Birkdale High School
Sefton, United Kingdom
About Birkdale High School
Birkdale High School is a non-denominational boys' secondary school in Southport, Merseyside. At its most recent inspection, there were 780 students aged 11-16 on the school roll.
The town of Southport is located on the coast of North West England and is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK. Birkdale High School is located alongside the grounds of Hillside Golf Club. The school has held academy status since 2012.
Values and vision
Birkdale High School is proud of its students and the ethos they embody: "aspire, thrive, succeed". Students are considered part of a learning community. Staff work with them to ensure maximum fulfilment of their abilities, whether their skills lie in the academic curriculum or in vocational areas. The secondary school strives to be an open and welcoming environment. Talented and dedicated staff work tirelessly to engage and challenge each and every child.
A varied programme of extra-curricular activities is offered to students to complement exam success. Activities range from jazz band to badminton, cooking club, hardware club, Christian club and reading club. The garden and wildlife club creates an environment where students can develop their social skills, practical skills and science skills.
“Most recent academy progress data indicate that there will be further significant improvement at GCSE five A* to C including English and mathematics this year. Boys are making at least good progress and this was confirmed during the inspection through the observations of lessons and scrutiny of current work. Some boys, particularly the more able, are making outstanding progress.”