Old Birkdalian Receives University Scholarship

We are always pleased to hear from former Birkdale students and we are delighted to report that Old Birkdalian Peter Sykes has been awarded a prestigious scholarship. Peter left Birkdale in 2016 after studying Business, Geography and Design & Technology (Product Design) at A level. The scholarship is the “highest academic excellency scholars …

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Going for Gold

On a surprisingly bright and fresh Sunday morning, preparation for the summer 2020 practice expedition began in earnest, as thirty L6 students and four Birkdale teachers boarded a coach and headed to Hayfield in the Sett Valley region of the Peak District. In their expedition groups, the students navigated their way up and around Kinder Scout moorland p …

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Senior Bulletin 213

Weekly Bulletin 213 - 6 March 2020

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Prep Bulletin 179

Weekly Bulletin 179 - 6 March 2020

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Celebrating a Love of Books on World Book Day

Prep pupils have been celebrating World Book Day in style. One by one they arrived in fantastic costumes; following a ‘creatures’ theme. It was not long before ‘Peter Rabbit’ was vastly outnumbered by ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and all manner beasts and their owners were creating new and exciting playground games. Mr Scholey took a special ‘Wor …

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Oxford Computing Challenge

The first round of the Oxford Computing Challenge took place this week and Birkdale students were well represented by groups of boys who took part on Wednesday and Thursday. The competition is by invitation only to those students scoring in the top 10% of the country in the Bebras computational thinking challenge. Birkdale had over 30 new invites this y …

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Cricket Tour to UAE

Over half term, 18 cricketers from S3-L6, as well as Mr Depledge, Mr Clark and Mr Tasker, embarked on the third bi-annual cricket tour to the UAE. During the week, the touring party were subject to fantastic weather and excellent hospitality from all of their hosts. With a combination of age groups, the boys were split into U14 and U17 squads for the …

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Senior Bulletin 212

Weekly Bulletin 212 - 28 February 2020

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Prep Bulletin 178

Weekly Bulletin 178 - 28 February 2020

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Problem Solving in Perse Braben Cup

Congratulations are due to S4 Computer Science students who took part recently in the Perse Braben Cup - a computer programming competition that attracts competitors from around the world. The pupils had to work in pairs to try to solve some tricky computing problems and submit their code to be tested by an AI 'robot' behind the scenes. The competition …

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