It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Birkenhead School. As an HMC Independent School that welcomes children from Nursery to Sixth Form, we are aware of the considerable privilege in shaping the educational journey of your son or daughter through their formative school years. From Pre-Prep to Sixth Form, our focus is to know the individual, to develop their core values and to provide a breadth of academic and other opportunities so that we can nurture resilient, ambitious and responsible young men and women.
Paul Vicars Headmaster
Mr John Vater, QC, Barrister and Arbitrator, gave an inspirational lecture to sixth form students about the importance resilience, courage, effort, determination, as well as hard work, as part of the weekly Nicholls Lecture Series.
On 13th January, Birkenhead School and Linghams Booksellers in Heswall welcomed fitness coach, TV presenter and author, Joe Wicks, to the Wirral on his Veggie Lean in 15 book tour. Joe Wicks, otherwise known as The Body Coach, spoke to a full audience, who had travelled far and wide to listen to Joe talk about his Lean in 15 approach to diet and fitness.
This year we have once again entered into the wonderful Christmas Tree Festival at Chester Cathedral and children in Years 3 and 4 have lovingly created the angel tree decorations during their art lessons.
An audience of family and School members were treated to a superb rendition of ‘The Nativity’. From start to finish the Pre-Prep children captured our hearts with their beautiful singing, actions and faultless lines.
The annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols is a highlight in the School's calendar and sees the Chapel Choir perform by candlelight to the congregation.
This year’s Little School production was ‘Christmas Around the World’ and saw children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 perform to family and friends who had come to watch them in their Christmas show.
The annual Christmas Concert was held on Thursday 13th December. It was a fantastic evening that delighted everyone who attended and was a great celebration of music with performances from the whole School community.
On 7th December, Sixth Form students enjoyed a lecture by Mr James Shone, entitled, ‘I Can and I Am’ and left feeling inspired after hearing him discussing his story; the hardships he has been faced with, the world around him today, adjusting to it, and also the charity he founded - ‘I Can and I Am’.
Children from Year 5 performed Carols and poems in Chapel as part of our Christmas Celebrations.
On Monday 17th December, pupils from Year 6 performed carols and poems in the School Chapel.
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58 Beresford Road, Oxton,
Wirral, CH43 2JD
0151 652 4014