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- February 15, 2019, 3:13 pm

We wish you all a restful half term. Students are due back on Tuesday 26 February, 8.50am. It will be week 2.
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- February 15, 2019, 2:15 pm

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the PSFA's first ever wine tasting evening. It was a great success! We l…
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- February 14, 2019, 3:28 pm

Apprenticeship Event is today,Thursday 14 February until 5.00pm in the Hall. Please come along.
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- February 14, 2019, 10:20 am

The lovely Mrs Devoti, from the cafe, is making some yummy Valentine themed cupcakes for today.
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- February 13, 2019, 1:22 pm

Year 12 Business students are taking part in the Apprentice Challenge on Thursday 14 February. All teams are sellin…
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Bonus Ball Winner for December is….

Thank you very much to everyone who has signed up so far to take part in our Birchwood Bonus Ball Club this year. The draw for December was made by Mrs Jacobson, and witnessed by two members of school staff. The prize of £65 went to Tracey Tyler with the winning number 13.

The Birchwood Bonus Ball is a raffle style club, with up to 5 numbers available to purchase per person, per subscription period. The subscription fee is £2 a month per number,  payable in advance for the remainder of the academic year. 50% of subscriptions will be allocated as prize money and 50% to PSFA funds with prize money depending on the membership uptake. Draws will be held on the last day of each month.

If you would like to take part, by purchasing one or more numbers, please email confirming your name and contact telephone details:-

Second Hand Uniform

Please consider donating good condition items of second hand uniform, including maroon blazers,
maroon jumpers, skirts and PE Kit as stock for our second hand stall. Clean items of second hand uniform can be dropped in to our Student Reception.
If you are interested in purchasing items, please contact

Super Saturday Science Classes

Super Saturday Science is back!
Mr Langan - Physics
Mrs Ryan - Chemistry
Mrs Smith - Biology
All classes take place between 9.00am - 11.00am on Saturday mornings.
See poster for further details of all available dates.



Sparkle Malawi

We would like to wish Sparkle Malawi a very Happy Christmas. This is one of our chosen House Charities this year, we are working in conjunction with The Cornelius Group to raise money and awareness of this charity. Sparkle the Unicorn is travelling around the UK with her passport, visiting various
companies who are supporting this charity this year. Sparkle Malawi's founder Sarah Brooke’s story is quite incredible. Whilst having a gap year from University and travelling through Malawi, she became seriously ill. She was rushed to one of the few hospitals in Malawi and given life-saving treatment because she had insurance and could afford to pay. While she was there, she saw children and adults receive inadequate medical treatment and often die as a result. This inspired her to set up Sparkle Malawi. Since 2015, Sparkle Malawi has helped educate 800 children, make 4700 medical interventions and serve 66,000 meals.



Inter form

Inter Form Christmas Decoration Competition

The winners of this year’s inter form Christmas Decoration Competition are 7MCN who excelled themselves with the
Christmas theme including paperchains, snowflakes, festive log burning powerpoints, Christmas songs and festive scents! 8MCX came a close
second with a very impressive door decoration of Father Christmas. Well Done to all the forms who put the time and effort into entering the competition.


Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Melodious voices filled St Michael’s Church for our annual Carols by Candlelight service. Birchwood’s Vocialise and Chamber Choir were in excellent voice filling St Michael’s with seasonal cheer with many traditional carols, including “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”. Lucy Sherwood gave a wonderful solo rendition of “Once in Royal David City”, whilst Elizabeth Vandoorn sang “In the Bleak Mid Winter” accompanied by Vocalise. The carols were accompanied by readings from Mr Gilbank, Eve Bailey, Milla Sweett-Heals and Miss Payne and prayers by Rev D Williams. Special thanks goes to Mr David Pickthall MBE, our organist for the evening and Rev D Williams for inviting us to take part in this wonderful evening.