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Once upon a time A life-long love of books

Let’s get physical How parents can get kids active

12 Primary Schools News Word Power - talented pupils success

14 Primary Schools News School celebrations

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50 Meet the Headteacher Janet Tinsley of Holly Lodge Girls’ College

53 55 Glamorous Graduation Night Liverpool Compact

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Latest School News

School News Aiming to make healthier pupils

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Let’s celebrate Carleton House’s super send-off

Exam News Success continues on Merseyside

Teaching Awards

Focus Group The future of SATs

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Secondary School News There’s a new Chief in town!

Recent figures released by the Department of Health revealed that 1 in 10 children in the UK are considered obese before they start primary school, we look at how parents can halt the obesity epidemic and get children active. We have all the latest school news from primary to secondary, showcasing schools, teachers and students achievements, talents and events.

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The ever topical debate – SATs. We gathered a panel of experts to find out how we can best monitor children’s progress in our schools in Merseyside.

Notre Dame Arts Festival Annual Summer Arts Festival

Primary Schools News Round-up

Fashion Seasonal coats

Educate meets up with the teachers, Jane Humble, headteacher at The Hamlets Preparatory School who tells us why small is beautiful. We also chat to Janet Tinsley on how they deliver as a team at Holly Lodge Girls’ College.

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34 Meet the Headteacher Ms Jane Humble of The Hamlets Preparatory School

70 Book Review Latest must reads

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Secondary School News Inspirational teacher completes 35 mile challenge

Events Guide What’s on around the region

39-40 Secondary School News Parisian musical adventure

42-43 Secondary School News Round-up

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Welcome to the latest issue of Educate. This issue we take a look at ways you can develop a life-long love of books for your child, and set them up for future success and happiness.

We get back to the basics with this season’s most wanted coats in our fashion feature.

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Finally, we interview Liverpool born actor Joe McGann and how he always knew that he wanted to be an actor.

The Diploma The Parents Guide

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102 Many thanks go to our front cover model Joseph Lennon Ormesher

My School Days Actor Joe McGann

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Carleton House Preparatory School Co-educational Ages 3 - 11 These are exciting times for Carleton House Prep School as we look forward to opening on our new site in September 2009 The new facilities available from September will include a Foundation Stage 1 provision for 3 - 4 year olds and hot school lunches. The school will, of course, continue to provide the high quality of education for which it is renowned.

Places available from September in our new Foundation Stage 1 (age 3+) • Flexible provision - Full-Time and Part-Time • Newly refurbished classrooms and facilities available from September 2009 in our new site on Menlove Avenue. • Hot lunches

For further details contact Mr. Peter Andrew, Headteacher on 0151 722 0756 145 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool L18 3EE www.carletonhouse.co.uk “Carleton House School provides a high quality education within an environment that is highlighted by a deep care and concern for each pupil as a unique individual” Independent Schools Inspectorate June 2006 Accredited by ISC, Member of ISA Educate The Magazine for Parents and Pupils

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Childwall CE School is a Church of England Voluntary Aided School for Boys and Girls in the age range 4-11 years and maintained by the Liverpool Education Directorate.

We at Childwall School welcome you as prospective parents whose children may join us for the first time, and look forward to a happy, contented and fruitful partnership over the coming years.

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Please note the School now admits 60 children in reception Childwall CE (Aided) Primary School, Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 0JD Headteacher: Mrs D S Shaw B.Ed. (Hons) Telephone: 0151 722 1553 Fax: 0151 722 4989 "And the child grew and became strong; He was full of wisdom and God’s blessings were upon Him." Luke 2:40

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Walking to school is an ideal way of spending time with your child, saving money and doing your bit for the environment.

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Readers for life

Once upon a time Educate looks at ways you can develop a life-long love of books for your child, and set them up for future success and happiness. Words by Lucy Oliver

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A strong correlation has been found between those who are successful at their work, in any field from finance to scriptwriting, to sport or engineering, and those who enjoy reading for pleasure. With this in mind, it makes sense to encourage children to see reading not just as a skill for exam success, but as an enjoyable activity to which they have recourse throughout their adult lives.

Lifelong love for books It’s during the formative years of a child’s development that his or her imagination can lead them to develop ambition, confidence and the drive to succeed. Encourage your children to read for enjoyment, and you’ll be equipping them for a prosperous and a happy life. However, the modern child’s bedroom can be filled with distractions like a TV, videos and DVDs, mobile ‘phones and video games, which leave little time for or encouragement towards reading. As a parent, resist the temptation to purchase all the latest games and films, and arrange the bedroom in a way that’s more conducive to reading with a bookcase and a comfortable chair to sit and read in. Most importantly, be sure to keep this area separate from schoolwork and from school books. Reading together Parents might be tempted to leave their children with the pages of a book to flick through, but it’s the time spent reading stories together which imprints happy memories in a child’s brain and develops their life-long interest. If you’re not sure where to start, choose a title you enjoyed as a child, or ask a librarian or bookseller for some ideas based on the children’s ages. Recreate different voices for the different characters to keep the story vivid. As they get older, let them choose the

books themselves, and throw in the odd one of your own choice to keep some variety. The classics are always a good choice, from ‘Black Beauty’ to ‘Robinson Crusoe’, or true-life tales like ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’, to inform them about history at the same time. Bring it to life for toddlers Libraries in the Knowsley borough run weekly sessions which help to bring literature to life for parents and toddlers. Much like a story time session, the twist is that puppets, songs, and other props help to bring the words on the page to life during the session – engaging the child with the plot and stimulating the senses of touch, sight and smell at the same time. Fascinating facts Try reading a story together with your child before referencing it in various ways that day. For example, if the characters have played a particular game, or been on a shopping trip, or baked a cake, see if similar activities will stimulate your child’s memory of what they have read. Ask them to read out the ingredients to you from the list, or to look for items of shopping on the

supermarket shelves. Over the half term holiday or at weekends, see if reading a factual book about the zoo or a farm sparks an interest in particular animals and take your children to see them in their natural habitat at farmer Ted’s for example, or at the Knowsley Safari Park. Children delight in facts, such as the number of teeth a shark has, how fast a cheetah can run, or the way to tell the difference between male and female members of the species. At Martin Mere for example, tell the children about the flamingoes’ special diet to keep their feathers pink, and use the day out as a way in to reading more about their favourite animals. Writing games Children’s writing skills can take longer to develop than their passion for reading and listening, but their interest in stories and the outside world is a perfect starting point to encourage them to practise. After a day out to an exciting farm or zoo, ask them to see if they can make a list of the animals they’ve seen, perhaps with any exciting facts they can remember. Then ask them to group the animals by bird, mammal, or fish, or perhaps by different parts of the world. Use a globe to show them how

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“draw and cut out a giant beanstalk for the wall, and stick on a cut-out book of each title you’ve read and enjoyed together”

far some of the animals may have travelled. They could also group them in lists by size or colour, or by the number of legs. Older children might be able to pick out animals beginning with the same letter, or any rhyming words. When they’ve finished ask them to read aloud the list to you. If you have one child who’s a bit younger, encourage them to join in the fun by making the animal sounds as the list is read out.

them choose these sorts of books at the library. If they’re into sports, choose that as your focal point for buying books - and it also works with dinosaurs and history topics like the ‘Horrid Histories’ series. With older children and teenagers, especially boys, reading about their favourite footballer or sportsperson can also be a way to inspire their passion for reading – and you can always check that the content is suitable by reading the book first yourself.

Building with books When reading fiction, which helps to stimulate the imagination, take inspiration from some popular stories to chart your child’s progress. For example, you could draw and cut out a giant beanstalk for the wall, and stick on a cut-out book of each title you’ve read and enjoyed together, or you could write them onto the segments of a giant peach. You could even start with a caterpillar head at one end of the children’s bedroom wall and add a pair of legs with Blu-tack for every book. If your child loves the story ‘The Wizard of Oz, make a yellow brick road across their bedroom wall and draw on a pair of ruby red slippers for every book you read together. Discussing plot elements, and favourite things that the characters do, is a good way to build up their comprehension skills and to find out more about what interests them, to help you to continue to bond.

Recommended picture books Try acting out a story, like Michael Rosen’s (formerly the Children’s Poet Laureate) ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’, a favourite amongst children and parents. The popular picture book Pippa Goodhart’s ‘You Choose’, with hundreds of choices related to real life. It’s a great book to stimulate discussion with your children.

More fun ideas If your children enjoy cooking, use a cook book and ask them to choose and read out their favourite recipes as you prepare the dish together. Ask them to write little post-it notes to earmark the pages. Riddles and rhymes If you’re pulling crackers at Christmas, ask them to read out the joke to you, and if they enjoy humorous stories and poems then let

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KEEP READING www.rif.org.uk is a site with links to advice and other sites, statistics and fun ideas for reading together as a family. www.kidsandreading.co.uk has lots of top tips to make reading fun. www.justonemorebook.com has a podcast with ideas on books to choose for your child.

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Share your tips Whichever methods you find work well with you children, share them with your child’s nursery or school and other parents, and see if they have different ideas you’d like to try. You may well find that other parents have similar concerns and you can help each other. For parents who are worried that their own literacy levels may be holding them back, there is advice and support available to develop reading skills in local learning centres, and the courses are also excellent ways to meet new people, build confidence, and even find work. The Parent Partnership is very helpful to parents with ideas and advice applicable to where they live and the facilities available. See www.parentpartnership.org.uk. For those who’d like to get back into reading, there are case studies and details of meetings at www.readingforlife.org.uk/. www.justonemorebook.com has a podcast with ideas on books to choose for your child.


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Primary School News

Pupil pedals her way to attendance victory

Melissa Lowry trys out her new bike A year four pupil has been rewarded with a brand new bike for achieving 100% attendance in school. Melissa Lowry, nine, from Roby Park Primary School, Huyton, scooped the prize after she was entered into a draw as a reward for good attendance. From Easter, the school rewarded children who achieved 100% attendance for the week, with a raffle ticket to win a major prize at the end of the year. For each week a child achieved this target, they were given another raffle ticket, thus increasing their chances of winning the top prize. In fact, Melissa had 100% attendance for the entire school year, which is a magnificent achievement considering her circumstances. Melissa’s family had to endure two severe floods in their home over the past 18 months, but Melissa still managed to get to school on time every day. Headteacher Ruth Harrison, said: “The children have done really well in keeping this up and we are pleased to have seen an improvement in punctuality and attendance. Melissa has done really well to achieve 100% attendance for the entire school year, especially given what her and her family have been through recently. She is well deserving of the prize”. 12

Word Power Talented pupils success A Knowsley primary school has scooped first place in a ‘speech choir’ competition. St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Junior School, Huyton, was also awarded a ‘gold’ award, when its speech choir took part in the Liverpool Performing Arts Festival at St George’s Hall. The speech choir, in which the children recite literature and poetry, delivered an outstanding performance of ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ by Robert Browning, during the annual festival which invites performers from all over the North West to display their talents in speech, music, drama and dance. The award is just the latest in a series of achievements for the school’s speech choir, which is now in its thirteenth year. The choir has been awarded first place on several occasions at the Liverpool Performing Arts Festival, and regularly performs during the school’s Art Night and at Speech Choir Festivals organised by Liverpool and District Catholic Schools. Kevin Mahoney, Head teacher at St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Junior School, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded first place once again and for the hard work and talent of our pupils to be recognised”. “The school’s speech choir is a huge success and this year we have 29 pupils involved. The children demonstrate huge dedication and commitment to the choir; willingly giving up their free time to rehearse during lunchtime and they really deserve this acknowledgement of their efforts.”

All you need is love Staff and pupils from St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary, Liverpool helped to celebrate ‘Beatles Day’ in style recently. In the lead up to ‘Beatles Day’ a Beatles themed bus and band visited schools across Merseyside to pass on the legacy of The Beatles to the next generation. The Fab Four arrived at the school and proceeded to entertain everyone with some of the Beatles classic songs. Phil Stewart, Headteacher, said: “Not only did the children have a wonderful time but also the staff, it brought back many happy memories for some of us. “The children enjoyed the day and happily joined in with the singing and dancing”.

St Vincent pupils enjoyed a visit from the ‘Beatles’

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School on song Groundbreaking project for young musicians

Julian Lloyd Webber joins pupils and staff from Faith RC Primary School. Young pupils from Faith RC Primary School, Liverpool, are celebrating taking part in a ground-breaking project after playing in West Everton Children’s Orchestra in a concert at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, just 12 weeks after picking up their instruments for the first time. Virtuoso cellist Julian Lloyd Webber was the special guest at the performance which marked the end of the first phase of the ‘In Harmony’ Programme and was enjoyed by a packed audience which included the Lord Lieutenant of Liverpool, Dame Lorna Muirhead, Lord Mayor, Councillor Mike Storey, a very enthusiastic Archbishop Patrick Kelly and other local dignitaries. Julian Lloyd Webber joined the young orchestra and members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for a finale of ‘Hey Jude’ and said: “All of us at the Philharmonic have witnessed the start of something that could be very, very special.

“Of any city in England, Liverpool knows the power of music. It is a great project and these children have exceptional talent.” Children as young as four are being taught to play musical instruments, ranging from violins, violas and cellos to double basses, before being brought into full-scale orchestras to perform in front of a live audience. Sister Moira Meeghan, Headteacher at Faith School, herself learned how to play the double bass and played in the concert. She said: ‘It has been the most fantastic experience ever for the children. They are so excited and motivated and asking when their next practice is. They are trying to improve all the time. “It has motivated the school so much, the energy levels have been raised enormously and it gives them a real focus. It gives them a reason to want to come to school”.

Road to safety Children from a Knowsley primary school learnt an important lesson about the dangers on the roads through a roadside assessment of driver and passenger behaviour. Year 6 pupils at Whiston Willis Community Primary School, Whiston, carried out speed surveys using radar equipment at a busy road near their school, as part of the ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ scheme run by Knowsley’s Road Safety team. The initiative also enabled them to compile seatbelt and stopping distance surveys. Local councillors Sandra and Ron Gaffney and Pauline Kelly joined the pupils as they returned to the classroom and the results were presented to them. Cllr Sandra Gaffney said: “Speaking on behalf of all of us we really enjoyed the session and we are sure the benefits for the pupils will last for years to come and save lives”.

Above: Cllr Pauline Kelly with children from Whiston Willis School

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Children of the Revolution! Flying the flag for Entente cordiale

Caps off Pupils from Knowsley donned caps and gowns to attend their own special graduation ceremony at Liverpool Hope University. Knowsley’s first Children’s University saw pupils from five primary schools clad in full graduation garb as they were awarded certificates for their attendance and participation in a range of after school activities. Since November 2008, pupils aged 7 to 11 have been taking part in a whole host of after school sessions, from sign language and visual arts to drama and family cooking. To qualify for a bronze certificate, children must have attended for at least 30 hours over the course of the academic year. Some pupils went far beyond that and were awarded silver and gold awards for putting in over 65 hours and 100 hours respectively. Overall pupils in the five schools clocked up more than 15,300 hours of extended school learning. The special ceremony, where families were invited to see their child graduate, provided pupils with an insight into the environment of university life. Bethany Christian, from St Brigids Catholic Primary School, said: “I really enjoyed the day, the best part was throwing our caps in celebration!”

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Pupils serve up a slice of France A Liverpool city centre school recently started its own French Revolution! To celebrate Bastille Day, the children at Holy Cross Catholic Primary School marked the occasion by bringing the cultural heart of France to Liverpool. In a special event open to all parents, pupils served up a real taste of French life. Helped by local businesses, they have created a French market and café, and treated visitors to traditional food, from French onion soup to crépes. Artistic youngsters showed their hand at French street art and portrait painting and there was a chance for everyone to play a game of boules and watch a cancan dancing demonstration by local performers. And for the 'piece de resistance',

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pupils even re-enacted moments from the French Revolution! Headteacher at the school, Angela Holleran, said: "We know how important learning a modern foreign language from a young age is, in terms of broadening pupils' horizons, improving their life chances and boosting their future employability. “Our young people love learning French and I'm delighted they were able to showcase their passion for the language and culture of France through this special event. "As well as marking this significant date for France, our celebration has given our pupils the chance to get creative, use their imaginations and learn all about a fascinating period in French history. I'm sure it was an unforgettable day."


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Bedford Primary achieves top marks again

St Cecilia’s 100th Birthday School celebrates 100 not out

Teachers, children and parents of Bedford Primary School are celebrating for a second time following the school’s achievement in gaining the Quality Mark for Primary Schools. The Quality Mark has been awarded to Bedford Primary for a further three years in recognition of its improving provision, practice and performance in respect of the ‘basic skills’ of literacy and numeracy. Mrs Ruth Braithwaite Headteacher at Bedford Primary said of the award: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Quality Mark for the second time; it certifies our commitment to good practice in literacy, language and numeracy and celebrates the achievements of our whole school community”. On inspection from an assessor from the Alliance for Lifelong Learning who award the Quality Mark, Bedford Primary was noted for its excellent involvement of parents and carers in supporting children’s reading, it was described by the assessor as an “exemplary Quality Mark school where wonderful practice continues to flourish”. Bedford Primary Community School is one of only sixteen primary schools throughout the whole Sefton Local Authority to have been awarded the Quality Mark. 16

The school community of St Cecilia’s, Liverpool marked the recent 100th birthday of their school with the unveiling of a specially designed sculpture on the outside of their new extension. Tony Evans, a grandparent of three of the children at St Cecilia’s was given the commission, and produced a remarkable relief sculpture of two children leaping from the wall. The unveiling was part of a week of events to mark the school’s anniversary. “We invited many of our former pupils to join us for the celebration”, said Headteacher, Charlie Coyne. “We’ve also had a huge mural hung along one wall showing the children’s own artwork depicting the history of the school”.

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Advice from the hardhats

Saying it with flowers Schools tribute to a special teacher Pupils, parents and staff from St Michael in the Hamlet Primary School, Aigburth paid tribute to a dearly missed teacher and colleague, Mrs Nadine Gardner, by forming a huge human daffodil on the school’s playing field, with over 500 mini daffodils making up the larger shape. Sponsor money raised from the school’s ‘human daffodil’ will help to fund the work carried out by Marie Curie and will help create a sensory garden at the school in memory of Mrs Gardner. Stella Owen (Organiser) said: “Last year we lost a wonderful and much loved friend, colleague and teacher, Mrs Gardner, to cancer. Marie Curie Cancer Care were there providing support when she and her family needed it the most. We wanted to do something that reflected her life here at school and to say 'thank you' to Marie Curie in Liverpool. Its Marie Curie Liverpool's 50th Anniversary this year so its very timely. We’re sure that Nadine would have approved. “Nadine loved the school and all its children, and they wanted to do something a bit unusual, creative and fun to remember her by. Nadine was passionate about nature and wanted to create a small garden area outside her classroom, and we now hope that we can

fulfil her dream. The school is close to the Marie Curie Field of Hope in Sefton Park, so the daffodil was an obvious choice for our fundraising theme, as it combines both the Charities logo and an aspect of nature that the children can easily identify with. Marie Curie Fundraiser Antony Jones said: “We would like to thank all the pupils and staff at St Michael in the Hamlet for this amazing and very touching tribute to their teacher and colleague. The school took part in our Mini Pots of Care initiative last year raising £371.16, we are all touched by their continued support”.

Indian summer India came to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Infant School, Walton recently when children and staff presented a magnificent Arts Festival. Children and staff wore traditional Indian dress, and performed traditional stories, dance and song to a large outdoor audience of parents, relatives and the local community. Pupils had been studying the topic for several weeks producing artwork based on pattern, form and colour, written factual information, cooking and drama.

Left to right: Dalton Hallal, Mya Farley, Liverpool Mutual Homes customer communications manager Jean Clarke, Gavin Pugh and Kieran Calland. Merseyside-based affordable housing and regeneration specialist Lovell joined forces with Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) to give pupils at Windsor Community Primary School in Toxteth an insight into careers in the construction industry. An event formed as part of a careers week held by the school to encourage pupils to think about the sort of jobs that they would like to do in the future and make them aware of some of the employment opportunities open to them. Kieran, 17, and Dalton, 19, both joined Lovell under the company’s apprenticeship scheme and are currently studying for NVQ Level 2 qualifications in carpentry and joinery. The pair chatted to a group of 8 and 9year-old students from Year 4 to tell them about why they chose to become carpenters and what their day-to-day jobs entail. “Getting young people interested in careers in the construction industry is one of our top priorities so we were delighted to be given the opportunity to get involved in Windsor Community Primary School’s careers week,” explains Lovell assistant regional training advisor Chris Humphreys. “We hope that by working with Kieran and Dalton, it might inspire them to consider carpentry or another trade as a career when they leave school.”

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Primary School News

Bloomin’ marvellous Pupils help to brighten up Sefton Two colourful carpet beds look bloomin' marvellous thanks to school children from Sefton Primary Schools. As part of Sefton In Bloom, schools in Sefton were invited to create a design for two floral carpet beds in Southport and Crosby. Pupils were asked to create a design for either a rectangular bed on Southport Promenade or a circular bed in Crosby Village opposite Crown Buildings. The two winning designs have just been planted up and the carpet beds formed part of the route for North West and Britain In Bloom competition. The winning design for the Southport bed was by Jessica Prescott (Class 6W), a pupil at St George's Primary School, Maghull. Jessica's design was a colourful ladybird with flowers. For Crosby, the winning design was by Anna Bailey and Erin Yeates (Class 4S), at Forefield Junior School, Crosby. Anna and Erin's design was of a colourful Windmill, which forms part of the local history of Crosby as there is a Windmill situated on Moor Lane. Both carpet beds will have a small plaque by them giving details of the winners and the competition they entered. The competition aims to get local children more interested and involved in their environment, and to encourage local communities to take pride in their neighbourhoods.

Anna Bailey and Erin Yeates (Class 4S), from Forefield Junior School, Crosby with their winning design

Jessica Prescott (Class 6W), from St George's Primary School, Maghull

Branching out Over 50 children from across a range of year groups at St Albert’s RC Primary, School, Stockbridge Village, planted 14 large Field Maples in their new nature area with help from The Mersey Forest Team, Liverpool City Council and Forestry Commission staff. The trees originally part of the Alder Hey Hospital ‘Greenspot’ installation, were given a healthy new home and will be looked after by the children. The trees from Green Spot were funded from a partnership of environmental organisations across the Northwest, including the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and Forestry Commission programme ‘Newlands’, The Mersey Forest, the Regional Parks Xchange (via Mersey Basin Campaign), Groundwork Merseyside and the Environment Agency. Green Spot’s aim was to bring a small temporary piece of The Mersey Forest into the hospital setting at Alderhey Hospital and aimed to bring attention to the wide-ranging benefits of greenery, especially trees and woodlands. As well as helping to improve the air quality and ‘urban heat effect’ in built up areas, trees have also be proven to have an impressive impact of health - from stress reduction to improving surgery recovery times. The Mersey Forest Team are happy the Field Maples have found a permanent home, helping to create new shade, a calm, green environment in their school grounds. 18

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Show Racism the Red Card

Conner receives his prizes off the Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton, Cllrs Alf Doran and Gill Cuthbertson. A 14-year-old Bootle school boy has won a national design competition by showing racism the red card. Liverpool fan Conner Stevens, a pupil at Oakfield PRU in Formby, triumphed in the Special Schools Artwork & Creative Writing Category. Conner won first prize in the design competition and received two tickets for a Liverpool game, a signed Wayne Rooney England shirt and a signed Steven Gerrard photograph. A copy of Conner's impressive poster has been produced and will be distributed to all Sefton schools. Sefton Equalities Partnership sponsored this year's Show Racism the Red Card posters competition for Liverpool and Everton FC. Conner was presented with a framed copy of his design and a cheque from the Sefton Equalities Partnership at Bootle Town Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton, Cllrs Alf Doran and Gill Cuthbertson.

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Artsmark Gold Award Arts Council England has awarded an Artsmark Gold to Childwall Sports College in recognition of the school’s commitment to and excellence in Art Education. Dewi Phillips, Headteacher of Childwall Sports College said: “I am delighted, our students have really enjoyed working with a range of writers, artists and theatre companies over the last 12 months and I would like to thank all our staff for their hard work.” 20

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Leaders Challenge Aiming to make healthier pupils The achievements of Liverpool’s healthiest school pupils have recently been celebrated. The National Healthy Schools Status Celebration at St George's Hall rewards schools and youngsters who are doing all they can to improve health and wellbeing. Among the schools presented with prizes are those who rose to a ‘Leaders Challenge’ from council leader Warren Bradley. He called for them to come forward with projects or activities which would help and encourage pupils to become healthier. The four winning schemes include allotments, an improved playground and an anti-smoking DVD. Councillor Bradley said: "I have been really impressed with the way young people at schools right across the city have risen to my challenge.

