UK Motorsport Night of Champions

Congratulations to Lower Sixth student Max, who was invited to the Royal Autombile Club last weekend to celebrate his achievements in UK motorsport. The Night of Champions is a very prestigious event and brings together the winners of all major championships in the UK for an evening of celebration. Max got to meet some amazing people such as F1 legen …

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Rugby Superstars

Huge congratulations to the U15 rugby team on progressing to the quarter-finals of the National Schools Vase competition. This is the furthest the school has ever got in this prestigious competition and marks a significant achievement for this talented and committed squad. The team secured an impressive 29-19 victory over Audenshaw School on Wednesday s …

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Engineering Challenge in Newton Society

As the Easter term gets underway it is great to hear that our clubs and societies are in full swing, including Newton Society. Newton Society is aimed at Sixth Form students who are interested in Physics and Engineering. Engineering skills were put to the test this week with a 'Boat Building Challenge' where the students were tasked with building a b …

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The Birkdale Lectures

Managing Disasters Around the World with Michael Timmins

To reserve your place follow the link https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BKUF or scan the QR code below.

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Christmas Carol Service

Christmas is always a special time at Birkdale and this year is no exception. Our Senior Carol Service took place on Wednesday 15 December at the Jubilee Centre. We had two performances and live streamed the event to parents. The musicians and choirs were outstanding with Lower School Choir, Sixth Form Girls Choir, Male Voice Choir and the Sixth Form …

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Christmas Music Concert

What a treat to be able to welcome parents, pupils and friends to the annual Christmas Concert. Our music department presented a showcase of musical talent including a plethora of ensembles and our Big Band. Music kept us all going through periods of lockdown but nothing quite compares to live performance. Rehearsals have permeated the school for som …

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Computing Challenge Congratulations

Highest congratulations to Alex in S1 who has achieved a perfect score in the Bebras Challenge earlier this term. In a first for a Birkdale student, Alex obtained a maximum possible score by completing 6 easy, 6 medium and 6 hard computational thinking tasks as part of an online test. His score puts him in the top 0.1% of juniors who took part. His unbe …

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Rotherham Titans Appoint Mr Byron as Head Coach

We are delighted to announce that Birkdale’s Director of Rugby, Mr Byron, has been appointed as new head coach of Rotherham Titans. He joins the club from Sheffield RUFC having spent the last 7 years with the Abbeydale based side. Mr Byron was a Birkdale pupil himself and will continue to coach Rugby at Birkdale to share his wealth of experience an …

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Sibling Swimming Superstars

Siblings Annabelle (Lower Sixth) and Tom (S5) achieved considerable success competing in the regional swimming championships recently. They were both entered in the open age group. Amongst the swimmers were Olympians and world championship swimmers. They both achieved places in the final and did personal bests in every race which was their objective. …

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Birkdale Lecture – Mountain Medicine

On Wednesday last week we held our first Birkdale Lecture, a fascinating talk on mountain medicine by Dr Jeremy Windsor. This fundraising event was organised by our Head of Outdoor Education, Mr Watchman, and the proceeds from the evening went to three charities – RNV Nepal, Community Action Nepal and Edale Mountain Rescue. It was great to see so m …

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