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Birkenhead High School Academy is unique on Wirral as a 3-19 girls state academy. We are a thriving, all through learning community, embracing core traditional values with a firm eye on the ever changing future. Our overall school direction can be encapsulated in three words: challenge, opportunity and partnership. Girls are encouraged to be challenged, take risks and to develop a life-long love of learning. They are given every opportunity to develop in to fearless, confident and responsible young women. We foster a family community within the school and also we are very much part of the GDST wider family, sharing their aims as pioneers and shapers of girls’ education. BHSA students are strong members of this movement, with our girls benefiting from and contributing to the GDST’s extensive network.

We firmly promote the all through approach to education, with the Junior School’s “Grow, Flourish, Think” model seamlessly blending in with the Sixth Form “Aspirational, Inspired, Independent” message.

 We have the highest standards in achievement, attendance, appearance and conduct. Our girls have access to outstanding levels of support both on the academic and pastoral front, coupled with plenty of stretch and challenge. Our high aspirations culture and ethos permeates both in and outside of the classroom and girls are encouraged to take advantage of our extensive enrichment programme and the plethora of GDST activities throughout their time at the school.

In order to apply for a place in year 7 at BHSA your daughter/ward must take our assessment, which will take place on Saturday 12th October 2019. The assessment is non-verbal reasoning and is not a pass or fail, rather it enables the local authority to apply ‘fair banding’. In addition to this, your daughter/ward has the option to take our music aptitude assessment, which will be held on the same day. 10% of our places are allocated to girls who have the greatest aptitude for learning music.

If you wish your daughter/ward to join year 7 at BHSA in September 2020 then you must do the following:

  • Complete our online admissions form to register for our assessment day no later than Friday 4th October 2019 4pm
  • Your daughter/ward must take our assessment on Saturday 12th October 2019
  • You will be informed of the outcome of the music assessment no later than Friday 18th October 2019
  • Complete Wirral’s common preference form putting BHSA as a preference no later than 31st October 2019


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