Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Mr S Clarke

Having worked in two girls' grammar schools in the South East of England, Mr Clarke became the Deputy Headteacher of West Kirby Grammar School in April 2018. 

His background in the finance sector, before training as a teacher, has left a lasting mathematical legacy, which now sees him manage school-wide data with interest and confidence. Having a keen analytical mind enables him to lead assessment, monitoring and reporting, and curriculum development throughout the school very effectively. Within his role, Mr Clarke is also responsible for overseeing exams, coordinating the school's marketing strategy as well as writing the timetable and managing student options.

As a teacher of music, Mr Clarke has developed a real interest in a variety of teaching and learning philosophies including ‘Building Learning Powers’, modern techniques for assessment for learning, and the thought process behind Growth Mindset theory.  His research and engagement with these concepts has influenced his own teaching, leading to new approaches to target setting as well as behaviour management. 

In addition to his teaching, Mr Clarke has great passion for music. He was a composer of some merit, producing work that was performed at the Royal Festival Hall by groups including the BBC singers, and he revels in musical performance, having studied at institutions including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Trinity College of Music.