Cllr Warren Bradley "Making young people healthier is one of the council's top priorities because if we get them into good habits early on in life they are more likely to continue them into adulthood. "There is lots of excellent work going on in our schools, supported by the city council, and this is a chance to showcase and celebrate it." Each winner of the Leaders Challenge received £1,000 to help sustain or expand their projects, while the runners up received £500.

Also at the event, 10 schools who have recently achieved National Healthy Schools Status were presented with their award by Lord Mayor Mike Storey. They have had to demonstrate what they are doing to make pupils fitter and healthier in order to qualify. There are now 139 schools in the city with the accolade. The winners of the Leaders Challenge are: Key Stage One - St Cecelia's Catholic Infant School in Tuebrook for ‘Our Allotment’. The pupils transformed an overgrown patch of land into an allotment growing tomatoes, lettuce and sweetcorn. The food is being eaten in school by the pupils. Key Stage Two - Christ the King Catholic Primary in Wavertree for ‘Project Playground’. The pupils helped transform the previously rundown playground with a new shelter, litter pickers, a climbing wall and games and activities at break time. They have also created a Buddy Bus Stop and Friendship Bench where pupils get together to sort out disputes and problems. Special School - Sandfield Park in West Derby for ‘D.MYST Antismoking Animation DVD’. The school decided that they would like to look at the issues regarding smoking. A DVD was produced which uses animated characters, looks at smoking related issues and supports the antismoking viewpoint. Secondary School - Childwall Sports College ‘Emotional Control and Positive Release’. The school council identified that a number of Year 10 pupils were not committed or enthused enough so a number emotional health and wellbeing workshops were held with the support of the Fiveways Trust and the PCT.


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Exam News

Exam success continues 2009 has seen a record-breaking number of A-level entries being awarded A grades. More than one in four entries - 26.7% - got the top grade, up from 25.9% last year and the overall pass rate rose to 97.5%, up 0.3 percentage points. The improvement in grades has been the 27th year in a row. Meanwhile, GCSE grades have reached another record level - with more than one in five exams (21.6%) being awarded an A* or A. Grades have risen almost continually since 1988 and this year more than two in three (67.1%) were between an A* and a C. In Liverpool Provisional figures show the number of pupils gaining five or more A* - C grades in the city has increased by 7.6%, with 73.7% of pupils achieving the grades. With the number of pupils nationally achieving A* - C reported to be 67.1% this year – up from 65.7% in 2008 - Liverpool is projected to be more than 6% above the national average. Liverpool surpassed the national GCSE average for the first time last year and the city’s pass rate is currently improving at three times the national average. The number of young people in the city

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achieving five or more A* - C grades including English and Maths also looks to have increased, with a projected jump from 41.2% in 2008 to 45.6% this year. Last year’s national average was 47.6%. An example of Liverpool’s continued rise is Bellerive FCJ High School who were also celebrating GCSE results which included many outstanding grades. Around 80% of pupils gaining five or more A* to C grades. A level results were also excellent at the school with one student, Lina Lusadisu, celebrating 6 A grades. This is a remarkable achievement considering Lina

came to Bellerive in Year 10 from Paris and could only speak a little English, she now speaks fluent English with a tinge of ‘scouse’. Knowsley’s Provisional results show an increase for the 11th year running in the number of Knowsley pupils achieving five GCSE passes at grades A* - C – an improvement of 4.5% on last year to 62%. The percentage of pupils gaining five grades A* - C, including English and Maths, has also risen to 33.1%, a 3.2% per cent improvement. The figures show that seven of the borough’s secondary schools now achieve

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Focus Group

The debate concerning the best methods of testing primary and secondary level children has seen SATs scrapped in secondary schools, the NUT and NUHT campaigns to abolish SATs in primary schools, and much discussion of alternative testing methods among teaching professionals. We sat down with a panel of experts in the profession at Blackburne House to discuss how we can best monitor children’s progress in our schools on Merseyside.

The future of SATs

What’s the best way to measure children’s learning?

Peter Price, head of St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School in Speke. Headteacher for 22 years, chair of national primary headteachers’ association. School: De La Salle

Julie Lyon-Taylor, Worked in Kensington 13 years as primary teacher and then moved into the special needs service and Union campaign for SATs in the primary sector. School: Blackburne House

Lisa Murphy, JMU, dept. of education studies and primary education, previously taught English in a secondary school. School: Bellerive

Educate’s roundtable What should we be looking for when we are testing children? EK: Tests provide a benchmark of where children are up to in different areas, so that teachers can take their learning to the next level. JLT: With the SATs exams though, there are given levels to determine where children are on a scale. But where did these levels come from? Where is the research which backs up these levels of learning? Any parent will tell you that we don’t expect children to walk, talk and potty train at the same time, so why do we expect them to reach certain things at exactly the same time is clearly not well thought out. All children are different, but the impact of testing on children is quite profound. LM: Research has seen the marketing of education through levels and targets and league tables, which is really not helpful to a

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child’s development. PP: My own experience as a head and deputy head in a pastoral role is that SATs do nothing for the education of a child. They encourage teachers to teach to the test, and then the schools put pressure on children to perform. They show a lack of trust in teachers. AR: When we did have SATs last year in the secondary sector, we found with some students that they might have the skills to solve the problems in a maths paper, but often didn’t have the literacy levels to be able to answer the questions – particularly when they were from deprived areas. Do the SATs tests disadvantage pupils from particular backgrounds then? AR: Yes, they might be bright but depending on their background and upbringing, they may not have the literacy level they need to understand the science and maths papers,

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which they might have in a more middle-class area. PP: It’s a controversial topic. JLT: I went to a very good school in a very deprived area but it was fantastic, and teachers weren’t observed. Teachers were looking at where a child is now, and how they can get to the next level. But that’s not been taught in schools now for a long time, and so newly qualified teachers today only have their own experiences to draw on, and they’re being pushed to look at targets and levels in SATs papers. They do want to teach and help the children, but they’re not being allowed to get on with it. We do need to assess children, as professionals, and we’ll do that as we go along. It’s a very different kind of assessment; looking at how to help a child move forward. We do have other checks too – parents’ evening. PP: I’m not too sure that that’s the best way.


We do need rigorous accountability of the profession. It is there, in the OFSTED reports, the board of governors, and national benchmark are fine. However, it shouldn’t be based on a test on a particular day, when a child might not be feeling well, to give that child a level. Rigorous accountability is right but we shouldn’t expect all children to have the same development rate. What are the alternatives, and how do they pan out in different schools? EK: Part of the problem with doing away with SATs is wondering what will replace them and the bureaucracy involved in that. PP: There is a new Single Level Test (SLT) which the local authority in Liverpool is piloting. What happens here is that the teacher puts an estimate of the child’s assessment on the table before the test. There are still

Andy Rannard, assistant head at Notre Dame Responsible for key stage 3 delivery and pastoral care. Children, two boys, age 8 and 6. School: Sacred Heart, Crosby

attainment levels to measure the achievement of the child, so there’s an incentive and a drive there, but I do take Julie’s point here which is, where do these levels come from? When we get the levels and say, as professional, this is the average, we need to be looking at getting children to meet this level, then of course we get every school wanting to get their children to meet that level. And, of course, every school wants to be above the average. How do the SATs scores affect schools? PP: It creates a competitiveness, and so we need to get rid of the league tables. AR: The league tables aren’t there for the pupils; they’re there for the parents to say, ‘Look, my son or daughter is doing this or that’. Teachers are becoming incensed that they have to justify how many pupils have improved. Attaching the tests to league tables means everyone focuses on that at the expense of everything else. And what really gets my goat

is that there isn’t even a certificate for the exams; there’s no recognition of the achievement or anything. The children just get a number attached to their name. It’s not even useful to teachers for the child’s progress because it’s about three or four months after they’ve taken the tests that they get the results, so they’ve already moved on. How do the SATs exams affect the children then? JLT: I don’t think it’s right to take a six-year old pupil in Year 2 and give them a number saying ‘this is what you are’ and then to do the same at age 11. Anyone can tell you that children continue to develop, and the high-flyers in the infants aren’t necessarily the high-flyers in secondary school. My daughter didn’t realise she was dyslexic until she got to Year 6, and she left primary school with a maths age of six

Emma Kearney, Year 6 teacher at Prescot Primary Teacher for 9 years, also taught Year 4. School: Archbishop Blanch

and a half. However, she had a reading comprehension age of 15 and a half. If she’d done those SAT’s you can imagine what it would have done for her self-esteem. As it is she’s gone onto university and done very well, and she got her GCSE maths with no problem. It’s not as if the SATs can predict where the child will be in the future. PP: The problem is what’s being done with the number given out in the tests. Parents have a right to know how their child is doing compared to children in the local area and nationally so that they can help them progress, but the numbers shouldn’t be used to place the schools into league tables. This is what creates the stress, and ends up testing the teachers. AR: We accept children from 40 different primary schools at Notre Dame. When they arrive in Year 7 we’ll find that one school might have pushed them in one direction for months in order to do well on the tests. Another might

have given them a broader education and been more relaxed about the tests so it’s not as if the tests give them all a good background for what they’ll be studying at secondary level. Now that the SATs have been abolished at secondary level, how are pupils being tested at age 14? AR: The Single Level Test was trialled at secondary level and wasn’t shown to work. Our school has piloted the new Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP) materials, which has been one really good thing to come out of the ongoing debate. We’ve found that it is a better way to assess the child’s progress. In a sense they are a much better way forward as they assess what students are doing in the classroom, and you can see as a teacher what a student can do and what they can’t do. We’ve integrated it into the curriculum so that it’s not an additional worry for teachers, although there is some additional work in the first year – which requires an investment in time from the school. JLT: Our members are opposed to this. PP: The APP does help to develop the skills and the knowledge of children. EK: With the introduction of the new methods it does bring uncertainty, as this year for instance I don’t know what we’ll be aiming for come September. JLT: There has been no creativity in the primary curriculum for years and years. The literacy clock nonsense for example – spending ten minutes on this or that. It was robotic and formulaic, and areas like improving children’s writing really went downhill. Are there some areas in particular which have suffered under the present system? EK: The recent curriculum seems to have kicked science into touch. LM: Teacher training has certainly suffered. Literacy and numeracy strategies which came in under Labour’s ’97 ‘Education, education, education’ policy has seen league tables rise in importance and competitiveness rise, and a lack of trust in teachers. Teachers need to be supported in their development over a number of years, but they’re being herded into assessment-led progress, they’re referred to not as student teachers but as trainees, and it’s become mechanical and quite offensive actually. The discourse used to discuss the profession is quite telling. JLT: Teachers are viewed as ‘deliverers’ and ‘facilitators’ rather than teachers. What is wrong with the word ‘teacher’? It’s more than about learning. For me, the most important moment for me was with a child who had had a very difficult upbringing and an attachment disorder after being in and out of care. After two years of teaching him, one day he came up to me and put his hand in mine. That was a

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Focus Group huge breakthrough for him. After that he started to learn, because he’d learned to trust and see that teachers are safe people to be around. That wouldn’t show up on any assessment level or league tables. Schools are doing these sorts of things every single day for children, and it’s not acknowledged. How do you think the piloted schemes are working out and helping to correct past problems? AR: As a pilot scheme, we invested time at Notre Dame into the APP and we were given funding, and I think a move to a more formative assessment of children is something we’d welcome JLT: Like any new scheme though, APP and formative assessment need investment. It needs investment in much smaller classes, and teachers need to be supported and involved in how to do it. I know that in English departments, the teachers are up in arms about it, and say it just tells them what to do, creates more work, and gives children another knock. AR: In our school though, our English teachers have said that it does work, because it’s not an additional thing but it’s in the curriculum. PP: If it is working for some, like you say, then we should be asking ‘how can we do this’, rather than stonewalling it. JLT: If it is good, then there should be discussion with the teachers and they should take the bits that are useful to them. Maths teachers, for example, like APP, as it doesn’t tell them anything they don’t already know. It depends on the subject. You can’t just feed those results into a computer. What are your concerns for the future of school assessments? AR: There’s a danger of imposing something from the top down. As a secondary school, we’ve had the flexibility to look at APP and see how it will work, and sit down together. For a primary school, with a smaller staff, that’s much more difficult of course. With our school, it was the department which decided the way forward. For us now, it’s my concern that when OFSTED come in they won’t be up to speed to appreciate what we’ve been doing. PP: OFSTED only want to know that the teaching quality is good, so if you satisfy that then it’s ok. LM: We’ve just had OFSTED in at JMU for the teacher training department, and the inspectors who observe us are the same ones who visit the schools. We showed them what we were doing but they weren’t interested in ‘actions’ just in attainment.

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JLT: Neither they nor the government understands statistics; not every child can be the average. It’s all nonsense. Assessment is needed only so that teachers know whether a child has got a concept, and what to teach them next, or whether they need a new approach. It doesn’t need to be used as public information – just to let the parents know, on occasion, how they’re doing. EK: Yes, that’s right. You are constantly assessing the pupils anyway, on a daily basis, through spending time with them, reading to them, and so on. It’s part of the daily job. AR: What you’re up against as well, when you do take a more creative approach to teaching and it’s skill-based and thematic, is that you have to then explain to OFSTED why this is working and how it makes a difference. It’s as though you’re trying to get statistics just for statistics’ sake and that’s not good either. What are the threats to a good education? JLT: Should it not be, not choice, but a good local school for every child? That would require investment. If you look at the money that’s spent on all sorts of strategies brought in and then abandoned you can see where the money should have gone. LM: The idea of choice creates a market for education, and encourages privatisation. We see this happening in other areas. AR: Yes, there’s a corporate element to it. LM: The academies were based on and modelled on the US charter school, which failed. Now the academies are failing. If you put all the control into one person’s hands on how to finance and run and school you then leave it open to all sorts of problems; you create a monster. AR: It’s all becoming more commercial. We’re finding ourselves now having to compete with an academy or our numbers will fall, and the money spent on advertising and publicity is, essentially, money being taken from the classroom. JLT: The idea of choice doesn’t take into account parents who can’t choose, for whatever reason, and that doesn’t provide then for all children. PP: It ultimately affects social mobility. Those children who can’t elect for a particular school have to go to their local school, and that should be a good quality school. AR: Yet there is an emphasis on attainment, and students are expected to be above the average by their parents who, when they live in particular areas, focus very much on their child’s results, and put on the pressure.

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JLT: And what’s happening is we have the unhappiest children in Europe, and that’s a damning indictment for Britain. Teachers are very caring people and no matter what’s thrown at them, the child is always at the centre of what they’re doing – so this is very sad news for them. In surveys though, children do say that they like school. EK: Well I can say for my class that they are a very happy bunch, who laugh a lot and enjoy school. I’m sure many teachers can say the same for theirs. AR: We need to put the fun back into school, even though we’re working round restrictions. Now we don’t have the SATs at senior level, some of those are lifted. It’s the little things, like a separate break time where some of the girls just get outside and skip. Research said no one in secondary school would skip or do things like that, but we’ve had to buy more ropes for the Year 11s to have a go too. It’s been really popular. What else is needed now and for the future? AR: The problem is that when one thing goes it leaves a vacuum. JLT: There are different needs in different schools depending on all sorts of things like the area and class sizes. At the moment, it takes a lot of courage for a school to be able to stand up against what’s expected and to say ‘no, we’re not going to have the literacy hour because it doesn’t suit our children’. EK: In our school, we read together and it’s an enjoyable experience for the children, as well as useful and educational. The worry for getting rid of certain systems is what will replace them, and whether it will really be any better. The literacy hour suits our school, but other ideas might not. PP: We need to be careful though, not to throw something away just because aspects of it don’t work. LM: There was a speaker at a conference I attended not too long ago and it was suggesting an alternative curriculum to Rowe’s, and in the speech it was mentioned that New Labour brought in something like ‘385 new initiatives for education’. There is research being done on where to go from here. Does private tuition help or hinder progress in schools? LM: Parents who can pay for private tuition will be able to help their children get into the ‘better’ or more selective state schools, and other children don’t have that advantage. AR: We had funding to pay for some extra tuition for the girls on top of the school day which meant for many that they were able to


access something which they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to afford, and it went down really well. PP: Additional teaching will help them but why should it have to be like that? Some parents want to send them to voluntary classes, booster classes, homework clubs and even holiday clubs, but the purpose is all wrong. It’s not used as a means to broaden their child’s horizons, but to score better in the tests to get into particular schools. JLT: They do all of this, and then they demonise the badly behaved children who are kicking out against the system, who really just need to be allowed to play. Children should spend time at home just daydreaming, or staring at the carpet and imagining games – it shouldn’t all be structured time or they miss out on a vital part of their development. In one deprived area where I taught, I used to use techniques such as, if they had done a task and I was pleased with them they’d be allowed to choose an activity. Some children have got mobile phones and all sorts of things, but they’ve never really played, and that causes bad behaviour. PP: That’s why a teacher’s observations are so important for education, and they need the shackles taking off. EK: It’s very important that they play and develop other social skills. Swimming time and football or games really makes a difference and it’s good to build their confidence at an early age. AR: The sad thing is we know that for some children, time spent at home isn’t going to be quality time with their parents, and so that’s when schools try to be a parent as well. With the private tuition, the results went up a lot, but the main thing was that the girls started to feel more confident. It went through the roof, and seeing them develop their belief in themselves was the best thing; and it only took an extra hour a week. What should we be looking for in a shakeup of the testing system? PP: Although APP testing is more useful to teachers, it doesn’t hold anyone accountable, so something else needs to be done. No single test can suit every child, and there are sometimes obvious mismatches. You see cases where someone who is a safe level 5 scores a 3, and it will be down to the way the exams are put together or marked when the exams are altered from year to year. JLT: The goalposts are always changing, which doesn’t help. PP: And the marking is wrong, and inconsistent between papers.

AR: Staff should be managed by performance anyway, and they all work hard as they wouldn’t be able to not do so. It shouldn’t come down to how their pupils do in a test. PP: We need to trust the teachers, but the government has decided that teachers aren’t to be trusted. Do girls and boys need to be tested differently? What should we look for in tests? JLT: I had two pieces of writing for the SATs once, based on what children had done at the weekend. One was written in short neat sentences, with full stops and capital letters. The other was a very long piece, talking very vividly and imaginatively about jumping on and off the sand hills, and being allowed to have ice cream, but it wasn’t written in perfect English even though it showed so much promise and imagination. That was given a level one, but it was obvious that the child had huge potential and could use very descriptive language – even if it wasn’t all spelled perfectly. LM: It often seems to come down to spelling and grammar. EK: We had a science question that asked what was in the spaces in the cake. The answer was supposed to be air, but some of the children wrote raisins, or chocolate chips – and you could see their point. Their papers were marked as wrong. LM: The exams do discriminate. I remember seeing a paper that started ‘Imagine you are in an art gallery, what do you see?’ and I thought, some of these children haven’t been taken to an art gallery in their lives, and they’re going to be penalised for it here. AR: I also don’t agree with tiered papers, as it stops some students from just having a go at the questions. PP: Children sometimes do better if something can engage them, boys especially. If it doesn’t engage them then they’re lost to it. What developments would you like to see in the system? PP: I’d like to see the trust given back to professionals, and assessment frameworks brought in that teachers and parents can have confidence in and league tables done away with and new inspection process put in place for better, more accurate accountability, and more joy in schools. JLT: Here, here. The NUT and the NAHT plan to boycott SATs in future – we’ll be asking teachers not to do them in their classes, so that children don’t have to sit them. It means more time to keep reading stories together! Educate The Magazine for Parents and Pupils

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Easing the transition

New Chief in town Josh heads up the force for a day

Pupils from Alsop High School, Liverpool have successfully completed their Alsop Projects of Excellence - or APEX for short - the new curriculum for Year 7. In an effort to ease the transition from primary teaching to secondary the students are taught in forms for 10 lessons a week by the same 2-3 members of staff. Each project lasted six weeks with all kinds of exciting activities including a trip out and at the end an exhibition or presentation is put on for parents. The project entitled "Have I Got News For You" involved a professional film crew which came in to shoot twelve little movies scripted and performed by the students. They were probably unaware that the real HIGNFY is made by an exAlsop student Jimmy Mulville, the TV mogul behind Hat-Trick Productions. Fun activities included samba drumming, circus skills and Indian handpainting for the "Let me entertain you" project. "Cracking the code" involved investigating DNA, the Enigma WW2 codes, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Victorian games and a visit to Spaceport at Wallasey. Closer to home "Me and my City" saw the students visiting the Museum of Slavery in Liverpool, researching the history and culture of their home town and making commemorative T-shirts. 30

Merseyside Police recently announced the arrival of their brand new mini-chief constable. 15-year Josh Griffiths from Bootle headed up the Force just for one day, 999 day (Wednesday, 9 September, 2009). Josh, who attends St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School, entered a recent competition held by Merseyside Police where he explained why he would make a great Chief Constable. His winning entry was selected by the Deputy Chief Constable, Bernard Lawson. Mr Lawson said: “It was a really difficult job to choose a winner as all the entries were of a very high standard. They demonstrated to me that our young people have a real insight into some of the challenges faced by Merseyside Police, and have some really innovative ideas about how we should address them.” Josh’s day began with a visit to one of Merseyside Police’s Control Rooms where he was able to listen in to actual 999 calls. He then held a morning meeting with Deputy Chief Constable Bernard Lawson before heading onto Mather Avenue to check on the police dogs and horses. A working lunch, and then onto his home turf of Bootle where he will be out on patrol, he also had a trip to the police helicopter. Finally, it was back to Police HQ to record a video about the correct use of the 999 line which will be broadcast on the Force’s website. Josh said: “Ever since I was a child, I have always dreamt of being a police officer. I think I would make a good Chief Constable because I want to see changes and be a part of them, too. I want to be part of something that stands for everything right”.” Josh Griffiths with Deputy Chief Constable Bernard Lawson

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Rule Britannia

International celebrations

Schools band together to raise the roof Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College’s hall came alive with ‘red white and blue’ as the music department presented their annual Last Night of the Proms concert recently. The College concert band were in top form, playing at their best, and were joined by Blessed Sacrament Primary School choir and Cheerleaders. The Junior Band was also represented when players from the St Francis De Sale and Holy Name Primary joined together to give excellent renditions of two very difficult works. The Senior Concert Band led the audience in renditions of all the favourite Last Night of the Proms medley's and it is a wonder the roof of the sports hall was still on as rousing renditions of Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem were sung by the capacity audience of 500! The music teachers of the College were also featured performing in the Homemakers Guide to Music Making where they played a number of household items, with Band accompaniment. Also present at the concert was Vasily Petrenko, the chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra who provided this year’s forward for the programme. An appropriate and emotional finale was the performing of Highland Cathedral and Auld Lang Syne with Bagpipes and Drums that bought the curtain down on an amazingly successful year for the College.

As part of West Derby Schools support for Liverpool as ‘European Capital of Culture’ pupils have been working on a project across the different subject areas, finding out more about different cultures, both in Liverpool and globally. West Derby school have set up links with schools in Mexico, France and the USA to exchange projects about where and how people live. These links abroad also enable pupils to communicate with children from other countries via e-mail, on-line discussion forums and through the use of video. In June they held their ‘School International Day’ for Years 7 - 9 in Quarry Wing. Lessons for the whole of that day were based on an international theme. Additionally some artists and performers led some workshops with different groups of pupils. There was a special international lunch menu for the boys and at morning break we served a ‘continental breakfast’ .

Academys tea-mendous way to raise money The Belvedere Academy in Toxteth held a tea party as part of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Blooming Great Tea Party. The school Library hosted the Tea Party, serving cake and exotic tea to staff and pupils. For a donation, girls could eat one of the many cakes, baked by other students, and sample varieties of tea, which ranged from the ordinary to the highly unusual! Lazy Lemon, Jasmine Dragon Pearl, Chilli Chocolate, White Silver Needle, Skinny Tea and plain old Scouser’s Breakfast were on offer, with the braver girls trying all six flavours. The tea was kindly donated to the school by Brew Tea Bar, Liverpool city centre. Pupil Melissa Taylor, 13, said: “The tea party was great. We raised a lot of money and they had lots of different teas I have never tried before. My favourite was Chilli and Chocolate.” Educate The Magazine for Parents and Pupils

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Educational Resources

Here to There Pack The From Here to There pack contains 15 photo cards relating to promoting independence skills in the community. The pack is written to support young people with specific needs to access local public transport. A range of key tasks has been identified to use public transport and a step-by-step list of skills to achieve each of them has been provided.

Merseytravel are commited to sustainable development and by giving children and young people facts and information about the environment in which they live, it will allow them to make informed choices which will improve the wellbeing of themselves and their families.

Better for Everyone Pack

How to Make a Bus Journey Moving with Merseytravel This pack contains 20 A4 colour photographs relating mainly to local transport issues. There are 60 work cards to support the photographs. The pack is flexible and can be used with children of all age groups within primary schools. The pack is written to support the geography curriculum but has the potential to be used in both Literacy and Numeracy activities.

