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Dr Chris Ingate

“Birchwood is an 11-18 co-educational school with 1400 students on roll. We have come a long way over the last ten years and are very proud of our excellent school, where our students not only leave with strong academic qualifications, but also as well-rounded individuals with a sense of responsibility and a willingness to contribute to both the economy and society in general.”

Dr Chris Ingate Headteacher

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Press Releases

TLC LIVE supports Birchwood Staff and their Wellbeing
Added: 13/02/2014
TourAid - Wednesday 5 March
Added: 10/02/2014
Hannah Lewis visits Birchwood; Holocaust Memorial Day
Added: 07/02/2014
Birchwood High School International Ambassador Programme
Added: 28/01/2014
Birchwood's Got Talent - raising funds for hospital Spinal Unit
Added: 21/01/2014

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Coming Events

Y7 Parents' Evening - New Date
Y10 Parents' Evening

Please note the new date for the Y7 Parents' Evening. It has been moved from 22 April to 29 April 2014.

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Key school dates…

Get Involved!

We are looking for Staff and Students to engage in the development of an International Ambassador Programme.

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In The News

You may now read the feedback we have received at recent Parents' Evenings by following the link below.

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Employment Opportunities

We are currently advertising for 2 posts.

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Kirkland Rowell Survey

Many thanks to the 500 parents who took the time to complete our Kirkland Rowell independent survey earlier this term. We have just received the report and it is very positive, with an 'excellent overall performance score' according to Kirkland Rowell. Over 93% of respondents stated that the school was good or very good (comparing to a national average figure of 72%). Student and staff feedback has also been excellent. Like all evaluation surveys, there are some areas we need to tighten up and I will share a more detailed summary in our Easter Birchwood News.

Dr Chris Ingate