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

Jeffrey Archer Visits Birkenhead School

Jeffrey Archer Visits Birkenhead School

On 29th October, Birkenhead School and Linghams Booksellers in Heswall welcomed novelist and former politician, Lord Jeffrey Archer, to the Wirral to talk about his new book ‘Heads You Win’.

Boumphrey Lecture Series – Mrs Parry-Jones - Round the World Clipper Yacht Race

Boumphrey Lecture Series – Mrs Parry-Jones - Round the World Clipper Yacht Race

On Wednesday 17th October, pupils in Years 5 and 6 enjoyed another instalment from their Boumphrey Lecture Series and this time, they heard from Seniors biology teacher, Mrs Parry-Jones, all about her thrilling ocean adventures, as she took part in this year’s Round the World Clipper Yacht Race.

Williamson Private View and Exhibition

Williamson Private View and Exhibition

On Wednesday 17th October, ‘The Sea’, an exhibition of work by GCSE Fine Art students, hung alongside pieces from the permanent collection of The Williamson Art Gallery, opened with a busy Private View attended by over 130 people.

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'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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Paul Vicars, Headmaster

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