L6 Chemists in National Final

Following the winning of the local heat of the Schools' Analyst Competition held at The University of Sheffield, three L6 (Y12) Chemistry students Yustina George, Georgia Oldfield and Y …

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BMW i8 Visits Birkdale

On Monday the 20th June students from S1 and S2 got the opportunity to look at some cutting edge technology from BMW in the form of an i8 and the new 7 series. The BMW i8, was fi …

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Hall House Victory at Sports Day

It was a great privilege to be able to use the English Institute of Sport, one of the premier sports establishments in the country for our school Sports day and this year we were tre …

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D Day Masterclass

The History Department organised a whole day of fascinating History learning recently. S3 pupils found out about the events of D Day from the Second World War. They shared a variety of edu …

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A Taste of France and Germany

Twenty four S2 and S3 boys, accompanied by 3 members of staff, travelled to Alsace during half term to get a “Taste of France & Germany” and gain a sense of the unique identity of thi …

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Warwick Castle & Bosworth Battlefield

The History Department took S1 pupils on a trip to Warwick Castle and Bosworth Battlefield as part of their study of the Middle Ages. Battles and Castles are central to the study of …

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What are Schools for?

During 6 years at Birkdale I have interviewed well over 100 candidates for teaching jobs. After exchanging pleasantries I usually ask the victim what they think schools are for. Few c …

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Interview for Prestigious Engineering Scholarship

Matthew Jow (S5) recently attended an interview for the chance to secure a sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarship. These Scholarships support 16 to 18 year old students during the …

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Flat Stanley Arrives from Pennsylvania

Our L6 Historians studying American History have been supporting a learning project from Artman Elementary School in Pennsylvania USA. The project is about a make believe boy called …

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News from the Library

Mrs McQuillin, School Librarian is continually organising events to promote reading and a love of books at Birkdale Senior School. Author Sarah Mussi visited recently to talk about h …

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