Kirby Boarding (11 to 13)

Kirby House has a dedicated and caring pastoral and academic team of tutors who aim to bring out the best in every pupil.

The building boasts some of the best boarding accommodation in the country with 10 dormitories, each with five beds and en-suite facilities. There are six classrooms, a large atrium, an IT room, a virtual and traditional library, plus two spacious flats for resident staff. Kirby House is a very special place – visit us and see for yourself!

Kirby House welcomes boarders from 7 to 13 years old into its modern, spacious dormitories. The youngest members of the boarding house (Years 3 to 6) are looked after by the Junior Housemother, and the older children (Years 7 and 8) by the Kirby Housemaster. Children have plenty of space to call their own, and can personalise that space to make it feel just like home. Despite being bright, light and airy the dormitories are cosy and warm, providing a wonderful place of relaxation and rest.

A dedicated social area offers many opportunities for fun in the evenings and at weekends. Boarders also enjoy using the Sports Centre and Swimming Pool, along with regular trips into town. They are never short of friends, and mobile phone contact and regular ‘exeat’ weekends mean that parents never feel far away.

Mr James Rawbone
Head of Kirby Boarding

“The school is successful in providing opportunities for pupils of all abilities to gain academic success and develop their individual talents.”

ISI Inspection Report 2015
Open Days 2022

Junior School Open Day – Friday 25th February 2022 at 9 am

Early Years Open Morning (Age 3+) – Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 9.30 am

Junior School Open Morning – Saturday 19th March 2022 at 9.30 am


Senior School Open Day – Saturday 19th March 2022 at 11 am

Register your place at one of our Open Events