Birches Head Academy

Academy of Excellence


Birches Head Academy launched an Excellence Academy in September 2015, offering greater learning opportunities and unique experiences to Year 11 students.  This programme has now developed further and opportunities will be available to Year 7 and 8 students this academic year.

The Excellence Academy supports high achieving students and those who which to push themselves beyond the usual school curriculum, and fosters students to aspire to university from an early age.  Furthermore, we work closely with national universities to create a high quality learning experience.

As part of the Excellence Academy, students study after school, one day a week.  The students study a range of topics that are supported by experts in each of the fields.  The topics that the students study range from forensic Science, historical digs, digital dissection and how top athletes get to the top of their sport.  All students carry out hands on activities as well as visiting Universities to see the topics in action.  The Excellence Academy is fully funded therefore all trips and activities are covered however we want students to exhibit the following qualities:

  • Curiosity
  • Love of learning
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Aspire and drive to be more
  • A willingness to be involved in extracurricular activities
  • High achievement at the end of Key Stage 2

The Excellence Academy runs every Tuesday from 14:40 until 15:40.  If you require any further information regarding the Excellence Academy, please email Mrs S Lancett (Assistant Headteacher) on slancett@bircheshead.org.uk or contact the school on 01782 233 595.

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End of Summer Presentation 2020

The zoom sessions below are organised by Stoke on Trent College  on results day for Year 11 students:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Aug 20, 2020 02:00 PM London
Topic: GCSE & Year 11 Support
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UoDDCzY9Sq6Yr_6d14U3Lg

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Aug 21, 2020 11:00 AM London
Topic: GCSE & Year 11 Support
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AJBWAFwnRhmXFwdhR1Tr_Q

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Aug 21, 2020 02:00 PM London
Topic: GCSE & Year 11 Support
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_azIFiekgRUu0WBmhxVXROw