A culture of ambition and high expections for all students regardless of their starting point.
A positive atmosphere within which to flourish. Extra curricular opportunities to foster confidence & personal development.
Comments from some of our students, parents, alumni and community.
""We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the unwavering support and encouragement you have given to [our son] over the last five years. You have always shown him respect and in doing so taught him to respect not just others, but himself. We have no doubt that your dedication to teaching has had a massive impact on [our son] and his future. He leaves Birkdale High a sensible, caring young man full of hope, ambition and pride. Thank you again and we wish you well for your future endeavours.”Mr & Mrs Sinclair, parents
“In times when schoolchildren are often castigated for unruly or rude behaviour - I have to say it was a pleasure to travel on the bus and see 4 if not 5 of Birkdale students ... courteously offer their seats to elderly passengers joining the bus en route. It is a credit to the school that they felt that was the right thing to do. I suppose what really puts their courtesy into context is that there were 2 older [children] who stayed in their seats even though they were in the priority disabled/elderly area. So well done from me to the children and to the school for such courtesy.”D Mullen, member of the public
"... during the first few years of school, I was quite immature and was someone who was easily taken off track... Thank you for not giving up on me ... knowing there is a better future for me than what would have been. I am proud to have been deputy Head Boy of Birkdale High School. I will never forget my high school years, all for the right reasons."T Sinclair, former student
"I have had the pleasure of visiting your school again, this year, in my capacity as PGCE tutor supporting trainees placed with your Physical Education Department. Our partnership has been strong and productive for many years and the training that is given to the trainees is always of the highest quality. As part of my job, I visit many schools in the NW of England and I can honestly say that Birkdale rates as one of our best and most reliable partner schools for its quality of training and for the personal support our PE trainees always receive."Ed Carridge, Associate Tutor, Edge Hill University