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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Remote Music and Drama Highlights

The Birkdale community has been extremely busy over the past few months with a full programme of online lessons. In addition to this,our music and drama departments have been extremely busy producing amazing videos to entertain us, demonstrating the breadth of talent at Birkdale.  These have been shared on social media however as we come to the end the …

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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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MedSoc Meeting Remotely

The Birkdale Medical Society has continued remotely each week during this term via Google Meet, with the current Lower Sixth during Friday lunchtimes. Many of the 22 members have managed to attend every Friday since 15th May. They have their own Google Classroom where they share resources and advice and updates on applications for Medicine and Dentis …

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Politics Forum Virtual Meeting

On Friday 22 May the Birkdale School Politics Forum held its first ever virtual meeting. Pupils from across the Senior School came together to try and answer the question, Will Trump Win Again? The Chairman of Politics Forum, Ahmed gave a brief presentation outlining the current political situation in United States, with a focus on the upcoming Presi …

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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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Birkdale Pupils Dream a Dream

It was show time at the Senior School with three performances of this year’s production, Les Misérables. The show was a complete sell-out on all three nights and audiences were not left disappointed. The production was an incredible success with outstanding performances on stage, in the orchestra and behind the scenes. The quality of the solo sing …

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Celebrating Science

A team of eight sixth-form students took part in ‘SHUniversity Challenge’ at Sheffield Hallam University this week. This brand new quiz competition was organised as part of the events for national science week 2020. They competed against schools from across the region in a series of rounds throughout the day covering maths, physics, chemistry, biolo …

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Old Birkdalian Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

It was very exciting to hear of Old Birkdalian Henry Stevenson receiving his Gold DofE Award in the presence of the Earl of Wessex recently. Henry had a chance to chat briefly with HRH, before being presented with his certificate by adventurer Jo Bradshaw, who regaled a thrilled audience with her inspirational story. Completing the Gold Award is an i …

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Inspiring Future Medics

The Birkdale Medical Society (MedSoc) have enjoyed three really excellent guest speakers over the last few weeks. MedSoc is aimed at those pupils aspiring to a career in medicine and provides invaluable advice and understanding of the many fields of work they may choose. Firstly, Dr Sharma, a consultant from Sheffield Children's Hospital came in just …

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