You can Bank on Birkdale!

As reigning champions, Birkdale School hosted the Northern Schools’ Final of the Bank of England Target 2.0 challenge. The challenge involves teams presenting their view on what interest rate and level of quantitative easing, along with any other aspect of monetary policy should be set in order to meet the Government’s inflation target of 2.0%. P …

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Nepa19 Preparations Underway

The Nepa19 training weekend took place at Castle Dyke last Friday night. 42 Nepa19 members were preparing for the three week service and charity expedition to Nepal, which departs on 26 March. The preparation incorporated: camping overnight on the floor; sharing and preparing breakfast and lunch; creating teaching plans; fundraising; trekking; jungle …

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Code-Cracking Challenge

Congratulations to the members of code-cracking team "Dirk Bale's Holistic Detective Agency" who competed in the Southampton University Cipher Challenge. The team wrestled with a variety of coded messages using ciphers that ranged from simple Caesar encoding through to a brain-bending keyed Vigenere cipher. The team came joint first in the 'A' challe …

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Oxbridge Success

We are delighted to extend our congratulations to six Birkdale students, who have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge next year. At Oxford - Ruhan Aziz (Biochemistry), Tom Doyle (Physics), Rishin Madan (Physics and Philosophy). At Cambridge, Kene Ezi (Mathematics), Mayuran Visakan (Mathematics), Michael Wang (Maths and Physics). We wi …

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Happy Blue Monday!

We were delighted to welcome Daniel Cutting to Birkdale today. The third Monday of January is known as Blue Monday, the gloomiest day of the year – but not here at Birkdale! Daniel is a world renowned Professional Football Freestyler and FIVE-TIME Guinness World Record Holder. His skills have taken him all over the globe and seen him work with so …

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Maths Olympiad Success

This year we had four students who, through achieving a fantastic score in the Senior Maths Challenge, qualified for the follow-up competition - the British Maths Olympiad. The Olympiad is a 3.5 hour paper in which students need to produce full written solutions to six problems. The problems are really difficult even for the best mathematicians, althoug …

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A Christmas Carol – in January?

A distinct lack of ‘humbug’ surrounded this gloriously vibrant Royal Shakespeare Company production, and the S1 and Sixth form pupils who were privileged to share in the experience came away buzzing with excitement. Aden Gillett’s curmudgeonly Victorian usurer always seemed to be suppressing the twinkle that erupted joyfully when Scrooge finally f …

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Start of Term Letter – January 2019

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New Head Master for Birkdale School

Birkdale School has a new Head Master with Peter Harris returning to the School after ten years away from Sheffield. The 49 year old completed his teaching qualifications in Sheffield and worked in Dinnington and Worksop before joining the teaching staff at Birkdale in 1998. Ten years ago, he moved to the south coast as a Vice Principal in Bournem …

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Birkdale Celebrate Christmas

The Birkdale Senior School Carol Service took place yesterday at the Jubilee Centre. Pupils, staff and parents came together to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Three school choirs: the Lower School Choir; the Male Voice Choir and the Sixth Form Choir performed exceptionally well and created a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. Bible readings …

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