Birkenhead School is an open and happy community in which endeavour and achievement flourish. The School offers a proven route to academic success and seeks to enable each student to realise their own potential.

We take great pride in creating a caring and structured environment in which students grow in self-confidence and enjoy the many opportunities for teamwork and personal development that provide an education for life. We set the highest standards for students - not just in academia, but also in the virtues of integrity, self-discipline, compassion and respect for others.  Our smaller class sizes provide more opportunities for students to take part and express their opinions, both of which are vital in fostering an intellectual confidence within a stimulating learning environment.  Learning is enhanced through lessons tailored to individual interests and progress.

Students benefit from teachers who are experts within their fields, many of whom bring a wealth of experience from outside of the classroom to truly enrich the learning on offer.  Academic success is at the heart of what we do and our students are supported in this by a belief that key skills underpin sustainable and strong learning.  Our curriculum promotes breadth of study in the early years to acquire subject knowledge and develop the key skills that students will need for success at GCSE and beyond.

Our ‘Enrich & Explore’, ‘Future Skills’ and ‘Beyond the Curriculum’ programmes across Prep, Seniors and Sixth Form provide a range of additional activities and timetabled lessons to complement and extend learning, as well as stretch both the minds and imaginations of our students.

We have a long history of providing first-class education and continue to place strong emphasis on academic excellence and the value of a holistic education for all.
Tom Whitworth
Deputy Head (Academic)