Head of Prep School Welcome

Welcome to Birkdale Prep School, where boys, staff and parents work together to reach the highest academic standards within a broad and enriched curriculum. The friendly, family atmosphere enables Birkdale boys to be happy, confident and successful as they take advantage of the fantastic opportunities available to them.

Birkdale is a school where boys can reach their full potential. We are committed to giving boys a secure environment in which to thrive, recognising that each boy is unique and helping each individual to be the best that they can be. In our efforts to do this it is our Christian ethos that underpins all that we seek to be and to do.

It is a great privilege to have the responsibility of helping to shape the lives of the boys in our care. Birkdale has a huge expertise in teaching boys and the way in which they learn best whilst also subscribing to those timeless values that embrace good manners, courtesy, self-respect, respect for others and a sense of duty and responsibility. Our talented and experienced staff treat the boys as individuals aiming to embed the confidence, self-reliance and resilience needed for success in a rapidly changing world.

Please arrange a visit to see the school in action. I would be delighted to show you how your son will receive an exceptional all-round education providing individual academic attainment balanced with numerous confidence and character building experiences. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Chris Burch – Head of Birkdale Prep School

Birkdale Prep School has provided our boys with an ideal learning environment in which their confidence and determination to achieve, academically and in a wide range of activities and pursuits outside the classroom, has been fostered, supported and tirelessly encouraged.

Dr & Mrs Firth

Birkdale Prep is immediately welcoming, it has a warm and nurturing environment, as well as high academic goals. We have three boys at the school who have quickly settled in, they love going in each morning. The teachers at each stage are experts in their fields, and easily cater for the boys growing and developing needs. We (and they) are very happy with the school.

Mr & Mrs Carr


Charity Fun Run

Pre-Prep arrived at school on non-uniform day dressed for exercise! There was great excitement as the boys prepared for their first ever fun run. This was part of the Birkdale charities week, raising money for The Children's Hospital Charity. The disappointing rain clouds didn't get in the way of everyone's enthusiasm. The boys arrived in the Botanic …

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World Book Day…Where’s Wally?!

Pre-Prep enjoyed a wonderful World Book Day, albeit a week late due to the snow last week. The children and staff looked brilliant all dressed up in stripes and the energy was high for a fun packed day. There was an exciting hunt for ‘Wally cards’ hidden all around Belmayne House. Each ‘Wally’ displayed a word to read and record. Later the ol …

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Prep Rugby Tour

To close the season, The U11 and U10 squads travelled to Cheltenham in February half-term for the biennial Birkdale Prep Rugby Tour. Over the four days, the boys had a fantastic time playing crazy golf, go-karting, 10-pin bowling and quizzing, not to mention visiting Kingsholm for the Gloucester vs Wasps Premiership match which ended in a thrilling 25-2 …

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Chinese New Year in Pre-Prep

PP1 have been finding out about Chinese New Year this week. We were lucky enough to have some expert visitors to help us learn about Chinese culture and traditions. Mr Chang taught us about the Year of the Dog and gave us some lovely red bags full of goodies! Mrs Zhang talked to us and brought some sweet strawberries for us to eat. We made some da …

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