Sport plays an important part in the life of the school. Birkdale seeks to enable each pupil to pursue their chosen sport to the highest level whilst providing all members of the school community with the opportunity to enjoy and experience a variety of different physical activities.
The school aims to promote participation and enjoyment for all pupils and to create an environment for each individual to reach their potential.
The main sports for boys in the first two terms are Rugby Union, Hockey and Football with Cricket and Tennis becoming the main focuses in the summer term.
The main sports for girls in the sixth form in the first two terms are Netball and Hockey, with Rounders and Cricket taking place in the summer term.
In most of these sports, A and B teams are put out from S1 (U12) to U6 (U18) in order to allow pupils to represent the school in a competitive environment at their appropriate ability level. In order to run these teams, the PE department are well supported by other Academic Staff.
There is a comprehensive fixture list of matches that take place on Saturday mornings and midweek against other independent and local schools for each of the main sports and in many of the other sports offered at Birkdale.
In recent years, many of our teams have enjoyed success at district and county level competition. Individually, our pupils have earned county and national selection in Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Rugby Union, Table Tennis and Tennis.