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.”

Obituary for Russell Currins

It is with deep regret that Birkdale School announces the death of Russell Currins. Russell was the Head of Economics and Business Studies from 2000 to 2004 and he established the foundation that enabled the department to become one of the strongest in the country. Although Russell retired early he never lost interest in Birkdale and he attended Prize Giving events and Carol Services when possible. Birkdale had a warm place in his heart and our thoughts are with his wife, Sarah and his son, Dominic.

In 2004 Russell had to take early retirement due to ill health. He successfully fought his illnesses many times and he produced a book called "Three Battles" which became a source of inspiration for many. Indeed his story came to the attention of the producers of Emmerdale who were starting a story-line concerning Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and his advice was sought as the story-line developed.

Russell had good periods of remission from his illnesses and he used the time fruitfully and energetically. In 2006, on board HMS Belfast, he received the "Beacon of Hope" award for raising awareness of Lymphoma cancer and in 2007 was involved with the Lymphoma Association on the BBC's Lifeline Programme.

On June 1 2016, Russell received the 10 year badge from the Nottingham City Hospital for his volunteer work in haematology clinic and day case. In particular he was the Secretary of the Hope Group at Nottingham City Hospital from 2005 to 2017.


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