Albrighton school gearing up for “influx of visitors”

Birchfield School is preparing for an “influx of visitors” when it holds its first open events since announcing a major extension of facilities at its site near Albrighton. 

An entrance assessment day is taking place on January 30 for boys and girls looking to join the school from September 2021 in Years 7, 8 and 9 – which will be the first time the school has ever welcomed a Year 9 cohort. 

Headmistress at Birchfield School, Sarah Morris, said since announcing that the senior school was being extended to provide a full programme of GCSEs in the years ahead, interest in the school had surged.  

Headmistress at Birchfield School, Sarah Morris
Mrs Sarah Morris, Headmistress at Birchfield School

She said: “We will continue to educate pupils in Years 7 and 8 to the very highest academic standards, and the school boasts a superb record of 41 scholarships achieved in the past three years alone across academic, sporting, artistic and musical disciplines. 

“However, from September 2021, we will be extending our offering to deliver a three-year programme of GCSEs alongside a full and varied curriculum when a new Year 9 class joins.” 

As the newest member of the St Philips Education group, the school has announced a significant investment programme in the coming months, with plans for new sporting and science facilities under way. 

A new fleet of minibuses will be used to launch an extended set of routes enabling children from across Shropshire and Staffordshire to travel to the school. 

Mrs Morris added: “To celebrate the extension to the senior school department, a highly competitive fee initiative is offered with places from Year 6 standing at £8,000 per year, rising by £500 per year to £10,000 per year in Year 11. 

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“The entrance assessment for pupils interested in joining our classes in Years 7, 8 and 9 from September 2021 will take place on Saturday, 30th January. 

“We are also holding two open mornings on January 15 and 16 between 10am and 12.30pm, and are happy to arrange personal tours. 

“This is a wonderful time to be joining Birchfield School and we are expecting an influx of visitors, so please do get in touch for more information.” 

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