Our Vision

Birkdale provide a strong academic education through outstanding individualised teaching, which inspires all pupils to achieve their personal best. It offers a well-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 strong Christian values, everyone is treated with care and respect.


Prep School - Boys 4-11

Senior School - Boys 11-16

Sixth Form - Boys & Girls 16-18


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We will be forever indebted to Birkdale for guiding our son to achieving his potential and nurturing his intellectual curiosity. He has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to participate in a variety of clubs, trips, societies and sports. The excellent teachers have been the key driving force in his success and their advice has always been invaluable. His GCSE results were way beyond our expectations.

Mr & Dr Madan | Sixth Form Parents

Birkdale is able to bring out the best in each of our two boys with the ability to flexibly teach and engage with them as individuals. The school offers a rounded curriculum including traditional subjects (Maths, English, Science) complemented by a wide variety of sporting, music and drama activities. Both of our boys are flourishing in a number of areas - something I could not envisage in any other school.

Dr Debbage | Prep School Parent


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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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Art

Pupils at both the Prep and Senior Schools took up the challenge of the Chinese New Year Poster Competition run by Sheffield’s Confucius Institute. The winning entries will be on display in the Ball Room of Sheffield City Hall on Tuesday 20th February as part of the pre-show activities for the China New Year Show and the first prize-winners will re …

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Old Birkdalian vs 1st XI Football!

This annual fixture was almost cancelled due to the frozen pitches at Castle Dyke but despite the freezing wind and snow the game went ahead. The old boys started very well and gained an early two goal lead. Mr Morton made a brief cameo performance for the 1st XI - bending a free kick into the top corner. The superior fitness of the current 1st XI sh …

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Cyber Security Challenge

We hear about cyber security in the news on a regular basis and members of Birkdale’s Code Club, run by the Computing department, have been participating in the recent cyber security challenge "Capture the Flag" run by students from Sheffield Hallam University. This involved challenges testing cryptography, secure coding and on-line security. Merlin …

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