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


- October 12, 2021, 2:29 pm

We are currently advertising for a Caretaker to join our Site Team. For more information, please see #EmploymentOpportunities
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- October 12, 2021, 9:39 am

Birchwood celebrated National Poetry Day on Thursday 7 October 2021. National Poetry Day is a UK wide celebration of poetry, and the theme this year was Choice. To celebrate form tutors read a poem to their tutees during form time.
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- October 11, 2021, 9:03 am

We are advertising for a teacher of Food and Nutrition to start in January 2022. For more information, please go to #EmploymentOpportunities
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- October 7, 2021, 8:59 am

Congratulations to Isaac Horwood for winning the Birchwood PSFA 2021 Photo competition! The competition was judged anonymously by Sophia Spurgin, an award winning photographer. He wins a £25 Amazon voucher.
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- October 4, 2021, 10:39 am

Gardening Club, As it reaches the end of this year’s very successful growing season. The students entered some of their wonderful produce into the local Sawbridgeworth Garden and Allotment Show. They came third in their section for their Rainbow Chard.
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Virtual Open Evening 2020

We welcome you to view our virtual Open Evening which goes live on Thursday 1 October at 4:00pm and will remain live until the deadline for school applications on Saturday 31 October.

The link will be added to the home page of the website and the main menu (under "Home") once the virtual Open Evening goes live.

MFL Bitmoji Classroom

Our MFL Bitmoji Classroom!

Welcome to our Year 6 Transition virtual classroom! Click on our faces, posters, items in the bookshelf etc & discover the world of MFL at Birchwood High School.

Click here to explore the MFL Bitmoji Classroom!

Art Exhibition

What you need to do:
1. Photograph your work in good lighting
2. Title your work
3. Send the photograph of your work with:
The Title,
Artist name,
Media/technique used to create it.
Remember any creative media can be
exhibited i.e. textiles, printing, photography, painting,
drawing or sculpture.

Send it to:

Closing date for entries is Monday 6 July 2020
Condition of entry you must be happy for your
name to be displayed on the school website.
If you are a student under the age of 18.
We also need your parental consent.

VE Celebrations

Students and Staff celebrated the 75th Anniversary of VE day at home. Students made bunting, cakes and ginger beer. Matthew in Year 8 learnt to play the "Last Post" which he performed at his home at 3.00pm for all his neighbours.

Scrubs for the NHS

In between teaching Mrs Jacobson and Mrs Feather Levey have been making scrubs for the local NHS frontline staff. They have made over 20 so far!

Ear guards for the NHS

John Cornwall Year 10 has shown  great initiative during lockdown. He has used his own 3D printer to manufacture Ear Guards to which medical staff can hook their face masks, thereby reducing pressure around their ears.