Welcome from Kilgarth School

It is with pride that I write to introduce myself as the executive headteacher of Kilgarth School and Gilbrook School, recognised jointly as The Aspire Schools Federation, and I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to Kilgarth School’s website.

The whole ethos of both schools is based on care, responsibility and proactive behaviour management, where mutual respect is of prime importance.

The singularity of vision shared by staff enables us to provide the highest quality education and support for all our pupils.  Indeed, staff will always go ‘the extra mile’ to create a caring environment in which young people are encouraged to manage and overcome their difficulties within a climate that promotes curiosity and learning; enabling them to be the best they can be.  Our high expectations empower pupils to make outstanding progress academically, morally and socially.  In addition, we focus on their place in the community, encouraging their development into active and responsible members of society.

I hope you enjoy our website and should you wish to find out more about our outstanding school, and strong links with Gilbrook School, please contact the Headteacher Ms Westlake directly.

Mr S Baker, Principal


I am delighted to introduce you to Kilgarth School.  We are an amazing community for young men with additional social, emotional and mental health needs.  Judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2019,  we will work tirelessly to give your child an education that is second to none.

Our work is based on building excellent relationships.  Staff deal with situations using non-confrontational approaches so the working atmosphere is calmer.

Our reward based behavioural modification programme encourages responsibility.  It helps teach our students to make more positive choices and is based on cutting edge scientific research

The website will give you some information about what we offer but the best way to get a ‘feel’ for Kilgarth is to come and see for yourselves.  Please do get in touch to arrange a tour.

Ms J Westlake, Head of Kilgarth