About Us

Who we are and what we do.

Message From The Headteacher

I am delighted to welcome you to the new Birkdale High School website. We hope that it will provide you with all the information you need but also give you an insight into our school and why we are so proud of it.

We are proud of our academic achievements and the examinations success of our boys over many years. This would not happen without talented and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to engage and challenge each and every student and of course without the hard work of the boys and the support of their parents.

We also have a sporting record that is second to none amongst the local schools whether it is on the track, the field or the court. We regularly top the league tables and we will celebrate these achievements on this website as they occur.

We are however most proud of our students and the ethos they embody: Aspire, Thrive, Succeed. I hope that as you browse through this site you start to get an idea of the many different ways in which our students exemplify this motto through our student leadership team, the school council, peer mentors, Sports Leaders, charity fund-raisers and countless other examples.

Should you still have any questions not answered by this website please contact us and we will do our best to answer your query.

Should you want to know more please make an appointment and it will be my privilege to show you round the school.

Best regards,

Gil Bourgade

School Performance

Click here to find out more about our school results.

As the only 11-16 all-boys academy in Sefton, Birkdale High School aims to be a centre of excellence, demanding of all its students the highest standards in all they undertake whilst supporting in the fulfilment of their personal and academic potential.

In 2015, the school has added "Thrive – Aspire – Succeed" as the three creeds underpinning its ethos and approach.

As an inclusive school we recognise and welcome the contributions of everyone and seek to enable each individual to achieve his potential so that he is equipped to take his place in and contribute to a rapidly evolving world.

As a school we aim to:

Ensure that all students have access to their curriculum entitlement.
Provide all students with challenging and engaging learning opportunities appropriate to their abilities and interests.
Encourage all students to take responsibility for their own learning through positive attitudes and increased capacity for collaborative work and independent study.
Promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students through a clear commitment to British values and within a caring, well-disciplined and happy atmosphere.
Create an attractive, purposeful and stimulating environment.
Convince students of the benefits of making positive lifestyle choices by developing a range of interests and skills in and out of the curriculum.
Build strong relationship with parents and all stakeholders through regular contact and effective channels of communication.
Instil in students a sense of pride in being part of the school and the wider community.

Meet the Team

Teaching staff and non-teaching staff are listed below.

Mr G Bourgade
Headteacher
Role: Strategic running of the school

Mr P Marshall
Deputy Headteacher
Role: Curriculum & Day-to-day running of the school

Mr D Pryor
Assistant Headteacher
Role: Pastoral Care

Mrs H Duffy
Assistant Headteacher
Role: Data & Examinations.

Mr M Cunliffe
Assistant Headteacher
Role: Pupil Premium & Student Leadership.


English Department

  • Mrs C Follett - Head of English
  • Mrs E Morgan - Deputy Head of English
  • Miss J Daly - SENCO
  • Mr J McCarthy
  • Mrs L Keating
  • Ms R Brook

Mathematics Department

  • Mrs J Thompson - Head of Mathematics
  • Mrs L McGarry - Deputy Head of Mathematics
  • Miss C Cain
  • Mrs D Woodcock
  • Mrs H Duffy
  • Mr P Marshall

Science Department

  • Mr J Woodley - Head of Science
  • Mr S Bennett - Head of Year 10
  • Mrs S Woodley - Deputy Head of Science
  • Mr S Burcher
  • Miss Z Flood
  • Mr C Spallen

Business Studies

  • Mr I Nightingale

Creative Arts Department

  • Mrs C Carrington - Art, Head of Creative
  • Mrs R Sinclair - Art, Head of Year 9
  • Mrs H Jeffery - Drama, Head of Year 11
  • Mr J Warning - Music

Design & Technology Department

  • Mr A Milner - Head of DT
  • Mr G Ascough - Food Technology
  • Mr M Jones

Humanities Department

  • Ms E Jackson - Head of Humanities
  • Miss J Bailey - History
  • Ms C Seville - Geography
  • Mr D Pryor - Geography
  • Mr I Nightingale

ICT Department

  • Mr S Moss - Head of ICT
  • Mrs L Humphreys
  • Mr M Jones

MFL Department

  • Mrs C Wahdwa - Head of MFL
  • Mrs H Devlin
  • Mr J Glew

PE Department

  • Mr J Quirk - Head of PE
  • Mr M Cunliffe
  • Mr S Keary
  • Mr B Thorne - Head of Year 7

PHSCE / RE

  • Mrs P Marshall - Head of RE / PSHCE
  • Mr J Waring

Teaching Assistants & Mentors

  • Mr B Boyce - ICE Officer
  • Mrs J Donker - Child Protection Officer
  • Mrs S Nightingale - Learning Mentor / Head of Year 8
  • Mrs A Bradley
  • Mrs S Drela
  • Mrs A Mulhall
  • Mrs J Sharples
  • Mrs P Stirling

Administration

  • Ms K Anslow - PA to the Head, Operations Manager
  • Mrs C Ellis - Office Administrator
  • Mrs A Finnigan - Education Welfare and Attendance
  • Mrs B Peacock - Attendance and Office Administrator
  • Ms K Williams - Data & Exams Officer
  • Ms J Smith - Finance Manager
  • Mrs L Clucas - Finance Administrator
  • Mrs E MacDonald - Finance Administrator

Subject Technicians

  • Mr J Davies - Design Technology Technician
  • Mrs S Mechant - Food Technology & Art Technician
  • Mr B Leece - Science Technician

IT Support

  • Mr S Dolan - IT Manager
  • Mr J Bennett

Lunchtime Staff

  • Mrs S Hodgkinson
  • Mr G Leighton
  • Mrs S Ritchie

Site Staff

  • Mr P Woodman - Site Manager
  • Mr B Smith - Caretaker
  • Mr D Moth - Assistant Caretaker

About Us

Birkdale High School, a limited company registered in England and Wales under Company number 07695504.

Registered address: Windy Harbour Road, Southport PR8 3DT

Headteacher: G Bourgade

Intranet

School Email School email via outlook portal.
Remote Access School desktop via Remote Access.

External Links

SMHW Show My Homework, school homework diary.
ParentPay Secure school online payment system.
Parents Booking Parents evening booking system.

Latest

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