Kirkbie Kendal School

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Kirkbie Kendal School
Motto Care, Courtesy and Consideration
Established 1525[1]
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Philip Hyman
Chair of Governors Mrs Nicola Crierie
Location Lound Road
54°19′03″N 2°44′28″W / 54.31741°N 2.74118°W / 54.31741; -2.74118Coordinates: 54°19′03″N 2°44′28″W / 54.31741°N 2.74118°W / 54.31741; -2.74118
Local authority Cumbria
DfE URN 136671 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 880
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Wakefield, Chorley, Edington
Colours Green blazers, White t-shirt, Black Trousers and Black Shoes

Kirkbie Kendal School is an academy school and known as a Business and Enterprise College in Kendal, Cumbria, Northern England, and serves the area around the town and rural countryside. Kirkbie Kendal School operates as a Foundation school, and has been regularly oversubscribed, accepting students based on a designated hierarchy.[2] The school has 880 pupils on roll, ages 11–18.[3]

Programs and curriculum[edit]

As a Business and Enterprise College status, Kirkbie Kendal School focuses on raising levels of attainment in business studies and related courses, mathematics and information technology. The school works with local businesses, colleges and universities to provide students with the skills needed to progress into higher or further education and employment or entrepreneurship.[4] The school was re-designated as a Business and Enterprise College in 2008.

The school has taken steps to alert students and parents to potential dangers of social networking websites, after an incident of cyber-bullying involving students at the school.[5][6]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2003, Kirkbie Kendal School was one of 14 schools in the North-East and Cumbria that were awarded specialist status by the Department for Education and Skills, entitling the school to its share of more than £2m worth of investment.[7]

A team from the school won the regional final of the Institute of Physics 2004 Paperclip Physics Competition. The Kirkbie Kendal School team was recognized from among six finalists for its efforts in explaining concepts of density and buoyancy.[8][9]

A student at the school was one of 25 regional winners in the 2006 Audi Innovation Awards competition, a national design competition for students ages 11–14. Over 4,000 entries were submitted to the competition from more than 200 schools.[10]

For 2006, Kirkbie Kendal School was the North East Regional winner of the Charter Standard Secondary School award for outstanding achievement in providing football opportunities for their students.[11] The school was also recognized in 2004.[12]

Academic performance[edit]

The school gets GCSE results at the England average and A-level results slightly above the England average.[13]

OFSTED inspections[edit]

The school was inspected by OFSTED on the 23 and 24 September 2014. The school received two outstanding and the rest were in the category good.[14]

School Features[edit]

The school is medium-sized and in total there are 6 buildings on the school grounds. Those being the main building, Humanities block, Languages block, Expressive Arts block, Technology block and the Science Maths and IT block.


Kendal Grammar School[edit]

Kendal High School for Girls[edit]


  1. ^ "Development of the school". Kirkbie Kendal School. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Admissions Arrangements Policy September 2016" (doc). Kirkbie Kendal School. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "School prospectus". Kirkbie Kendal School. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Extra Curricular Activities". Kirkbie Kendal School. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Cyber bullying incident at school, Westmorland Gazette, February 16, 2007
  6. ^ Cyber Bullying, Lakeland Radio, February 18, 2007
  7. ^ "Schools win special status", The Journal, July 1, 2003
  8. ^ Kirkbie Kendal wins local heat of Paperclip Physics, Institute of Physics Lanbria, Issue 7, May 2004. p. 2.
  9. ^ 2004 Paperclip Competition, Institute of Physics, accessed March 7, 2007
  10. ^ 2005 Audi Innovation Awards, accessed March 7, 2007
  11. ^ Regional Award for Kirkbie Kendal School, Westmorland County FA, February 28, 2007
  12. ^ Kirkbie Kendal Award, Lakeland Radio, February 22, 2005
  13. ^ Kirkbie Kendal School League Tables from BBC News.
  14. ^ Ofsted Inspection Reports, accessed 10 October 2016
  15. ^ "Cumbria Awards". Scrummypr.