
School is closed today. Due to the adverse weather conditions and the risks for travel to pupils and staff, the school will be closed today.
Unique opportunity to come and see what we do & how we do it
Exciting our School Bakery enterprise
Anti-Bullying Week 2022 is coordinated in England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. It will take place from 14 to 18 November 2022 and has the theme Reach Out. The week will kick off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 14th November. Our PCT team will be promoting this across school in lots of ways.
Spaces still available on our upcoming Schools & Professionals SEND training sessions.
SEND training programme for schools and professionals
We are celebrating 100 years of Changing Children's Lives with our special history exhibition! Our pupils are getting a sneak preview before opening to the public this Friday 1st March 10am. Join us and find discover how the roots of our school started as a Convalescent Home in 1800's for children not just from Wirral, but across the Merseyside & North West region; and how we evolved to the school we are today.. More info here - https://fb.me/e/8HMP3azdE https://www.wkrs.co.uk/100years #community #centenary
28 February 2024
We'd love to join us! Set up is now underway for our celebratory centenary history exhibition. Opening next Friday 1st March 10am. Please share. West Kirby Today Discover how the roots of our school started as a Children's Convalescent Home in 1881, how we evolved to a school for children with special educational needs; and how, still to this day, our school is passionate about creating aspirational futures for children; still, changing children's lives. https://www.wkrs.co.uk/100years
22 February 2024
Good morning.. the bread is looking good and we are ready to welcome you in The School Bakery..10.30am-12.30pm. Big thanks to our Patron Mrs Lumb for her amazing volunteering supporting us each week. #enterprise #community
14 February 2024
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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
West Kirby School and College, Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH
0151 632 3201