Birkdale is a school designed for boys and is the only school in Sheffield specialising in quality education for boys aged 4 -16. We believe single sex education at this stage provides a nurturing environment where boys have the freedom to explore their individual interests and identities. Our thriving co-educational Sixth Form provides a balance when it matters most, preparing pupils for further education.
Birkdale is unique. We balance academic attainment with a diversity of experiences outside the classroom which inspire boys to enjoy learning. Opportunities in a wide variety of activities such as sport, music and drama provide Birkdale pupils with an all-round education.
When comparing Birkdale with any other school there are 4 key areas to consider:
Small class sizes - Y7 average class size is 19 pupils.
Individual attention - Our care for each individual’s needs is at the heart of what we do. It is a place where hard work, individual attention, discipline and good manners are underpinned by Christian values.
Outstanding academic record - Standards of teaching and learning are outstanding with our pupils consistently gaining some of the best exam results in the region.
In 2012 GCSE pass rate A*- C was 100%. One third of all exam entries gained the top A* grade and 86% gained A*to B grade. At A level, 46% of all entries achieved A*or A grade, with an overall A level pass rate of 99.7%. Three quarters of all entries gained A* to B grade.
Extra-curricular opportunities - Life at Birkdale is full. There is an enormous range of extra-curricular opportunities in music, drama, academic societies and outdoor pursuits. Birkdale has also been awarded the “Most Enterprising School Environment” through its many Enterprise Challenge successes. Birkdale also play host to The Music Academy, Sheffield and the Sheffield School of Rock and Pop.
We are proud of our school and would love the opportunity to show it to you. Come along to one of our Open Mornings or contact us for a personal tour and see for yourself what a Birkdale education has to offer. T: 0114 2668409 www.birkdaleschool.org.uk