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Message for Parents

We have been advised by National Grid that road works are due to begin outside the school exit from Monday and to continue to the end of term.  This is likely to cause disruption on Birches Head Road and congestion on the school site at the start and end of school.  We therefore strongly recommend that parents/carers drop off and pick up children either before the canal bridge or at the Bridge Centre rather than come onto the school site for the duration of these road works to minimise on-site congestion.


Can we also remind parents & carers that the school playground is needed throughout the school day for PE lessons and as the fire muster point for students so ask that those collecting students from school do not come onto the school site before 2.30pm.



Message from Katie Dixon, Headteacher:

I am extremely proud to be appointed as the new Headteacher of Birches Head Academy.  I will continue to work alongside Consultant Headteacher Roisin Maguire, currently the Head at St. Joseph's College, who took over in September.

The school is rapidly improving and as former Deputy Head I have the passion and enthusiasm to continue the pace in which the school is moving.  I want to continue what we have started. We are predicted to see a 100% increase in academic achievement in this summer's GCSE results and we want that to be just the start of our journey to becoming a good then an outstanding school.

Both myself and Ms Maguire have passion for the school, care and concern for the students and vision for the future and have every confidence that we are going to continue to move forward positively and quickly.




It is not just about enabling our students to gain outstanding GCSE grades but by giving  them the experience and opportunities to become positive forward looking members of society eager to make their own contribution.  

 The school has always had an outstanding reputation for personal development and strong sports leadership and we want to build on those strengths and extend opportunity across every area. We want to reach out to the local community, restore confidence in the school and make a real difference to the local community. It's a hugely exciting opportunity for everyone at Birches Head.