The How to make a bus journey Booklet has a series of visual drawings to show how to make a short bus trip. There are 9 simple outline diagrams that depict the important steps that need to be taken to make a bus journey. The diagrams are very flexible and could be used to prompt speaking or writing tasks or sequencing activities. Students are encouraged to use the booklet to plan and carry out a journey in the local area by bus.

Inside Merseytravel

City Travel with Merseytravel This pack has been written to meet the requirements of the Foundation Stage curriculum for children aged 3 to 5 years as from September 2001. The pack has 15 colour A4 photographs. In addition 30 different work cards for children to use in the classroom or at home with their parents. The pack promotes the notion that public transport allows people in the local community to get around and travel to different places.

‘Inside Merseytravel’ is a vocational educational pack supporting Business Studies and Leisure Studies for the 14 to 16 age range. It provides two case studies, a public business organisation and an important tourist attraction. Each page of the pack contains up-to-date data, photographs and activities about the leisure and travel industry. The tasks and activities support students putting together a portfolio of coursework for specific examinations.

The Better for everyone Pack contains 16 A4 colour photographs relating to local transport issues and services. There are 32 work cards to support the photographs. The pack is flexible and can be used to complement a scheme of work relating to Key Stage 4 Citizenship requirements. The pack is divided into four sections covering the topics; Merseytravel as an organisation, social change, rights and responsibilities and sustainable development. A booklet containing teachers' notes is provided that suggests how the pack may be used in the classroom


Promoting Sustainable Development 8 Doorways to Sustainability The Sustainable Schools strategy is made up of eight sustainability ‘doorways’. Each plays a role in the curriculum and school, but can also have a big impact on the whole community. 'This Education Resource assists Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 teachers in helping pupils tackle some of the complex issues that will enable them to reduce their carbon footprint. Learning about sustainable development can help young people to understand the needs and rights of present and future generations. It should motivate them to change things for the better and equip them with the knowledge, skills and values that are needed to create a sustainable future. Food and drink An unhealthy diet contributes to low concentration and performance as well as to obesity and poor health. A school that buys healthy, ethically sourced food can offer nutritional benefits; improve pupils’ understanding of food and where it comes from; protect the environment and support local producers and suppliers. Energy and water Eco-efficiency measures can help schools reduce their environmental impact. By reducing the amount of energy and water they use schools can make real cost savings and money can be channeled back into the school. Sustainable Schools can showcase energy efficiency, renewable energy use and water conservation to pupils and the whole community. Travel and traffic During term-time, cars on the school run account for 16 per cent of early morning traffic and a measurable increase in pollution near schools. Being

driven to school reduces the amount of exercise a child gets and makes them less road safety aware. Car sharing and public transport can help with congestion and pollution; while walking or cycling boost fitness, increase concentration and help children form positive habits for life. By March 2007, 14,063 schools in England (56 per cent) had an approved Travel to School action plan in place. It’s hoped that all schools will have a travel plan by March 2010. Purchasing and waste By adopting a ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ approach, and by using local goods and services of high environmental standards, schools can reduce costs and support ethical markets in their communities. Buildings and grounds A well-designed and cared-for school provides an excellent teaching and learning resource for staff and pupils. Sustainable design principles, technologies, interior furnishings and environmental management not only bring physical benefits for a school, they provide working examples of sustainable living that can inspire teachers and children.

Local well-being With their central locations, facilities and extensive networks schools can act as hubs of learning and catalysts for change in their local communities. Focusing on local challenges and finding solutions to them gives pupils the opportunity to learn and develop real-world skills and helps to strengthen local relationships. Global dimension Growing interdependence between countries changes the way we view our world, including our own culture. Schools can respond by developing a responsible, international outlook among their pupils on global challenges such as poverty and climate change.

Inclusion and participation Schools can promote community cohesion by creating an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere that values everyone’s participation and contribution, and challenges prejudice and injustice. Pupils are instilled with a long-lasting respect for human rights, freedoms, cultures and creative expression.

Moving with Merseytravel Discover the Merseytravel Region Better for Everyone - Keystage 4 Citizenship From Here to There - Learning Difficulties (Independence in the Community) City Travel with Merseytravel Your Bus and Your Community

In order to obtain the education packs Please contact the Community Links Team on 0151 330 1200 or write to: Community Links Team, Merseytravel, 24 Hatton Gardens, Liverpool L3 2AN


Meet the Headteacher Ms Jane Humble, The Hamlets Preparatory School

Small is beautiful It may be one of the smallest schools in the region, but The Hamlets believes without a doubt that their strength is in their size. Jane Humble, an Australian by birth, arrived at the school in April 2009 and is keen to carry on the school ethos of simply achieving the best for each girl.

The Hamlets was originally founded in 1912 as the Junior Department of The Belvedere School, Liverpool, widely recognised as one of the best independent schools in Liverpool. In 2005 it was announced that The Belvedere Senior School would be transferring to Academy status. As part of this development, The Hamlets seized a unique opportunity to become an independent prep school for girls, the only one of its kind in Liverpool. Understandably the UK education system differs from the Australian education system but Jane is keen to bring some aspects with her. She said: “The systems are relatively similar, although Australia does not have a national curriculum system they have introduced national testing, Australia is about 10 years behind the UK in this respect. And they are trying to catch up. “Australian schools tend to spend more school time on sport and physical education which we hope to concentrate more on ourselves. There is also a focus on ‘personalisation’ of the child, finding 34

out what each children is good at and the things that they are interested in”. “We also want each child to consider global issues as well as local issues, this is something I feel strongly about, we want children to explore the world around them. I look at the Key Stage pupils as the ‘Navigators” navigating their way through the curriculum, finding out what they like, and then looking at our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils as ‘Commanders’, commanding their lives forward”.

It’s not just about results and statistics, it’s about the value added things

“One of the ‘cultural’ surprises has been the fact that some schools have stairs, Australian schools tend to be on one level, I have never been to a school with so many stairs, plus the usual language difference, you say football –

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we say soccer. “I have to keep reminding myself and the children to put their coats on, we never had that problem in Austrailia”. The Hamlets has always believed in community involvement and that it can help inspire the children to care for the environment. “The staff at The Hamlets are fantastic and have helped me no-end to settle in, the parents are all very friendly, each year we adopt a charity for which we fundraise throughout the year and hold many activities.” Though being a small school, The Hamlets is planning to raise not only its voice but its profile as well, “We want people to know about us and what we do and we want people to choose us as a school because we provide opportunities to enable their children to exceed expectations. “We are trying the IPC, The International Primary Curriculum which is used quite a lot around the world, we are looking at that as an innovative creation and will encourage our children to learn, but then we have lots


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more plans for the school.” As a fee paying school the school feels that they offer a choice for parents to provide more personal tuition. “Our prep school is friendly and engages bright girls from near and far. Excellent academic results are strengthened by personal and pastoral care which is second to none. We aim to develop the ‘whole child’ – a huge range of skills and enormous potential – to simply achieve the best for each girl. “We are a GDST school, we have the benefits and security of belonging to a family of schools, all hugely experienced in girls' learning. So we enjoy the best of both worlds. Investment by the GDST in our facilities means that we have a stateof-the-art language centre and art studio, in addition to the purpose-built science laboratory, ultra-modern ICT suite and computerised library. As for her aims for the school, Jane is very clear, “We want to be top, top of Key Stage and league tables, but what I want most is that when children leave The Hamlets and go on to succeed is that they to come back here and say, “I have moved on and done so well because of the education I got at The Hamlets”. “It’s the girls that are the selling point of The Hamlets, but it’s not just about results and statistics, it’s about the value added things, I would love to have a banner outside the gates saying ‘Liverpool’s leading Preparatory School’ and for people to know who we are and for what we do now and not for what we used to be. “I believe that the learning programmes that we have here are incredibly high quality, I want people to come and see us and come and get the feel of us. I also believe there is a genuine

feel of contentment about the school and about the pupils.” The school has around 100 pupils but has the capacity for 180 girls aged from three to 11, although this year for the first time they have admitted boys into the nursery, but to whether the school will admit boys in the upper years is an ‘option’ for the future. Jane is rightly proud of the tradition and results surrounding The Hamlets and

said: “In recent years many of our girls have successfully transferred to The Belvedere Academy, others have gained places at Birkenhead High School, the Bluecoat School and at other independent and state schools. We like to feel that wherever they go, they are ready for the next step in their education at the secondary school of their choice, that is a tradition we are justifiably proud of, not just me, but all the staff.

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Run Forrest run Inspirational teacher completes 35 mile challenge A local school teacher has completed a school run with a difference – jogging 35 miles from Cheshire to Liverpool. Associate headteacher Larry Wilson, 48, ran from his home in Dunham Massey to work at Shorefields Technology College, in Toxteth in a personal best time of 4 hours ten minutes. During the last three miles of the feat, which was in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice, in Wirral, he was accompanied by 12 of his pupils as well as a police escort. Pat Faragher, Deputy Appeals Manager at Claire House which provides support for children from Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, said: “Larry started running four years ago and is an inspiration to all who meet him. “He hopes to raise several thousand pounds for Claire House over the next

year through various running challenges. “The children from the school have also been fantastic in supporting us and

Superstars on the ball The sports stars of Bellerive College have excelled themselves of late, and have dominated in both football and netball. In the Southern Liverpool Netball League, the college’s Year 7 squad remained undefeated all season, and finished third in the league. But they achieved a much deserved second place in the city tournament. The college’s Year 10/11 and Year 7 football teams were equally domineering in the Southern League, and won their championships. 36

Nikita Parris, who is captain of the Year 10/11 team is also a member of the England U17 squad, as well as playing for Merseyside and Everton Academy. But it is not only in team sports that the College’s students excel: keen crosscountry runner Madeleine Cummings has also been enjoying success. When she achieved third place in the individual standings in the Liverpool Mid Week Cross Country League, after she competed in four different races at venues across Liverpool.

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Year 10/11 captain Nikita Parris

Cross country runner Madeleine Cummings

even handed over their lunch money to help the cause when they heard about our financial plight”.


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Quiz Masters

Pupils once in a lifetime opportunity Chamber Choir visit to Paris Notre Dame Catholic College for the Arts’ Chamber Choir recently sang to an audience of over 4000 tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, when they gave a forty minute recital of unaccompanied Choral Music. The students from Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and Sixth Form, performed a programme of unaccompanied choral music included Britten’s Missa Brevis in D and ‘Lift Thine Eyes’ from Mendelssohn’s oratorio ‘Elijah’. Settings of Medieval music contrasted with spirituals and arrangements of traditional religious songs and hymns. The choir was directed by Musical Director and Director of Arts College, Lesley Bentley. The 4000 strong audience sat and listened to the choir, applauding after each item during the 40 minute recital programme.

Christine McCann, Headteacher, said: “This was a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for our students. Many professional singers have not had the opportunity to perform in Notre Dame Cathedral. I was so proud of them and so pleased for all staff and students that they were so well received. Notre Dame Choir at Notre Dame Cathedral! How fitting!” Lesley Bentley, Director of Arts College said: “Our students certainly rose to the challenge! I think that it meant a great deal for them to sing in such a famous cathedral; particularly one with the same name as their college.” Year 10 student Elizabeth Antrobus said: ‘It was slightly overwhelming at first; there were so many people there but the audience were so responsive in the applause that it put you at ease.’ Next year the choir will sing in Salzburg.

Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School has been crowned the kings of quiz after winning the United Kingdom National Schools’ General Knowledge Quiz Championship. Sam Binymin, Tom Whitehead, Sam East, Kieran Morris, David Verghese, and Nick Gray won the title for children aged 13 years and under to be rated as the country’s most knowledgeable youngsters. The quiz is modelled on the University Challenge format and attracts entrants from the cream of British schools. The team took no prisoners going in to the final having already taken the intellectual scalps of Perse School in Cambridge in the semi final, Herriot’s School in Edinburgh in the Northern qualifier, not to mention St Bede’s Manchester, Lancaster Grammar School and The Manchester Grammar School in the regional event finally going on to beat Magdalen College School in Oxford 860 to 550. Inspired by 2007 Junior Mastermind winner David Verghese, the team is nonetheless no stronger than its weakest link with boys cleverly dovetailing knowledge to produce a phenomenal bank of expertise. Merchants won the senior title 10 years ago, but this is the first national success at the junior level.

The winning team: Sam Binymin, Tom Whitehead, Sam East, Kieran Morris, David Verghese and Nick Gray

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Aid send off by Christ the King To mark the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, which left the world stunned, students from Christ the King Catholic & Church of England Centre for Learning in Knowsley, have been raising funds and donating furniture to the Chernobyl Children’s Project. Students waved off a truck containing unclaimed furniture and goods from their old school, St Edmund of Canterbury, on a 3000 mile, 10 day round trip to Belarus. Items include furniture, kitchen equipment, wheelchairs, hoists, school equipment, bicycles and other items like paper, pencils, pens and sports equipment. The journey took the 3-truck convoy through Holland, Germany, Poland and into Belarus where they will deliver aid directly into the hands of the people who need it most. Marion Stoddart Regional Coordinator for the Chernobyl Children’s Project said: "It is a privilege to work with the people of Knowsley on such a life-changing, eternal project. The eyes of the children will say it all when the aid is delivered.”

Sporting heroes race for gold Bosco Olympics hailed a success The sixth form at St John Bosco Arts College have been very busy doing their bit for charity. The college organised the Bosco Olympics, where a staff team and sixth form team went against each other in a series of fun events much to the amusement of the on looking students. The events involved the egg and spoon race where a bluetak inspection had to take place on the start line, a sack race, three legged race and assault course all culminating in a really fun event. This raised over £500 for the Freddie fund, a charity set up to support troops working abroad sending out parcels and helping St Dunstan’s a centre set up to help Ex Servicemen and women who have had loss to their sight.

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Craig Lundberg the founder of the fund and his grandfather had come into college to collect the cheque from the girls during a celebration assembly. The girls later organised a fashion show to raise money for Zoe’s place a hospice for children. The students worked really hard and got lots of donations of clothes and beauty products for the show. They received clothes from a variety of contacts and brought together a really entertaining evening involving some dancers, musicians and models from every year group. With a lot of effort the students managed to raise over £2000 for the children’s hospice and gave staff and students a great evening of entertainment.


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National recognition School celebrates IQM Award first

Iain Knowles shows off one of his exhibition entries

Gateacre Art students shine online Four Gateacre Comprehensive Students were recently shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Arts ALevel Summer exhibition. The exhibition is the only online exhibition in the UK for secondaryschool students at A level. All students currently studying A levels, IB or Higher and attending secondary schools and sixth-form colleges in the UK were eligible to enter. Over 1,000 artworks were submitted this year from schools across the UK. The Students from Gateacre, Sophie Robinson, Claire Brennan and Dawn Bristow were shortlisted as well as Iain Knowles who had been selected to be shown in the exhibiton along with 50 others. Iain’s piece ‘Digital Paul’ which is a vexel piece of artwork created entirely digitally. The exhibition has been curated from a shortlist by Royal Academician Gillian Wearing, Head of RA Exhibitions Kathleen Soriano, and third-year RA Schools. Julie Cassidy, Head of Art, said: “The Art department here at Gateacre are extremely proud of Iain's achievement. It's fantastic to see his work chosen for the online exhibition, together with our three other students who were short listed”. 42

Holly Lodge Girls’ College in West Derby is celebrating being the first school in Liverpool to have been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM). This national award recognises the effectiveness of the school in meeting the needs of all its young people whatever their educational, physical, sensory or social needs. In order to achieve the award the school went through a rigorous assessment process in which everything that happens within its busy educational environment was evaluated against the IQM Award's 10 elements which include pupils progress, pupils attitude, values and personal development and the learning environment. As well as recognising the college's inclusive approach to education, this prestigious award reflects the excellence of the provision available to all students at the college from Year 7 through to

Sixth Form. The college recently contributed to the Lord Mayor Pageant by creating six exotic, fabulous rainforest trolleys for the Parade. The school invited students from Lister Drive Primary, St Michaels Primary, Roscoe Primary and Blackmoor Park Junior schools. The children who were invited discovered a lot about the rainforest as they took part in the project. As the theme was the rainforest the students started off by drawing pictures that relate to the rainforest as an idea, turning them into 3D Sculpture shapes which will be presented at the Lord Mayor Pageant as ‘Roaming Rainforests’! The children commented how much they had learnt about the rainforest. Nia, Misha and Jack (aged 10) from Lister Primary school said: “I’ve learnt a lot about the animals in the rainforest and that millions of animals die every year,”

Holly Lodge Headteacher, Janet Tinsley receives the IQM Award.

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Amazing Grace Grace Boulter, a Year 7 pupil from Archbishop Blanch School, Liverpool, recently won the ‘World Environment Day Billboard Design Competition’ run by Redwood and the Liverpool City Council. A number of schools entered the competition and the judges were particularly impressed with the entries. Second and third places were also awarded to pupils from Archbishop Blanch School. Grace’s successful entry has been displayed on a large billboard in Leece Street in Liverpool city centre.

Work completed on £12 Million Centre 6th Form looks to the future The keys to a new £12 million 6th Form Centre have been handed over to its headteacher. South Sefton's Sixth Form College opened its doors to students in September 2009 but, with construction work now complete, the process of 'moving in' has begun. Work on the Litherland facility only began in February last year and incredible progress has been made on the state-ofthe-art centre which will house around 550 pupils. Sefton Council's Children's Services Department has led the scheme which is funded with a £11.8 million grant from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). The centre will host purpose-built teaching rooms, laboratories and ICT facilities and is mainly aimed at A Level students. The building will have the very latest equipment and facilities for the modern curriculum after government studies showed there was an overriding case for such a centre in South Sefton. Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Cllr Peter Dowd, officially handed over the centre at a

ceremony in July. Head of Hillside High School, Laetitia Shemilt, began her new job as Executive Principal of the new college in September last year and will continue as headteacher of Hillside with additional staff brought in to support her in her new role. Cllr Dowd said: "I was delighted to be able to hand over this building as it is true testimony to our belief in the future of our children and young people. "It is an incredibly impressive building and will clearly be of benefit for many generations in the future and I would like to thank everyone involved in the project." Laetitia Shemilt added: "I have watched the building grow since February 2008 through several visits to the site and I am very impressed with the finished result. It is still very much a shell at the moment but the main fabric of the building is there - and it is very impressive. "Once we have got the furniture and other equipment in place over the next few weeks the building will become a truly fantastic education facility for the south of the borough and I can't wait for it to now come alive."

Grace Boulter with her copy winning poster.

Support for charity Students from Childwall Sports College support a number of charities in the course of every academic year. This year students in Key Stages 4/5 studying Performing Arts decided to raise money for the Linda McCartney Appeal. Students were also able to present the fundraising activities as part of their portfolio for examination accreditation. The students were delighted to raise the significant sum of £500 to support the Linda McCartney Centre. Some of the students were invited to visit the centre recently and to present the cheque for £500 to colleagues from the centre.

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I received a letter from my health visitor stating that my five-year old son is overweight on the charts for his age. Although I know it’s important to keep an eye on a child’s weight I honestly think that the charts must be wrong in this case, as he doesn’t appear to be any larger than other healthy-looking children of the same age. He leads a healthy lifestyle, eating fresh, home-cooked food and taking plenty of exercise. Should I be worried? As you’ll have noticed from reading the newspapers, the government is currently concerned with targeting obesity in schools by promoting healthy school meals, encouraging time spent exercising, and educating parents in their responsibilities. For this reason, the parents of any child who doesn’t conform to the ‘norm’ on a height and weight chart will be encouraged to talk to a professional about how to lead a healthier lifestyle. If you’re doing everything you can as

a family to be healthy, I would try not to worry as the charts can be misleading and all children grow and develop at different rates and health professionals should understand this. If you’re asked to go and see a professional, then take the opportunity to voice your concerns that your son is leading a healthy lifestyle, and don’t feel pressured into making changes to his diet or his lifestyle unless you’re satisfied that there’s a very good cause.

Another parent at my son’s school told me that one of the teachers is concerned by how much time her son and the other little boys are spending playing at shooting with imaginary guns. I’m sure that my son, who’s six, will have been joining in as some of his favourite games are based on pretending to be Robin Hood or Indiana Jones. Should we be concerned? Ideally no school, or parent for that matter, should encourage a child to play games based on violence and with rising gun crime in the UK over recent years, playing shooting games has become a very sensitive topic. Exposing children to violent video games and films which are rated more than a PG can be influencing and damaging to their wellbeing and behaviour, but adventure stories like Robin Hood and Indiana Jones are exciting films and rites of passage for many children – boys and girls alike. It’s only natural that they will want to recreate the scenes they have witnessed. With an overwhelming majority of

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female teachers in schools however, typical boys’ games and pastimes can be overlooked – at the expense of a vital part of their development. If you’re happy that you have explained to your children how dangerous weapons are, and are satisfied that they understand the difference between their heroes and the everyday world, then these games are a harmless pastime which keep them active and use their imaginations. If the teacher continues to voice concern about the games, go into the school to find out what is happening, and it may be that the school will address the issue.

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My daughter will be starting Year 8 this September, and she has been asking me if she can start wearing make-up to school, as some of her friends do. Last term, a letter was sent home to parents to tell them that make-up and jewellery isn’t allowed to be worn with the school uniform. What’s the best way to tackle this with my daughter? There’s certainly some positive news here, in that your daughter feels comfortable asking you about wearing make-up to school. Most schools have a no make-up, jewellery, or coloured hair policy, and for good reason, but it can be difficult to get children to understand this. I would suggest talking to your daughter about why she wants to wear make-up and helping her to experiment a little with it at home. If she’s worried about teenage skin, take her to a dermatologist to get some good lotions to treat it rather than cover it up in make-up. If she’s keen to try out new looks, allow her to do so for friends’ parties and at weekends, or book a simple French polish for her to enjoy with a female relative as a special treat and a way of spending some time together.


Archbishop Blanch CE High School A Technology College & Training School

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“The Headteacher is passionately committed to make this good school outstanding…… she leads the school well and has a clear focus on school improvement” Ofsted 2008 “The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners” SIAS Ofsted 2008 “Good transition arrangements enable year 7 pupils to settle well” Ofsted 2008

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1st OCTOBER at 2.00 p.m. A VERY WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU Pupils’ excellent personal development is evident in lessons and around the school. Their courtesy and outstanding behaviour were apparent throughout the inspection.” Ofsted 2008 Archbishop Blanch is a good school, where good teaching and pastoral care of an outstanding quality enable pupils to achieve well. Pupils show outstanding levels of personal development, demonstrated by their excellent behaviour and maturity for their age. The broad and balanced curriculum meets statutory requirements and provides well for the needs of all pupils, including those who are very able. Ofsted 2008

Winner of the School’s Food Trust ‘School of the Month Competition’ for Healthy Eating

Pupils speak positively of the friendliness and approachability of staff, and of how much they enjoy school. They are made to feel safe and secure in a school which values all its members and has clear expectations for the part they all need to play in fostering an inclusive and welcoming Christian community. SIAS Ofsted 2008

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Get Active

Let’s get physical

Recent figures released by the Department of Health revealed that an average 1 in 10 children in the UK are considered obese before they start primary school. Obesity rates of youngsters starting secondary school are twice that amount, while on Merseyside, one of the worst affected regions, the levels are higher still. As local children eat more junk food and exercise less, we consider how parents in the region can halt the obesity epidemic. Words by Jonathan Kearney 48

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If current obesity trends continue Liverpool Active City projects that one third of the city’s population will be overweight by 2020. The group, a partnership between Liverpool Primary Care Trust and the city council, also claims that just one in three boys and one in five girls aged 9-11 are achieving the target of at least one hour of physical activity per day. An often cited explanation for this is the lack of outdoor facilities and provisions for youngsters to engage in physical exercise, but this is countered by Julie Leasor, development manager for Mersey Sports Partnership. She commented: “It’s not that there are no opportunities across the county, because there are plenty for people of all ages. It’s about trying to find out where those activities are. A lot of local authorities have free and active sessions co-ordinated out of school hours, with opportunities to play in


school and local clubs.” A number of schools across Merseyside provide out-ofschool provisions for pupils and the wider community, particularly specialist sports colleges, such as Childwall and Archbishop Beck. Local authorities also try and encourage participation, with Liverpool City Council offering free access to all Lifestyles Centres for under 17s and a range of free family activities for under 5s. In Knowsley, the local NHS is particularly committed to promoting the government’s Change for Life programme, to encourage healthy eating and get residents active. Julie believes the key to tackling obesity and engaging children in physical activity is involving the parents. She added: “We’re working with local Primary Care Trusts to look at activities for young people. Obesity is an issue in many areas and it’s a challenge to get people physically active. Often it’s more of an education for them. There are a lot of family activities going on to include the parents and we don’t just look at physical activity but also healthy eating. I think under-5s can really influence parents to get active and we’re looking to address that through the children’s centres.” Exercise, in any form, is vital for children to develop strong bones and muscles and maintain a healthy weight. What’s more, involving them from an early age means they are far more likely to take to physical activity in later years. Though born in South Africa, Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle represents Liverpool and Great Britain in competition. She is in no doubt as to the value of starting out in sport early. Beth commented: “Growing up in South Africa my family were very sports orientated. I took up all kinds of sports from a young age, from hockey to horse riding and swimming. Obviously there are the health benefits, but also the opportunity to have fun, make a lot of new friends, travel and go for weekends away. There are so many aspects of life I’ve learned from sport that I wouldn’t have benefited from otherwise.” Former Blue Coat pupil Stephen Parry achieved an Olympic

bronze medal in swimming. He is concerned by the growing levels of obesity amongst children: “Kids are molly coddled in the UK. I was really lucky because I had pro-active parents who got me involved with football, cricket, basketball, rugby and swimming. Over time I concentrated on the ones I was best at. Sports teach you to be competitive, to operate in a team and to take responsibility for yourself.” It is crucial to find a physical activity your children enjoy, as they are more likely to participate on a regular basis. With such a wealth of options available, this shouldn’t be difficult. On average, youngsters in the UK spend four hours a day in front of the television or computer screen, an indulgence that needs to be drastically curbed if they are to avoid the perils of obesity. If they enjoy simulating a game of tennis on the Wii, for example, take them to the local park to experience the real thing. This will offer a far more enriching and meaningful activity. They may see walking to school as a bore, so perhaps find a safe cycle route and share the journey with them. Participate in an activity challenge together, such as a 5k charity run, and consider the activity potential of family holidays at the beach, the countryside, or a stay at leisure resorts like Center Parcs. Sebastian Coe, the man spearheading the 2012 London Olympics, recently visited the Merseyside Primary Games and the new Halewood Learning Centre. Lord Coe believes it is vital that parents take the lead in getting their children active. He said: “I think they can encourage their youngsters into sport. Sometimes you have to find a little bit of time during the weekend to make sure they get to clubs. From my own experiences I’ve found that parents may start out watching their children involved with the club, or offer some sort of a taxi service, but often they help their children by getting involved in the life of the club and offering their services to that club. In fact children are actually a good way of getting parents involved in sport. The children get inspired and often the parents follow suit.”

