Open Days & Events

We hold Open Day events for each of the main entry points of the school. However, every day is an open day at Birkdale.

If you wish to visit the school at any other time please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to arrange a personal tour of the school. These all provide an excellent opportunity to see what life at Birkdale is really like.

Our next events are as follows:

Prep School Open Morning

Saturday 28th September 2024, 9.30am – 12noon

There will be an opportunity for you to look around the school escorted by a P4 (Y6) pupil, to meet members of staff in the departmental areas and to talk with staff over coffee.

Senior School Open Morning

Saturday 12th October 2024, arrival times 9.30am and 11.00am

We aim to give you the opportunity to find out as much as possible about the academic and extra-curricular opportunities on offer to Birkdale pupils.

  • Attend a talk by Peter Harris, Head at either 9.30am or 11am.
  • Take a guided tour of the school with a pupil lasting about an hour.
  • Find out more about the huge number of activities available beyond the classroom.
  • Obtain advice about fees, scholarships and entrance exam information from the Registrar, Mrs Mary Watson.
  • Enjoy refreshments and speak to key staff members.

Sixth Form Open Evening

Thursday 17th October 2024, doors open at 6.30pm

  • 6.30pm – Attend the Activities Fair run by our current students to experience the extra-curricular clubs, societies and activities.
  • 7pm – Attend a talk by Helen Parsons, Director of Sixth Form and Peter Harris, Head.
  • This is followed by talks in each A level subject. Choose up to four subjects of your choice.

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For further information, or if you would like to arrange a personal tour of the School, please contact the Registrar.

Telephone 0114 2668409 or email