Birkenhead School, founded in 1860, is an HMC independent day school providing education for boys and girls drawn from the whole of the Wirral and as far afield as Chester and North Wales. There are currently 887 students in the School with 462 pupils in Years 7 to Upper Sixth Form. Birkenhead School has been fully co-educational since September 2008, offering the choice of an independent education to all local children. Across the School approximately 40% of pupils are girls.
Situated in the leafy suburb of Oxton, the School enjoys excellent facilities. The main campus has a ‘village green’ atmosphere, with classrooms and laboratories looking out over the cricket square.
The School comprises Nursery and Pre-Prep (Early Years), Prep and Seniors and integrates their objectives and activities within a whole school concept.
Birkenhead School prides itself on being a family school and this has been greatly strengthened by the opening of the Nursery in 2006. It is very attractive to parents to have all their children in one school and it is a great advantage for the school to be able to establish strong, long-lasting relationships with families. The move to coeducation reinforced this and at present, 195 families have more than one child in the School and 28 have three or four children.
The department consists of six teachers, led by the Head of Department Mr Stephen Hope. We follow the AQA course for GCSE and Edexcel for A level, offering students the opportunity to study both Mathematics and Further Mathematics at both levels.
This year, 46% of our GCSE Maths students achieved Grade 8/9, with 42% achieving 8/9 in Further Maths. Of our A-level students, 63% scored A*/A, with 100% achieving A*/A in Further Maths.