Welcome from the Principal

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 intent is to empower the young people of Liverpool and beyond to fulfil their dreams by delivering 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 is embodied and practised in our three core Lerpoolian traits: Purpose, Passion, Challenge.

For pupils from Reception to Year 13, we pursue our founders’ intention through the implementation of our unique and challenging LCA+ curriculum, consisting of seven academic and subject strands and seven strands of personal and social development.

Our five schools, Pre-Prep, Preparatory, Middle, Upper and Sixth Form constitute one College in pursuit of one mission. Every pupil 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 focus of the school and our students achieve better than predicted and expected outcomes, year after year, because of parental support, outstanding teaching, high expectations, and active guidance.

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

We intend for every pupil, whatever their background or ability 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.


Mr H van Mourik Broekman


founders' day service 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold our annual service of thanksgiving at Liverpool Cathedral on 9 October 2020. However, our Chaplain Mr Hammersley with the support of the LC Filming Team (Omar K Y9 and Luke P Y8) put together a virtual service:


Intent 2022

Liverpool College began a process of discernment and strategic development which seeks to build on but also move beyond its nine outstanding Ofsted judgments, in order to provide a truly transformative education to all its pupils. Intent 2022: Outstanding to Transformative, published in February 2021, outlines the next steps for the school in creating a framework to deliver its declared ambition to be not only an outstanding but a transformative learning community.

Download a digital copy of Intent 2022 here.

from Oustanding to Transformative - Chapter Pilot 2021-22

Download the Summary of Proposals for parents here.

Principal's Presentations

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

Download the presentation from the termly Parent Information Evening 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.