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Welcome to Kepier

Believe in You.

A Warm Welcome to Kepier

Welcome to our website. We really believe Kepier is ‘a special place’. There's a real buzz around our school; an excitement about the whole process of learning. Through everything we do, learners are encouraged to develop as unique individuals. We give them the confidence to voice what they truly want from life, and the capacity to go out and get it. At Kepier, we actively promote good behaviour and we strive to create a safe, orderly, purposeful, happy and challenging environment, in which outstanding teaching and learning can take place.

Mrs N Cooper - Principal

Nicky Cooper

Why come to Kepier?

Some great reasons to come to Kepier.

Kepier Philosophy

Every child is entitled to a good education. That’s the minimum you can expect from us.

Our Results

We are proud to share our results with you.

Ofsted Report

"Kepier is a good school with outstanding features." Ofsted 2016

After School Clubs

Extra extra curricular activities

Google Classroom

information for parents on Google Classrooms.

Y11 Sixth Form Choices

Information on Sixth Form Choices


What our Parents say.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent way the school has handled my son's transition from primary to secondary education.

Parent Kepier

I just wanted to write and congratulate the pupils and staff on their recent GCSE results.

Parent Kepier

Speaking as a parent, I am highly satisfied with the school. I have been kept informed of all the positive choices that my son has made and he has also made excellent progress.

Parent Kepier


The 3g Artificial Grass Pitch here at Kepier will re-open to the community at 6pm on Monday 15th October. Originally built in 2006, the pitch exceeded its projected lifespan thanks to a strenuous maintenance programme. However, this summer it was decided to relay the pitch in order to provide the best possible facility to local clubs and the community. The chosen contractors were SIS Pitches based in Maryport, Cumbria, who have extensive experience in the design, manufacture and installation of 3g AGP's across the world, and installed 6 of the 12 grass/artificial grass pitches at this summers World Cup in Russia. The 7 week programme of works began with the existing carpet and shockpad being lifted and removed. The base of the pitch was then renovated to bring it back up to the required standard, and once this was completed a new shockpad was laid. Following testing of these to ensure they met FA/RFU standards, the final part of the programme involved the laying of the carpet, which was then infilled with some 120 tonnes of sand and 100 tonnes of rubber crumb. Final testing was then carried out to ensure the pitch met FA/RFU standards in order to be placed on their registers for competitive games. The pitch looks fantastic, and provides a world class surface right here in Houghton-le-Spring. Many thanks to SIS Pitches for their great work and professionalism throughout the whole process. To enquire about bookings, please email our Community Development Manager, Dave Brennan:



Kepier were delighted to welcome author Dan Smith and Janet Simm from Sunderland School Library Services to talk to some of our Reading Champions. Dan spoke to them about his work and where he finds the inspiration for his stories, which involve wonderful creatures such as Brazilian wandering spiders to free roaming tapirs!!! Our Reading Champions also received a signed copy of one of Dan's books, and everyone involved had a wonderful time!!! Pictured are Dan, Janet and Literacy Coordinator Miss Sood together with a few of our lucky learners!!!



On Friday 19th October, Kepier will be supporting this wonderful cause. Our Design and Technology Department will be selling a variety of pink food items and breast cancer awareness key rings and trolley tickets. All items will range in price between 50p - £1. These can be purchased by both staff and learners from the back of the hall at break time or in Classroom T1 at the start of the day. Let's see how much money we can raise!!!



On Friday 28th September Kepier staff and learners supported this wonderful cause by baking and bringing in cakes for our coffee morning. Before school and at break, learners sold the cakes and raised £305 for Macmillan. Huge thanks go to everyone - staff and learners - who supported this event; and the cakes really did taste as good as they looked!!!

Football Academy

Kepier Elite Football Academy

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Severe Weather Conditions – Are You Prepared?

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Ofsted Report

Good with Outstanding features. Click to read more!

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