Our Vision

Birkdale provides a strong academic education through outstanding individualised teaching, which inspires all pupils to achieve their personal best. It offers a rounded education enabling pupils to pursue a wide range of interests, equipping them with skills and values to live a successful, fruitful and fulfilling life. Underpinned by a strong Christian ethos, where everyone is treated with care and respect.


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We just wanted to express our enormous gratitude to all of the Birkdale staff for the marvellous way that the home schooling has been rolled out and for the excellent standard you are offering under such unusual circumstances. Teachers are providing such fabulous input… From our point of view, you couldn’t be doing a better job and what you are providing is helping us to get along with our own work, in the knowledge that our child’s education is continuing effectively. We are so happy that we selected this school for X; he is too.

Prep School Parent

The remote online learning that you have provided for both children has been exceptional. It has really given the kids direction and good focus at this difficult time.

Prep School Parent

I just wanted to let you know how well the Google Meet has worked for my son this week. Absolutely brilliant to be honest! Well done to all the teachers - really appreciate the hard work going into making this a successful learning experience.

Senior School Parent


Live Music is Back!

Following 18 months of not being able to perform to a live audience, 23 pupils from S1 to Sixth Form delighted in playing a variety of pieces from different composers and genres to an appreciative audience. Instruments played included cello, saxophon …

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S3 Camp Adventure Days

An intrepid group of S3 (Y9) pupils set off from school on Monday to begin a 24 hour expedition as part of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh training. Following a 6 hour walk to Hathersage, they set up camp at the North Lees campsite where they pitch …

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Fantastic Football!

Last week Birkdale competed in the only national ISFA (Independent Schools Football Association) cup. The U15’s travelled to Bootham School, York in the first round. They were losing 2-0 at half time and then went 3-0 down just after the break, …

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Marvellous at Mandarin

S4 pupil Indy has achieved HSK1 in Mandarin. This is a significant achievement and we would like to congratulate him on his success. Indy’s interest in learning Mandarin began in the Prep School and he continued his studies at Senior School and …

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