This web site serves the members of the Old Birkonian Society, an organisation whose principal purpose is to promote contact between ex-pupils of Birkenhead School, located on the Wirral Peninsula on Merseyside, UK.

OBS Weekend 6th/7th September 2014

The OBS Weekend approaches.   You are cordially invited.

Please confirm if you are attending so that we can assess the catering requirements.

The programme is quite familiar but has a special addition this year :-

Saturday 6th September.

10am.                   Netball match on School campus.

10am.                   Hockey match at McAllester Field.

10.30am to 12.15pm      Archives Open at 44,Bidston Road.  (Coffee served)

View the gallery of over 600 photographs from 1871 until 2010, along with our recently acquired display cabinets of memorabilia.

 12.30pm.    Annual General Meeting in Bushell Hall.

 1.15 pm.               Lunch in 6th Form Centre.

 2.30 pm.     Rugby match at Noctorum.

 Sunday 7th September.

6.30pm       Choral Evensong in Chapel. Chaplain – Sian Howell-Jones

                     Preacher -   Canon John Rankin.            

 Roger Ewing


The Governors have appointed  a successor to John Clark who retires in August 2014

Jeremy Grundy.jpgDr Jeremy (Jerry) Grundy will become only the 12th Headmaster in the 154-year history of Birkenhead School. Following the retirement of  John Clark in August next year, Mr Grundy will take over at the start the new 2014/15 academic year. 

John Clark became the current Headmaster in 2003.  He was promoted from Deputy Headmaster and took over from Stuart Haggett.  It was the first time a BS Head had been appointed  from within.

His successor, Dr Grundy was educated at Leeds Grammar School, read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, going on to McGill University in Montreal to study for his PhD in Philosophy. He was Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies and a Housemaster at St Albans School where he worked until 1999 when he moved to Magdalen College School, Oxford, as Head of Sixth Form and Head of Philosophy.  He comes to us from Akeley Wood School in Buckingham  where he was appointed Headmaster in 2005.


Communication - That's the Name of the Game

The Society seeks to locate and update all our past pupils both in the UK and abroad - CAN YOU HELP?

Please take a look through our "EYES"

  • Inform us of your current address and email.
  • Introduce Old Birkonians to the website.
  • Influence other Old Birkonians to get in touch.
  • Improve the accuracy of our information.
  • Increase the extent of our register.
  • Imagine the day when the OBS can put you in touch with an old school friend.

JOIN THE QUEST FOR THE BEST - click on the "OB Updates" button on the left for a formatted email form.

Web Site

obsbeach.jpgThis site allows OBs to submit news about themselves for publication by clicking on the "Add News" link [top right]. The "OB Links" page has a link that allows OBs to publish links to their personal/work websites as well as any social media sites they are registered with. When an OB has passed away, family or friends can notify the Society using the link "Remembered" [bottom right] to publish a simple notification or full obituary with or without a photograph. All items for publication will be checked by the site administration before being published.

Finally, use the "OB Updates" button [bottom left] to advise the Alumni Office of your contact details along with any other information such as qualifications, employment or just general information you think may be of interest along with feedback on this site.

The site can be developed in a way that best meets the needs of the ex-pupils of Birkenhead School and we would be interested in feedback on areas of interest for further development. Please email if you have any ideas.

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