Head Master's Welcome
Birkdale is a highly successful and friendly school providing an outstanding education for boys aged 4-18 and for girls aged 16-18 of all backgrounds. We pay close attention to the needs of each individual student, developing their abilities, character and confidence to provide the best foundation for a happy and fruitful life.
An exceptionally high standard of pastoral care creates a warm, caring and supportive environment, producing excellent relationships between students and with their teachers. A strong Christian ethos permeates the school: students are clear about Birkdale’s expectations of them and develop positive values and a sense of responsibility to others.
Small classes and outstanding teaching, by motivated and gifted staff, produces students with independent and curious minds, able to work together, to challenge ideas and to take the initiative in their learning. Students enjoy their lessons, gain excellent examination results and are well-prepared for future study. Typically over half of all A level grades are A* or A and at GCSE around two-thirds of results are at A* or A grades.
An enormous range of extra-curricular opportunities in sport, music, drama, academic societies and outdoor pursuits nurture the talents of individual students, help to produce well-rounded young people and enrich the life of the community. Birkdale has a strong track record in winning regional and national competitions in many disciplines.
Please do come and visit us and experience what makes Birkdale School a special community; I look forward to meeting you.
Dr Paul Owen - Head Master