Top Tips to get active • Encourage your children to play games outside. If your garden isn’t very big, supervise them as they play on the pavements. • Buy them skipping ropes, balls and other games for Christmas and birthdays, as well as games consoles. Many activities require little or no equipment. • Rather than playing on games consoles at the weekend, visit a local park or lake together as a family. • Enrol them in a sports club and persevere with them until they find a regular club which they enjoy. • Remember: lead by example. If they see you being active and not just sitting in front of the TV, they’ll be active too.

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Meet the Headteacher Janet Tinsley, Holly Lodge Girls’ College

Delivering as a team As one of Liverpool’s most popular schools, Holly Lodge Girls’ College continues to strive for success. Since the arrival of headteacher Janet Tinsley the emphasis has been placed on engaging pupils and the wider community and, with improved grades and a rise in attendance, the school is staying true to its mission statement, delivering success through learning together.

A positive outlook has paid dividends at Holly Lodge Girls’ College. Since headteacher Janet Tinsley joined the school in 2004, the progress has been tangible. GCSE grades have improved every year since 2001, while truancy rates have been significantly cut. With staff turnover also down, the success was no better reflected than in the all girls’ school’s recent OFSTED report, when a ‘good’ status was awarded. The inspector’s reflection that “pupils have positive relationships with each other and staff” was particularly telling for the current headteacher, who has strived to instil such an atmosphere since joining the ranks at the specialist college for arts. Janet commented: “The school has always had a very positive reputation and we’re continuing in that vein. We place equal value on each individual and we put really careful consideration into where the students’ strengths lie. It’s important for the pupils’ self esteem that they know how well they are doing and how well they can perform. The last 50

OFSTED inspection recognised that in all areas we are a very inclusive school.” The school prides itself on focusing on the talents of the individual and providing its teachers with the resources to do so. Janet added: “Good teaching and learning is at the heart of everything that we do. If you can’t deliver for children and don’t engage them then they’re not going to learn. People learn in different ways and we’ve looked very closely at that.

The school has always had a very positive reputation and we’re continuing in that vein

“The staff give up their time for extracurricular activities and extra classes and the pupils undertake intensive revision before exams. I think the success has really come from learning together and upholding the high academic standards the school has always been known for.”

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The first steps on the road to academic success were taken by tackling the truancy issue. The school initiated the “You Can’t Teach an Empty Chair” programme and has approached the problem by offering initiatives and rewards, rather than taking a strict disciplinarian method. Since the inception of the “In to Win” scheme, pupil’s average attendance rate now stands at 92 per cent. “Attendance has taken a high priority at the school. We became really serious about it around three years ago. Since then the parents have supported us all the way and it has paid dividends. We don’t just award people with 100 per cent attendance either. Possibly through no fault of their own some people may have things happen to them in their life and only have a 70 per cent attendance rate. It’s a bit of a tall order to bring them up to 95 per cent, but we always have an ethos of “you can do better”. Similar incentives are offered with the “Learn to Earn” scheme, with gift vouchers available to reward exam success,


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meeting coursework deadlines and attending supplementary revision classes. The school’s status as a specialist arts college has had a positive effect throughout the school and the local community. “It runs throughout the school. It’s not just art but drama and media. I think it’s really about creativity. We’ve had departments working together on projects in the past, including what some people would think of as very unlikely partners, such as science and arts. The science department has featured mosaics of scientists and particles and there have been similar initiatives in the history department. The girls can also look at the montages in the food courts, with food labelled in French. These sorts of tools help the information to stick in your brain.” The school’s emphasis on participating in the community and the wider environment was evidenced by pupils spearheading a project to create a mobile rainforest float for the Lord Mayor’s pageant this summer. It was a project that co-ordinated the efforts of primary schools across the city, with artists from Holly Lodge sharing their expertise to assist their young counterparts. Likewise, utilising the contacts of deputy head Jackie Ley, the school has been able to forge close links with FACT, to draw from their resources and expertise. Janet said: “We want to put something into the community. Public money is being spent and the community gains. It’s all about what we can do for the community of West Derby and Liverpool as a whole.” That community presence is sure to be felt to an even greater extent, with the addition of two new iconic buildings by around 2013, one of which will be sited at

the front of the school. “People who pass us on the bus don’t naturally see our grounds, with its beautiful woodland area. Now they will go past and think ‘wow’. We want to make sure we have the best facilities to deliver the curriculum to these girls. It will be really student centred.” It is another positive move, inkeeping with an outlook consistently employed by Janet since arriving at the helm of Holly Lodge. “I think I’m a positive person – a glass half full kind of person. I want to see the best in people and people have responded to that.”

Tinsley File Born: 1958, Bloxwich, West Midlands Education: Wolverhampton University Career: Janet began her teaching career in Cambridgeshire in 1981, before heading to New Heys Comprehensive in 1985. From 1988 she became deputy head at Broadgreen Comprehensive, later making the switch to Holly Lodge as headteacher.

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Notre Dame Arts Festival The staff and pupils of Notre Dame College, Liverpool held their annual Summer Arts Festival recently in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Mike Storey. This is the sixth year that the event has taken place, and is a threeweek festival of theatre, dance and music. This years Festival saw around 10,000 people pass through the doors. “It is once again, a great pleasure to open the doors of our college to our local community and schools for what was a truly spectacular celebration of the arts,� said Headteacher, Christine McCann.


CALDERSTONES SCHOOL A Specialist Science College Harthill Road, Liverpool L18 3HS Tel: 0151 724 2087

2009 – Best year ever for exam results at Calderstones School Quotes fro m OFS TED, N ovember 2007: “This is a good school that provides an effective education for its students and enjoys the overwhelming support of their parents” ‘…provides outstanding quality care, support and general guidance for students of all ages’ ‘…students from many different faiths, cultures, and social and economic backgrounds work and play well together’ ‘…students achieve well and enjoy outstanding care and guidance’ ‘…the school has a warm, relaxed atmosphere in which all flourish and feel included’

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Glamorous Night Celebrates Success Liverpool students recently celebrated the completion of two year’s success at The Liverpool Compact ‘Skills 4 Employment’ Graduation Ceremony held in the Royal Philharmonic Hall. Having proved their reliability by striving towards 100% attendance and punctuality during Years 10 and 11, and completing a range of work related programmes, including Work Experience or a tailored Work Related Learning Plan, they are now well prepared for the world of work. Local employers and organisation’s who have supported the students throughout their programme also attended and applauded their achievements.

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Bellerive FCJ Catholic College An 11-18 school specialising in the Sciences, Maths, Computing and Applied learning

OPEN EVENING Tuesday, October 6th 2009 6-8.30pm Congratulations to Year 13 and Year 11 on your exam results

For parents with daughters seeking entry in September 2010. You are invited to visit this nationally recognised high performing school, with 2009 A level and GCSE results again reflecting this. Please enter via the Elmfield site on Ullet Road. Girls travel to Bellerive from all across the city. You will be able to meet pupils and staff, view facilities and collect an application form and prospectus. The application process requires that an application form for Bellerive is submitted as well as the LEA form. Pupils will be available to guide you around the site. Sister Brigid, the headteacher will give a talk to parents and their daughters. Bellerive, an Outstanding college - OFSTED 2007

Bellerive FCJ Catholic College, Windermere Terrace, Sefton Park, Liverpool L8 3SB. Tel: 0151 727 2064

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Radical scheme planned LIVERPOOL City Council has revealed plans to build a bright future for the city’s Church of England secondary schools. The Governors of Archbishop Blanch High School and St Hilda’s Church of England School have been asked to consider a radical new proposal to co-locate the two schools at the Innovation Park on Edge Lane. The hi-tech £45m scheme, part of the city’s Building Schools, Skills, Success programme, will place the schools at the heart of the city’s science and technology industry. It gives them the opportunity to work in partnership with more than 40 local businesses to enrich the curriculum and open up a wealth of vocational opportunities for young people. The new proposals would replace the council’s original plans to co-locate Archbishop Blanch and St Margaret’s at the site. If approved, St Hilda’s, currently an all-girls school, would become fully co-educational upon moving to the Edge Lane site in 2014. Existing pupils at the school would not be affected by the changes. St Margaret’s would no longer move to Edge Lane, but would be redeveloped on its existing site. The City Council’s Executive Member for Education, Councillor Keith Turner, said: “Building Schools, Skills, Success is a once in a generation opportunity for Liverpool and it’s vital we get it right. We want schools involved in the decisions at every step of the way and we are fully committed to taking on everyone’s views. “These new proposals for the Church of England secondary sector are the result of us listening to the views of the schools

involved, addressing their concerns and coming up with a new, exciting option which we feel will fully meet their needs. “At the heart of everything we are doing is a commitment to building a brighter future for our young people and giving them a first-class education in first-class buildings. We believe these new plans will help us achieve this.” The proposals, put forward by the Diocese of Liverpool, are yet to be agreed by the governing bodies. If given the go-ahead, St Hilda’s and Archbishop Blanch would move into brand new state of the art facilities at the Edge Lane Innovation Park in 2014.

Drive to make sixth formers safe motorists Pupils are driven to distraction Sixth-formers from Liverpool schools were answering mobile phones and changing CDs as they drove - with the blessing of road safety experts and the emergency services. The students were taking part in special pre-driver sessions which highlighted the dangers of distraction while driving and show the effects of driving after drinking or taking drugs. Liverpool City Council's Road Safety Unit teamed up with BSM, Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to deliver the pre-driver scheme. During the sessions, held at four schools, King David, Childwall, Broadgreen and Cardinal Heenan, the

students, accompanied by a BSM driver, took part in a number of exercises including: • Driving through a coned course at a slow speed • Driving through the same course but answering a mobile phone while doing so • Driving the course while tuning a radio

station or changing a CD • Attempting to drive at 20mph - with the car's speedometer hidden - past a police speed camera to show the actual speed • Driving the course with impaired vision, using high magnification glasses. The object of this exercise is to show the dangers of driving without glasses, or driving with blurred vision from drink or drugs. “We are targeting young people who may be about to start driving lessons as the figures show that young drivers are over represented in casualty statistics”, said Cllr Peter Millea, City Council Executive Member.

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Carleton’s End of Year Celebrations Year Six pupils at Carleton House Preparatory School were treated to a super stylish send off at the end of last term. The boys and girls went for a spin in limousines before being dropped off at the leavers disco in St Anthony's Parish Centre, Mossley Hill. A fabulous time was had by all, as the children celebrated their successful time spent at Carleton and looked forward to starting secondary school.

Head Girl, Sophie, Olivia and Isabella Andrew, Sam, Michael, Patrick, Jake, Jacob and Alex

Year 5 girls help to celebrate

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North West Teaching Awards Seven stars of education in Merseyside have shone at the 2009 Teaching Awards ceremony in Manchester. Celebrating excellence in schools throughout the North West a 250 strong audience, including pupils, parents and colleagues gathered at The Lowry, Manchester to praise all who have made a real difference in education. Caroline Evans, chief executive of the Teaching Awards, said: “I am delighted to congratulate all our awardwinners who deserve every bit of praise and applause. They are real heroes among their colleagues, pupils and parents and now the wider world knows what a difference they make. “Hundreds of outstanding people have deservedly been thanked for the excellent job they do, day in, day out.” Amongst the winners were Mrs Leila Ford of St Oswalds CE Primary School, Netherton who won the Award for Special Needs Teacher of the Year and Mrs Lesley Deninson of Ainsdale CE Primary School who was awarded The Ted

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Wragg Award for Lifetime Achievement and Mr David Williamson of St Thomas CE Primary School, Lydiate who received The DCSF Award for Governor of the Year. On receiving her award Mrs Deninson said that she felt ‘blessed’ to do the job she did and spend time with such lovely children. Mr Williamson, said: “I love being able to serve the school and my local community”. Other award winners were: Mr Colin Riddell from Holly Lodge Girls School, Liverpool who received a Distinction in The SSAT Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year; Mrs Philip Jamieson, Alsop High School, Liverpool who received a Distinction in The Royal Air Force Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School. Commendations were awarded to Mrs Anne Satchwell, Holly Lodge Girls School, Liverpool in The TDA Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year and Miss Kate Doran, Holly Lodge Girls School, Liverpool in The DCSF Award for Enterprise.

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The 2009 Capita Merseyside Primary Games recently took place at Wavertree Sports Park with over 1,200 youngsters taking part in 10 competitive sports. Jack The aim of the Merseyside Primary Meredith Games is to get young people into sports clubs before high school, so efforts are focused into a structure of year round sports training, local competitive trials and a country wide event. The Games involved around 30,000 children from all six Merseyside boroughs. The Games also attracted the attention of Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the organising committee for the 2012 London Olympic Games who visited Wavertree, much to the delight of the competitors. Also present and showing support and giving tips were local sports stars Jack Meredith and Ryan Paladino. Jack (16), a pupil of De La Salle Catholic High School was the U20 indoor 100m hurdles champion and also equalled the UK record for the 60m indoor hurdles Ryan Paladino and ranked world No. 2. Ryan (16), a pupil of Lansbury Bridge School, is a member of the England Boccia Squad and is aiming for the 2012 Paralympics.





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Another first for Liverpool Dame Ellen MacArthur opens Sail Centre Internationally renowned solo yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur DBE has raised the mast on a brand new, innovative state of the art Sail Dive Centre at Oakmere Community College in Liverpool. A high profile opening of the new centre, which is worth in the region of £500,000, took place in August when Ellen MacArthur declared the Glaciere Sail Dive Centre officially open. Dame Ellen said: "I was really excited to be asked to open the new Glaciere Centre at Oakmere Community College which is providing some brilliant facilities for local people to go sailing and diving. The Centre at Oakmere has been created from what was previously an industrial unit, never before used for learning. The new purpose built nautical style centre will allow Oakmere to offer further accredited learning and enrichment opportunities to students, enabling them to progress to employment,

education or training. The centre also provides classrooms, meeting rooms, changing facilities, a retail outlet and boasts a 6ft deep swimming and diving training pool.

The centre provides vocational training and exciting positive activities to at-risk and disadvantaged 13-19 years olds in Merseyside and is exclusive to Merseyside and the only one of its kind in the UK.

Bright sparks put ICT in the spotlight Bright sparks from Broadgreen International School have beaten off competition from more than 100 schools across the country to make the shortlist for Becta’s National ICT Excellence Awards. Becta, the government agency leading the use of technology in learning, organises the awards which recognise and reward those schools that have shown how technology can be imaginatively used to enhance lessons and support all school activities. This year, despite introducing even stricter criteria, schools demonstrated a noticeably higher standard which has made judging and the shortlisting process even tougher than in previous years. In the face of stiff competition, Broadgreen International School managed to impress the judges by showcasing their ideas and methods of incorporating technology into the heart of school life.

Headteacher: Ian Andain Niel McLean, Becta’s executive director for institutional workforce and development, said: “This year we’ve been so impressed to see such inspiring and enthusiastic use of ICT. Broadgreen International School has really invested their time and effort into putting

technology at the core of their everyday activities. “This is certainly the way forward and I’m sure everyone connected with the school - teachers, learners, parents and governors - will all benefit from the rewards that technology can bring, whether that’s through better monitoring of pupils' progress, building links with the home or making lessons more exciting.” Ian Andain, head teacher added: “We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted. It’s a fitting reflection of the dedication shown by our teachers and pupils. We are absolutely committed to using technology in exciting and innovative ways to ensure our pupils progress and achieve their full potential, and, most importantly, enjoy their learning.” The school will find out how it fares against the other shortlisted schools at the national awards ceremony being held in Bristol on 19th November.

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Do I really need to go to University?

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A degree is essential if you want to be a doctor or lawyer, but what are the other career related options?

Dr Paul Redmond, Head of Careers and Employability, University of Liverpool Going to university is about three things. First: having the opportunity to spend several years being immersed in an academic subject – a dazzling world of knowledge, ideas and learning. Second, it’s about developing skills to equip you for a fast-moving 21st century job market. Future job markets will be dominated not by ‘muscle’ jobs but by ‘knowledge’ jobs. That’s why politicians and employers accept that having more people study at university is a national priority. Third, university opens up horizons – physical and psychological. It’s no surprise that compared to non-graduates, graduates have been found to be healthier, happier and more active contributors to their local communities. But there are no guarantees. Every decision comes with its own pros and cons. But as a pound-for-pound career investment, going to university is hard to beat. Simon Waugh – Chief Executive of the National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeships are a great way to get a head start in a chosen career. They are available in 180 types of jobs, from accountancy to textiles, engineering to veterinary nursing and business administration to construction. On an Apprenticeship you earn while you learn and avoid student debt. Some Apprenticeships even count towards a university application. As an apprentice you learn about an industry and career path through on the job training, putting theory into practice and applying your knowledge to real life situations. To help you kick start your career as an apprentice, the National Apprenticeship Service has created an online Apprenticeship vacancies system. Pat McFadden, Minister for Business, Innovation & Skills “We have a world class higher education system, and a degree remains one of the best paths to a successful and rewarding career. Independent analysis shows that Graduates earn, on average, over £100,000 more in their lifetimes than non-graduates with two or more A-Levels. “Our higher education sector is now funded to record levels, and we are determined that all those who want to go to university should be able to. The Government's target of 50% of young people going into Higher Education is now matched by well over half of young people in the UK saying they aspire to go. So having a degree is a good investment, but it is important that people do what is right for them, and we recognise that there are many other valuable ways to acquire skills and gain expertise. Frank Gill – Principal of Knowsley Community College The question ‘do I really need to go to university?’ is a most appropriate one at the current time, as we are seeing a restriction on university places and many of this year’s graduates finding it difficult to gain suitable employment. I am a great believer in people striving to reach the highest level of their potential, and in educational terms, this is often represented by a university education. We should not forget, however, that there are many other measures of achievement, for example through careerrelated qualifications (NVQs, professional awards, etc) which can provide the option to continue work and study. There are many examples of highly successful people who have followed such a route to the top of their professions.

It seems nowadays that there is an increasing amount of companies that are asking the question to whether it makes more sense to recruit staff straight from school and giving them training on the job. University education offers many advantages and experiences, but it is not the only option. Vocational courses have traditionally not been held in the same esteem as an academic qualification. However, for those not wishing to incur a long-term debt, and/or with a clear idea of which career they would like to follow, a vocational path - be it through an Apprenticeship or other skills-based course, what is the best option?

Have your say: To suggest or contribute to a topic for debate in Viewpoint email us at: educate@merseymirror.com or to view our on-line poll visit www.educatemagazine.com

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Book Review

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5-8 Years Tree Goblins by David Melling - 9780340930496 - £3.99 The land of the goblins is hidden, but not so far away that if you look carefully you might just find it. Mildew is a young tree goblin and with only a week to grow out of his prickly case he needs to learn as many bad habits as possible before he can make it on his own. A fun story by Melling that will have you laughing out loud! The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson - 9781405207607 - £5.99 On Earth humans don't believe in giants and now a real giant is on her way down the beanstalk! The Joneses find themselves in all kinds of trouble not to mention the language barrier! A great whimsical tale by The Gruffalo famed Donaldson. Witch, Baby and Me by Debi Gliori - 9780552556767 - £4.99 Daisy was born magical, now only a year old she can turn people into slugs and make a kitchen fridge flatten! Only her elder sister Lily knows about her little secret which leads to lots of fun and plenty of trouble…

9-12 Years Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver - 9781842551318 - £6.99 This is the first book in the series of six which takes its readers back in time to an atmospheric world of snow, hunter gathers, tribes, clans, mountains and unearthly superstitions. An incredibly fast paced and adventure filled read! Puppet Master by Joanne Owen - 9781842556207 - £6.99 This is a beautifully crafted novel. Set at the turn of the twentieth century, is a chilling tale of a charismatic puppet master, a missing heiress and a very determined heroine. Vivid descriptions and a truly gothic atmosphere transports the reader deep into 19th century Prague full of secrets. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - 9780747569015 - £12.99 When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would of thought he'd find safety in a local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts and ghouls, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. A classic Gaiman tale!

