Welcome to Kirkby High School

We believe Kirkby as a community deserves a High School of the very highest quality. Together with the support of parents and governors, we are embracing every opportunity to further enhance the experiences we offer.

Kirkby High School is a school for pupils aged 11-16. We are a strong, supportive, mixed comprehensive community with around 950 pupils and 100 staff situated in north Liverpool.

Through sustained and rapid improvement, our community will continue to grow into a flagship of excellence within the region. This supports our school philosophy: Excellence for All.

That is why we make a pledge to Kirkby parents that Kirkby High School will care for their children, helping them become part of a calm culture built on mutual respect. They will be encouraged to have the very highest of aspirations and given the support to achieve those goals. They will also be encouraged to help others to do the same.

We will ensure they are taught outstanding lessons by dedicated staff who will develop their creative curiosity. Pupils will enjoy a wide range of inspirational experiences, within lessons and during extra-curricular activities.

Our aim is for Kirkby High School to become the very best school possible, helping our students grow into successful, mature, responsible members of society. We will achieve this by nurturing natural talent, empowering the young people in our charge to develop skills and acquire essential knowledge, giving them an outstanding grounding for the competitive world of further education and employment.

This is a caring community. We form strong positive relationships, based on mutual respect and aim to know each child as an individual. As a parent myself, I know how important it is for children to be offered excellent opportunities at school, as well as the support and encouragement to take those opportunities. Alongside striving to provide the best possible teaching and learning experiences, we actively seek out opportunities to broaden horizons, developing enquiring minds and a balanced outlook, borne out of our core values of fairness, respect and high aspirations.

I hope you find all the information you need in this prospectus. If you wish to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Bill Leyland
Headteacher