Birkdale School to welcome girls from 2020

Schools take you on a journey. They teach us about who we are and who we want to be. We are proud at Birkdale to be a family that moves with the times – because schools are also on a journey. They need to reflect the community they serve and the family they are part of. This is a moment for change. Girls are part of your family and they are part …

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No room in the Inn

The Pre-Prep Nativity Play was, as always, a huge success. No Room in the Inn told the story of Jesus' birth from the point of view of four over-worked and rather stressed innkeepers. They were accompanied by Wise Men, Angels, an extremely grumpy Herod, Mary, Joseph, worried carpenters, some very cute sheep and of course, the Son of God! The pupils w …

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Mesmerising Macbeth

Macbeth may be known as the cursed play but Prep 4 defied the curse and produced an extraordinary version of the play on Monday night. Reuben performed like a professional and captured the audience with his Is this a dagger? soliloquy. Tristan mesmerised everyone with his compelling performance of Lady Macbeth and brought her malicious, manipul …

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The PP3 History Hike

PP3 experienced a wonderful cross-curricular excursion to Derbyshire this term. Initially, in the classroom, they learned about the story of the Plague and how a parcel of cloth from London was delivered to the village of Eyam. The cloth was infested with fleas carrying the disease, which consequently killed 260 inhabitants of the village. We decided …

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Friends of Birkdale School Quiz

The annual Friends of Birkdale School Quiz took place on Friday night. The Heeley Hall was crammed with 150 eager quizzers in 17 teams, aiming to win the coveted trophy. It was a great night of good humoured competition as the teams battled over 8 rounds of questions. A delicious pie and pea supper was provided by parent Matt Carr -the perfect interval …

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PP1 Teddy Bears Picnic

To celebrate the end of a fun-packed first half term at Birkdale Prep, PP1 prepared for a teddy bears picnic last week. This required learning a number of important skill, such as writing a special invitation to the teddies and also planning what they would eat and what activities they would have at the picnic. The pupils spent Thursday making and decor …

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Learning through play at Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre

PP2 went on an exciting trip to the Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre. They caught the bus from Ecclesall Road and after a quick walk they were met by Helen, one of the centre staff. The children listened well to the safety talk and were soon on their way to explore the woods. First of all they played an ice dragon game and then a ninja game to get wa …

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Fundraising Auction for Nepal

Please come and join us for a fun evening of entertainment with bar, nibbles, music, an entertaining auctioneer and some wonderful items on the lot list. We hope to raise funds in order to assist in the building replacement of temporary classrooms constructed at the Peace Garden School. Built after the earthquakes in 2015 they are freezing in winter, …

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A Smorgasbord of Swedish Activities

Birkdale Prep celebrated European Languages Day this year with a Swedish theme, which served up a real Smorgasbord of activities across the school. The day began with a fabulous rendition of Waterloo by ABBA in assembly, followed by a taste of Swedish in Modern Foreign Language lessons courtesy of Mrs Helleday. There was language problem-sol …

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Birkdale BBQ and Fair

The Birkdale BBQ and Fair took place on Friday evening in the grounds of the Johnson Building bathed in glorious sunshine. No-one could have predicted the fabulous weather, which helped to make the event such a huge success.  There was fun for all the family with food, drink, cakes and lots of fun stalls to entertain the children! We were also entertai …

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