Kirby Moor School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Longtown Road
7 - 18
Other independent special school
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School Description

The school is owned and managed by North Lakes Children’s Services, which also owns the children’s homes where some of the pupils live. The school is registered with the Department for Education (DfE), to meet the needs of up to 40 pupils between the ages of nine and 18 years. There are no learners in Years 12 or 13 currently. Following a request by the school for a material change, the DfE approved the establishment of a second site. The new site, Herdley Bank Annexe, opened to pupils in October 2016. Herdley Bank Annexe is housed in a building formerly used as a primary Inspection report: Kirby Moor School, 12–14 December 2017 Page 9 of 12 school. Herdley Bank Annexe is approximately 12 miles away from the main school site. The school caters for pupils who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Many pupils have further additional needs, including learning. A number of local authorities commission placements for pupils at Kirby Moor so that their educational and social care needs can be met. Almost all pupils speak English as their first language. Almost all pupils on roll have an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs. All the pupils on roll currently are boys. Since the previous inspection, a new chair of the governing body has been appointed. The school was previously inspected in October 2014. No alternative provision is used by the school.

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