Birkdale celebrates one in six results at the highest possible GCSE grade.

Birkdale School students are being congratulated on their GCSE successes as one in six of today’s results are at grade 9 – the highest possible level. Nationally, just one in 20 were graded 9. With an overall pass rate (grades 4-9) of 98%, over a third of all results were at a grade 9 or 8 (equivalent to A** to A* in previous years) and eight in …

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A* for 1 in 8 results as Birkdale celebrates A Level success

Birkdale School are celebrating an excellent set of A Level results with individual achievement backed up by collective success. 1 in 8 results across all pupils and all subjects (13%) were at the highest possible grade – A*, while nearly half across the school were at either grade A* or A - against a national average of 25.5%. Among the notable …

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Senior Bulletin 193

Weekly Bulletin 193 - 12 July 2019

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Celebration & Prizegiving

As the academic year draws to a close we had the opportunity to come together as a school community for our annual Celebration and Prizegiving this week. Pupils, parents and friends celebrated all that is good about Birkdale. Everyone received a warm welcome as our Jazz Band entertained on arrival at the Octagon Centre. First, our Chair of Governors, …

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Young Racing Driver Rowan

S1 pupil Rowan was accompanied by Mr Depledge on a recent visit to Oxfordshire, following an invitation by Arden Motorsport to join their Young Racing Driver Academy. On arrival, in the heart of the reception area it was interesting to see the history behind Arden Motorsport run by the famous Horner Family.  There's a large and impressive collection …

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Orchestra Day

Reported by Hashir, Louis and Yousef  (Prep News Club) On Wednesday 3 July, boys from Birkdale and girls from Sheffield Girls’ took part in Orchestra Day. Over the day, they practised a brand new piece that they were to perform that afternoon. They performed in a remarkable concert with an unforgettable rendition of In the Hall of the Mountain Kin …

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Senior Bulletin 192

Weekly Bulletin 192 - 5 July 2019

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Prep Bulletin 159

Weekly Bulletin 159 - 5 July 2019

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Showcasing Birkdale Music and Performing Arts

Birkdale has been awash with musical and performing arts talent over the last couple of weeks. The end of the summer term is notoriously busy for the music department with the Lower School Young Performers Platform and performances at the Broomhill Festival and Whirlow Farm Fair to name but a few. The Young Performers Platform was a delight, with our …

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Economics, Business and Politics Trip to London

The departments of Economics and Politics took 21 students to London on a typically sunny Monday 1st July. The group began with a relatively early morning trip to Number 10 Downing Street, with a few students considering popping their CVs through the letterbox for the top job… The group then had a tour of the Bank of England along with a …

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