Adding Value in Every Area of School Life
Our ‘Going Beyond’ mindset results in a staff and student community who look to go over and above in everything they do. We want our students to be inquisitive, ask questions and challenge the status-quo – all essential qualities in today’s society and valuable attributes for the leaders of tomorrow.
"From the classroom to the sports field, from the music room to once-in-a-lifetime trips worldwide, we look to offer opportunities that spark passions and interests, broaden outlooks and enrich the lives of all our pupils."
We have a rich co-curricular offering, with a wide range of clubs on offer such as, climbing, astronomy, gymnastics, dance, orchestra and stop motion film. During these clubs, students can expand their learning, whilst discovering passions that will last a lifetime.
Music has a rich history at Birkenhead School and is a constant presence throughout the educational journey; capturing passions and emotions and allows students to explore new ideas, subject matters and cultures. From Prep Orchestra, Prep Choir and Little School Choir, our students are offered the opportunity to perform and, as they progress, they can become part of the Senior Orchestra, Concert Band, Big Band, and our award-winning Brass Ensemble.
Sport is a large part of School life, with students taking part in a wide and varied Games and PE curriculum and numerous sports clubs, both during and after School. Rugby, lacrosse, cricket, netball, tennis, hockey, and golf are some of the sports played at the School and students’ character and moral principles are formed through fair play and teamwork.
"I believe it is our responsibility to provide opportunities for all students to find their niche and their passion - that is my aim."
Mr Paul Vicars, Headmaster
Allowing students the opportunities to try a wide range of the activities on offer enables them to find their interests and to discover new talents and skills.
"An education at the School broadens the mindsets of students and offers an education that truly sets them apart from their peers."
The opportunities don’t just end at the School gates. Students have opportunities to learn outside of the classroom - from meeting business and community leaders, visiting organisations and institutions, as well as travelling to new countries and experiencing different cultures – the opportunities are unlimited.
Find out more about the Co-Curricular opportunities on offer