About Us

Welcome to Kirkby High School

It is my privilege to welcome you to Kirkby High School. We are a 11-16 mixed comprehensive of around 930 students where we continually strive to provide the highest standards for our whole school community. All staff at Kirkby High School fully embrace our philosophy: Excellence for All. Leading this wonderful school fills me with pride.

Kirkby High School stands at the centre of our local community and we believe that we offer our young people guidance and aspiration to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. We are determined to ensure every child reaches their potential. Quality teaching and learning, supported by reliable pastoral systems and extra-curricular opportunities ensure that students prepare well for later life.


Anna Dobson

Headteacher of Kirkby High School


We believe in building a culture of resilience and tolerance in which our students can thrive. Our aim is to increase our students’ self-belief and to show them that they can be what they want to be. High aspiration is fundamental and one of our Kirkby Child values

Strong partnership between school and home is key in developing young people successfully. Because this is crucial, parents/carers are invited to phone school anytime or to arrange to come into school for a visit and a tour. I am more than happy to accommodate this personally.

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

Anna Dobson