They Came, They Saw, They Learned

As part of their preparation for their GCSE the S5 Latin students paid a visit to the capital. They visited the Museum of London where many of the finds discovered in the city which the Romans founded are displayed. Read more »

European Day of Languages

Birkdale began the European Day of Languages with an insightful assembly by Alex Neep, a third year Economics & German student from the University of Warwick. He spoke of the merits of learning a foreign language alongside your studies at university. Of particular interest was how much easier having an A Level language makes this! Alex also unde …

Read more »

CERN 2018

It wasn’t long ago that Physics was considered a red-giant subject nearing the end of its lifetime as a mysterious and unexplored field. The general consensus seemed to be that everything would be discovered soon. My experiences at CERN have demonstrated first hand to me that this could not be further from the truth. It seems that the more we study ou …

Read more »

London Research Trip Presentation Evening

The six winners of Birkdale’s London Research Trip competition presented their findings and conclusions at the end of last week. This was the culmination of a research process which began in London back in June when the students spent two days studying at the British Library, an opportunity they’d won by submitting the best of this year’s resea …

Read more »

Inspiring visit to Jodrell Bank

Our U6 Physics students visited the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire this week, home of the incredible Lovell Radio Telescope which towers nearly one hundred metres above the Cheshire countryside. The telescope, built in 1956, remains the third largest steerable telescope in the world. It was used to track the progress of the Sputnik satellites and …

Read more »

New partnership brings Birkdale and Chinese school together

Birkdale is forming an exciting and innovative partnership with a school in China. The link up is being launched with a visit by 14 students and four staff from the Teensen International Education Centre in Nanchang. They have just arrived in Sheffield and will be here for the next four weeks experiencing a mixture of learning, culture and recreation …

Read more »

International Basketball Success

During the Summer holidays Sixth Former, Harry Taylor competed for Gibraltar in the FIBA U18 European Basketball Championships, Division C in Kosovo. Harry, a member of the Sheffield Sharks Basketball Club and the School’s U19 Team, is the first pupil from Birkdale to compete at basketball at International level. He stated, 'Going to the Euros with …

Read more »

Great Birkdale Bake-Off Returns for a Second Series!

Following hot on the heels of Paul, Pru, Noel and Sandie, Birkdale Senior School’s very own baking competition relaunched this week in J17, with a line-up of eager S2 bakers ready to display their creations. This week was ‘Freestyle’ – sticky chocolate Brownies were conjured up by Heath Justice, and Oliver Jermy produced some marvellous marshmal …

Read more »

Sixth Form China Mission

A group of 7 Birkdale sixth-formers has just returned from Hengyang in China where they helped to run summer activities for disabled children and young people in an International China Concern orphanage. This charity has worked with the local government run Hengyang Welfare Centre since 2004 to provide care and education for these children, many of whom …

Read more »

Acting Head’s Start of Term Letter – September 2018

Click Here to View Expectation of Pupil dress and genera …

Read more »

Connect with us