A Clear Philosophy Of Education



    • A truly rounded education; academic, art, sport, music, drama and personal growth • Happy and motivated children at the heart of everything we do • The individual – every child counts and every child is unique and special, bringing something different to our community • Discovering and developing the potential of every child in our care and delivering the highest possible standards of behaviour and education • Pupils, staff and parents, working together as one

     Birchfield delivers a superlative start with a truly holistic and rounded educational experience from age 4 to 16
    Our pupils are proud, happy and confident children who are awarded a wide range of scholarships and awards from their chosen destinations after Birchfield.
    Our aim is to fully prepare your children for their next step, advising, recommending and ensuring their next school is the ‘right fit’, at 11+ or 16+.   Our belief in nurturing the individual remains at the heart of our service delivery and we support each child’s unique personality and requirements for their next school.

    Why Birchfield?

    The Birchfield pupil qualities are kindness, independence, resilience, ambition, open-mindedness, collaboration, politeness, respect and tolerance. A Birchfield pupil is regarded as a well-rounded pupil and one that will reach their potential through application and effort.

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    Destination Schools

    Because Birchfield is a truly independent preparatory and senior school, we prefer to nurture your child and make informed recommendations for their next step at 11+ or 16+.

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    Inspection Reports

    Our last ISI quality inspection in November 2021 resulted in ‘Excellent’ status across the board and detailed the many successes of Birchfield School.

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    House System

    Our House system delivers a warm welcome and a feeling of instant belonging when your child joins Birchfield. We operate three ‘Houses’; Brelades, Brown and Watson and each one has its own Head of House and permanent team of pupils from Year 3 upwards who work together to win accolades and trophies throughout the year.

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    Parent Feedback

    ‘I have to thank the Year 2 teacher for the wonderful progress my youngest child has made this year. She is truly an inspirational teacher, driving and guiding children to be the very best they can be – she is a real credit to your teaching staff. We think very highly of her and are very thankful for her support and nurturing. I have been thrilled to see my child make such brilliant progress’. Mr and Mrs B. 2018

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