Admissions September 2021

Welcome to Keswick School.  It is a shame that under the current guidelines we are not able to offer Year 6 parents and pupils a warm welcome and a visit to our school as we do usually.  However, I hope that the videos we have put together for you on this page coveys a sense of our rich, happy, purposeful community and the passion we have for learning.  We share an ambition to be the best we can.  This happens through working in partnership, encouraging pupils to take risks, seeing failure as essential for success and developing confidence and resilience.  It is what we want for our own children and is reflected in our school’s motto Levavi oculos.

As a school we value academic achievement. Encourage excellent but appreciate that other qualities are equally likely to lead to success later in life.  Keswick School is a special place, the history and traditions of the school are most evident in our pupils and they enjoy being here and are extremely proud of the school they belong to.

Simon Jackson

  • Sunday Times ranked top state school in Cumbria (sixth in NW England) for 2019/20 based on combined A-level and GCSE results in 2019.
  • Top state school in West Cumbria for A-level performance (2020 DfE School Performance tables).
  • Attainment 8 score (grades awarded in 8 GCSEs) the highest in Cumbria, or amongst the top performing state schools, every year for the last 10 years.
  • Ofsted outstanding graded school for both the day and boarding students. Particular strengths highlighted in English, Maths, Science and the Arts.
  • A caring, supportive and genuinely friendly school community which values each individual’s talents and interests and believes that happiness and enjoyment of learning is the foundation upon which all future success is built.

To meet the Headteacher, Mr Jackson, Head of Year 7, Miss Wood and have a virtual tour of the school by Scarlett Chappell in Year 9 and Neo Chappell in Year 11 please watch the short film below.

The whole school comes together for the iPerform festival in the summer term which culminates in a whole school performance with students and teachers working together - see previous short films here.

To read more about some of the successes of Keswick School please read the articles below or click here for a selection of our press releases.
Sunday Times top state school in Cumbria
Kids Lit National Winners
Sixth Form Success

If you would like more information on school transport please click here.
A copy of the school prospectus can be found here.

If you have any questions about the school or the admissions process please complete the contact form here