Iceland Adventures

36 of our GCSE and A level Geographers had the privilege of visiting Iceland over a long weekend at half term. It was the most amazing trip and the pupils were lucky to see so many remarkable places and experience so many wonderful things. They even saw the Northern Lights! There was a full 4 day itinerary starting with a visit to the Bridge Between …

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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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The Bebras Challenge

The Bebras Challenge is a computational thinking competition held annually in over 50 countries around the world each November. Students take part in an online quiz consisting of 6 easy, 6 medium and 6 hard questions. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists often encounter and enjoy solving. The tasks can be solved wit …

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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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We Will Remember Them

Birkdale 6th Form student Molly has the privilege of attending the British and Irish Remembrance exhibition and events in Dublin this year. She was asked to write and perform a poem by the Irish President for the main event which is to take place today, Monday 11 November. On this day of reflection and remembrance we would like to share Molly's wonderfu …

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Performing Arts taking Centre Stage

It was so fantastic to hear 6th Form students Isabella and Antonia perform at the Senior School open Morning on Saturday, we decided to share their version of 'For Good' from the Musical 'Wicked' with you. We have an amazing Performing Arts team here at Birkdale, who work tirelessly on numerous music and drama performances. The team are currently workin …

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6th Form Making Music

Last night saw a joint "America" themed musical performance between our 6th Form choir and Sheffield Girls'. The concert featured performances from the Joint 6th Form Choir, Sheffield Girl's Choir and the Joint Paris Choir who were performing together in advance of their concert tour to Disneyland this Friday. There were also soloists from both schools …

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New Senior School Uniform

Further to the initial announcement regarding the introduction of a new Birkdale School uniform, we are delighted to share photographs of the samples we have just received. We will be showing the uniform to prospective parents at our Open Morning on Saturday. We have worked extensively for the past 6 months on this project, with a working party of st …

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A level English Language Conference

Eleven Upper and Lower Sixth English Language students travelled to University College London for the ninth annual Emagazine English Language conference this week, which is aimed at boosting the understanding of A-level pupils as they study, and prepare for their exams. Professor Ian Cushing from UCL’s own Institute of Education kicked off proceedings …

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New Gerbil cutter for D&T Department

We were pleased to welcome Mrs Helen Timmins this week to the design and technology department at Birkdale School. Staff and pupils were treated to a demonstration of a new Gerbil 2020 cutter and trimmer. Mrs Timmins demonstrated the new features of the cutter showing examples of what it can produce. The Gerbil cutter was generously donated by a Mr T …

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