Birches Head Academy


Birches Head Academy has a dedicated Primary Enrichment Programme.  This involves staff from a range of subject areas visiting local primary schools, or inviting schools in to work with us on a range of projects, workshops and bespoke lessons.

This year’s programme includes classes in Art, Music and Science, masterclasses in Maths and English, and ceramics in partnership with Emma Bridgewater, including a factory tour.  Year 6 students who gain a place at our school attend 3 Transition Days in summer term to prepare them for secondary school life, and will also receive a visit in their primary school from our Transition Co-ordinator or a member of the year 7 team.

At the start of each new academic year in September, new year 7 students have their own dedicated induction day to help them feel comfortable and confident about embarking on their secondary education with us.


For more information, please contact Mr Lambert, Transition Co-ordinator.

If you require a paper copy of any of the pages / documents published on this website, please click here and complete the form stating which page(s) / document(s) you require along with your name and address.

Thursday 2nd April

Birches Head Academy will be joining the new national scheme for issuing free school meal e-gift cards whilst we are closed. For those who qualify, we will contact you and send your e-gift card by e-mail or we may ask you to collect from school as part of your daily exercise. This will commence next week as we see it as vital that we continue to support you over the Easter break. Vouchers will continue each week to the value of £15 per child.

We wish you a happy Easter.


The main office is closed from Friday 3rd April at 3pm until Monday 20th April at 8am. During the Easter period, we will be regularly monitoring emails but there will be a delay in dealing with any requests.

If you are having difficulty with the Free School Meal voucher code, we will forward your query and it will be dealt with as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience whilst we navigate this new system.

In accordance with Government guidance, the Academy will be open to the children of Key Workers only over the Easter period. Spaces allocated by request.

Thank you for your continued support in these challenging times.