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Walking along the four comfortable, tree-lined roads that define the school, you wouldn't guess at the existence of a lively school of 700 lurking behind the screen of large houses and sundry buildings. In fact an agreeable jumble of old and new, including a handsome Victorian chapel and fine cricket field.  Policy of sport for all, through which individuals find their niche and improve fitness: 'We're not simply interested in natural athletes.' Liverpool proper may be just across the water, but it feels miles away. The Wirral is a pretty conservative place...

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What the school says...

Birkenhead School is an open and happy community in which endeavour and achievement flourish and where everyone is valued for his or her own personal qualities and talents.

The School offers a well proven route to academic success and, with superb resources and a highly qualified and dedicated staff, seeks to enable each individual to reach his or her full potential. We aim to make the experience of school challenging, rewarding and enjoyable, and thereby foster a life-long love of learning.

The School provides a caring and structured environment where pupils grow in self confidence and enjoy a wealth of opportunities for teamwork and personal development, both inside and outside the classroom. Activities such as sport, music, drama and dance, together with a plethora of visits and expeditions, are central to this rich experience.

As the only academically selective Independent school on Wirral, we want all children of ability and potential to be able to benefit from the educational opportunities we have to offer irrespective of parental means. The Birkenhead School Foundation Trust exists to maintain the Schools long tradition of open access through the award of bursaries.

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Systems & Control at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, Paul Vicars, previously deputy head of Shrewsbury School. Geography degree from St Andrews; four years at Ernst & Young; then, after a PGCE at Exeter he joined Shrewsbury in 2001, and was a housemaster as well as teaching geography there.

He coaches cricket, hockey and golf and has a passion for music, though now in a supporting role; he is married to Vikki, a history and law teacher, and they have three young children.

Academic matters

Results well ahead of local selective grammars, its main competitors. In 2016, A level: 54 per cent A*/A, 88 per cent A*/B. Majority opt for maths and science (excellent results); largest humanities entries in history, economics and English. GCSE 67 per cent A*/A in 2016. Clearly policy of offering (and staffing) wide option...

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