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Admissions

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-year transfers
All in-year transfers for entry into Birkenhead High School Academy are handled by Wirral Local Authority Primary/Secondary Admissions team.
Upon receipt of the transfer form, if the school is full a letter will be sent by the Local Authority informing the parents of this and their right to appeal.
Appeals are heard by the school at the school site or online during the Covid Pandemic and the form can be downloaded from the school website under “Admissions”
The in-year transfer form will be kept on file

In order to apply for a place in year 7 at BHSA for your daughter/ward parents /carers need to complete the secondary school parental preference form on the Wirral Local Authority website putting BHSA down as a preference. The Music Aptitude test (not compulsory) will be held online on Saturday 9th October and to apply for this please go under the Admissions tab, Year 7, and submit. 10% of our places are allocated to girls who have the greatest aptitude for learning music.
The Local Authority parental preference form must be completed by 31st October.

If you wish your daughter/ward to join year 7 at BHSA in September 2022 then you must do the following:

  • Complete Wirral’s common preference form putting BHSA as a preference no later than 31st October 2021.

There was no assessment this year for entry into Year 7 in September 2021 due to COVID.

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