There are 12 primary schools, 2 secondary schools and a special educational needs school in Kirkby

The twelve local authority primary schools include six community primaries, one Church of England primary and five Roman Catholic primaries.

There are two secondary schools in Kirkby, although many secondary school aged pupils also travel out of Kirkby to neighbouring towns and north east Liverpool.

Bluebell Park School provides primary, secondary and post-16 special needs education.

The schools in the town work together as the Kirkby Collaborative of Schools.

Students have to travel outside of Kirkby for all further education, higher education and continuing education.

There is a local branch of the British Science Association which runs the Kirkby SciBar.