Find out what events, awards and changes are taking place at the school.


- July 23, 2021, 9:51 am

Have a relaxing holiday. School will resume on: Friday 3 September – 8.40 am for Years 7 and 12 only. The rest of the school will return on 8.40 am Monday 6 September.
h J R

- July 23, 2021, 9:30 am

Birchwood Students go for GOLD! With stunning views, hot weather and maps in hand, Birchwood's Gold DofE students have just spent five days in the Beacon Beacons. Mr Morton and Miss Lava said, they were extremely proud of that the students had all passed their GOLD Award.
h J R

- July 23, 2021, 8:58 am

Birchwood High School student William Gilbank has been crowned Eastern Region Cycling Champion after winning the hour long regional race at the new Cycling track at Colchester’s Northern Gateway.
h J R

- July 19, 2021, 2:45 pm

Reminder - school finishes at 12.30pm tomorrow.
h J R

- July 17, 2021, 7:17 am

@BirchwoodDofE: @BirchwoodStort's DofE practice half done and routes planned for tomorrow
h J R

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Year 12 Biology

As a part of their practical work, Year 12 biology students were investigating the effectiveness of different antibiotics on bacterial culture Microccus Luteum. This is a common bacterium that can be found on or hands and surfaces. The students mastered common aceptic techniques that are widely used in a microbiology lab.

Artist Darcy Turner runs a workshop for Year 10

On Wednesday 23 June, Year 10 art students enjoyed an amazing new sculpture experience. The artist and inventor Darcy Turner delivered a whole day workshop exploring his Stixx machine sculpture techniques. The students had to respond to their current coursework theme of Layers and produce a 3D sculpture.

Virtual Young Musician Competition 2021

Mr Grogan and Mr Stock would like to congratulate the following students for taking part in our Virtual Young Musician Competition 2021. The overall winners were Emily Robson and
Jorja O’Grady, with runners up Isabelle Ramsay (Voice) and Jessica Newton (Piano). The standard of musicianship was outstanding, and they had a really difficult time deciding on winners. The winners and runners up will be performing in our Summer Prom Concert on Friday 9 July on the Piazza.


Junior Maths Challenge

Many of our students volunteered to take part in the annual Junior Maths Challenge. This was an online, timed challenge with some very difficult problems. Our students performed extremely well, and I would like to give a special mention to the students pictured as they achieved certificates for their particularly high scores. Thank you and well done to all that took part.
Miss Bull, Maths

Colour Container Workshop

Thursday 10 June and Friday 11 June, 7.00pm to 8.00 pm.
The PSFA will be running a Colour Container Workshop in partnership with Well Bean Gardening.
Tickets are £15 each.

Email: for booking and more information.