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.
Due to the current situation, we are unable to hold our annual Open Day in September this year and instead are offering prospective pupils and their parents a private tour, from January 2021 onwards, with KGS Headmaster, Mr Berry and with KGJS Headmistress, Mrs O'Donoghue.
Please note that if you wish your child to be considered for an 11+ Scholarship or Bursary, you must submit your Senior School Registration Form no later than Friday 4 December 2020 (even if your tour hasn’t yet taken place).
Click here for the Senior School Registration form.
Click here to book your tour.
For more information about joining the KGS family, please contact the Registrar on 01772 684264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 under some of the current Covid-19 restrictions, but ultimately, we believe they will be successful 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 from the end of August through to December and expect about 125 families to take up the offer. A maximum of 3 people per tour and we ask that you please wear a mask. We will also be hosting a traditional, whole school open day in March. Looking forward, despite everything we have faced recently as a nation, this is quite an exciting time for Kirkham Grammar School. The school remains at full capacity, we are eager for the new academic year to begin and are looking forward to welcoming families to KGS for these new private tours.