Applications for places in Year 8-11

Birchwood is an 8 Form Entry Mixed, non-selective 11-18 school.  Please note that all our Year Groups are full – we admit 240 boys and girls each year – 35% of our intake have brothers and sisters at the school – 54% are from families within our published priority area and the remaining 11% are based on geographical distance from the school.

If you want your son/daughter to attend Birchwood High School, please contact our admissions officer, Sharon Hood ( who can add you to our Continued Interest list or give you advice about the Appeals process.  Birchwood is an Academy and is therefore its own admissions authority. We work in partnership with the Local Education Authority to ensure that places are allocated on a fair and accurate basis.

Visits to the school: If you wish to visit the school with your son/daughter with regards to a prospective place at the school, please contact Sharon Hood, Admissions Officer.