University Of Cumbria Kendal

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University Of Cumbria Kendal

Kirkbie Kendal School is a popular and successful 11-18 mixed comprehensive school with 920 students on roll, 187 in the Sixth Form. The students are very welcoming, friendly and outgoing.

Since 2011 the school has worked in partnership with the University of Cumbria providing a unique school-based PGCE course. The school has an ‘outstanding’ grade PE subject inspection from Ofsted and the university has an excellent reputation for teacher-training. Evaluations from previous students have been so positive about our school-based PGCE format that we did not wish to lose this training opportunity in the move to more School Direct places.

The school is part of two teaching school alliances, the South Lakes Federation (leading school Queen Elizabeth School) and The Queen Katherine School. We work in partnership and collaborate closely to maximise the potential of all the students, staff and trainee teachers in all of our schools.

The school is firmly committed to sustain further improvements and excellent professional opportunities exist within the school and beyond. We collaborate with all local secondary schools as a member of the ‘South Lakes Federation’ teaching alliance. This includes sharing good practice and offering continuing professional development opportunities.

Kendal is a lovely area in which to live and work. We are on the southern fringes of the Lake District, and the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales national parks. Kendal is a fine market town, with a thriving Arts, Sports and Social Scene. Nearby Lancaster is a busy university city, and there are good north-south transport links, by rail and the M6.

University Of Cumbria

Head Office
Fusehill Street

Telephone: 01228 616234
Fax: 01228 616235.


Fusehill Street campus

Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH

Telephone: 01228 616234
Fax: 01228 616235