Teenage Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman - 97814707111698 - £6.99 It's 1872 London and sixteen-years-old Sally Lockhart is about to have her world turned upside down after she receives a note from her father who has recently died a most mysterious death. She follows the trail and becomes drawn into a web of intrigue and danger. A page gripping tale. Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick - 9781842551868 - £9.99 It's 1910, in a cabin north of the Artic Circle, Sig Anderson is alone, except for the corpse of his father, the cabin is silent and then there is knock at the door. This story is intriguing and hard to put down. Should Sig use the revolver that was his father's? Gripping from end to end! Are you a librarian, teacher or purchasing manager? Do you buy books for your business or institution? Waterstones Liverpool offers a comprehensive account sales service. Contact Vic Brazel, Sales Department, Waterstones Liverpool, 14-16 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4DS. Tel: 0151 707 1649 70

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Events Guide September

October 5-10th Children’s Book Week Events to encourage children to read and use libraries All Knowsley libraries Contact 0151 448 0944 All Liverpool libraries Contact 0151 233 3000 All Sefton libraries Contact 0151 934 2380

19th Animal Magic 10.00am-4pm. Get close to animals that you never thought you would see at this fun event for families. Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Fish Lane, Burscough 01704 895181 19th YumYum 10.30am. Jess Porter, creator of the YumYums, introduces her characters, who are designed to encourage children to eat their five a day portions of fruit and veg. Borders Speke, Unit L2 New Mersey, Liverpool 0151 494 9144

26th Spacehoppers Strap on your space suit and float to the stars Southport Arts Centre, Lord Street 01704 540011

19th Horrible Histories 2.30pm WW2 - 7pm WW1. Bringing the real experience of warfare to young theatre-goers New Brighton Floral Pavilion New Brighton 0151 666 0000

25th Black History Cultural Food Feast 12pm-6pm. A fun day to celebrate cultural diversity stalls, performances and a chance to sample mouth watering dishes from ethnic cultures. Sefton Park Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool 0151 726 9304 27th Lantern Making Age 7 + Tickets £4 1pm or 2pm National Wildflower Centre Court Hey Park, Huyton 0151 738 1913

6-12th Twopence to Cross the Mersey The record-breaking musical play returns to the Liverpool Empire Liverpool Empire Theatre Lime Street Liverpool 0844 847 2525

29th Krafty Kev: The Cucumber Kid 2pm Krafty Kev's act includes magic, juggling, balloon sculpture, comedy, music and panto fun. Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens 01744 756000

7th The Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy Carol Ann Duffy talks about her time as a playwright and children's writer. Southport Arts Centre, Lord Street, Southport Tel: 01704 540011

20th RSPCA Funday/Dogshow Lots of activities for all the family to enjoy. This is a one day event and its FREE for all the family and dogs Taylor Park, Grosvenor Road, St Helens 01744 678073

26th Bengali Festival 11am-2pm – 4pm-8pm Celebrating the Durga Puja religious festival. Kirkby Civic Suite, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby 0151 443 4063

9th-11th British Musical Fireworks Championships Tickets £4-£8 Under 5 free Kings Gardens, Southport 01704 533333

27th Shiver me Timbers Come and meet your very own pirate in an interactive storytelling session. Merseyside Maritime Museum Albert Dock Liverpool 0151 478 4499

30th Haunted Halloween 7-9pm Spooky Woodland Walk, Music & Games, Fancy Dress Competition, Food & Drinks on sale. Tickets £3.50 (children & adults) Acorn Farm, Depot Road, Kirkby 0151 548 1524 www.acornfarm.co.uk

26th-27th Southport Air Show The biggest Air Show in the North West, returns to Southport. Tickets £5-£8 01704 533333 www.visitsouthport.com

10th Merseyside Schools Cross Country Race Croxteth Hall and Country Park presents Merseyside Schools sporting challenge. Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Croxteth Hall Lane, Liverpool 0151 233 6910 14th Conservation Task Day 10am-1pm Ranger led practical tasks Stadt Moers Park, Whiston 0151 489 1239

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31st Halloween Childrens Fancy Dress Party 5pm-7pm Fancy Dress competition and lots of spooky goings on at Sefton Park Palm House. Sefton Park Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool 0151 726 9304


November

December 3rd-7th The BFG by Roald Dahl The childrens classic returns to Liverpool Liverpool Playhouse 13 Hope Street 0151 709 4776

1st-23rd Alice In Wonderland Jr Madcap adventures in Wonderland with Alice and amazing characters Crosby Civic Hall Crosby Road North, Crosby 0151 928 1919

3rd Art from the Start 10am-4pm A workshop showing how to introduce children to the gallery. Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool 0151 702 7400

5th Mad Hatters Tea Party and Santa’s Grotto £2.50 Christmas tea party and a chance to meet Santa Coach House, Bowring Park, Huyton 0151 482 1116

11th Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 7pm Halewood Annual Christmas Concert Halewood Leisure Centre Baileys Lane, Halewood 0151 443 5619

5th Tudor Christmas Evening From 6pm £10, Children £5. Tour of Speke Hall with music and Father Christmas Speke Hall The Walk, Speke 0844 800 4799

15th LIPA Christmas Concert Start the festive season off on the right note Tickets £5 Cons £2.50 LIPA Mount Street, Liverpool 0151 709 4988

6th Winter Celebration 12-4pm Free Craft stalls, entertainment and Father Christmas National Wildflower Centre Court Hey Park, Huyton 0151 738 1913

17th Winter Solstice 6-7.30pm A warming and spiritual story told via various theatrical perfomances and displays Halewood Park, Halewood 0151 488 6151

28th-3rd January Dick Whittington the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto Tickets £10.50-£21. A great night out for all the family with music and dancing. Everyman Theatre Hope Street, Liverpool 0151 709 4776

6th Liverpool Santa Dash 12-4pm Free A 5k Fun Run through Liverpool City Centre, also a 1k Mini Dash for children. Register on-line www.runnersworld.co.uk

19th-20th Family Concert: Frosty and The Snowman Fly Together! Tickets £6-£13. Sing along to your Christmas favourites! Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Hope Street 0151 709 3789

29th Jane Austen’s Christmas Inspired by the life and writings of Jane Austen, this merry presentation brings to life festive pleasures in the Age of Elegance. Norton Priory Museum Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn 01928 569895

7th-13th Jack and the Beanstalk Tickets £10-£11.50 Join Jack Trott on his extraordinary adventure Southport Theatre and Floral Hall, Promenade, Southport 0870 607 7560

5th City of Liverpool Firework Display Sefton Park, Walton Hall Park, Newsham Park. The safest way to see Guy Fawkes Night and all FREE www.liverpool.gov.uk

13th Family Supper Night 6pm-9:30pm Family Supper Night presents story telling and torch walk around the park. National Wildflower Centre, Court Hey Park, Liverpool 0151 738 1913

25th-29th Disney on Ice presents Princess Wishes £11.50 - £33.50 AccLiverpool Monarchs Quay, Liverpool 0844 8000 400

21st Liverpool Cathedral Christmas Fair 10am-1:30pm An exciting day out for all the family. Liverpool Cathedral, St James Road, Liverpool 0151 702 7201 26th-28th The Wind in The Willows A delight for all the family, performed by final year acting students. Tickets £7 cons £3.50 LIPA Mount Street, Liverpool 0151 709 4988

23rd-28th Scrooge The Musical Starring Tommy Steele Liverpool Empire Theatre Lime Street, Liverpool 0844 847 2525

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What’s your next step? Liverpool is committed to providing all young people with education and training opportunities that make the most of the resources and talent in the city. For you this will extend the opportunities available for your future. This will include: Explore the three progression route areas of vocational/apprenticeship, diplomas (as they become available) and academic learning to find the best learning style at a level that suits you!

Vocational Courses You may want to choose a vocational course if you have an interest in a particular area of work or have a career path in mind like music, business, health and social care or sport. These courses can prepare you for work or university. Some, like NVQs or City and Guilds, are very practical but other courses like BTECs and (Applied) A levels involve more study. You can study at school, college or with a Work Based Learning provider - there will be something to suit you whatever your GCSE results.

Apprenticeships and Young Apprenticeships You may think of applying for an apprenticeship if you would like to combine work and training. Apprenticeships are available in most jobs e.g. engineering, retail and office work. You need to speak to your Connexions Personal Advisor who can tell you about vacancies and help you to apply. If you’re not certain which job you want to do you may be interested in an e2e programme which can help you to build your confidence and gain new skills.

General Academic Courses You may be interested in an academic course if you want to carry on studying a broader range of subjects which will keep your options open for longer. You can choose A levels or the International Baccalaureate and will be able to study completely new subjects like psychology and law. You can study at school or college. The schools in Liverpool and the college work closely together so they can offer you the combination of subjects you choose. You will need good GCSE results for both of these programmes.

Diplomas The biggest innovation in the curriculum in many years is the government's flagship Diploma programme. Diplomas are a form of applied learning designed with businesses and will involve applying learning in a real working environment very often out of school and with a business - 'bringing learning to life'. They are available in 8 areas from this September - for a full list see the i-chooseliverpool web-site.

Money To Learn Money matters are important to consider as you plan your future. The 14-19 Partnership is here to support learners who need additional support or who are from households on free school meals to enable them to achieve and ‘narrow the gap’ with the achievement rates of the rest of the learners.

the what why when where how of finding your way… For more information on how the 14-19 Partnership can help you

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The Diploma The Parents Guide One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is trying to keep up with educational qualifications, be they GCSE’s, A Levels, NVQ’s, the list seems to get longer and longer, so the arrival of a new qualification fills us all with trepidation.

Hugh Milroy – Senior School Improvement Officer 14-19, Children's Services, Liverpool City Council

Lindsey Fox – 14- 19 Education and Training Manager, Sefton Council

Klare Murray – Learning and Teaching Consultant (14 -19 Diplomas) Knowsley Council

In September 2008 the Diploma was introduced, described as ‘a new opportunity for schools and colleges to work with local employers to help ensure young people receive an education which prepares them well for their future employment’. What are they? Diplomas are a new qualification for 14 to 19-year-olds and are set to become one of three main education choices alongside GCSEs/A Levels and apprenticeships. They combine theory and practice to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need for success at college, university and work. The Diploma will appeal to students of all abilities and aspirations, who like to learn about subjects in ways that relate to real life. They are designed by universities and employers and can take students on to college, university or the career of their choice. Diplomas are a combination of two types of learning. The first is ‘generic learning’, which includes English, Maths and ICT. Secondly, there’s ‘principal learning’, which is at least 50 per cent of the qualification and focuses on vocational learning. Students will be expected to complete practical projects and at least 10 days of work experience. They can also complete optional units of additional and specialist learning. There are three levels of the Diploma available, each of which would normally take two years to complete. The Diploma doesn’t replace existing qualifications, like GCSEs, A Levels, NVQs and Apprenticeships. Rather it is another option. Moreover, students can still do these other qualifications as part of

their Diploma course. How do they compare? Well, the Foundation Course is equivalent to 5 GCSEs Grade D-G, the Higher Course equivalent to 7 GCSEs Grade A*–C and the Advanced Grade equivalent to 3.5 A Levels. Hugh Milroy, Senior School Improvement Officer 14-19, Children's Services, Liverpool City Council, is very much engaged in the role of the Diplomas and the role it will play in education in Liverpool, he said: “Liverpool’s point of view is that we want to get every learner on the right track to succeed, there has always been this presumption that A Levels and GCSE’s are the route for everyone, and to some pupils these have not been the best route causing some to get disengaged and drop out, so we are looking at different pathways or alternatives for them as a progression route to future employment and equipping them with all the skills.

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“As we know there are going to be 17 Diplomas, as from September we will have nine up and running, although only in small numbers, so not all our schools are involved as yet.” But are Diplomas for everyone? Hugh said: “Talking to the learners, and their parents, we have found Diplomas the most appropriate route for them as they appeal to a different type of learner. “Diploma learners will still have to do some GCSE’s, their English and Maths, so they will be mixing GCSE’s and Diplomas. What we have to get over is that Diplomas will have to be worked at just like GCSE’s and A Levels.”

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From a parents viewpoint isn’t it just bringing in another qualification to confuse us with other qualifications that already exist? “It will be inevitable to some degree that when something new comes along and changes the landscape parents will be weary about Diplomas, but I think qualifications will be more clearer and more transparent and parents will see Diplomas as an applied route - which is more hands on.” Hugh continued: “It will take time, but how many parents or employers do you hear still mentioning O Levels when you consider that we have had GCSE’s for 21 years, but that is something we will have to take on. “There will be a degree of modification as we go along, but that is one of the reasons why we are doing it on a relatively small scale at the beginning and we could give the support necessary and if there are issues to be addressed we can do it. The vision of education and businesses working together has always been seen as the best route forward, but how has it been accepted by industry? “We have been encouraged by our Business partners, and found them very,

very supportive, they believe in Diplomas and that they are possibly growing their own future workforce, if you have had these pupils working with you over two years you are in a better position to evaluate them, and we have found that a lot of employers are very excited in this prospect. “We have over 300 employers engaged at the moment.” But, how will these Diplomas benefit the pupil? Hugh suggests: “Diplomas are more about hands on, the idea of getting into things and having to sort them out, and to some pupils this will work better for them, it is perhaps better for them to investigate for themselves than be taught how to do it. “We have to remember, with Diplomas you are out there in the business environment learning through a business about things and that is more of a bridge to the adult world than being at school all the time, and I personally think that they will grew up faster and be much more mature.” Once you start your Diploma are you tied to it until completion? “Pupils will have the chance to switch Diplomas, but, obviously they will have to

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go back to square one again, which could be a year wasted, but I will imagine that will be quite rare”. So all looks positive from the perspective of Liverpool, but what about the other boroughs? Sefton have been all-embracing towards Diplomas although they are taking a different route, Lyndsey Fox, 14-19 Education and Training Manager for Sefton, said: “What we have done in Sefton is the same as everyone else, so we are no different, we are working towards a target that by 2012 we will have all 14 courses in plan, working initially on demand for each course, although the Government target is by 2013, we hope to complete it earlier.” How is Sefton approaching the implementation of Diplomas and do you envisage any problems? Lyndsey said: “The first complication we have in Sefton is that we have split Sefton into two, North Sefton and South Sefton, some of the Diplomas will only be available in North Sefton and vise-versa until we have all courses in place in 2012, for example we have ‘Hospitality’ available in South Sefton, but not until 2010 in North Sefton.” What is the reasoning behind this

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split and will it cause confusion for pupils and parents? “We appreciate that the introduction of Diplomas can be confusing, and that we have not helped matters by splitting Sefton, the reason for this is because of the shape of Sefton and what we have found out is that young people would not want to travel from one end of the borough to the other end, so we are trying to roll out the Diplomas earlier. How has the business sector taken

to Diplomas in Sefton? “We now have in place an Employer Engagement Officer who is working with future employers and that is working really, really well, when you think about it we will have about 34 groups, in the two sections of Sefton and each will have about six employees with each Diploma so there is a whole host of possibilities for the pupils. We will also be setting up employer networks as we expand. “We have also been working with the

four universities in Merseyside and they have really got on board to raise the awareness of Diplomas and that they can lead to university placements. The universities have been keen to see how they work on a pupils basis and their functional skills and the project side that Diplomas offer them. “It is the personalisation that diplomas offer that is attractive to universities. “We have got more and more schools coming on board in terms of delivery and

How I view the Diploma Student, Peter Greggs has just completed his first year on a Creative and Media course at Roby College and said that he was really enjoying the course, getting the opportunity of attending a college that specialises in the subject he is studying. “Although I am attending Halewood Learning Centre, I am studying Radio Drama, at Roby College which is a more focused and specialised course, so if I go onto University this will be recognised. I think that a Diploma is a better qualification for me as there is more emphasis on collecting evidence as you go along, which I

will be marked on and hopefully get the marks that I need. “The course has enabled me to try things which I never thought I would have the chance to do, like working in a studio and using software to work on a festival which I never thought I would be able to do this early on. “People will succeed more in completing a Diploma as it is more hands on. Although it is still in its first year, I think everything so far has gone really well, the only problem, which is not the schools fault, is the travelling”.

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Lime Pictures, one of the UK’s largest independent television producers, is a member of the Diploma Employer Champions Network and is committed to supporting schools and colleges in the delivery of the Diploma in Creative and Media. By hosting visits and workshops for students and teachers Lime provides an opportunity to see, first hand, creative activities in practice within a real work environment, which in turn brings the Diploma to life. In supporting the Diploma Lime is developing the young people of today into the creative talent of tomorrow.

It will provide young people with the skills and knowledge they need to progress into employment, training, further or higher education, together with a qualification which is recognised and valued by employers.

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interest in Diplomas, and Diplomas are here to stay, and every school in Sefton is fully behind us regarding Diplomas. Are Diplomas a new form of NVQ? Lyndsey said: “We want to point out that Diplomas are nothing like NVQs, an NVQ is training for a job, Diplomas give a broader outlook to the course they are taking and give a larger knowledge base. “I can understand that it can be a minefield for parents, but we can only do what’s best for the people of Sefton. Meanwhile Klare Murray – Learning and Teaching Consultant (14 -19 Diplomas) Knowsley Council, said: “The roll-out of Diplomas has been very gradual for us, we started with relatively small numbers but we have found that the numbers are growing all the time and we are trying to be proactive in this. “Feedback has also been very positive from the users which helps us to identify their needs. How are the employers receiving the Diplomas in Knowsley? “I lot of our employers have responded fantastically, an example is one the the galleries we have been involved with, the students created a marketing campaign aimed specifically at the 14-17 age group. The students created their campaign using Facebook and other viral mediums aimed at youngsters today, this saw an immediate rise in visitor numbers”. How are the parents responding to the new Diplomas? “I can understand how parents can easily get confused about Diplomas, to combat this we have created workshops aimed specifically for the parents to give them a better understand of Diplomas and how they work, it’s just as important to get the parents to understand and be involved. “The advantage Diplomas have is the fact that they offer a chance for pupils to be more flexible in their chosen career path, they open up the whole industry to them. An example would be with the Retail Business course, they will study all aspects such as: Introduction to retail, exploring enterprise, retail supply chain, retail outlets, retail selling, customer service. Pupils can then find the area which appeals to them and plan their career path”. 78

Your questions answered What is a Diploma? The Diploma is a new qualification for 14-19 year olds. It’s part of a national programme to provide young people with more options, and to encourage them to continue learning for longer. There are three levels to study a Diploma at: Foundation, Higher and Advanced. Diplomas do not replace existing learning options, they sit alongside GCSEs, A levels and Apprenticeships and your child can still do these qualifications as part of their Diploma course. What’s important is that doing a Diploma won’t limit any future options for your child. With this qualification, they could stay at school, go on to college, do a degree at university, start a career or do an Apprenticeship. What are Diplomas worth? A Foundation Diploma is the same as 5 GCSEs at grades D - G The Higher Diploma is the same as 7 GCSEs at grades A* - C The Advanced Diploma is the same as 3.5 A levels A Progression Diploma is also available, equivalent to 2.5 A levels. An Extended Diploma will be available in 2011, containing extra maths, English and Additional and Specialist Learning When do they start? The first schools and colleges are teaching ten Diploma courses now. Another four will start from September 2010, and three more will start from September 2011: In 2011, the Extended Diploma will also be on offer. This contains extra maths, English and ICT plus extra Additional and Specialist Learning. So what’s different? The Diploma will help your child develop work-relevant skills, as well as English, Maths and ICT, in a creative and enjoyable way. It will appeal to students who like practical subjects, problem solving and applying what they learn to real situations. It’s also flexible, so students get more choice about what they learn. They’ll develop a deeper knowledge of their main subject area, like Creative and Media or Information Technology, plus they’ll get to broaden their study with other courses. These can be related to the main subject area, to do

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with a hobby, future ambitions to study at university or a career. What about the existing qualifications? It’s important to note that the Diploma does not replace GCSEs or A levels. At Key Stage 4, your child will take GCSEs alongside the Diploma and post-16 they could take additional A levels as well. What’s important is that the Diploma does not restrict future options - it will help your child make decisions about what they want to do next. Foundation and Higher Diploma students can go on to study for the next level of Diploma, take a different type of qualification such as GCSE, A level or Apprenticeship, or go on to a job with training. An Advanced Diploma can lead on to university or into a career. What are the benefits? Diplomas combine theoretical class work with practical experience. Students will be based at their school or college, but may have the chance to do part of their learning in other schools, colleges and the workplace It will help your child make decisions about what they want to do next, without restricting their options They’ll have the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to go on to employment, college or university. They will also gain transferable skills that any employer, in any sector, will value. How is it different? Students study by relating what they’re learning to real world situations. It means doing lots of projects and applying what they know to solve practical, work-related problems as well as organising themselves to complete a task. Because students have to cover theory as well as practical skills, they will keep their options open for the future. With both theory and practical learning, any route is possible when they finish - further study, or a job with training. That’s what makes the Diploma different. It gives students the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to go on to employment, college or university - not one or the other.


What are the options? Business, Administration and Finance • Business enterprise • Business administration • Finance Construction and the Built Environment • Designing the built environment • Creating the built environment • Valuing and using the built environment Creative and Media • Creativity in context • Thinking and working creatively • Principles, processes and practice • Creative businesses and enterprise Engineering • The engineered world • Discovering engineering technology • Engineering the future Environmental and Land-based Studies • Productive and working environments • Plants and animals • Developing the sustainable. Hair and Beauty Studies • Employability • Customer interaction • Creativity and innovation Hospitality • The hospitality industry • People in the hospitality industry • Hospitality operations Information Technology • Business • People • Technology Plus a cross theme of multimedia, looking at how to design and develop a multimedia product for a particular audience. Manufacturing and Product Design • Product design and materials science • Business and enterprise • Production systems Five sub-sectors: food and drink; textiles and apparel; processing; chemicals, polymers and pharmaceuticals; and engineering materials. Public Services The Diploma in Public Services will start from September 2010, in schools and colleges in different areas of the country. • Finding out about public services • Local communities • Health and wellbeing in communities. • Protecting communities • Skills to work in public services

Retail Business The Diploma in Retail Business will start from September 2010, in schools and colleges in different areas of the country. • Introduction to retail • Exploring enterprise • Retail supply chain • Retail outlets • Retail selling • Customer service Society Health & Development • The sectors in context • Principles and values in practice • Partnership working • Communication and information sharing • Personal and professional development in the work environment • Safeguarding and protecting individuals and society Sport and Active Leisure The Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure will start from September 2010, in schools and colleges in different areas of the country. • The individual • The industry • The community Travel and Tourism The Diploma in Travel and Tourism will start from September 2010, in schools and colleges in different areas of the country. • Planning journeys • Destinations • Customer experience. • Working in travel and tourism • Products and services Future Diploma subjects Three more Diploma subjects will start from September 2011, in schools and colleges in different areas of the country. Diploma in Humanities and Social sciences Focusing on the dilemmas and challenges that individuals and society face - locally, nationally and internationally - including ethics and human rights, through a range of humanities and social sciences perspectives. Diploma in Languages and International Communication Learning languages in a real context, such as in leisure or work, as well as intercultural, translation and interpretation skills. It will give greater knowledge of the world and an idea of how to interact with people from different cultures. Diploma in Science Studying science in the context of three interlocking worlds natural, human and technological - learning how to apply your skills to real situations and work-related problem solving.

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS LIVERPOOL AIGBURTH ST CHARLES’ CATHOLIC PRIMARY Tramway Road, L17 7JA 0151 727 5830 Headteacher: Mr Chris Davey Email: charles-ao@stcharles.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 124 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 21 Extra School Activities: Music clubs, choir, recorder group, dance Sports Activities: Athletics, football, rounders, cricket, SATS: (2006) KS2 English Level 4 87% Level 5 30%, Mathematics Level 4 87% Level 5 43%, Science Level 4 87% Level 5 30% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA with set criteria Associated Schools St Benedict’s Special facilities: Parent & Toddlers ST MICHAEL-IN-THE-HAMLET PRIMARY Neilson Road, L17 7BA 0151 727 3215 Headteacher: Mrs Ruth Town Email: michaelhamlet-ao@stmichaelhamlet.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 455 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School club Extra School Activities: Orchestra, Samba Drumming Sports Activities: Athletics, football, cricket SATS: KS2 English Level 4 84% Level 5 20%, Mathematics Level 4 84% Level 5 43%, Science Level 4 92% Level 5 49% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Shorefields High, St Margaret CE, St Hilda CE & Arcbishop Blanch Special facilities: Nursery & Parent Toddler group SUDLEY INFANT Dundonald Road, L17 0AE 0151 727 1139 Parentline 0151 728 9639 Headteacher: Ms Ruth Thomas Email: sudleyi-ao@sudleyinf.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.sudleyinfant school.co.uk Type of School: Community Age Range: 3-7 Pre & After School Activities: See Junior school entry. Extra School Activities: Art & craft, sport, cooking, origami, multi skills etc Sports Activities: Varied over the year Admission: LEA SUDLEY JUNIOR Aigburth Road, L17 6BH 0151 427 2941 Headteacher: Mr Scott Connell Email: sudleyj-ao@sudleyjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 367 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Computer clubs, music clubs and others Sports Activities: Football, cricket, cross country, tag rugby SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89% Level 5 42%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 44%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 75% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Calderstones

THE HAMLETS PREPARATORY SCHOOL GDST 23 Belvidere Road, L8 3TF 0151 471 1137 Headteacher: Ms Jane Humble Email: j.steele@belvedere.gdst.net Web: www.gdst.net/hamlets Type of School: All girls with nursery, pre-prep and prep Pupils: 160 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Clubs Extra School Activities: Numerous including yoga, photography, orchestra, choir, performing arts, tennis, art, puzzles, computer, archaeology Sports Activities: Weekly swimming lessons and PE with specialist tennis coaching SATS: Taken at year 6 with usually at least 75% achieving Level 5 and 100% Level 4 Languages: Spanish, French & Japanese Club Admission: Contact Mrs J Steele for a personally guided tour with the Headmistress and to arrange an assessment or taster day. Associated Schools: Bluecoat, Merchant Taylors’ Girls Division, The Belvedere Academy Special Facilities: Specialist Science Laboratory, Modern Languages Centre, Computerized Library, ICT/Technology Room, Art Studio, Music Room etc

AINTREE LONGMOOR COMMUNITY PRIMARY Hall Lane, L9 0EU 0151 521 5511 Headteacher: Mrs Alison Johnson Email: longmoorp-ao@longmoorpri.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 419 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Extra School Activities: Range of activities. Sports Activities: Ju Jitsu, tag rugby, dance, swimming, etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79% Level 5 36%, Mathematics Level 4 73% Level 5 30%, Science Level 4 80% Level 5 48% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Fazakerley High School, and other local schools including Church and Independent RICE LANE INFANT Lynwood Road, L9 3AE 0151 525 9776 Headteacher: Mrs Lynda Robinson Email: ricelanei-ao@ricelaneinf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 360 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Rice Lane Juniors RICE LANE JUNIOR Brockenhurst Road, L9 3BU 0151 525 3356 Headteacher: Mrs Margaret Rowlands Email: ricelanej-ao@ricelanejun.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.ricelanejuniorschool.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 292 Age Range: 7-11 Extra School Activities: French, Gardening Clubs etc

Sports Activities: Football, Athletics, Cheerleading, Gymnastics etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 81% Level 5 29%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 38%, Science Level 4 89% Level 5 45% Admission: LEA

