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
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
“West Kirby School achieve outstanding academic outcomes with highly gifted intelligent children. They also provide highly individualised and very therapeutic provision for children with very complex needs.” ADHD FoundationRead 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.
The PE and OT department are launching a new initiative for the pupils to encourage them to move more #WKSMove
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Find out more about what we've up to since September
Request for donations - Asylum Link Merseyside and Wirral Food Bank
Join our first virtual coffee morning for Parents and Carers
Thursday 10th December 2020, 10.30am
Our Pastoral Care Team are promoting Anti-bullying week with a range of activities, classes and an assembly, following the this year's theme 'United'.
A brilliant start the week, their 'United we are stronger' themed video was shared for pupils to watch in their bubbles. Thanks to Mr Brown, Miss Killey and teaching staff Mr Cox and Mr Whalley for their inspirational video! Not to mention, Mr Scullion for the behind the scenes technical production.
Our Residential Care provision received glowing feedback from the Ofsted Care Assurance visit in October.
Welcome to our new website!
A WIRRAL school's dedication to pupils' wellbeing and emotional development has been recognised with a special award. West Kirby School and College is one of ten in the North West to receive a Bronze Attachment & Trauma Sensitive Schools Award (ATSSA).
This Ofsted Outstanding special educational needs school supports pupils across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales.
I am really pleased to be able to share with you that West Kirby School have achieved a Bronze Attachment and Trauma Sensitive Schools Award. (ATSSA). Proud we're one of only two schools in Wirral and one of ten in the North West to receive this pupil focused award.
'We're always there for them': is the tide turning against zero-tolerance in UK schools? Sat 10th October
This year West Kirby School and College raised £100 for charity Jeans for Genes.
Our staff love a challenge!! #wksmove https://t.co/q3ZR4Y36bW
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@WestKirbySchool we're planning for #NeurodiversityCelebrationWeek @NCWeek We'll have a #Neurodiverse focus on our staff #CPD #training that week. So far planned: #PDA by @wkscox #Dyslexia by @Wkspabernethy #Autism by @deanbeadleuk We can't wait!! #CelebrateThePositives https://t.co/7O4dD3iMJ4
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Our staff are determined to get out for a good cycle or walk, no matter what time of day! Pilates classes are popular at the end of the day too #wksmove https://t.co/9FLb1w3J5E
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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