Kirkbie Kendal School
|Motto||Care, Courtesy and Consideration|
|Headteacher||Mr Philip Hyman|
|Chair of Governors||Mrs Nicola Crierie|
|DfE URN||136671 Tables|
|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. The school has 880 pupils on roll, ages 11–18.
Programs and curriculum
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. The school was re-designated as a Business and Enterprise College in 2008.
Awards and recognition
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.
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.
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.
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. The school was also recognized in 2004.
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.
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- Three members (Neil and Scott Wilkinson, Matthew Wood) of the popular beat combo British Sea Power
- Oliver Mills, Cumbria young chef of the year 
Kendal Grammar School
- Sir Edward Bailey MC, geologist (1892-9)
- Nigel Bell, Chief Executive of the NHS Information Authority from 1999-2001 (1970-7)
- Robert Chorley, 1st Baron Chorley
- Peter Gibbs, BBC Weather forecaster (1969–76)
- Air vice-marshal Alan Martindale CB, Director General of Supply (RAF) (1941-8)
- Dr Michael Rutter CBE, vet and Chief Executive from 1990-2002 of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (1952-9)
- David Starkey, English historian (1956–63)
- Tony Trimingham OAM- anti drug campaigner founder of Family Drug Support Australia (1959- 1964)
- Carl Walker, former policeman (1945–50)
- David Wheatman, cricketer
- Philip Wilson, former Liberal MP for St Pancras South (1886–93)
Kendal High School for Girls
- Muriel Brunskill, contralto (1911-8)
- Patricia Heywood OBE, Worldwide President of the Mothers' Union from 2001-6 (1954–61)
- Sarah Hinkley CBE (1961-8)
- Paula Ridley CBE, former TV presenter on Granada TV (1956–63)
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- Cyber bullying incident at school, Westmorland Gazette, February 16, 2007
- Cyber Bullying, Lakeland Radio, February 18, 2007
- "Schools win special status", The Journal, July 1, 2003
- Kirkbie Kendal wins local heat of Paperclip Physics, Institute of Physics Lanbria, Issue 7, May 2004. p. 2.
- 2004 Paperclip Competition, Institute of Physics, accessed March 7, 2007
- 2005 Audi Innovation Awards, accessed March 7, 2007
- Regional Award for Kirkbie Kendal School, Westmorland County FA, February 28, 2007
- Kirkbie Kendal Award, Lakeland Radio, February 22, 2005
- Kirkbie Kendal School League Tables from BBC News.
- Ofsted Inspection Reports, accessed 10 October 2016
- "Cumbria Awards". Scrummypr.