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Admission to Birkenhead School

Birkenhead School offers girls and boys, from the age of 3 months to 18 years, an educational journey that sets them apart and goes beyond outstanding grades. 

Through the life-enriching opportunities offered, students leave the School as confident, happy and ambitious young adults who stand out from their peers.   

We offer students an outstanding educational experience and a warm and welcoming school community.  Our experienced and inspirational teachers enthuse and support pupils to discover passions and interests that will inspire them throughout life.

As an HMC School we are recognised as one of the country's leading independent schools.

We welcome admissions throughout the year and students will join one of the following areas of the School:






At each stage of their educational journey there is a seamless transition onto the next stage, supported by outstanding pastoral care.

It is possible for pupils to join the School outside of the typical entry points, subject to places being available and the admissions criteria being met.

The best way to find out more about the School and the opportunities available to your child is to visit in person.  Mr Vicars, Headmaster and Mr Fitzherbert, Head of Prep, welcome visits from prospective parents.

"Attending an independent school adds the equivalent of two additional years of schooling by the age of 16 and almost one additional grade at GCSE". 


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For an application form and to discover what more an independent education can offer your child please contact Admissions.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Birkenhead School.


Admissions Contact Information

Seniors & Sixth Form Admissions
Ms Julie Hopper
0151 651 3009

Prep Admissions
Mrs Helen Askew & Mrs Bev Farlam
0151 652 4114

Early Years Admissions
Ms Jenny Hughes
0151 651 3008

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