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Music at Birkenhead School is lively, varied, and, most importantly, fun! There is an ever-growing range of choirs, bands, orchestras and other ensembles to cater for all tastes and abilities.

Music Opportunities - Mr Robinson, Director of Music

From our robed Chapel Choir, who sing Choral Evensong every Sunday, to our student-led Music Technology Club, there really is something for everyone.

It is considered that the provision of a wide range of co-curricular activities is of fundamental importance to the musical life of the School and involvement in such activities may have a profound and greater effect than the formalised class music teaching within the main School curriculum.

"Music is essentially a practical activity; a means of self-expressions and an opportunity to develop character and self-confidence."

Mr Philip Robinson, Director of Music

It is vital that this is understood both in the provision of co-curricular opportunities but also in the organisation and construction of the classroom syllabus.


The Music Department has a full staff of instrumental tutors who give individual tuition in a wide variety of instruments to students throughout the School. Students joining us from elsewhere are given the opportunity to begin learning an instrument or to continue studying an instrument they have taken up at their previous school.

Involvement in co-curricular music-making is strongly encouraged at all ages.


Virtual Chapel Choir

Introducing the Birkenhead School Virtual Chapel Choir singing John Rutter's beautiful 'A Gaelic Blessing'. Mr Robinson and our Senior students produced this amazing video showcasing their brilliant talents during lockdown.



Mr Philip Robinson
Director of Music

Music News

COVID-19 No Barrier to Co-Curricular Inspiration at Birkenhead School

COVID-19 No Barrier to Co-Curricular Inspiration at Birkenhead School

The start of any new academic year focuses the mind on the exciting year ahead, and this year’s planning has included facing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic head on. It has been a pleasure to welcome back all Birkenhead School children and students to the School site these last few weeks, which has once again come alive with the sound of learning within year group ‘bubbles’ 

Schools Concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Schools Concert with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Pupils from Years 3 to 6 in Prep recently had the opportunity to attend 'Our Global Vision' concert for local schools at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.  

Christmas Concert 2019

Christmas Concert 2019

The annual Christmas Concert was held on Thursday 12th December.  It was a fantastic evening that delighted everyone who attended and was a great celebration of music with performances from the whole School community.