WKGS is the top school for Merseyside & Halton!
West Kirby Grammar School has been rated the Number One School for the whole of Merseyside and Halton authorities by the Real Schools Guide. This year, the ranking system has taken into account a greater number of factors, rather than just attainment at GCSE. These include:
- The grades the students attain at GCSE
- The progress they make from the end of Year 6 until the end of Year 11
- Value added for subjects other than English and Maths including Science, Languages and Humanities
- Attendance figures
- Ratio of teachers to pupils
- Progression from school to further education or jobs
- Value for money in teacher salaries
WKGS achieved the highest Progress 8 score of any school in the region in 2016, meaning that students at WKGS made the most progress from the end of Year 6 to the end of Year 11. This result also placed the school in the top 10% of schools in the country. Also, our attendance figure of around 97% ranked us very highly. We thank parents and students for working with us to ensure that these figures remain high and congratulate the students of 2016 who achieved excellent progress scores.
West Kirby Grammar School ensures that success occurs both in and outside the classroom. Clearly, our primary focus is on enabling strong academic achievement and we expect all students to do their best. However, this must be counterbalanced by a vibrant extra-curricular programme and co-curricular education in careers, work experience and visits, both in the UK and abroad. These wider experiences (which are evident throughout our website) ensure that we prepare our students for the next stage of their lives, whether this be higher education, further education, employment, apprenticeship or training.
WKGS is oversubscribed for Year 7 in September 2017 with over 180 girls joining us. Occasionally spaces appear in other year groups and we welcome students who wish to consider transferring. Please use the contact page here (selecting "admissions" from the list) to request more information.