Birkdale Preparatory School A GSG School
- Birkdale Preparatory School
- Head: Mr C Burch
- T 01142 670407
- F 01142 682929
- E email@example.com
- W www.birkdaleschool.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 4 to 11 with a linked senior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Sheffield
- Pupils: 274
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: £8,175 - £9,975 pa
- Open days: October
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Birkdale School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Above all, parents emphasise the incredible pastoral care and warm nurturing atmosphere. All concur the communication is exceptional – ‘there are a surprising amount of personal emails beyond the routine information...’ .
What the school says...
Birkdale Preparatory School is dedicated to the education and care of boys. Birkdale not only offers the academic excellence you would expect from an Independent School, but goes far beyond that. Being a boys only school means that the curriculum is developed towards their interests and needs.
Boys join Birkdale Pre-Prep from age 4 and benefit enormously from the caring, family atmosphere it provides. At age 7 boys move into Prep (Y3). Specialist teaching and classrooms are provided for many subjects. Real Science is taught from age 7 in a fully equipped Lab by highly qualified teaching staff.
Entrance at 4+ subject to meeting with parents. Entrance into Prep is subject to assessment and interview with the Head Master. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Head of prep school
Since 2009, Mr Christopher Burch BA PGCE (40s), previously deputy head of Great Walstead Prep. His wife, Pip, is the school librarian and a pre-prep teaching assistant. They have four sons, two currently in the prep and two now at the senior school. Parents appreciate the whole family involvement. He is a committed and active Christian and fully supports the faith ethos of the school. Friendly and approachable, popular with parents, he patrols the playground every morning to welcome the boys and to catch or be caught by parents, to ‘sort out problems when they are pennies before they become pounds’. Parents were keen to emphasise ‘nothing is too small to discuss with him.’
No assessment for entry at 4. From age 6 there is an assessment day, but they rarely don’t...
Special Education Needs
We have the equivalent of two full time teaching staff. Approximately 30 pupils are withdrawn from lessons and before school for literacy/numeracy support.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|