Head of Prep School Welcome

Welcome to Birkdale Prep School, where boys, staff and parents work together to reach the highest academic standards within a broad and enriched curriculum. The friendly, family atmosphere enables Birkdale boys to be happy, confident and successful as they take advantage of the fantastic opportunities available to them.

Birkdale is a school where boys can reach their full potential. We are committed to giving boys a secure environment in which to thrive, recognising that each boy is unique and helping each individual to be the best that they can be. In our efforts to do this it is our Christian ethos that underpins all that we seek to be and to do.

It is a great privilege to have the responsibility of helping to shape the lives of the boys in our care. Birkdale has a huge expertise in teaching boys and the way in which they learn best whilst also subscribing to those timeless values that embrace good manners, courtesy, self-respect, respect for others and a sense of duty and responsibility. Our talented and experienced staff treat the boys as individuals aiming to embed the confidence, self-reliance and resilience needed for success in a rapidly changing world.

Please arrange a visit to see the school in action. I would be delighted to show you how your son will receive an exceptional all-round education providing individual academic attainment balanced with numerous confidence and character building experiences. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Chris Burch – Head of Birkdale Prep School

Birkdale Prep School has provided our boys with an ideal learning environment in which their confidence and determination to achieve, academically and in a wide range of activities and pursuits outside the classroom, has been fostered, supported and tirelessly encouraged.

Dr & Mrs Firth

Birkdale Prep is immediately welcoming, it has a warm and nurturing environment, as well as high academic goals. We have three boys at the school who have quickly settled in, they love going in each morning. The teachers at each stage are experts in their fields, and easily cater for the boys growing and developing needs. We (and they) are very happy with the school.

Mr & Mrs Carr


Chinese New Year in Pre-Prep

PP1 have been finding out about Chinese New Year this week. We were lucky enough to have some expert visitors to help us learn about Chinese culture and traditions. Mr Chang taught us about the Year of the Dog and gave us some lovely red bags full of goodies! Mrs Zhang talked to us and brought some sweet strawberries for us to eat. We made some da …

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24 Hour Football Challenge

On Friday 2 February over 70 Birkdale pupils from both senior and prep schools kicked-off their 24 Hour Football Challenge in support of our school Charity the Sheffield Children's Hospital. Beginning at 4pm on Friday afternoon, and rotating teams every half an hour, pupils and staff were so very pleased to be joined on Friday evening by professional …

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Showcasing Prep Art

The Helix gallery in Nether Green opened its doors last week, to host a showcase of artwork made by the boys in Prep 1 and Prep 2. Many thanks to all who came along to view the work, there was a real buzz and the small gallery space was transformed into a riot of colour and visual delight. The Prep 1 boys had their still life oil pastel pictures ex …

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Young Shakespeare Company Visit

On Monday, five actors performed Shakespeare’s tale of magic, comedy and drama in a fast-moving fully costumed promenade-style production. The play was brought vividly to life around and among the boys. At times this included the whole audience to create such dramatic scenes as the storm that wrecks Prospero’s boat and the magical banquet with w …

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