Welcome to Senior School

At age 11, boys from Birkdale Prep School are joined by other boys from many different schools. A welcoming environment, tailored to the needs of boys, allows all our students to settle in quickly, make new friends and enjoy their days at school. Boys also join us at other stages of their academic careers and we occasionally have places available in Year 9 (S3) and Year 10 (S4).

Small classes, expert teaching and a happy and aspirational environment allow our students to learn effectively and achieve highly; typically around two-thirds of all GCSE grades were A* or A. A large number of extra-curricular activities in sport, music, drama and many other pastimes enrich the students’ lives and provide opportunities to develop new skills. Birkdale places great emphasis on encouraging high standards of behaviour, thought and care for others and positive relationships between all members of the school community.

High academic expectations, huge breadth of activity and outstanding pastoral care for the individual are all rooted in our strong Christian ethos and characterise the education that we offer to students of all ages.

Dr Paul Owen
Head Master



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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Spanish Study Trip to Seville

A group of Senior School students (Y10 - Y13) had the fantastic opportunity to spend a week in Seville, staying with families close to the historic Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter in medieval times, thus experiencing not only the vibrant capital city of Andalusia but also one of the most ancient cities in Spain. Accompanied by their teacher …

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Historical Association Great Debate 2018

U6 student Sam Pickup represented Sheffield in the Historical Association’s Great Debate in the Palace of Westminster recently. The debate, which was the national final, was on the topic of whether ‘The 1918 Extension of the Franchise was the most important moment in British democratic history?' This Act of Parliament extended the vote to women for …

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