Birkenhead School is a top performing independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 months to 18. Founded in 1860, the school is located in Oxton, on the Wirral Peninsula in North West England.
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.
In providing an education for life, Birkenhead School sets the highest standards for itself and for its pupils – not just academic standards, but also personal standards of integrity, self-discipline, compassion and respect for others. We believe that education is about developing the whole person.
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.
Our green and spacious campus, with its mixture of late Victorian and modern architecture, plays an important part in setting the tone and creating a unique atmosphere which has left its mark on generations of former pupils.
A strong sense of community pervades all that we do and we take pride in the friendly and respectful relationships which students have with staff and with each other. Parents comment on our strong family atmosphere, where seven-year olds and seventeen year olds work happily alongside each other. We, in turn, consider the close bond between School and home to be a vital component of our success.
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 School’s long tradition of open access through the award of bursaries.