Keswick School 

Keswick School

Academy Secondary with Sixth Form

Keswick School is a co-educational day and boarding school. We invest time in developing positive relationships. These are revealed in personal qualities such as consideration, service and endeavour. Visitors are struck by the disciplined yet caring atmosphere and pupils who are mature, respectful and tolerant.

We value academic achievement, encourage excellence but appreciate that other qualities are equally likely to lead to success later in life. Our pupils broaden their horizons through the wide range of extra-curricular activities that run every lunchtime and evening, from chess, young engineers and horse riding to astronomy, rock climbing and journalism.

Keswick School is a special place. The history and traditions of the school are most evident in our pupils. They enjoy being here and are extremely proud of the school they belong to. If your values and aspirations match ours then you would be welcome to join us.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Simon Jackson
Contact Position
017687 72605 
017687 74813 
Keswick School

Where to go

Keswick School
Vicarage Hill
CA12 5QB

When is it on?

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Local Offer

Local Offer Description


Keswick School aims to embrace the needs of all pupils and has a whole school approach to SEN.  We aim to raise the aspirations of and expectations for all pupils with SEN, provide effective opportunities for academic and social development, respond to pupils diverse learning needs and provide a focus on outcomes and not just provision support.


  • To identify, assess and provide for pupils who have SEN and additional needs as early as possible and as quickly as is consistent with thoroughness.
  • To work within the guidance provided in the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years(2014).
  • To operate a "whole pupil, whole school" approach to the management and provision of support for SEN.
  • To create a positive environment that meets the needs of each pupil, encourages them to develop confidence and self-esteem and recognise the value of their own contribution to learning.
  • To provide a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who will work with the SEND Policy.
  • To provide support and advice for all staff working with SEN pupils.
  • To take into account the ascertainable wishes of the children concerned and their parents.
Contact Name
Miss Jemma Grills (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
017687 72605
Contact Email
Keswick School's Local Offer
Age Bands

Schools Extended Local Offer Response 

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

There are a number of ways in which pupils are identified as needing extra support. It could be through assessing their reading age, or the cognitive assessment tests (CATs) may highlight a need.

Another way may include a referral from a member of staff who has concerns, to the SENDCo. Keswick School follows a graduated approach, using assessments and progress measures. If a pupil is not progressing after steps have been taken in the classroom to offer support, staff will then refer a pupil to the SENDCo.

Parents can also contact the SENDCo or their child's Head of Year if they have any concerns.

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Address: Vicarage Hill  Keswick   Cumbria

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