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Welcome to Prep


A broad and balanced curriculum, focused pastoral care and an exciting skills development programme combine to ensure that our pupils flourish in the Prep years. 


We encourage mutual respect and our caring, inclusive ethos is underpinned by Christian values and a great sense of community.  Our main goal is to foster children's development so that each individual can reach (and even exceed) his or her potential, in preparation for an exciting future. Small class sizes ensure that our teachers know their pupils well and, through careful planning and assessment, they help each child to thrive and develop. All members of staff are dedicated to promoting positive attitudes, enabling children to develop self-confidence, independence, effective social skills and a strong sense of responsibility.

Academic success is built through the breadth of experience pupils gain, both inside and outside the classroom. The vast array of opportunities in music, sport and co-curricular activities ensure that each individual can learn specific skills, discover and develop new talents and enjoy plenty of fun with friends.

One of our key objectives is to inspire a love of learning as we see this as an essential part of preparation for secondary education and beyond.

Do come and visit us to discover what Birkenhead School can offer your child – we look forward to welcoming you.


Mr Harry FitzHerbert
Head of Prep

Prep News

PGL Year 6 Trip 2021

PGL Year 6 Trip 2021

Team work, independence and confidence were just some of the skills developed by Year 6 pupils when they went on their annual PGL trip. PGL have been running children's holidays since 1957 and they offer fantastic opportunities to get enjoy the outdoors and have an exciting adventure. We were especially delighted that our pupils were able enjoy the trip this year which was filled with new challenges, new friendships and lots of laughs. 

Sports Results 21st June 2021

Sports Results 21st June 2021

Highlights from the sporting week included an amazing 105 not out from Andrew in Upper Sixth, during our Cricket Boys-U18A fixture against Marylebone Cricket Club. For his impressive achievement, Andrew will be presented with a commemorative bat at Lord's in a few weeks' time. Our golf team had a superb result, finishing ninth in the ISGA National Finals, Worsley Park, Manchester. Our students are thoroughly enjoying competitive action as we draw nearer to the end of term.  

Sports Results 14th June 2021

Sports Results 14th June 2021

Sports Results Week Beginning Monday 7th June