ALLERTON BOOKER AVENUE INFANT Booker Avenue, L18 9SB 0151 724 1997 Headteacher: Mrs Esther Gibson Email: bookeri-ao@bookeravenueinf.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.bookeravenue infants.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 230 Age Range: 4-7 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: French, chess, arts/crafts, cookery Sports Activities: Football, multiskills Languages: French club Admission: LEA BOOKER AVENUE JUNIOR Booker Avenue, L18 9SB 0151 724 2941 Headteacher: Mr Jonathan McCausland Email: bookerj-ao@bookeravenuejun.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.booker-junior.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 359 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Art, chess, ICT, adventure clubs, orchestra and choirs, Colomendy adventure sports Sports Activities: Hockey, football, climbing, basketball, netball, cross country SATS: KS2 English Level 4 95% Level 5 52%, Mathematics Level 4 87% Level 5 29%, Science Level 4 90% Level 5 28% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various SPRINGWOOD HEATH PRIMARY SCHOOL Danefield Road, L19 4TL 0151 427 7759 Headteacher: Mr Phillip Daniels Email: springwood-ao@springwood. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 216 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 62% Level 5 15%, Mathematics Level 4 62% Level 5 27%, Science Level 4 77% Level 5 42% Languages: French Admission: LEA Special facilities: Swimming pool, music room

ANFIELD ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC PRIMARY Chesnut Grove, L20 4LX 0151 288 6420 Headteacher: Mr S J Sanderson (both sites) Email: adminallsaints@hotmail.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 416 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: SATS: KS2 English Level 4 82% Level 5 12%, Mathematics Level 4 85% Level 5 20%, Science Level 4 77% Level 5 23%

Languages: Spanish, Chinese Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Savio High ANFIELD INFANT Anfield Road, L4 0TN 0151 263 1541 Headteacher: Mrs L Williams [Acting] Email: anfieldi-ao@anfieldinf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Art & Craft, computer clubs Sports Activities: .Various Admission: LEA ANFIELD JUNIOR Anfield Road, L4 0TN 0151 263 6418 Headteacher: Mr Allan Lund Email: anfieldj-ao@anfieldjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 275 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 74% Level 5 24%, Mathematics Level 4 74% Level 5 27%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 40% Admission: LEA BRECKFIELD COMMUNITY PRIMARY Venice Street, L5 1TZ 0151 263 1728 Headteacher: Mrs Ruth Town Email: breckfieldp-ao@breckfield-priliverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 170 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 23 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Homework club, Rise & Shine. Sports Activities: Allsport, athletics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 61% Level 5 4%, Mathematics Level 4 74% Level 5 13%, Science Level 4 78% Level 5 22% Languages: English Admission: LEA Associated Schools: North Liverpool Academy Special facilities: Parent/ Toddler Group, Nursery PINEHURST PRIMARY Pinehurst Avenue, L4 7UF 0151 263 1300 Headteacher: Mr J. Jolley Email: pinehursti-ao@pinehurstinf.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.pinehurst-jun. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 329 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 77% Level 5 12%, Mathematics Level 4 73% Level 5 26%, Science Level 4 82% Level 5 27% Admission: LEA ST MARGARET’S [ANFIELD] CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Lower Breck Road, L6 4BX 0151 260 5522 Headteacher: Mrs J. McCallum Email: margarets-ao@stmargaretsanfield.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 442 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30

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Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4+ 92% Level 5 33%, Mathematics Level 4+ 95% Level 5 31%, Science Level 4+ 100% Level 5 90% Languages: Spanish Associated Schools: Various

BROADGREEN BROADGREEN PRIMARY Oakhill Road, L13 5UE 0151 228 6692 Headteacher: Ms Carol Machell Email: head@broadgreen primary.org.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 314 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 24 Extra School Activities: Art Sports Activities: Judo, football, cricket, tennis, netball. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 96% Level 5 39%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 47%, Science Level 4 94% Level 5 39% Languages: French Admission: LEA and application form Special facilities: IT suites

CHILDWALL ST PASCHAL BAYLON CATHOLIC PRIMARY Chelwood Avenue, L16 2LN 0151 722 0464 Headteacher: Mrs Clair Knowles Email: paschalbaylon-ao@stpaschalbaylon.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 357 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dance, ICT, science, computer, art, gardening Sports Activities: Netball, athletics, football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 84% Level 5 32%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 39%, Science Level 4 91% Level 5 56% Languages: Spanish Admission: Application to Governors Associated Schools: Boys St Francis Xavier, girls St Julies. Special facilities: Private nursery on site CHILDWALL VALLEY PRIMARY Craighurst Road, L25 1NW 0151 722 2544 Headteacher: Mr Kevin Basnett Email: childwallvalley-ao@childwall valley. liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.childwallvalley.org Type of School: Community Pupils: 125 Age Range: 4-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Drama, digital photography Sports Activities: Netball, football Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA CHILDWALL CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Woolton Road, L16 0JD 0151 722 1553 Headteacher: Mrs Diane Shaw Email: childwallp-ao@childwallpri.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 344 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Cross stitch club, French and Spanish, drama as well as various others. Sports Activities: Football, cricket, cross country, athletics, netball, multi sports. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 98% Level 5 64%, Mathematics Level 4 94% Level 5

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CITY CENTRE HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Fontenoy Street, L3 2DU 0151 236 9505 Headteacher: Mrs A Holleran Email: holycross-ao@holycross-stmarys.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 134 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club daily from 8am Extra School Activities: Wrap around lunchtime provision (Nursery) Sports Activities: Tag rugby, basketball, athletics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 83% Level 5 17%, Mathematics Level 4 72% Level 5 11%, Science Level 4 78% Level 5 11% Languages: French Admission: LEA PLEASANT STREET PRIMARY Pleasant Street, L3 5TS 0151 709 3802 Headteacher: Mrs Margaret Cunningham Email: pleasant-ao@pleasant street.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 210 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 56% Level 5 8%, Mathematics Level 4 56% Level 5 4%, Science Level 4 76% Level 5 16% Languages: French Admission: LEA

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ST NICHOLAS’ CATHOLIC PRIMARY Orthes Street, L3 5XF 0151 709 5532 Headteacher: Mrs Anne Edmondson Email: Nicholas-ao@st-nicholas. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 171 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 23 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Art and creative dance Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 75% Level 5 29%, Mathematics Level 4 79% Level 5 29%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 46% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA and via School ST VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC PRIMARY Pitt Street, L1 5BY 0151 709 2572 Headteacher: Mr Philip Stewart Email: vincent-ao@st-vincentde paul.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 202 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 22 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Sports Activities: Football, tag rugby SATS: KS2 English Level 4 95% Level 5 27%, Mathematics Level 4 100% Level 5 50%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 64% Languages: Spanish & French Admission: Part time nursery places aged 3 years Special facilities: 2 computer suites, pupil support centre

CROXTETH CROXTETH COMMUNITY PRIMARY Moss Way, L11 0BP 0151 546 3140 Headteacher: Mrs Frances Harrison Email: croxtethp-ao@croxtethpri.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 234 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Gems - youth club, CDS - youth child development SATS: KS2 English Level 4 73% Level 5 16%, Mathematics Level 4 68% Level 5 19%, Science Level 4 76% Level 5 19% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Fazakerley High, Croxteth Comprehensive, Alsop, De La Salle, St John Bosco OUR LADY AND ST SWITHIN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Parkstile Lane, L11 0BQ 0151 546 3868 Headteacher: Mr Tony McCaul Email: l.munro@ourlady-st-swithin. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 285 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 22 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Dancing, computer club, chess, expressive arts Sports Activities: Tag rugby, football, gymnastics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 80% Level 5 12%, Mathematics Level 4 73% Level 5 27%, Science Level 4 90% Level 5 34% Languages: French Admission: Application to governors Associated Schools: De la Salle and St John Bosco Special facilities: Nursery

DOVECOT BLUEBERRY PARK PRIMARY Ackers Hall Avenue, L14 2DY 0151 233 2480 Headteacher: Mr Bernard Lawton Email: blueberrypark-ao@blueberry park.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Primary Pupils: 344 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, netball, gymnastics, dance SATS: KS2 English Level 4 48% Level 5 13%, Mathematics Level 4 40% Level 5 10%, Science Level 4 60% Level 5 17% Admission: LEA Special facilities: ICT Suite, Primary Learning Mentors DOVECOT PRIMARY Grant Road, L14 0LH 0151 259 4065 Headteacher: Mrs Gillian Jones Email: dovecot-ao@dovecot. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 174 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Youth club/ICT and others Sports Activities: Football/Tae Kwondo & others SATS: KS2 English Level 4 67% Level 5 5%, Mathematics Level 4 67% Level 5 10%, Science Level 4 81% Level 5 29% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Broadgreen High Special facilities: Nursery

EDGE HILL SMITHDOWN PRIMARY Chatsworth Drive, L7 6LJ 0151 709 6229 Headteacher: Mrs Robina Crowe Email: smithdown-ao@smithdown. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 209 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Dancing class Sports Activities: Football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 77% Level 5 9%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 41%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 64% Languages: French Admission: LEA ST HUGH’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Earle Road, L7 6HE 0151 733 2899 Headteacher: Mrs Collette Denby Email: hughs-ao@st-hughs. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 131 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 22 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club, sports, art, children’s university, and ICT. Extra School Activities: Residential visits, half and full day trips, international links, eco-friendly activities, school council meetings. Sports Activities: PE, swimming (Y2Y6), athletics, football, basketball, multi-skills, gymnastics, and dance. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 54% Level 5 6%, Mathematics Level 4 66% Level 5 20%, Science Level 4+ 73.5% Level 5 33% Languages: Spanish is taught from Y4-Y6. Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Girls Bellerive, Boys St Benedict’s


EVERTON FAITH PRIMARY Bute Street, L5 3LA 0151 207 1083 Headteacher: Sister Moira Meeghan Email: faith-ao@faith.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Joint Faith school Pupils: 93 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Girls club, guitar club Sports Activities: Netball, indoor athletics - football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 27%, Mathematics Level 4 64%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 27% Languages: French Admission: Application to school Associated Schools: Notre Dame Special facilities: Nursery OUR LADY IMMACULATE CATHOLIC PRIMARY Northumberland Terrace, L5 3QF 0151 260 8957 Headteacher: Mrs Aine Brodie Email: immaculate-ao@ourlady immaculate.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 277 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dancing & music plus others Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 88% Level 5 30%, Mathematics Level 4 70% Level 5 21%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 44% Languages: French Admission: LEA & Governors Associated Schools: Notre Dame, De la Salle, Archbishop Beck Special facilities: Nursery THE BEACON CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Heyworth Street, L5 3QG 0151 263 4206 Headteacher: Ms Sally Aspinwall Email: beacon-ao@beacon. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 201 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Chess, construction, arts & craft, drama, music Sports Activities: Golf, football, cricket, dance, basketball, rounders, cricket SATS: KS2 English Level 4 86% Level 5 14%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 21%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 32% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools North Liverpool Academy, Alsop, Archbishop Blanche, St Margaret’s CE High School, Notre Dame Special facilities: ICT suite, Zoneparc playground, Foundation Stage Unit. WHITEFIELD PRIMARY Boundary Lane, L6 2HZ 0151 263 5976 Headteacher: Ms Helen O’Donnell Email: whitefield-ao@whitefield. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 267 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Sports Activities: Tag rugby, football, athletics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 70% Level 5 10%, Mathematics Level 4 83% Level 5 23%, Science Level 4 83% Level 5 37%

Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Mainly North Liverpool Academy

FAIRFIELD PHOENIX PRIMARY Birchfield Road, L7 9LY 0151 228 3831 Headteacher: Mr Chris Muscatelli Email: phoenixp-ao@phoenixpri.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 188 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 22 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 63% Level 5 26%, Mathematics Level 4 74% Level 5 11%, Science Level 4 84% Level 5 16% Admission: LEA ST SEBASTIAN’S CATHOLIC JUNIOR MIXED AND INFANT Holly Road, L7 0LH 0151 260 9697 Headteacher: Mr Dennis Hardiman [Executive Headteacher] Email: sebastians-ao@st-sebastians. liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.stsebastianscatholic primary.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 284 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dance, art, gardening and others Sports Activities: Football, tag rugby, high fives SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 34%, Mathematics Level 4 91% Level 5 43%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 68% Languages: Spanish & Italian clubs Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Broughton Hall & Cardinal Heenan Special facilities: Nursery

FAZAKERLEY BARLOWS PRIMARY Barlows Lane, L9 9EH 0151 525 2751 Headteacher: Mrs Jan Taylor Email: barlows-ao@barlows. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 452 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School Clubs including Rise and Shine, Bike It Breakfast and Walking Bus Extra School Activities: Wide Range of after school activities on offer. Sports Activities: Football, athletics, netball, tag rugby, cricket and others SATS: KS2 English Level 4 95% Level 5 49%, Mathematics Level 4 91% Level 5 37%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 61% Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various FAZAKERLEY PRIMARY Formosa Drive, L10 7LD 0151 474 3060 Headteacher: Mr Gwilym Jones Email: fazakerleyp-ao@fazakerleypri.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 301 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Dance classes Sports Activities: Football, cricket SATS: KS2 English Level 4 84% Level 5 5%, Mathematics Level 4 77% Level 5 18%, Science Level 4 82% Level 5 20% Languages: French Admission: LEA

HOLY NAME CATHOLIC PRIMARY Moss Pits Lane, L10 9LG 0151 525 3545 Headteacher: Mrs Anne Radford Email: holyname-ao@holyname. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 355 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 84% Level 5 44%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 33%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 64% Admission: LEA

GARSTON BANKS ROAD JUNIOR MIXED INFANTS PRIMARY Banks Road, L19 8JZ 0151 427 4360 Headteacher: Mrs Susan Devereux Email: d.finnegan@banksroad. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 205 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 26 Extra School Activities: Dance, art & craft, multi skills & ICT clubs yrs 7-8 & 9-11, choir and recorder clubs plus others Sports Activities: Badminton, football, cricket, fencing, judo. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 88% Level 5 24%, Mathematics Level 4 88% Level 5 38%, Science Level 4 91% Level 5 29% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: New Heys & St Benedicts Special facilities: Nursery CLARENDON COLLEGE Garston Old Road L19 9AF 0151 494 2094 Headteacher: Mr David Thomas Type of School: Independent Pupils: 20 plus Age Range: 3-16 Average Class Size: 14 max Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School Club Extra School Activities: Booster lessons Sports Activities: Various SATS: Contact school Languages: French, Spanish Admission: Contact school GARSTON CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Holman Road, L19 5NS 0151 427 7517 Headteacher: Mr Rick Widdowson Email: garston-ao@garston cofe.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 92 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 20 Extra School Activities: Trips to Paris, Colomendy and many others, nutrition club Sports Activities: Football, dance and cricket. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 56% Level 5 6%, Mathematics Level 4 56% Level 5 6%, Science Level 4 83% Level 5 17% Languages: French Admission: LEA HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC PRIMARY Banks Road, L19 8JY 0151 427 7466 Headteacher: Mr Liam Mulcahy Email: holytrinity-ao@holytrinity. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntray Aided Pupils: 164 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 23%, Mathematics Level 4 91% Level 5 36%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 50% Admission: LEA

OUR LADY AND ST PHILOMENA’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Sparrow Hall Road, L9 6BU 0151 525 8552 Headteacher: Ms Maria Michniewski Email: philomenas-ao@ourlady-stphilomenas.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 296 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Variety of clubs: music Sports Activities: Cricket, football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 92% Level 5 32%, Mathematics Level 4 84% Level 5 43%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 70% Languages: French Admission: LEA & application to school Associated Schools: De La Salle, St John Bosco Special facilities: Nursery

GRASSENDALE GILMOUR INFANT South Bank Road, L19 9AR 0151 427 6306 Headteacher: Mrs Elizabeth Wylie Email: gilmours-ao@gilmoursouth bank.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Infant Pupils: 224 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Childrens University Sports Activities: Varied Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Gilmour Juniors Special facilities: Nursery GILMOUR JUNIORS Whitehedge Road, L19 1RD 0151-427 4682 Headteacher: Mr PJ Gibbons Email: gilmourj-ht@gilmourjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Junior Pupils: 245 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 92% Level 5 33%, Mathematics Level 4 84% Level 5 34%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 65% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA ST AUSTIN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Riverbank Road, L19 9DH 0151 427 1800 [Headship Team] Mr Noel Vincent O’Neill Mr John Carney Email: austins-ao@st-austins. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 484 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Drumming, guitar lessons, samba band Sports Activities: Netball, rounders, cricket SATS: KS2 English Level 4 93% Level 5 36%, Mathematics Level 4 90% Level 5 57%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 73% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Benedicts

HUNTS CROSS HUNTS CROSS PRIMARY Kingsthorne Road, L25 0PJ 0151 486 1777 Headteacher: Mrs Judith Jackson Email: huntscross-ao@huntscross.

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liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 256 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Sports Activities: Cricket, football, swimming. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 82% Level 5 21%, Mathematics Level 4 67% Level 5 27%, Science Level 4 88% Level 5 42% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Parklands, Halewood College

KENSINGTON KENSINGTON INFANT Brae Street, L7 2QG 0151 263 6429 Headteacher: Mrs Jennifer Comish Email: kensingtoni-ao@kensingtoninf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 215 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Sewing, art, gym club, board games, cookery, gardening, Spanish Sports Activities: Football Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA KENSINGTON JUNIOR Brae Street, L7 2QG 0151 263 1911 Headteacher: Mr Bryn Gorry Email: kensingtonj-ao@kensingtonjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 196 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Drama, band, pottery, healthy eating, IT, homework club etc Sports Activities: Football, netball, tag rugby SATS: KS2 English Level 4 62% Level 5 4%, Mathematics Level 4 68% Level 5 15%, Science Level 4 87% Level 5 30% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Broadgreen, St Francis of Assisi Academy NEW PARK PRIMARY Butler Street, L6 9EU 0151 263 4447 Headteacher: Mrs Karen Hutchings Email: newpark-ao@newpark. liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.newparkprimary.com Type of School: Community Pupils: 356 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 65% Level 5 11%, Mathematics Level 4 62% Level 5 13%, Science Level 4 76% Level 5 13% Languages: French Admissions: LEA SACRED HEART CATHOLIC PRIMARY Hall Lane, L7 8TQ 0151 709 1782 Headteacher: Mr Charles Daniels Email: sacred-ao@sacredheart. liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.lmu.livjm.ac.uk/ SacredHeart Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 172 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Sports Activities: Netball, rugby, football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 81% Level 5 19%, Mathematics Level 4 75% Level 5 13%, Science Level 4 88% Level 5 63%

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Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA ST ANNE’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Overbury Street, L7 3HJ 0151 709 1698 Headteacher: Mrs Janice Shields Email: annes-ao@st-annes.liverpool. sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 208 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, basketball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79% Level 5 29%, Mathematics Level 4 71% Level 5 24%, Science Level 4 94% Level 5 50% Admission: LEA ST MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Guion Street, L6 9DU 0151 263 8460/263 2995 Headteacher: Mr Anthony Hegarty Email: michaels-ao@st-michaels. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 296 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Art club, healthy eating Sports Activities: Athletics, football, swimming SATS: KS2 English Level 4 72% Level 5 12%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 21%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 51% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Francis of Assisi Academy

KIRKDALE KIRKDALE, ST LAWRENCE CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Fonthill Road, L4 1QD 0151 922 2775 Headteacher: Mrs Jenny Forshaw Email: kirkdale-ao@kirkdale. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 218 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Gardening, art, ICT Sports Activities: Football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 69% Level 5 8%, Mathematics Level 4 69% Level 5 22%, Science Level 4 72% Level 5 42% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Alsop High School ST JOHN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Sessions Road, L4 1SR 0151 922 1924 Headteacher: Mrs Eileen McBirnie Email: johnsi-ao@st-johns-inf. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 340 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Music, art Sports Activities: Gymnastics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 66% Level 5 7%, Mathematics Level 4 77% Level 5 14%, Science Level 4 84% Level 5 23% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA

KNOTTY ASH KNOTTY ASH PRIMARY Thomas Lane, L14 5NX 0151 228 4222 Headteacher: Mr Tim Byrne Email: knottyash-ao@knottyash.

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MOSSLEY HILL CARLETON HOUSE PREPARATORY SCHOOL Lyndhurst Road, L18 8AQ 0151 724 4880 Headteacher: Mr Peter Andrew Email: Carleton@carletonhouse. fsbusiness.co.uk Web: www.carletonhouse.co.uk Type of School: Independent Preparatory – Co-ed Pupils: 144 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 22 Pre & After School Activities: OFSTED registered after hours provision Extra School Activities: Spanish, art, eco club, adventure service challenge, chess Sports Activities: Football, netball, cross country, athletics, cricket, rounders, swimming SATS: (2006) KS2 English Level 4 95% Level 5 69%, Mathematics Level 4 95% Level 5 79%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 89% Languages: French Admission: Entry at age and informal assessment, subsequent years English, mathematics DOVEDALE INFANT Herondale Road, L18 1JX 0151 733 4232 Headteacher: Mrs Jane Noble Email: dovedalei-ao@dovedaleinf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 241 Age Range: 5-7 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Chess, gardening, recorder Sports Activities: Soccer skills Languages: German Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Dovedale Junior DOVEDALE JUNIOR Herondale Road, L18 1JX 0151 733 2713 Headteacher: Mr Nik Smith Email: dovedalej-ao@dovedalejun.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.dovedale-jun.liverpool. sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 333 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Chess, reading, sewing, tap dancing. Sports Activities: Football, athletics, tag rugby, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 83% Level 5 34%, Mathematics Level 4 89% Level 5 35%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 48% Languages: German Admission: LEA Special facilities: Smartboards, computer suite GREENBANK PRIMARY Mossley Avenue, L18 1HG 0151 522 5748 Headteacher: Ms Debra Mendy Email: greenbank-ao@greenbank. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 415 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs

Extra School Activities: Dance, band, choir, yoga, art Sports Activities: Football, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 77% Level 5 9%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 32%, Science Level 4 86% Level 5 39% Languages: German Admission: LEA Associated Schools: various including Calderstones, Broadgreen ST ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC PRIMARY Sands Road, L18 8BD 0151 724 3233 Headteacher: Mrs Paula Jacobs Email: padua-ao@st-anthony padua.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 190 Age Range: 4-11 Maximum Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 44%, Mathematics Level 4 97% Level 5 41%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 53% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various

NETHERLEY BELLE VALE COMMUNITY PRIMARY Besford Road, L25 2QF 0151 487 8571 Headteacher: Mrs Janet Potter Email: bellevale-ao@bellevale. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 274 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Arts & crafts etc Sports Activities: Lunchtime multisport, football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 72% Level 5 16%, Mathematics Level 4 63% Level 5 7%, Science Level 4 91% Level 5 26% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various NORMAN PANNELL PRIMARY Brownbill Bank, L27 7AE 0151 487 7718 Headteacher: Mr Alan Price Email: normanao@normanpannell.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 208 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 57% Level 5 7%, Mathematics Level 4 61% Level 5 14%, Science Level 4 79% Level 5 25% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Gateacre Community Comprehensive Special facilities: New swimming pool ST GREGORY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Montreal Road, L27 7AG 0151 498 4313 Headteacher: Mrs Patricia Melia Email: gregory-ao@st-gregorys. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 235 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 26 Sports Activities: Cricket, golf, rounders, netball, swimming, athletics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 81% Level 5 11%, Mathematics Level 4 78% Level 5 6%, Science Level 4 86% Level 5 6% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA


Associated Schools: Saint Francis Xavier, St Julie’s

NORRIS GREEN BROAD SQUARE PRIMARY Broad Square, L11 1BS 0151 226 1117 Headteacher: Ms Elaine Spencer Email: broadsquarej-ao@broadsquarejun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 283 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Sport and Dance SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89% Level 5 44%, Mathematics Level 4 89% Level 5 22%, Science Level 4 94% Level 5 39% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Alsop High School LEAMINGTON PRIMARY Leamington Road, L11 7BT 0151 284 7848 Headteacher: Ms Marie EgertonJones Email: leamingtoni.ao@leamingtoninf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 376 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, hockey, basketball, swimming SATS: KS2 English Level 4 71% Level 5 13%, Mathematics Level 4 84% Level 5 40%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 56% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Alsop High School MONKSDOWN PRIMARY Frinstead Road, L11 1HH 0151 226 1606 Headteacher: Mr Anthony Davies Email: monksdownao@monksdown.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 301 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89% Level 5 13%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 39%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 58% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Local secondaries RANWORTH SQUARE PRIMARY Ranworth Square, L11 3DQ 0151 226 1740 Headteacher: Mrs Eryl Owen Email: ranworth-ao@ranworth square.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 162 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 23 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Music, brass, violins, woodwind and guitars, art and craft, computers and board games Sports Activities: Girls and boys football teams, other inter school competitions, netball, tag rugby SATS: KS2 English Level 4 38% Level 5 5%, Mathematics Level 4 71% Level 5 10%, Science Level 4 76% Level 5 10% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA ST TERESA’S CATHOLIC JUNIOR Utting Avenue East, L11 1DD 0151 226 5020 Headteacher: Mr David O’Brien

