Prestigious Apprenticeship Awarded

Birkdale School are delighted to announce that Sixth Form student, Eleanor Kennedy has been offered a prestigious apprenticeship with JP Morgan based in Canary Wharf. Eleanor was offered the 18 month apprenticeship, which begins in October of this year, following 5 intense rounds of interviews and assessments. These included an assessment centre and …

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Be Better at Birkdale

Official figures show Birkdale has Sheffield’s best overall exam results – based on the Attainment 8 score of average achievement across eight subjects. This measure looks at how well students have performed across the board – from English and mathematics to other key subjects like sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages. In t …

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Spanish Study Trip to Seville

A group of Senior School students (Y10 - Y13) had the fantastic opportunity to spend a week in Seville, staying with families close to the historic Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter in medieval times, thus experiencing not only the vibrant capital city of Andalusia but also one of the most ancient cities in Spain. Accompanied by their teacher …

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Historical Association Great Debate 2018

U6 student Sam Pickup represented Sheffield in the Historical Association’s Great Debate in the Palace of Westminster recently. The debate, which was the national final, was on the topic of whether ‘The 1918 Extension of the Franchise was the most important moment in British democratic history?' This Act of Parliament extended the vote to women for …

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Code Club Enter Perse Braben Cup

A small team of students from Code Club were entered for the Perse Braben Cup recently - a national competition that tests their ability to code under pressure and to tight deadlines. The team consisted of 2 students from S4 (Alex Pilakoutas and James Taylor) and two from S2 (Matthew Morris and Merlin Hancock.) With ten minutes of preparation time and 5 …

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End of Term Letter – March 2018

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Tinsley Meadows Science Fair

On Friday 16 March, 6 Lower Sixth students volunteered to help out at the annual Tinsley Meadows Primary School Science Fair; a chance to showcase a range of different experiments to inspire and kindle curiosity and interest in primary school pupils. The team set up and conducted 3 interactive experiments, all of which were received very well by the chi …

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U15 Football Tour to Newcastle

The U15 football squad enjoyed three action packed but very wet days in the north-east this term. After arriving on Thurday afternoon the team played against Royal Grammar School (RGS), Newcastle and suffered a cruel 2-1 defeat when we missed several chances to actually win the game. RGS were much more clinical in front of goal, scoring the few chances …

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U13 Football Team Winners

A new U13 football tournament was hosted by Birkdale School this term at St.George`s Park, Thorncliffe. All the players that took apart appreciated the excellent facilities during the particularly wet day. Nine teams took part in the tournament from prestigious independent schools including, The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), Fulneck, Hull Collegiate, …

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Sovereign Education English Language study day

A combined group of L6 and U6 Birkdale English Language students attended the annual Sovereign Education English Language A-level study day in Manchester, where linguistic luminaries including London University’s Ian Cushing, and Bermondsey boy & AQA Chief Examiner Dan Clayton, delivered a series of entertaining and instructional presentations, ra …

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