Review of Lockdown and Remote Learning

We have made it to the end of the term and indeed the end of the academic year. And what a year it has been, a year of two halves, before and after lockdown. Despite the obvious restrictions that have been imposed on us, we have much to celebrate and to be grateful for this year. Sport success, the cricket tour, music, drama (including our production …

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A New Look for Birkdale

We are delighted to introduce the new Birkdale uniform, for all pupils from PP1 (Reception) to S5 (Y11). The uniform and PE kit will be supplied by a company called SchoolBlazer, the UK’s leading supplier of high quality uniforms to the UK’s most prestigious schools. The uniform will be available to order on the Schoolblazer website from Friday 26 J …

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Birkdale. Always supporting. Always inspiring. Always innovating.

We are now well into the summer term and although we are not physically at school, we continue to deliver our comprehensive remote learning programme.

The health and well-being of our school community has always been our priority, but we have also worked hard to ensure we continue to provide an excellen …

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Celebrating a Love of Books on World Book Day

Prep pupils have been celebrating World Book Day in style. One by one they arrived in fantastic costumes; following a ‘creatures’ theme. It was not long before ‘Peter Rabbit’ was vastly outnumbered by ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and all manner beasts and their owners were creating new and exciting playground games. Mr Scholey took a special ‘Wor …

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Prep Rugby Tour

During half term 22 pupils from the U10 and U11 Rugby squads visited Cheltenham for the 2020 Prep School Rugby Tour. They took part in a number of sporting activities over the four days, including 10 pin bowling, laser quest and mini golf, but the undoubted highlight was the morning spent Go Karting. Tour meals took place at Frankie & Bennies and …

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Sharing Stories in Prep School

Having looked at many different fairy stories, Pre-Prep 3 have been working on their story writing skills. They talked about what good writing looks and feels like. In re-writing the story of Dick Whittington, they drew a story path, showing the different events that happened in the story. This helped when it came to writing. Mr Leighton asked if the bo …

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In Memory of Gordon Grayson

Gordon Grayson was Chairman of Governors at Birkdale from 1963 to 1991. During his tenure of office he oversaw many of the developments which made Birkdale the school it is today. He presided over the establishment of the Sixth Form in 1988, the building of the Science Block, the Sports Hall, the acquisition of Clarke House for the 4-11 Prep School, the …

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Celebrating Chinese New Year In Style

Chinese New Year was celebrated in style at Sheffield City Hall last night. There was an amazing display of Chinese culture and traditional Chinese entertainment. Some of our pupils were lucky enough to attend as Prize Winners in the Birkdale Chinese New Year Art competition, with representatives from both the Prep School and Senior School. Birkdale Pri …

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Quiz Club National Finals – here we come!

The Birkdale Prep General Knowledge Quiz teams were at it again this week, entering the Regional Final of the Quiz Club National Championships. Travelling to Bramcote Hills School in Nottingham, the two teams of four faced off against fourteen teams from across the Midlands. Displaying an incredible knowledge of topics ranging from the first woman in …

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Head of Prep’s End of Term Letter – December 2019

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