Mission, Values and Ethos

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 today.

Our motto, “Non solum ingenii verum etiam virtutis”—to build ‘not only the intellect, but also the character’—speaks directly to the resilience and flexibility required to thrive in our modern world. It reflects the balance of ability and resilience that society will demand of our young people and finds its contemporary expression in our focus on ‘Learning with Character’.

Every young person that joins our school has the potential to excel. By developing ‘Learning with Character’ we create the structure around which potential can grow and flourish, the foundation on which greatness can be built. 

Mission Statement

Liverpool College values the dignity of each individual and promotes the development of character and learning through a commitment to high standards within a caring community

Core Values
  • We recognisethat all pupils have different talents and strive to ensure that every pupil has an equal opportunity to find and develop the talents they do possess.
  • We believethat the development of spirituality, character, intellect and creativity are the primary aims of education.
  • We work togetherto create a happy and caring school community which is engaged in our local community and the wider world.
  • We pursuehigh standards in every area of school life.
College Motto

Non Solum ingenii verum etiam virtutis
Not only the Intellect but also the Character

Click here to view our Learning with Character handbook.

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