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Kirkbie Kendal School 

Kirkbie Kendal School is a thriving, successful school for girls and boys aged between 11 and 18 years old, with a long tradition of excellence in academic achievement. We maintain this proud tradition with state of the art facilities and a determination to provide all of our students with the learning and skills required to shape and meet the demands of our rapidly changing society.


In 1525 the Kendal ‘Free Schole’ came into existence, later becoming known as Kendal Grammar School. In 1888 the Kendal High School for Girls opened. In 1889 our beautiful main building was constructed and the School moved to its current location. The Girls’ and Boys’ Schools amalgamated in 1980 to form Kirkbie Kendal School.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mike Bousfield
Contact Position
Assistant Headteacher
01539 727422 
Kirkbie Kendal School

Where to go

Kirkbie Kendal School
Lound Road

Local Offer


Kirkbie Kendal School seeks at all times to maximise the potential of all students, whatever their needs and abilities, so that all benefit from effective learning opportunities within the school and the wider community. Kirkbie Kendal School provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children, which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.


Children may have AEN throughout, or at any time during their school career. This policy ensures that curriculum planning and assessment takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the student. Teachers take into account in their planning a student’s special educational needs and the provision made therefore enables such students to participate effectively in all curriculum and assessment activities, in addition to broader aspects of schools life.

Contact Name
Kyrine Townley
Contact Telephone
01539 727422
Contact Email
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Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood(16+)
Secondary (11-15 years)
Last updated: 02/05/2019
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