Email: st.teresas@merseymail.com or teresasj-ao@st-teresas-jun.liverpool. sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 254 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Various Extra School Activities: Various SATS: (2008) KS2 English Level 4 76% Level 5 19%, Mathematics Level 4 68% Level 5 21%, Science Level 4 81% Level 5 26% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St John Bosco, De La Salle ST TERESA OF LISIEUX CATHOLIC INFANT Utting Avenue East, Norris Green, L11 1DB 0151 226 5018 Headteacher: Mrs Angela Williams Email: stol-ao@st-teresaoflisieux. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 300 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 22 Extra School Activities: Art & Craft, first aid, colour fun, maths club, country dancing Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Teresa’s Junior WELLESBOURNE PRIMARY Abbotsford Road, L11 5BA 0151 226 9765 Headteacher: Mrs Glenys Daniels Email: wellesbourne-ao@ wellesbourne.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 302 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various throughout the year with partner schools SATS: KS2 English Level 4 63% Level 5 12%, Mathematics Level 4 65% Level 5 7%, Science Level 4 77% Level 5 12% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various, Croxteth

OLD SWAN ST ANNE’S [STANLEY] CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Prescot Road, L13 3BT 0151 228 1506 Headteacher: Mr Paul Bolger Email: stanley-ao@st-annes stanley.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 370 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: After school care Extra School Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 40%, Mathematics Level 4 85% Level 5 42%, Science Level 4 89% Level 5 53% Languages: French Admission: LEA ST CUTHBERT’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Aviemore Road, L13 3BB 0151 228 4137 Headteacher: Mr Dennis Hardiman [Executive Headteacher] Email: cutherberts-ao@st-cuthberts. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 136 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Enterprise, choirs Sports Activities: Athletics, football,

cross country, generic sports SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79% Level 5 14%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 14%, Science Level 4 79% Level 5 29% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Broughton Hall, Cardinal Heenan ST OSWALD’S CATHOLIC INFANT St Oswald Street, L13 5SB 0151 228 8436 Headteacher: Miss J Mosinski Email: oswaldi-ao@st-oswaldsinf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 330 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Art, dance, ju-jitsu Sports Activities: Multi sports/ skills Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Oswald’s Catholic Junior ST OSWALD’S CATHOLIC JUNIOR Montague Road, L13 5TE 0151 259 4580 Headteacher: Miss Sue Jones Email: oswaldj-ao@st-oswaldsjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 335 Age Range: 7-11 Extra School Activities: Contact school Sports Activities: Contact school SATS: KS2 English Level 4 87% Level 5 46%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 28%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 43% Admission: LEA

SEFTON PARK AUCKLAND COLLEGE 65 Parkfield Road, L17 4LE 0151 727 0083 Principal: Mr Anthony Akaraonye Email: info@aucklandcollege.com Web: www.auckland college.com Type of School: Independent Pupils: 160 Age Range: 4-18 Average Class Size: 16 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Cinema club/art class/drama, science, plus booster classes for all exams, homework club Sports Activities: In curriculum, football, gymnastics, swimming, cricket, fitness, rock climbing, rounders, volley ball, badminton, athletics, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and various fundraising walks SATS: Contact school Languages: Spanish Admission: Tour, day visit, recent report, feedback meeting, appointment with Principal. Associated Schools: Contact Auckland Special facilities: Lab, IT Suite

SPEKE MIDDLEFIELD PRIMARY Alderwood Avenue, L24 2UE 0151 486 4106 Headteacher: Mrs Paula Judd Email: middlefield-ao@middlefield. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 313 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 82% Level 5 33% Mathematics Level 4 80% Level 5 18%, Science Level 4 76% Level 5 24% Admission: LEA STOCKTON WOOD PRIMARY All Saints Road, L24 3TU 0151 486 1778/486 2471 Headteacher: Mrs Susannah Stacey

Email: stocktonwoodj-ao@stockton wood-jun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 297 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Saturday gym club SATS: KS2 English Level 4 74% Level 5 13%, Mathematics Level 4 64% Level 5 13%, Science Level 4 70% Level 5 26% Languages: French Admission: LEA ST AMBROSE CATHOLIC PRIMARY Alderfield Drive, L24 7SF 0151 425 2306 Headteacher: Mr Anthony Buckley Email: ambrose-ao@st-ambrose. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 236 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 68% Level 5 13%, Mathematics Level 4 71% Level 5 29%, Science Level 4 84% Level 5 48% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Benedicts ST CHRISTOPHER’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Tarbock Road, L24 0SN 0151 486 2835 Headteacher: Mr Peter Price Email: christophersj-ao@stchristophers-jun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Volunatry Aided Pupils: 370 Age Range: 3-11 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79% Level 5 15%, Mathematics Level 4 79% Level 5 15%, Science Level 4 85% Level 5 37% Admission: LEA

STONEYCROFT CORINTHIAN COMMUNITY PRIMARY Inigo Road, L13 6SH 0151 228 5806 Headteacher: Mr Gary Crockett Email: corinthian-ao@corinthian. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 398 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Choir Sports Activities: Football, cross country SATS: KS2 English Level 4 90% Level 5 33%, Mathematics Level 4 90% Level 5 53%, Science Level 4 92% Level 5 46% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Holly Lodge, West Derby, Broadgreen

TOXTETH BEAUFORT PARK PRIMARY Upper Essex Street, L8 6QB 0151 708 6466 Headteacher: Ms Caroline Wheatley Email: beaufort-ao@beaufort park.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community with resource provision for children with complex learning difficulty Pupils: 158 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club, extended school provision at St Johns after school club Extra School Activities: Arts & crafts, music lessons, sports clubs Sports Activities: Various, football, netball

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SATS: KS2 English Level 4 34% Level 5 10%, Mathematics Level 4 31%, Science Level 4 38% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Shorefields KINGSLEY COMMUNITY PRIMARY Eversley Street, L8 2TU 0151 709 6727 Headteacher: Ms Elaine Rees Email: kingsley-ao@kingsley. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 222 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 59% Level 5 9%, Mathematics Level 4 77% Level 5 14%, Science Level 4 86% Level 5 27% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA MATTHEW ARNOLD PRIMARY SCHOOL & DINGLE LANE CHILDREN CENTRE Dingle Lane, L8 9UB 0151 233 4900 Headteacher: Mr Gary Mason Email: arnold-ao@matthew arnold.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 237 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs SATS: KS2 English Level 4 87.5% Level 5 50%, Mathematics Level 4 87.5% Level 5 56%, Science Level 4 87.5% Level 5 68.5% Languages: French Admission: LEA OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC PRIMARY North Hill Street, L8 8BQ 0151 727 5336 Headteacher: Mr Joe Welsh Email: carmel-ao@ourladymount carmel.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 191 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Dancing, African drumming Sports Activities: Football, Running club and Walking club (Once a Month) SATS: KS2 English Level 4 74% Level 5 13%, Mathematics Level 4 70% Level 5 30%, Science Level 4 91% Level 5 30% Admission: LEA ST CLEOPAS’ CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Beresford Road, L8 4RP 0151 727 1725 Headteacher: Miss Jaqueline Fleetwood Email: cleopas-ao@st-cleopas. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 225 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Cheerleading, dance, recorder Sports Activities: Football etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 72% Level 5 19%, Mathematics Level 4 72% Level 5 16%, Science Level 4 84% Level 5 41% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Shorefields ST FINBAR’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY South Hill Road, L8 9RY 0151 727 3963 Headteacher: Mrs Rita Bibby Email: finbars-ao@st-finbars. liverpool.sch.uk

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Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 149 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 23 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 86% Level 5 14%, Mathematics Level 4 77% Level 5 18%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 50% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Bellerive, St Benedicts ST MALACHY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Park Street, L8 6XJ 0151 709 3682 Headteacher: Mr Joseph Welsh Email: malachys-ao@st-malachys. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 161 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 71% Level 5 33%, Mathematics Level 4 57% Level 5 24%, Science Level 4 86% Level 5 33% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various ST MARGARET OF ANTIOCH CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Upper Hampton Street, L8 1TR 0151 709 7719 Headteacher: Mr James Craig Email: antioch-ao@st-margaret ofantioch.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 122 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Compuer, homework, healthy eating clubs Sports Activities: Football, netball SATS: (2007 results) KS2 English Level 4 58% Level 5 8%, Mathematics Level 4 50%, Science Level 4 67% Level 5 8% Admission: LEA ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Upper Hill Street, L8 5UX 0151 709 1062 Headteacher: Mr Terence Kirwan Email: patricks-ao@st-patricks. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 157 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Art club Sports Activities: Gym club SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79% Level 5 13%, Mathematics Level 4 88% Level 5 17%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 50% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Bellerive, Liverpool Academy ST SILAS’ CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Pengwern Street, L8 3TP 0151 727 6067 Headteacher: Mrs Jane Ngenda Email: silas-ao@st-silas. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 162 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Dancing Sports Activities: Football, basketball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 65% Level 5 9%, Mathematics Level 4 65% Level 5 13%, Science Level 4 78% Level 5 13% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Shorefields

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WINDSOR COMMUNITY PRIMARY Upper Hill Street, L8 8JE 0151 709 6769 Headteacher: Ms Ann Elford Email: windsor-ao@windsor. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 151 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 18 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 77% Level 5 14%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 23%, Science Level 4 82% Level 5 27% Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Shorefields

TUEBROOK LISTER INFANT SCHOOL Green Lane, L13 7DT 0151 228 4069 Headteacher: Mrs Jean McEwan Email: listerdrivei-ao@listerdriveinf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Infants/nursery Pupils: 225 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 29 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Lister Junior LISTER JUNIOR SCHOOL Green Lane, L13 7DT 0151 228 4196 Headteacher: Mr Simon King Email: listerdrivej-ao@listerdrivejun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 256 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 30 Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 85% Level 5 28%, Mathematics Level 4 79% Level 5 16%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 49% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: West Derby Comprehensive, Holly Lodge

Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dance Sports Activities: Football, multisport Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Cecilia’s Junior ST CECILIA’S CATHOLIC JUNIOR Green Lane, L13 7EA 0151 228 1760 Headteacher: Mr Charles Coyne Email: ceciliasj-ao@st-ceciliasjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 217 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 29 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79% Level 5 31%, Mathematics Level 4 85% Level 5 37%, Science Level 4 88% Level 5 50% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Broughton Hall, Cardinal Heenan

VAUXHALL THE TRINITY CATHOLIC PRIMARY Titchfield Street, L5 8UT 0151 207 2304 Headteacher: Mrs Patricia Deus Email: trinity-ao@thetrinity. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 332 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 82% Level 5 28%, Mathematics Level 4 52% Level 5 10%, Science Level 4 66% Level 5 10% Languages: French Admission: Set criteria Associated Schools: Notre Dame, Archbishop Beck Special facilities: Special needs support

WALTON ROSCOE INFANT Alison Road, L13 9AD 0151 226 1536 Headteacher: L. Stembalski Email: roscoei-ao@roscoe-inf. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: Contact school Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Roscoe Junior ROSCOE JUNIOR Ballantyne Road, L13 9AL 0151 226 1118 Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Anders Email: roscoej-ao@roscoe-jun. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 244 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: (2007 results) KS2 English Level 4 73% Level 5 21%, Mathematics Level 4 63% Level 5 15%, Science Level 4 84% Level 5 29% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: West Derby Comprehensive, Holly Lodge ST CECILIA’S CATHOLIC INFANT Snaefell Avenue, L13 7HB 0151 220 2153 Headteacher: Mrs Margaret Buckley Email: ceciliasi-ao@st-ceciliasinf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Foundation Pupils: 200 Age Range: 3-7

ARNOT COMMUNITY PRIMARY Arnot Street, L4 4ED 0151 286 1400 Headteacher: Mr Neil Shenton Email: arnot-ao@arnot.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 283 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: (2007 results) KS2 English Level 4 51% Level 5 9%, Mathematics Level 4 60% Level 5 17%, Science Level 4 86% Level 5 43% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Alsop BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC INFANT Hunslet Road, L9 9JQ 0151 525 3528 Headteacher: Mrs Catherine Dolley Email: blessedi-ao@blessed sacrament-inf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 388 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Lunchtime Clubs – football, art, ICT, country dancing and champion challenge Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Junior Special facilities: Nursery


BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC JUNIOR Cedar Road, L9 9AF 0151 525 9600 Headteacher: Mrs Ann Daly Email: blessedj-ao@blessed sacrament-jun.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.blessedsacrament-jun. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 374 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Choir, orchestra, arts club, ICT and CC4G Sports Activities: Football, athletics, netball, cricket, etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 81% Level 5 17%, Mathematics Level 4 77% Level 5 26%, Science Level 4 91% Level 5 36% Languages: Spanish Admission: Set criteria Associated Schools: Archbishop Beck and Maricourt FLORENCE MELLY PRIMARY Bushey Road, L4 9UA 0151 226 9806 Headteacher: Mr Alan Reeves Email: florencej-ao@florencemellyjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 432 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 84% Level 5 16%, Mathematics Level 4 89% Level 5 49%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 47% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA GWLADYS STREET PRIMARY AND NURSERY Walton Lane, L4 5RW 0151 525 0843 Headteacher: Mrs Kate M Maunder Email: gwlady-ao@gwladysstreet. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 470 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Swimming, various PE activities SATS: KS2 English Level 4 84% Level 5 11%, Mathematics Level 4 89% Level 5 34%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 70% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA NORTHCOTE PRIMARY SCHOOL Cavendish Drive, L9 1HW 0151 284 1919 0151 233 4610 Headteacher: Mr Roy Morgan Email: northcote-ao@northcote. liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.northcoteschool.com Type of School: Community Primary Pupils: 350 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Reading, homework and computer clubs Sports Activities: Football, tag-rugby, tennis, cricket, rounders, netball, swimming, watersports, athletics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 76% Level 5 17%, Mathematics Level 4 81% Level 5 21%, Science Level 4 90% Level 5 45% Languages: Polish Admission: LEA and set criteria Main Associated Schools Alsop High School, Hillside High School Special facilities: Nursery, sports hall, I.C.T. suite ST FRANCIS DE SALES CATHOLIC INFANT AND NURSERY Margaret Road, L4 3RX

0151 525 8489 Headteacher: Miss Clare Suffield Email: desalesi-ao@st-francisdesalesinf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 390 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Admission: LEA

Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89% Level 5 21%, Mathematics Level 4 85% Level 5 26%, Science Level 4 92% Level 5 53% Languages: Spanish, French Admission: VA Governing Body and LA procedures Associated Schools: St Julies, St Francis Xavier

ST FRANCIS DE SALES CATHOLIC JUNIOR MIXED Hale Road, L4 3RL 0151 525 7602 Headteacher: Mrs Ellen Seymour Email: desalesj-ao@st-francisdesalesjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 393 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Various Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 90% Level 5 43%, Mathematics Level 4 88% Level 5 49%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 54% Languages: Spanish Admission: Set criteria Associated Schools: Various Special facilities: Special needs support

HEY GREEN COMMUNITY PRIMARY Taunton Street, L15 4ND 0151 733 1719 Headteacher: Mrs Susan Doyle Email: heygreen-ao@heygreen. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 189 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Varies throughout the year Sports Activities: Varies throughout the year, football etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 73% Level 5 18%, Mathematics Level 4 59% Level 5 9%, Science Level 4 77% Level 5 32% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Childwall Comprehensive

ST MATTHEW’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Queens Drive, L4 8UA 0151 226 1871 Headteacher: Mrs Veronica McDonnell Email: matthewsj-ao@st-matthewsjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 357 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 29 Pre & After School Activities: External After School club Extra School Activities: Computer club. etc Sports Activities: Athletics, football, tag rugby, karate, etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 72% Level 5 19%, Mathematics Level 4 65% Level 5 22%, Science Level 4 78% Level 5 19% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: De La Salle, St John Bosco Special facilities: Two IT Suites, new hall. WALTON ST MARY CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Bedford Road, L4 5PU 0151 525 2498 Headteacher: Mr E Flood Email: walton-ao@walton-stmary.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 238 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Dance etc. Sports Activities: Football etc. SATS: (2007 results) KS2 English Level 4 76% Level 5 18%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 30%, Science Level 4 88% Level 5 61% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Alsop

WAVERTREE CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC PRIMARY Meadway, L15 7LZ 0151 722 3462 Headteacher: Mrs J Hennigan Email: christ-ao@christtheking. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 347 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs

KING DAVID PRIMARY Beauclair Drive, L15 6XH 0151 722 3372 0151 722 3469 Headteacher: Ms Rachel Roberts Email: kingdavidp-ao@kingdavidpri.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 409 Age Range: 5-11 Extra School Activities: Chess, orchestra, high five, choir Sports Activities: Football, athletics, tag rugby SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100% Level 5 54%, Mathematics Level 4 95% Level 5 49%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 73% Admission: Application form with set criteria LAWRENCE COMMUNITY PRIMARY Lawrence Road, L15 0EE 0151 733 2556/733 3558 Headteacher: Mr Mark Rigby Email: lawrence_school_uk @yahoo.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 417 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Sports Activities: Football, fencing, judo, athletics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 75% Level 5 22%, Mathematics Level 4 71% Level 5 31%, Science Level 4 84% Level 5 49% Languages: Spanish, French, Arabic, Bengali, Urdu Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Childwall Comprehensive, Calderstones MOSSPITS INFANT Mosspits Lane, L15 6UN 0151 722 2122 Headteacher: Mrs Barbara Woosey Email: mosspitsi-ao@mosspitsinf.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.mosspits.com Type of School: Community Infant Pupils: 180 Age Range: 4-7 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Spanish, jujitsu Sports Activities: Dance, gym, games Languages: Liverpool Language Academy hold a class after school depending upon numbers Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Mosspits Junior

MOSSPITS JUNIOR Mosspits Lane, L15 6UN 0151 722 1716 Headteacher: Miss Louise Everitt Email: a.roberts@mosspitsjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 240 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dance, cheerleading, ICT club, maths club, chess club, gardening club, drama club, guitar club, keyboard club and many more. Sports Activities: Football, cricket, cross country, athletics, tennis, basketball, netball, rounders SATS: KS2 English Level 4 88.3% Level 5 35%, Mathematics Level 4 83.2% Level 5 46.6%, Science Level 4 98.3% Level 5 65% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various NORTHWAY PRIMARY & NURSERY SCHOOL Northway, L15 7JQ 0151 722 3540/722 1024 Headteacher: Mr Paul Anderson Email: northway-ao@northway. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 229 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 78% Level 5 31%, Mathematics Level 4 81% Level 5 22%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 50% Admission: LEA OUR LADY OF GOOD HELP CATHOLIC PRIMARY South Drive, L15 8JL 0151 733 6937 Headteacher: Mrs Susan Horncastle Email: goodhelp-ao@ourladyofgood help.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 158 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Ballroom dancing, chess, music, dance Sports Activities: Football etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100% Level 5 36%, Mathematics Level 4 77% Level 5 36%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 27% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Julies, St Francis Xavier ST CLARE’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Garmoyle Close, L15 0DW 0151 733 4318 Headteacher: Mr Michael Hennessey Email: clares-ao@st-clares. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 247 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Sports Activities: Athletics, Swimming. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 86.6% Level 5 26.6%, Mathematics Level 4 86.6% Level 5 40%, Science Level 4 86.6% Level 5 53.3% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Bellerive, St Francis Xavier WAVERTREE CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Rose Villas, L15 8HJ 0151 733 1231 Headteacher: Mrs Anna Brooksbank Email: wavertree-ao@wavertree. liverpool.sch.uk

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Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 185 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100% Level 5 50%, Mathematics Level 4 100% Level 5 54%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 38% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Childwall Comprehensive, Broadgreen International High

WEST DERBY BLACKMOOR PARK JUNIOR Leyfield Road, L12 9HB 0151 228 3250 Headteacher: Mr Martin Davies Email: blackmoorparkj-ao@blackmoor park-jun.liverpool. sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 358 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: After school club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79% Level 5 28%, Mathematics Level 4 68% Level 5 30%, Science Level 4 90% Level 5 41% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: West Derby, Holly Lodge EMMAUS CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND CATHOLIC PRIMARY Fir Tree Drive South, L12 0JE 0151 233 1414 Headteacher: Mr Alan Williams Email: emmaus-ao@emmaus. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 485 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Choir, orchestra, art club, recorder Sports Activities: Netball, athletics, football, fencing, ju-jitsu SATS: KS2 English Level 4 93% Level 5 42%, Mathematics Level 4 88% Level 5 39%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 63% Languages: French Admission: Apply to school Associated Schools: Various Special facilities: Nursery MAB LANE JUNIOR MIXED AND INFANT Mab Lane, L12 6QL 0151 259 4282 Headteacher: Mrs June Todd Email: mablane-ao@mablane. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 253 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 80% Level 5 7%, Mathematics Level 4 60% Level 5 10%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 27% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various Special facilities: Early years speech and language RUNNYMEDE ST EDWARD’S SCHOOL North Drive, L12 1LE 0151 281 2300 Headteacher: Ms Sally Carter Email: contact@runnymedeschool.org.uk Web: www.runnymede-school.org.uk Type of School: Catholic Independent Pupils: 260 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs

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Extra School Activities: Orchestra, drama, drumming, musical theatre Sports Activities: Rugby, football, netball, cricket, hockey, cross country, swimming, PE Languages: French, Spanish Admission: Set criteria Special facilities: Shares sports facilities with St Edward’s College. ST MARY’S [WEST DERBY] CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Meadow Lane, L12 5EA 0151 226 2038 Headteacher: Miss Pauline James Email: marys-ao@stmaryswestderby.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 216 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: After school club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100% Level 5 67%, Mathematics Level 4 97% Level 5 36%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 55% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various ST PAUL’S CATHOLIC JUNIOR Spring Grove, L12 8SJ 0151 228 1159 Headteacher: Mr Paul Ward Email: pauls-ao@stpauls.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 518 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 32 Pre & After School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 85% Level 5 37%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 46%, Science Level 4 91% Level 5 63% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Broughton Hall, Cardinal Heenan ST PAUL’S AND ST TIMOTHY’S CATHOLIC INFANT South Parkside Drive, L12 8RP 0151 228 2114 Headteacher: Mrs Maria Eves Email: paultimothy-ao@st-pauls-sttimothys.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 359 Extra School Activities: Contact school Sports Activities: Contact school Admission: LEA & set criteria

WOOLTON BISHOP MARTIN CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Church Road, L25 5JF 0151 428 6295 Headteacher: Mr D McBride Email: bishopmartinao@bishopmartin.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.bishop-martinpri-schoolliv.org.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 209 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakast & After school clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, cross country, tennis, swimming, netball, fencing, judo, basketball. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100% Level 5 59%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 41%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 72% Languages: French Admission: Set criteria MUCH WOOLTON CATHOLIC PRIMARY Watergate Lane, L25 8QH 0151 428 6114

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Headteacher: Mr James Keogh Email: muchwoolton-ao@much woolton.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 415 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Choir, recorder, ICT club Sports Activities: Boys & girls football, netball, athletics, cross country, judo, fencing SATS: KS2 English Level 4 92% Level 5 37%, Mathematics Level 4 78% Level 5 42%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 43% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Francis Xavier, St Julies OUR LADY’S BISHOP ETON CATHOLIC PRIMARY Green Lane, L18 2EP 0151 722 2982 Headteacher: Mrs Debbie Bostock Email: bishopeton-ao@ourladys bishopeton.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 399 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 95% Level 5 44%, Mathematics Level 4 90% Level 5 49%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 81% Languages: Spanish, French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Saint Francis Xavier, St Julie’s OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PRIMARY Hedgefield Road, L25 2RW 0151 487 9301 Headteacher: Mrs Christine Kirk Email: ourladyp-ao@ourladypri.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 228 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79% Level 5 21%, Mathematics Level 4 58% Level 5 9%, Science Level 4 85% Level 5 27% Languages: French Admission: LEA WOOLTON INFANT Out Lane, L25 5NN 0151 428 3066 Headteacher: Mrs Barbara North Email: wooltoni-ao@wooltoninf.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 278 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School club Extra School Activities: Sports Activities: Football Languages: Spanish, French. Admission: LEA WOOLTON JUNIOR Out Lane, L25 5NN 0151 428 3235 Headteacher: Mr Kevin Nolan Email: woolton-ao@wooltonjun.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 328 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Sports Activities: Football, cross country, handball, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4+ 74% Level 5 20%, Mathematics Level 4+ 71% Level 5 24%, Science Level 4+89% Level 5 29% Admission: LEA

