Jubilee Celebrations

Last Friday the entire School community came together to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a Garden Party and BBQ. Friends of Birkdale School organised the event with a plethora of stalls and activities. These included: a fabulous cake stall; adopt a bear; face painting; bouncy pirate ship; craft activities; pin the tail on the corgi; name …

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Yorkshire County Cricket Signing

Congratulations to Edward (S4) who has been selected to play county age group cricket for Yorkshire. He is pictured here signing his Yorkshire Emerging Players Programme contract at Headingley alongside James Martin, Head of Boys Performance Pathway. Players are selected for the Emerging Players Programme based on the observation of outstanding abilitie …

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“You can be whatever you want to be!”

A group of Lower Sixth students visited the Prep School today to give an inspirational assembly. The group of 5 girls and 3 boys dressed up in outfits of their chosen future profession. Nikhita and Yasmin would like to go into medicine, whilst Sal would like to be a medic in the Marines. Erin is an elite athlete and aspires to compete in the Heptathl …

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Birkdale Senior School From the Sky

Since its foundation in 1904 Birkdale has continually grown and developed. The extensive Senior School campus is currently made up of 5 large Victorian buildings located between Oakholme Road and Endliffe Crescent in the leafy suburb of Broomhill. These have been transformed into the thriving school it is today. We have recently captured the campus l …

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End of Season Football Tour

On Friday and Saturday last week our 1st XI travelled to Liverpool for an end of season tour. Everyone enjoyed an insightful tour of Liverpool's Anfield stadium on Friday. The changing rooms, standing at the top of the new stand and in front of the Kop were real highlights. They then travelled across the city to play Liverpool College. They had a ver …

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Silver DofE Practice in the Peaks

50 intrepid S4 boys embarked on the practice expedition for their Silver DofE award last week, meeting in the Dark Peak and making their way over three days to Middleton-in-Wirksworth. The weather was ideal for walking, although the nights under canvas were rather chilly! The qualifying assessment takes place in the last week of the summer term, so this …

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Chemists Having a Blast at Ecton Mine!

On Wednesday 27th April Upper Sixth chemistry students visited Ecton Mine near Hartington in the Peak district. In the late 1700's Ecton Mine was owned by the Duke of Devonshire and it was thought the proceeds from this copper mine were used to build Chatsworth House. Everyone enjoyed a trip into the mine and collected samples of various o …

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Sixth Form History Trip to Durham

On 12th and 13th April a group of Sixth Form students were fortunate to experience a trip to Durham in order to retrace the steps of Saint Cuthbert, the Pilgrimage of Grace 1536 and the Northern Rising 1569. They were all members of our thriving Sixth Form History Society, which is open to all students regardless of the subjects they study. They were ac …

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Old Birkdalian Presentation on Careers in Finance and Investment

The Birkdale Economics Society welcomed former student Eleanor Kennedy (OB 2018) to give a presentation to Sixth Form students on careers in finance and investment. During her time at Birkdale, high-flier Eleanor was successful in securing a very competitive graduate apprenticeship with investment bank JP Morgan, where she is currently making rapid prog …

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Castle Dyke From the Sky

We have recently recorded drone footage of Castle Dyke. See our 30 acre sports facilities as you have never seen them before! [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.birkdaleschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Birkdale-School-Whole-School-Castle-Dyke.mp4"][/video] …

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