Kirkham Grammar School is an Independent Co-educational Day and Boarding School for pupils aged 3-18. We pride ourselves on our warm family atmosphere and believe in the values of a traditional education alongside a drive towards modern ambition. Academic success remains at the heart of our aims. Our most recent inspection recognised the school as 'excellent across all areas’, the highest grading possible within the independent sector.

We are continuing to offer prospective pupils and their parents a private tour with KGS Headmaster, Mr Berry, and with KGJS Headmistress, Mrs O'Donoghue.

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To arrange a private tour, please visit For more information about joining the KGS family, please contact the Registrar on 01772 684264 or email

Why did we decide to launch the private tours?

The format of the traditional open day is certainly useful, but it is a prepared, showcase event and we think that if you are investing heart, soul and mind – as well as financially – in an independent school then you need to see it operating. A private tour with the head, where you are going into lessons and interacting with pupils and teachers, and seeing the school up and running is probably therefore an ideal open day experience

What can you expect from the experience?

You will be welcomed by one of our team at the school’s main reception before being introduced to our Headmaster, Mr Berry, who will give you a brief introduction to the grammar school, its values and history, and then take them on a tour of the school which normally takes about 45 minutes. We have quite a large campus and will show you a selection of subjects being taught, as well as many of the indoor and outdoor spaces, such as the dining hall and sports facilities.

What are the benefits of this style of open day?

The tours do work well because they offer the best, transparent, 360-degree view of the school. We will provide a tour tailored to each individual family giving parents and prospective pupils the opportunity to see the school in action and experience the unique atmosphere at KGS. One of our biggest values here is our emphasis on a family ethos and that is very hard to explain on paper or even demonstrate in an open day.

When can families visit?

We will be running private tours throughout the academic year. The school remains at full capacity and we are looking forward to welcoming families to Kirkham Grammar School for these private tours.