Birkdale Sixth Form

Typically 100% pass rate at A Level. Most students go on to leading universities.

Academic Excellence

Outstanding academic results at both GCSE and A Level. Typically over half of all A Level grades are A* or A and at GCSE around two-thirds are A* or A grades.

A Space for Art

Creativity and a love of Fine Art permeate Birkdale and equip students with skills for life.

Music at the heart of Birkdale

Birkdale has an enviable reputation for outstanding music making and instrumental performance.

Birkdale Prep School

The highest academic standards in a happy, family atmosphere. Small class sizes allow each boy to be challenged, cared for and nurtured.

Birkdale Sport

Birkdale offers a wide variety of team and individual sports. We encourage our pupils to “be the best they can be.”

Mandarin Classes

Birkdale is one of a select number of Schools to be recognised by the Confucius Institute for its work in promoting the study of Mandarin Chinese and in July 2013 was awarded the coveted accolade of becoming a Confucius Classroom.

The Confucius Institute also helps Birkdale provide activities within the curriculum to ensure that students become familiar with Chinese culture, art, music and history. Year 7 (S1) enjoy an annual Chinese day and Mandarin lessons are currently available to Years 8 and above (S2-U6) at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Some members of staff have also been able to attend Mandarin classes and in the academic year 2015-2016 we will be offering beginner and intermediate evening classes to all interested Senior School parents. Birkdale has also enjoyed considerable success in recent years in the painting competition organised by the Confucius Institute as part of its Chinese New Year celebrations and we hope that this will continue for many years to come.

For anyone interested in participating in Mandarin classes please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course details can e accessed by clicking here.



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