The Birkdale Family Welcomes Girls

Birkdale has been one of Sheffield’s leading schools for over 100 years. Through its long and distinguished history, the school has continued to grow and evolve whilst always promoting an excellent education for pupils in a caring, Christian environment. This September, Birkdale Prep welcomed girls into the school for the first time. Fifteen girls …

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Rising Javelin Star

We are very pleased to report Javelin success for S2 pupil, Thomas. He had the first (and probably the last) opportunity this season to obtain an official result when he attended  an open athletics meet at Trafford AC at the weekend. He did extremely well, gaining 4.5m on his PB, throwing 33.50m in total to put him 1st in England and 3rd in the UK for …

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Talented Athlete Scholarship Success

We are delighted to hear that Upper Sixth student and Sports Scholar, Sephora, has recently been nominated by her sport’s national governing body (Dive England) and been accepted on Sport England’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). TASS helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic c …

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History trip to Kenilworth Castle

The History Department organised a trip to Kenilworth Castle as part of the S5 GCSE studies, the first school trip since lockdown. Aided by excellent early autumn weather the day was highly successful and included expert guided tours of what was one of the great castles in English History as well as a walk around what is said to be the largest ruin in E …

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Important Message from Mr Harris, Head Master

“A Sixth Form student at Birkdale School has tested positive for COVID-19. Our careful preparations for the safe reopening of school included measures for what would happen in this case, and these are being put in place, guided by and working closely with Public Health England. Our Sixth Form are in a bubble, which means they only come into clos …

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GCSE Success 2020

We were delighted to welcome our Y11 pupils back to school today to collect their GCSE results.  It has been an incredibly difficult and nervous time for every young person and we are immensely proud of our pupil’s positivity and resilience. We look forward to September when they join Birkdale Sixth Form, along with pupils from a variety of other …

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Review of Lockdown and Remote Learning

We have made it to the end of the term and indeed the end of the academic year. And what a year it has been, a year of two halves, before and after lockdown. Despite the obvious restrictions that have been imposed on us, we have much to celebrate and to be grateful for this year. Sport success, the cricket tour, music, drama (including our production …

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Remote Music and Drama Highlights

The Birkdale community has been extremely busy over the past few months with a full programme of online lessons. In addition to this,our music and drama departments have been extremely busy producing amazing videos to entertain us, demonstrating the breadth of talent at Birkdale.  These have been shared on social media however as we come to the end the …

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A New Look for Birkdale

We are delighted to introduce the new Birkdale uniform, for all pupils from PP1 (Reception) to S5 (Y11). The uniform and PE kit will be supplied by a company called SchoolBlazer, the UK’s leading supplier of high quality uniforms to the UK’s most prestigious schools. The uniform will be available to order on the Schoolblazer website from Friday 26 J …

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MedSoc Meeting Remotely

The Birkdale Medical Society has continued remotely each week during this term via Google Meet, with the current Lower Sixth during Friday lunchtimes. Many of the 22 members have managed to attend every Friday since 15th May. They have their own Google Classroom where they share resources and advice and updates on applications for Medicine and Dentis …

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