British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge

Congratulations to Mayuran Visakan who achieved a Gold Medal in the British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge. His result placed him in the top 3% out of almost 4000 entries nationally – a fantastic achievement.  Mayuran was awarded with the book ‘Zapped’ by Bob Berman for his efforts, and he will now go on to compete in the National Physics Olympiad …

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Peace Garden School Projects

When we go to Nepal, it is always apparent that there are ways we can help the Peace Garden School – amongst our other projects – to continue to thrive. This year we have used some of the charitable monies raised during the year to purchase and fit a water cleansing system together with a storage tank. This will make a significant difference to the …

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Degree Apprenticeship in Engineering

U6 student Oliver Lanchbery has been offered a degree level apprenticeship in engineering with the global engineering consultancy, WS Atkins plc. WS Atkins is a British multinational engineering, design, planning, architectural design, project management and consulting services company headquartered in London. Following a telephone interview he was i …

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Imperial War Museum

The History Department organised a visit to the Imperial War Museum in Salford Quays which is on the site of the old Port of Manchester. The S3 boys learned about different aspects of warfare including a special presentation on the Holocaust as part of a group project they are working on.  

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When in Doncaster…do as the Romans did!

Birkdale S2 pupils were welcomed back to Doncaster museum recently. Yvette Marks, the resident archaeologist, again allowed Birkdale boys to handle and examine various pieces of pottery, jewellery and other artefacts from the first century. She explained the circumstances of their discovery and the significance of seemingly simple pieces of pottery. …

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ISGA National Golf Final Success

After a fantastic display at Royal St George's last year, the Birkdale Golf Team automatically qualified for the 2018 National Golf Finals at the St Mellion International Resort. The ISGA National Finals consists of 17 UK area winners as well as last year’s winners and runners up. Each team enters a team of three with the best two scores to count o …

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History Society Annual Lecture

The History Society were delighted to welcome Dr Baycroft, Senior Lecturer in French History at the University of Sheffield, as well as an alumni of Mount Alison University in Canada, Leuven University in Belgium and Paris and Cambridge Universities respectively. He spoke extensively on the affects of the 1871 treaty for Europe at the History Society an …

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Birkdale Shakespeare Festival

We were delighted to welcome parents to the Heeley Hall to see the whole school join together in a celebration of Shakespeare. This is the first time Birkdale have presented a Shakespeare Festival and pupils across the age ranges participated. Pre-Prep 3 contributed with two fabulous songs, which then led into an adaptation of ‘King Lear’. The bo …

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Prestigious Apprenticeship Awarded

Birkdale School are delighted to announce that Sixth Form student, Eleanor Kennedy has been offered a prestigious apprenticeship with JP Morgan based in Canary Wharf. Eleanor was offered the 18 month apprenticeship, which begins in October of this year, following 5 intense rounds of interviews and assessments. These included an assessment centre and …

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Be Better at Birkdale

Official figures show Birkdale has Sheffield’s best overall exam results – based on the Attainment 8 score of average achievement across eight subjects. This measure looks at how well students have performed across the board – from English and mathematics to other key subjects like sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages. In t …

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