Welcome to Liverpool College

Liverpool College is a unique academy, so visitors tell us. They profess that there is a “buzz”, a sense of purpose, and a distinctive ethos about the place. We agree.

The College, a state funded academy, educates pupils aged 4-19 on a 28 acre campus in South Liverpool. Since 1840, our ambition and mission are to help the young people of Liverpool and beyond to fulfil their dreams by providing them a transformational and exceptional education. Since our transition to academy status in 2013, we are able to do this for more pupils and, crucially, without regard to the ability to pay fees.

Our school motto, "Non solum ingenii verum etiam virtutis", "Not only the intellect but also character," taken from Cicero, reflects the College's constant aim to educate the whole person.

Our insistence on “Learning with Character” throughout the College as embodied and practised in our three core traits: Purpose, Passion, Challenge means we continue our founders’ intention to make the formation of character a prime purpose of education.

Our five schools, Pre-Prep, Preparatory, Middle, Upper and Sixth Form constitute one College in pursuit of one mission. Each school provides a challenging, broad and age-appropriate curriculum of academic subjects, arts, sports and activities. Every pupil also belongs to a house during their time at the College. Our Houses provide a continuation of belonging and pastoral care as well as opportunities for competition and growth in leadership. This structure, driven by an enthusiastic and dedicated staff and relentless focus on teaching and learning enables us to focus on the needs and progress of each individual pupil and maintain the small scale in which positive learning relationships grow and pupils are challenged and supported to achieve their full potential.

Academic studies are clearly the main focus of the school and our students achieve better than predicted and expected outcomes, year after year, because of parental support, outstanding teaching and clear goals and expectations.

But education at the College transcends the classroom. We educate the whole person through a wide variety of programmes in sport, the arts, and leadership and spiritual development.

We want your son or daughter to leave Liverpool College not only with the best possible academic qualifications and skills for university and further education and training but also with the character, love of learning and confidence to lead a happy, productive and fulfilling life.

I hope you enjoy your virtual visit and look forward to welcoming you to our campus.


Yours sincerely,

Mr H van Mourik Broekman


Principal's Presentations

Download the Principal's Speech from this year's Speech Night & Prize Giving at Liverpool Cathedral here.

Principal's Weekly Newsletter

You can download the current and previous Principal's Weekly Newsletter to College parents here.

Recent Consultations

Growing a Culture of Excellent Learning

You can read the consultation document on proposed strategies and actions to further improve the culture of learning at Liverpool College here.

For more information about metacognition, please click here.

Mission Review

The mission review sets out the College’s response to the challenge of delivering its mission in a growing school. The review was undertaken during the 2016-2017 school year and includes plans for the organisation, timetable, calendar and curriculum of the College from 2017-2018 forward.

You can download the mission review report here. 

New Pre Prep Building

You can read the consultation information document about our plans to build a new Pre Prep building adjacent to the current Prep School here.

The consultation took place between 3 October - 28 October 2016. You can read a summary of the response to the consultation here.


Learning with Character

In 1840, Liverpool College was founded on a commitment to educate the whole person. Although we made this pledge over 170 years ago, it has never been more relevant than now.


LCA Love the journey

Our Curriculum – LCA+

We pursue our mission of Learning with Character through the LCA+ curriculum. LCA+ is a challenging, broad and engaging curriculum consisting of seven academic and subject strands and seven strands of personal and social education and development.




We educate children from 4 – 18 years old and welcome applications from parents both within and outside the Liverpool area. 


Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at Liverpool College is vibrant and successful. Our students thrive and strive in a caring collegiate atmosphere.