Birchfield is a co-educational, boarding and day preparatory school for children aged four to thirteen with a special atmosphere that sets it apart from many good prep schools.

Without doubt, there is a comfortable informality in the relationships between staff and children which leads to a high degree of trust and mutual respect. Sympathetic vigour is applied to everyday life in and out of the classroom, and high standards go hand in hand with the tolerance and respect shown by children and staff for each other. We encourage children to learn how to celebrate each other's successes whilst aspiring to excellence in all things.

One of the most striking things about Birchfield is its atmosphere: happy children going about their business in a purposeful manner. Birchfield provides a breadth of opportunity in which children can develop their own individual talents within a very strong and supportive framework. I feel fortunate to be part of this close-knit community where good citizenship, innovation and creativity are so highly valued.

The enthusiasm of the staff for Birchfield life is very apparent and every child is carefully guided and encouraged by our dedicated team of staff to get the most out of school life. Our beautiful setting and facilities are a bonus.

It is impossible to do justice to the school in this short space and only a visit during term time will allow you to discover why Birchfield has such a distinguished reputation. We will be delighted to see you here and to show you around, so that you can see for yourself what a special place it is. In the meantime, please enjoy looking at the website and getting a flavour of what a Birchfield education is all about.