As a Christian school which warmly welcomes both Christian and non-Christian staff and pupils, the governors aspire for Birkdale to be a community where:
- Christian pupils and staff are encouraged to grow in their Christian faith through Bible study, prayer and practical service
- all pupils have the opportunity to hear and explore what Christians believe, as the gospel of Jesus Christ is explained in age-appropriate ways
- the practical outworking of the Christian faith is evident in the running of the school, in particular through the upholding of Christian values within the culture of the school, through Christians holding key management roles, and in the school’s exceptional pastoral care
- it is safe, normal and encouraged to have open debates about religion and faith, and especially to consider whether the Bible’s accounts and claims of Jesus Christ are trustworthy and reliable
- pupils of all faiths and none are welcomed warmly and, whilst not requiring anyone to say or sing something they do not believe, all are expected to take part in the Christian assemblies and other activities of the school.
We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive school. Our role model in this regard is Jesus Christ, who demonstrated radical love and care for all people, by giving up his life on the cross and calling everyone to follow him in repentance and faith.