There Is Something Special About This School

HMC Independent Day School for Girls and Boys 3 Months to 18 Years


Where Words Leave Off, Music Begins


Sport Builds Character and Resilience


A Unique and Welcoming Community


All the World's a Stage


Headmaster's Welcome

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

Latest News

Summer Refurbishments

Summer Refurbishments

Students were delighted to return for a new academic year to greatly enhanced facilities that had taken place over the summer months.

GCSE Level Results 2018

GCSE Level Results 2018

Staff and students at Birkenhead School are once again celebrating excellent GCSE results.  In a year that marks the almost complete move to the 9-1 grading system, the results reaffirm the school’s leading position within the region and its role in adding value to all students, supporting them to achieve the highest grades. 


Star Activities - Teach Rex

Star Activities - Teach Rex

On 21st August, children attending ‘Dinosaur Week’ at Star Activities here at Birkenhead School, had a fantastic surprise when they welcomed Joe and Sam from Teach Rex and their very special friend, Jam, the T-Rex.

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At a Glance

'Attending an independent school adds the equivalent of two additional years of schooling by the age of 16.' 


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'A happy school, consistently producing confident and considerate individuals, as well as top results.'

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'The quality of the pupils' achievement and learning is excellent.'

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"I believe it is our responsibility to provide opportunities for all students to find their niche and passion."

Paul Vicars, Headmaster

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