Kilgarth School

Kilgarth is a maintained secondary school for boys who are experiencing behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.  The whole ethos of the school is based on care, responsibility and proactive behaviour management, where mutual respect is of prime importance. The singularity of vision shared by staff at Kilgarth enables us to provide the highest quality education and support for all our pupils.  Indeed, staff will always go the extra mile to create a caring environment in which young people are encouraged to manage and overcome their difficulties within a climate that promotes curiosity and learning; enabling them to be the best they can be.  Our high expectations empower pupils to make outstanding progress academically, morally and socially.  In addition, we focus on their place in the community, encouraging their development into active and responsible members of society.  The outcomes our pupils have achieved over the last two years are remarkable, especially considering their attainment levels on entry. As part of our uncompromising drive in pursuit of excellence we constantly strive to improve.  Recently we have had very positive Ofsted inspection feedback, have achieved the Investors in People Gold Award and are now working towards National Autistic Society accreditation which will enable us to be a centre of excellence for supporting young people with autism and behavioural difficulties.

Our hard work and achievements have recently been recognised at a national level as Kilgarth School won an unprecedented three Pearson Teaching Awards. These awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching and the Kilgarth staff team were invited to an event at the House of Commons to celebrate this outstanding achievement.

Other institutions have recognised our strengths and this has enabled us to forge very strong links with a range of partner institutions which can be found on our website.  Indeed we have now become a strategic partner within the Weatherhead Teaching School alliance and are undertaking practitioner led research into several areas within school including the use of coaching to improve staff resilience, the use of multimedia to promote pupil interaction and links between neuroscience and behaviour. You may also like to explore the ‘vision’ page on our website where you can discover more about the next exciting steps in Kilgarth School’s evolution.