Who we are
We are a community of aspiring learners. We focus on our development as learners together, pursuing in everything we do the character and moral traits and habits of successful learners: purpose, passion and challenge.
We do this by recognizing and rewarding these traits, by reflection on our progress in pursuing and developing them and celebrating the achievements of pupils and staff who exhibit them.
Our Learner Profile
We reflect deeply on our experience of the world and our place in it.
We consider the meaning and the purpose behind our experiences and our plans, and reflect upon them.
We make consistent progress towards clear and ambitious goals.
We can visualise and plan our future, our ambitions, and our opportunities. We understand clearly how our actions and learning today will impact that future.
We understand and accept our responsibilities to others.
We respect others and show concern and compassion for those who need us. We serve our school and community. We strive to improve the lives of others and in the world around us.
We learn independently and enthusiastically.
We nurture our curiosity. Our love of learning enables us to pursue inquiry and research on our own or with others. Our zeal for learning means we learn enthusiastically and eagerly in and out of the classroom.
We create and innovate.
We dare to do new things in new ways, taking considered risks, and accepting the possibility of failure. We understand our own interests, our strengths and weaknesses and are developing new interests and embracing new ideas.
We improve our knowledge, skills and character through determination and application.
We tackle things which are difficult in and out of the classroom, and understand how that difficulty promotes our learning and improves our resilience and character.
We are resilient and determined when we meet challenges.
We stick to our tasks, persevere, and overcome challenges. Setbacks do not deter us.
A College of Schools
The College is organized into three phases and five schools.
The Primary Phase consists of the Pre-Prep (Reception-Year 2) and Preparatory School (Year 3-Year 6) and each are housed in their own buildings.
The Secondary Phase consists of the Senior School (Middle School (Years 7-9) and Upper School (Years 10-11)) and the Sixth Form (Years 12-13) which share classroom facilities.
Pupils are based in one of six Houses (Brook’s, Butler’s, School, Howard’s, Howson’s and Selwyn’s) for the duration of their educational journey through the College.
The leadership of the College consists of the Principal of the College who is supported by two Vice Principals who have whole College responsibility for teaching, learning and curriculum, and mission, resources, assessment and policy oversight respectively, and by the Director of Finance and Operations who is responsible for the financial management and support operations of the College.
The College was founded in 1840 to serve the needs of the growing city of Liverpool. William Ewart Gladstone spoke at the foundation and was one of the founders of the College. Liverpool College was a Founder Members of HMC. In 1929, the College moved to its current site in the leafy suburbs of Mossley Hill. In 1993, the College became fully coeducational by its amalgamation with the independent girls school, Huyton College. In 1999, the College established its coeducational preparatory school for pupils aged between three and eleven, by merging its preparatory and pre-preparatory bases.
In more recent years, the College underwent an ambitious development programme which included a major College-wide refurbishment and restructuring programme, an innovative partnership with the University of Liverpool and the introduction of Sixth Form l boarding. All this was rounded off with an excellent inspection report from ISI in February 2012.
In June 2012, Liverpool College announced that the Secretary of State for Education had accepted their submission to transition the College to Academy status in September 2013 (an academy is an independent school funded directly by central government). This followed a comprehensive and strategic review of the future options for the development of Liverpool College. The government felt that the College's submission, which included an educational plan and vision, would enhance and develop the educational opportunities offered by the College for current and future pupils.
In September 2013, Liverpool College became an all-through academy for pupils aged 4 to 19 years old. The College also offers state boarding provision for pupils 15 years or older. In the last few years, it has become one of the most over- subscribed schools in the North of England. It serves the local and wider community, and welcomes applications from parents both within and outside the Liverpool area.