A First Class Education comes as Standard


 "The strength of our school lies in our ability and commitment to offer a bespoke education to our pupils, giving them the very best start in life."                           


  • Excellent academic results, but also a belief in encouraging flair, individualism and character in our pupils –  developing life skills that mean children leave Birchfield with the skills for independent learning and prepared for Senior school and the world of work in the 21st Century.
  • An outstanding track record of pupils leaving at 13+ with a scholarship, exhibition or award.  100% success rate to first-choice senior independent schools or grammar schools, and a highly creditable reputation for 11+ entry into the leading grammar schools of the area. Bespoke, individual preparation for a wide variety of senior schools – professional guidance as to the ‘next step’. 
  • ‘Stand-alone’ Prep School with choices; no one path beaten to any particular senior school.  
  • Strong consistent emphasis on good manners, high standards of discipline and mutual respect.
  • Specialist teachers in specialist classrooms. Ability sets in English, Maths, Science and French from Year 5 upwards to maximise learning potential, with a Scholarship class in the final years for those showing strong academic prowess.  
  • An experienced Learning Enhancement team on hand to offer support and personalised learning.  
  • Outstanding sporting record in all major sports including being Under 12 Country Cricket champions in 2012 and 2011. All pupils have the opportunity to represent the school in fixtures – learning lessons about healthy competition; about winning, losing and taking part.  
  • We believe in encouraging self-expression through music, drama, art and design technology. Superb musical reputation with a large number of pupils learning a musical instrument peripatetically, a growing artistic reputation and the opportunity for every pupil to be on the stage annually. 
  • Excellent food prepared freshly on the premises with special dietary requirements met with sensitivity and concern. Open Lunch Weeks allowing parents and grandparents to enjoy lunch with their children.  
  • A wide variety of school trips and outings, together with after-school activities, further enhancing the breath of education our pupils recieve. 
  • A caring, friendly school where contented boys and girls become successful learners – praised in our excellent recent inspection report by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.