Physics Department Stargazing

A number of pupils recently spent an evening stargazing with the Physics department's new telescopes. It was a very clear and cold night. Jupiter was stunning with the four Gallilean moons clearly visible. Pupils also got clear views of the Orion Nebula. Both students, parents and staff alike really enjoyed the experience and the new departmental …

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Welcome to the House of Fun!

Musical Madness took over at Birkdale School this week with 3 outstanding performances of the musical, Our House. Based around the music of legendary 80’s band Madness, the story is about a lad from Camden whose life can take two paths – one being the right one and the other wrong. Performed on Birkdale’s own stage, parents, staff, pupils and f …

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Rock Talent at Band Night

Birkdale hosted their annual ‘Band Night’ in the Heeley Hall last week. The event featured a diverse range of acts from Birkdale School, The Sheffield School of Rock and Pop (, the Sheffield High School and also The Music Academy. The audience enjoyed some fantastic performances and it was great to see an increas …

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All the World’s a Stage?

On 25 February Sixth Form students from the Classical Civilisation and Theatre Studies groups travelled to Manchester to watch the comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes as part of their …

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Res Non Verba

The annual Leeds University Classics reading competition took place on 2 March, at which a Birkdale pupil was awarded first prize. Three students from Birkdale; Ray Cheung, Harri …

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Nepa 16 Preparations Underway

A 53 strong team of Birkdale pupils, staff, parents and members of the community are preparing for their trip to Nepal in two weeks’ time. Photo ©Tom Nicholson Last weekend saw the group spending a night at Castle Dyke as part of a training, information sharing and getting to know you session. They even slept on the pavilion floor to experien …

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New Chair of Governors

Birkdale School announce a new Chair of Governors from the middle of March this year. Paul Houghton, a Governor since 2013, has served as Chair of the Finance Committee and as …

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Chemists in Prestigious National Final

We are delighted to announce that a team of L6 (Y12) Birkdale students won the regional heat of the prestigious Schools' Analyst Chemistry Competition. Birkdale was privileged to be cho …

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Monetary Policy Committee Success

The team of Alex Davenport (Captain), Emmy Beeby, Maxwell Jones and Sophie Kitchin were runners up in a national semi-final of the Target 2.0 Interest Rate Challenge Competition, held in Nottingham this week. Read more »

Investigating Roman and Celtic Life

On Friday 19 February 2016, all of S2 (Y8) visited Doncaster Museum to find out about the effects of the Roman occupation of Britain on our local history. Doncaster (Danum) was the sit …

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