Below you can search for each school that we have an old school photo for. ATKIN          STITT          TATE      WESTMINSTER. The Visor site includes some interesting items from the school magazine. There are some interesting advertisements from the magazine, as well as news items from across the years, so please take time to have a look to see if you remember them. Welcome to this special web site, which I have set up to include pupils' and teachers' memories of Birkenhead Institute. In 1935 Birkenhead School became a Direct Grant school. These include the school cricket and rugby teams, along with Keith's medals which he won in 1949 for his successes in Cross Country. The B.I. They recomend either a 22" or 20" length, but in some cases, if the pupil is shorter in height, an 18" will be adiquite to abide by this policy . Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening - Tuesday 26th January . Above is a 1987 photograph, kindly sent in by Ernie McDonald, Please note that many of the photographs from this site and the "Spirit of Birkenhead Institute" site can be seen on FLICKR. I have also created a separate site to remember the B.I. Bursaries are means-tested and may cover up to 100% of the full fee. Headmaster Mr E. G. Webb. })(); Birkenhead Park School, Wirral. Your memories of Mr Malcolm are very welcome, and I shall add them to this special dedication page as they are received. Please note the new contact number for the site from May, 2017 is: This site celebrates the life of a fine Wirral school, the Birkenhead Institute. I have also included a page called WHERE ARE THEY?,  for any requests for information about former B.I. It was a great environment for being introduced to grammar school life. Partly in response to the decision of Birkenhead High School to become a non-selective city academy, Birkenhead School became wholly co-educational in 2008 and girls currently make up around 28% of the school (38% of Prep). Birkenhead School See Full Review. I have also included some interesting photographs from the relevant years. [7] In 2010 the first female chaplain was appointed and in 2015 the first female Head of School, Eleanor Hilton, was appointed.[8]. Physics Laboratory, with me in the foreground. In 1970 the comprehensive school system rode into town; Birkenhead Institute Grammar School was no more. Birkenhead School was opened in Park Road North, Birkenhead on 9 August 1860 at first called Birkenhead Proprietary School. The Direct Grant scheme began to be phased out in 1976 and so the School became independent. I understand that the colours were yellow and white for Cohen house, and gold and white for Davies house. Pupils. :-. However, I am reliably informed that after the school moved to Tollemache Road, there were two more houses added, namely COHEN and DAVIES. Accounts & Facilities Time; Charging and Remissions Policy; Risk Assessment COVID 19; Safeguarding. Spirit of Birkenhead Institute +447522554855. Playing Fields entrance,  Ingleborough Road, taken in 1999. opened in 1889, and sadly closed in 1994, after more than a hundred years of service to Wirral scholars. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary, and they have an excellent attitude to their studies in lessons. ABOVE : The Staff of Birkenhead Institute, taken outside the Whetstone Lane school buildings, 1957. I am very sad to report the death of Mr L. T. Malcolm, (December 2010), and I have set up a special page dedicated to his memory on this site. In 1982 the Bushell Hall was opened for use by the main school, and the Preparatory School moved into the vacated Shrewsbury Road buildings. was a Grammar School, and changed its status to High School in the 1970s when it moved from Whetstone Lane to Tollemache Road. Wirral Grammar School for Girls Please note the school's official uniform policy is that ALL school skirts must be long enough that they cover the knees. Thank you for visiting this site, which is dedicated to your memories, the pupils and staff, of Birkenhead Institute Grammar School, Wirral. I hope you enjoy it! Gordon Hodgson, (Former pupil), has also kindly provided me with some early copies of Visor magazines, including one from 1945. Contact Us The Birkenhead Park School Park Road South Birkenhead Wirral, Merseyside CH43 4UY Tel: 0151 652 1574 Email: Rashford has Johnson grovelling again – but this time is different. As well as this, there are more items from the early days of the B.I. Your memories will help to keep the spirit of the Birkenhead Institute alive, so please send more in and I shall add them to the site. A previous inspection report for the whole School (in 2007) commented that pupils have "evident self-esteem and positive, secure moral values… excellent relationships with teachers and other pupils, [they] willingly take on responsibility and recognise the importance of contributing to the social good. 's://ssl':'://www')+''+'/siteopt.js?v=1&utmxkey='+k+'&utmx='+(x?x:'')+'&utmxx='+(xx?xx:'')+'&utmxtime='+new Date().valueOf()+(h?, Copyright: Spirit of Birkenhead Institute ©2009, var _gaq = _gaq || []; As I said above, I believe that it is very important in these changing times to preserve and centralise, via the Internet, the memory of the Birkenhead Institute Grammar School. Official Facebook page for Birkenhead School, Wirral's only selective, co-educational school- a leading school for boys and girls from nursery to sixth form. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; West Kirby Grammar School for Girls. 's excellent school magazine, "The Visor". _gaq.push(['_setAllowHash', false]); I believe it is very important to preserve your memories of the school, and by adding them to the site, they will be available to be viewed by anyone who is interested in finding out about the history of the school in the future. The vacated Preparatory School building in Beresford Road was then adapted to provide an extensive Music School, although this has subsequently moved onto the main School campus and the Beresford Road property sold and redeveloped as apartments.[5]. St Mary’s Catholic Aided College. (function() { _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; opened in 1889, and sadly closed in 1994, after more than a hundred years of service to Wirral scholars. (Image: Wirral Grammar School for Girls) Read More Related Articles. However, I have decided to add more of your memories to this special site, and several items have already been received. Wirral Grammar School for Girls. _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', true]); It started with 18 pupils but had grown to 30 by the end of the first term. [5][6] In 1931, "Junior School" was started in Overdale at the top of Beresford Road. In 1918 the school acquired 31 Devonshire Place to be the home of the junior school. I look forward to receiving your items in due course, and they will be included below. ABOVE : The B.I. Here is another web site of interest relating to the Ingleborough Road Memorial Playing Fields, courtesy of former B.I. _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'none']); As playing fields nearer the school were developed, Fender Field was later sold. The Birkenhead Park School. Many thanks for looking, and I trust you will enjoy this site. There is also a picture on the Wilfred Owen page of the Wilfred Owen display which Dean has created at Birkenhead Central Library, and a link to the Wirral Globe article about Dean's special musical project about Wilfred Owen. View in Google Maps. An Assisted Places Scheme was introduced in 1980 but this was abolished in 1997. (function() { Any more information about these houses would, however,  be welcome. (function(){var k='2354831680',d=document,l=d.location,c=d.cookie;function f(n){if(c){var i=c.indexOf(n+'=');if(i>-1){var j=c.indexOf(';',i);return escape(c.substring(i+n.length+1,j<0?c.length:j))}}}var x=f('__utmx'),xx=f('__utmxx'),h=l.hash; Buildings on Bidston Road were acquired in 1920 for use as a science block and in 1921 the Lodge in Beresford Road was purchased for the use of the school. Birkenhead School is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, which is a UK-based association of leading independent schools. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; By 1870 there were 85 pupils and so a new building was required. In 1948 the L.C. Bursaries typically support between 70 and 80 pupils each year and are overseen by the Birkenhead School Foundation Trust. West Kirby Grammar School See Full Review. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Map View. As there is a large amount of material included within these Visors, I decided to include them on a dedicated site for Birkenhead Institute Visors. A purpose-built science block on Bidston Road was built in 1958, and has since been expanded. 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