KNOWSLEY CRONTON HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Hall Lane, WA8 5DW 0151 424 3926 Headteacher: Janette Cook-Hannah Email: holyfamilycronton@knowsley. gov.uk Web: www.holyfamilycronton.ik.org Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 210 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Guitar lessons, Spanish, art, drama Sports Activities: Rounders, netball, football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 88% Level 5 50%, Mathematics Level 4 83% Level 5 38%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 50% Admission: KEA Associated Schools: SS Peter & Paul High School

HALEWOOD GREENGATES COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL Leathers Lane, L26 1XQ 0151 288 8900 Headteacher: Anne Johnston Type of School: Community Pupils: 197 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Art Sports Activities: Judo, football, indoor multi sports, golf SATS: KS2 English Level 4 60% Level 5 3%, Mathematics Level 4 71% Level 5 17%, Science Level 4 86% Level 5 29 Languages: French, Spanish Admission: KEA HALEWOOD CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL Church Road, L26 6LB 0151 487 5673 Headteacher: Mr David Smith Email: halewoodce.de@ knowsley. gov.uk Type of School: Primary Pupils: 288 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Art, MFL, choir, samba clubs Sports Activities: Sports club SATS: KS2 English Level 4 96% Level 5 63%, Mathematics Level 4 89% Level 5 44%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 78% Languages: Spanish, German and French Admission: Application form Associated Schools: Halewood College HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC PRIMARY Arncliffe Road, L25 9PA 0151 288 8950 Type of School: Voluntary aided Pupils: 304 Age Range: 3-11 SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100%, Level 5 26%, Mathematics Level 4 94%, Level 5 29%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 35%. Admission: KEA KNOWSLEY SOUTHERN PRIMARY SUPPORT CENTRE Arncliffe Road, L25 9QE 0151 288 8950 Executive Headteacher: Ian Chisnall Centre Based Headteacher: Naomi Richards Email: knowsleysouthern@ knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Special Pupils: 25 Age Range: 3-11 SATS: No results available Admission: By assessment


PLANTATION PRIMARY SCHOOL Hollies Road, L26 0TH 0151 487 5678 Headteacher: Mike Storey O.B.E Email: plantation.de@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Primary School Pupils: 595 Age Range: 3-11 Average Clas size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Music/instruments Sports Activities: Football, tag rugby, netball, cricket, swimming, cross country SATS: KS2 English Level 4 88% Level 5 25%, Mathematics Level 4 77%, Level 5 37%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 58% Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Various, mainly Halewood College ST ANDREW THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Higher Road, L26 1TD 0151 288 8940 Headteacher: Mrs J Cunningham Email: standrew@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Mixed Primary Pupils: 240 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 86%, Level 5 41%, Mathematics Level 4 86%, Level 5 31%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 38%. Languages: French Admission: KEA Associated Schools: St Julies, St Francis Xaviers ST MARK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Fir Avenue, L26 0XR 0151 288 8950 Headteacher: Mrs M Gilbertson Email: stmarks@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 151 Age Range: 3-11 SATS: KS2 English Level 4 70%, Level 5 10%, Mathematics Level 4 85%, Level 5 30%, Science Level 4 100%, Level 5 35%. Admission: KEA and set criteria

HUYTON BLACKLOW BROW PRIMARY SCHOOL Tarbock Road, L36 5XW 0151 477 8010 Headteacher: Sheila Walmsley Email: blacklowbrow@ knowsley.gov.uk Web: www.blacklowbrow.co.uk Type of School: Primary Pupils: 250 Age Range: 3-11 Extra School Activities: Choir, multi sports, swimming, French, craft club, instrumental lessons - violin, keyboard, samba. Sports Activities: Football, netball, swimming, cross country, athletics, judo, multi sport, dance SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100%, Level 5 41% Mathematics Level 4 86%, Level 5 45%, Science Level 4 100%, Level 5 59%. Admission: KEA or set criteria HUYTON WITH ROBY C OF E AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL Rupert Road, L36 9TF 0151 477 8460 Headteacher: Mike Cooper Email: huytonwithroby@ knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Church of England Primary School Pupils: 479 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dancing, choir, drama, recorder, Christian club, gardening club.

Sports Activities: Physical education, football, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 85%, Level 5 31%, Mathematics Level 4 84%, Level 5 21%, Science Level 4 92%, Level 5 40%. Admission: KEA or set criteria KNOWSLEY CENTRAL PRIMARY SUPPORT CENTRE Mossbrow Road, L36 7SY 0151 477 8450 Headteacher: Mrs Patricia Thomas Email: knowsleycentral.de@ knowsley.gov.uk Web: www.knowsleycentral.com Type of School: Special Pupils: 56 Age Range: 2-11 Average Class Size: 8 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Drama, homework Sports Activities: PE, football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 31%, Mathematics Level 4 15%, Science Level 4 38%. Admission: LEA LONGVIEW COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL Astley Road, L36 8DB 01514778240 Headteacher: Keith Skinner Email: Longview.de@knowsley.gov.uk Web: www.longviewprimary.co.uk Type of School: Community Primary Pupils: 341 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club and After School Club Extra School Activities: Football, cross country, cricket, etc Sports Activities: Swimming, P.E. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 72%, Level 5 17%, Mathematics Level 4 70%, Level 5 30%, Science Level 4 91%, Level 5 32% Admission: KEA Languages: French Associated Schools: Knowsley Hey, Prescot MALVERN PRIMARY SCHOOL Willoughby Road, L14 6XA 0151 477 8230 Headteacher: Mrs Julie Peach Email: Malvern.de@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Mixed Primary School Pupils: 376 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: After School club Extra School Activities: Drama, art, maths, reading, French Sports Activities: Physical education, cross country, rugby, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 86%, Level 5 32%, Mathematics Level 4 79%, Level 5 42%, Science Level 4 84%, Level 5 23%. Languages: French club Admission: KEA or set criteria MOSSCROFT PRIMARY SCHOOL Bedford Close, L36 1XH 0151 477 8190 Headteacher: Jill Albertina Email: mosscroft@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community school Pupils: 184 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 22 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, netball, cricket etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 71%, Level 5 14%, Mathematics Level 4 82%, Level 5 25%, Science Level 4 82%, Level 5 43%. Languages: French Admission: KEA or set criteria Associated Schools: Knowsley Hey PARK VIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL Twig Lane, L36 2LL 0151 477 8120 Headteacher: Mr Jimmy Shaw Email: parkview.de@knowsley.gov.uk Web: www.ukwatch.org.uk/

parkview.html Type of School: Community school Pupils: 319 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Extra School Activities: Chess, art, cookery Sports Activities: Football, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 63%, Level 5 20%, Mathematics Level 4 65%, Level 5 20%, Science Level 4 96%, Level 5 33%. Admission: KEA ROBY PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL Easton Road, L36 4NY 0151 477 8340 Headteacher: Eric Cohen Email: robypark.de@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Mixed community school Pupils: 233 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Play Tots Extra School Activities: Dance Sports Activities: Physical education, football, netball, cricket and athletics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 72%, Level 5 24%, Mathematics Level 4 76%, Level 5 14%, Science Level 4 90%, Level 5 24%. Admission: KEA or set criteria Associated Schools: Bowring ST AIDAN'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Adswood Road, L36 7XR 0151 477 8370 Headteacher: Moira Kenneway Email: staidan@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 196 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Extra School Activities: Musicals, board games, homework club Sports Activities: Football, netball, athletics, cross country, judo, tag rugby, cricket and basketball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 68%, Level 5 12%, Mathematics Level 4 60%, Level 5 8%, Science Level 4 68%, Level 5 8%. Languages: French Admission: KEA Associated Schools: St Edmund Arrowsmith ST ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Twig Lane, L36 2LF 0151 477 8110 Headteacher: Ms B Basnett Email: staloysius@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Mixed voluntary aided school Pupils: 294 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School club Extra School Activities: Drama, art club Sports Activities: Football, athletics, etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 78%, Level 5 25%, Mathematics Level 4 80%, Level 5 15%, Science Level 4 95%, Level 5 55%. Languages: Spanish Admission: KEA Associated Schools: St Edmund Arrowsmith ST ANNES CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Marina Crescent, L36 5XL 0151 477 8260 Headteacher: Maggie Keating Email: stanne@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Mixed Catholic voluntary aided school Pupils: 201 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Dance Sports Activities: Multi sports SATS: KS2 English Level 4 95%, Level 5 59%, Mathematics Level 4 95%, Level

5 45%, Science Level 4 100%, Level 5 64%. Admission: KEA ST COLUMBAS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Hillside Road, L36 8BL 0151 477 8360 Headteacher: Ronan Dunne Email: stcolumbas@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 262 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 32 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Dance and drama Sports Activities: Football, athletics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 66%, Level 5 11%, Mathematics Level 4 71%, Level 5 18%, Science Level 4 87%, Level 5 34%. Associated Schools: St Edmund Arrowsmith ST DOMINICS CATHOLIC INFANT SCHOOL Southdean Road, L14 8UL 0151 477 8280 Headteacher: Jayne Dunn Email: stdominic.infant@ knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Federated Pupils: 185 Age Range: 4-7 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Fitbods, dancing Sports Activities: Football Languages: Spanish Admission: KEA ST DOMINICS CATHOLIC JUNIOR SCHOOL Southdean Road, L14 8UL 0151 477 8300 Headteacher: Jayne Dunn Email: stdominicjunior@ knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Federated Pupils: 194 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Fitbods, dancing Sports Activities: Football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 66%, Level 5 29%, Mathematics Level 4 63%, Level 5 11%, Science Level 4 80%, Level 5 25%. Languages: Spanish Admission: KEA ST GABRIELS CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL Ellis Ashton Street, L36 6BH 0151 477 8250 Headteacher: Kevin Brayshaw Web: www.stgabrielshuyton.info Email: stgabriel@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 201 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Music, art, choir Sports Activities: PE, football, netball, judo SATS: KS2 English Level 4 77%, Level 5 46%, Mathematics Level 4 92%, Level 5 54%, Science Level 4 92%, Level 5 54%. Languages: French Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Knowsley Hey, St Hildas, Archbishop Blanch and others. ST JOSEPHS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Edenfield Crescent, L36 6DS 0151 489 4072 Headteacher: Charlie Newstead Web: www.stjosephshuyton.co.uk Email: stjoseph@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided

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Pupils: 189 Age Range: 5-11 Extra School Activities: Art, maths, band, magazine club Sports Activities: Physical education, football, rugby SATS: KS2 English Level 4 83%, Level 5 23%, Mathematics Level 4 93%, Level 5 20%, Science Level 4 100%, Level 5 53%. Admission: KEA ST MARGARET MARY’S CATHOLIC INFANT SCHOOL Pilch Lane, L14 0JG 0151 477 8490 Headteacher: Miss P Deegan Email: stmargaret.infant@ knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Age Range: 4-7 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Admission: KEA and set criteria ST MARGARET MARY’S CATHOLIC JUNIOR SCHOOL Pilch Lane, L14 0JG 0151 477 8490 Headteacher: Mr Kevin Mahoney Web: www.smmj.co.uk Email: stmargaret@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 465 Age Range: 7-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: SATS: KS2 English Level 4 82%, Level 5 40%, Mathematics Level 4 88%, Level 5 37%, Science Level 4 94%, Level 5 43%. Languages: French Admission: KEA and set criteria

KIRKBY HOLY ANGELS' CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Sidney Powell Avenue, L32 0TP 0151 477 8400 Headteacher: Mrs Ann Coffey Email: holyangels@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 377 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 80%, Level 5 24%, Mathematics Level 4 65%, Level 5 20%, Science Level 4 94%, Level 5 44%. Languages: French Admission: KEA Associated Schools: All Saints, Maricourt KIRKBY C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL Hall Lane, L32 1TZ 0151 477 8510 Headteacher: Mrs Mair Hindmarsh Email: kirkbyce@knowsley.gov.uk Web: www.kirkbyschool.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Controlled School Pupils: 292 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 (infants) 35 (juniors) Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 76%, Level 5 26%, Mathematics Level 4 82%, Level 5 29%, Science Level 4 91%, Level 5 56%. Languages: French, German Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Various KNOWSLEY NORTHERN PRIMARY SUPPORT CENTRE Bramcote Walk, L33 9UR 0151 477 8140 Headteacher: Mrs A Nicholson (Acting) Email: knowsleynorthern@

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KNOWSLEY VILLAGE KNOWSLEY VILLAGE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL Sugar Lane, L34 0ER 0151 289 5349

Headteacher: Miss C Fairhurst Email: knowsleyvillage@ knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Primary Pupils: 183 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Wrap around care available within school building. Extra School Activities: Drama, Spanish, citizenship, board games, homework. PTFA community day, bingo, BBQ, fashion show. Sports Activities: Rugby, boys and girls football, cricket, rounders, swimming, High 5, multi-sports cage, Judo. SATS: English Level 4 89%, Level 5 21%, Mathematics Level 4 89%, Level 5 68%, Science Level 4 94%, Level 5 58%. Admission: Nursery – Sept/Jan. Associated Schools: Knowsley Park Learning Centre ST JOHN FISHER CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Tithebarn Road, L34 0HA 0151 477 8590 Headteacher: Mrs Joanne Farrimond Email: stjohnfisher@knowsley.gov.uk Web: www.stjohnfisherrcprimary school.ik.org Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 163 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, badminton, netball, tag rugby SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100%, Level 5 14%, Mathematics Level 4 86%, Level 5 36%, Science Level 4 100%, Level 5 36%. Languages: Spanish Admission: KEA Associated Schools: St Edumund Arrowsmith

PRESCOT EVELYN COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL Evelyn Avenue, L34 2SP 0151 477 8570 Headteacher: Ms C Arnold Email: evelyn.de@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community School Pupils: 290 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Dancing, art, ICT Sports Activities: Football, netball etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91%, Level 5 61%, Mathematics Level 4 85%, Level 5 51%, Science Level 4 97%, Level 5 64%. Languages: French Admission: Knowsley LA Associated Schools: Knowsley Park Centre of Learning OUR LADY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Ward Street, L34 6JJ 0151 477 8220 Headteacher: Haydn Boyle BSc PGCE NPQH Email: ourlady@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 233 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Extra School Activities: Brass, woodwind, band, choir, art and craft, dance, games club SHARE, Mayors award, dance clubs, boccia Sports Activities: PE, netball, football, basketball, cricket, tennis, preschool cricket juniors, multi skills infants. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 93%, Level 5 38%, Mathematics Level 4 100%, Level 5 41%, Science Level 4 100%, Level 5 55%. Languages: French Admission: LEA


Associated Schools: St Edmund Arrowsmith, De La Salle PRESCOT PRIMARY SCHOOL Maryville Road, L34 2TA 0151 432 7100 Headteacher: Miss Catherine Fairhurst Email: prescotprimary@ knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 426 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Seasonal and varied Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89%, Level 5 45%, Mathematics Level 4 96%, Level 5 45%, Science Level 4 100%, Level 5 74%. Languages: French, Spanish, German Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Prescot School ST LUKES CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Shaw Lane, L35 5AT 0151 426 6917 Headteacher: Mrs Maria Clarke Web: www.stlukesprescot.ik.org Email: stluke@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 216 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: After School club Extra School Activities: Dance group, India group Sports Activities: Hockey, cricket, high five, cross country SATS: KS2 English Level 4 85%, Level 5 38%, Mathematics Level 4 88%, Level 5 29%, Science Level 4 91%, Level 5 35%. Languages: Spanish Admission: KEA Associated Schools: St Edmund Arrowsmith

STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE BROOKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL Cremorne Hey, Waterpark Drive, L28 3QA 0151 489 4906 Headteacher: Karen Evans Email: brookside@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 178 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 75%, Level 5 25%, Mathematics Level 4 78%, Level 5 28%, Science Level 4 97%, Level 5 47%. Admission: KEA NINE TREE PRIMARY SCHOOL Hollowcroft, L28 4ED 0151 489 8044 Headteacher: Mr J Shaw Email: ninetree@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 107 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various cookery, art Sports Activities: Various, football, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 81%, Level 5 5%, Mathematics Level 4 76%, Level 5 5%, Science Level 4 81%, Level 5 19%. Languages: French Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Knowsley

ST ALBERT’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Steers Croft, L28 8AJ 0151 477 8560 Headteacher: Mark Nolan (Acting) Email: stalbert@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 189 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, rugby etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 94%, Level 5 42%, Mathematics Level 4 94%, Level 5 28%, Science Level 4 100%, Level 5 47%. Languages: Spanish Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Christ The King Centre for Learning, St John Bosco, De La Salle, Cardinal Heenan ST BRIGIDS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Waterpark Drive, L28 7RE 0151 477 8150 Headteacher: Mrs G Price Web: www.stbrigid.knowsley.sch.uk Email: stbrigid@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 193 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Parpers and tooters, disco dance, homework, drama, art club. Sports Activities: Football, basketball, ju-jitsu, cross country, athletics, multi skill SATS: KS2 English Level 4 84%, Level 5 10%, Mathematics Level 4 77%, Level 5 32%, Science Level 4 84%, Level 5 16%. Languages: French Admission: KEA

WHISTON HALSNEAD COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL Pennywood Drive, L35 3TT 0151 477 8130 Headteacher: Mrs A. Abdous Email: halsnead@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 437 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79%, Level 5 24%, Mathematics Level 4 79%, Level 5 21%, Science Level 4 93%, Level 5 48%. Admission: KEA ST LEO'S AND SOUTHMEAD CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Serving the Community Lickers Lane, L35 3SR 0151 477 8410 Headteacher: Jeanette Grundy Email: stleo@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 239 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Drama, reading, ICT, music, multiculture Sports Activities: Football, rugby, athletics, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 59%, Level 5 15%, Mathematics Level 4 59%, Level 5 20%, Science Level 4 78%, Level 5 32%. Languages: French Admission: KEA Associated Schools: St Edmund Arrowsmith, Higherside

WHISTON WILLIS COMMUNITY PRIMARY Milton Avenue 0151 477 8270 Headteacher: Mrs Elaine Maloney Email: whistonwillis.de@ knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Primary Pupils: 337 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Local Solutions breakfast & after school clubs, holiday clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 21%, Mathematics Level 4 93% Level 5 25%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 38% Languages: French and Spanish Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Various Special facilities: Sherwood Children’s Centre including Local Solutions Nursery, Sport England Space for Sports and Arts and multi purpose room. ST MARY AND ST PAUL Bryer Road L35 5DN 0151 426 6869 Headteacher: Neil Dixon Web: www.smsp.org.uk (under construction) Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 144 Age Range: 3-11 SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 18%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 27%, Science Level 4 91% Level 5 64%

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HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC PRIMARY Oriel Drive L10 6NJ 0151 288 6206 Headteacher: Mrs Dimeck Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 422 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100% Level 5 45%, Mathematics Level 4 96% Level 5 47%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 36% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA

BOOTLE ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC PRIMARY Hemans Street, L20 4QS and Chesnut Grove, L20 4LX 0151 922 5138 0151 922 2440 Headteacher: Mr S. J. Sanderson (both sites) Email: adminallsaints@hotmail.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 416 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 82% Level 5 12%, Mathematics Level 4 85% Level 5 20%, Science Level 4 77% Level 5 23% Languages: Spanish, Chinese Associated Schools: Savio High

AINSDALE ST JOHN'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY Sandbrook Road, PR8 3JE 01704 578427 Headteacher: Mrs L Deninson Email: ainsdale.ce@merseymail.com Web: www.ainsdalestjohns.com Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 212 Age Range: 5-11 Pre & After School Activities: Fun4Kidz after school care 3.30-6 pm daily Extra School Activities: Range of over 20 clubs across school Sports Activities: Football, netball, cricket, swimming, multi-skills, athletics, dance and much more SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 41%, Mathematics Level 4 91% Level 5 32%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 41% Languages: Year 4 – Year 6 Spanish and French Admission: Criteria is obtainable from school Associated Schools: Various

AINTREE AINTREE DAVENHILL PRIMARY Aintree Lane, L10 8LE 0151 526 1162 Headteacher: Mrs K Coyle Email: admin.aintreedavenhill@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.aintreedavenhill.org.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 463 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various eg football, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 88% Level 5 12%, Mathematics Level 4 90% Level 5 47%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 61% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Maghull High Special facilities: ICT suite, interactive whiteboards

BEDFORD PRIMARY Quarry Road, L20 9LJ 0151 922 1467 Headteacher: Mrs Ruth Braithwaite Email: admin.Bedford@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.bedfordprimary.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 383 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 29 Pre & After School Activities: Rise & Shine Breakfast club £1 per child 7.30-8.50am, pick ups from local registered after-school childcare providers Extra School Activities: Cookery, podcasting, reading club, table tennis, homework club, netball, Taekwondo Sports Activities: Cricket, tag rugby, swimming, football, hockey, athletics, tri golf SATS: 2008 KS2 English Level 4 83% Level 5 11%, Mathematics Level 4 83% Level 5 20%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 39% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Hillside CHRIST CHURCH CE PRIMARY Brookhill Road, L20 3JL 0151 922 2136 Headteacher: Mr G Watts Email: admin.ChristChurch@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 412 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club (drop in) Sports Activities: Football, athletics, tag-rugby, rounders, basketball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 81% Level 5 17%, Mathematics Level 4 83% Level 5 22%, Science Level 4 90% Level 5 51% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Hillside GRANGE PRIMARY Stonyfield, L30 0QS 0151 924 7917 Headteacher: Mr B Norbury Web: www.grange-futureschool.co.uk

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Type of School: Community Pupils: 275 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dance, languages, study support Sports Activities: Football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 54% Level 5 14%, Mathematics Level 4 63% Level 5 9%, Science Level 4 77% Level 5 26% Languages: Mandarin, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Bootle High, Litherland HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PRIMARY Poulsom Drive, L30 2NR 0151 525 7497 Headteacher: Mr Paul Davenport Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 235 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 87% Level 5 9%, Mathematics Level 4 83% Level 5 9%, Science Level 4 87% Level 5 22% Admission: SEA Associated Schools: St Ambrose LANDER ROAD PRIMARY Lander Road, L21 8JD 0151 922 5760 Type of School: Community Headteacher: Barbara Billingsley Email: admin.landerroad@schools. sefton.gove.uk Pupils: 249 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club, Wrap Around care Extra School Activities: Dance, drama, choir Sports Activities: Football, tag rugby, judo SATS: KS2 English Level 4 74% Level 5 14%, Mathematics Level 4 94% Level 5 31%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 46% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Litherland High LINACRE PRIMARY Thornton Road, L20 5ED 0151 922 1466 Headteacher: Mrs Elaine Haney Email: admin.Linacre@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 197 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dance, Spanish, sign language, cookery, ICT, science, stay & play, active kids. Sports Activities: Basketball, netball, football, multi-skills, cricket SATS: KS2 English Level 4 72% Level 5 20%, Mathematics Level 4 76% Level 5 12%, Science Level 4 84% Level 5 20% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: St George of England, Hillside OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM CATHOLIC PRIMARY Stand Park Avenue, L30 3SA 0151 525 0395 Headteacher: Mr B M Shiels Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 349 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 22 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Homework, drama, chairleader Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 78% Level 5 5%, Mathematics Level 4 78% Level 5 23%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 50% Admission: SEA

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SPRINGWELL PARK COMMUNITY PRIMARY Menai Road, L20 6PG 0151 288 6054 Headteacher: Mrs J. D. Smoult Email: admin.springwellpark@ schools.sefton.gov Type of School: Community Pupils: 311 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, basketball, hockey, etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 78% Level 5 14%, Mathematics Level 4 76% Level 5 3%, Science Level 4 89% Level 5 32% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: St George of England, Hillside, Savio High Special facilities: Brand new school, IT suite, childrens centre ST BENEDICT'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Copy Lane, L30 7PG 0151 526 6423 Headteacher: Mr C. T. Vaudrey Email: admin.stbenedicts@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.stbenedicts.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 311 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Childrens university Sports Activities: Football, netball, rounders etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 86% Level 5 16%, Mathematics Level 4 89% Level 5 25%, Science Level 4 89% Level 5 27% Admission: SEA or by appointment Associated Schools: St Ambrose Barlow ST MONICA'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Aintree Road, L20 9EB 0151 525 1245 Headteacher: Mr Paul Kinsella Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 441 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Arts club Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89% Level 5 43%, Mathematics Level 4 93% Level 5 57%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 70% Admission: SEA ST OSWALD'S CE PRIMARY Ronald Ross Avenue, L30 5RH 0151 525 4580 Headteacher: Dr Margaret Ellams Email: head.stoswalds@schools. sefton.org.uk Web: www.stoswaldsnetherton.com Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 241 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Spanish, Study Support Sports Activities: Football, rugby etc SATS: KS2 English Level 4 65% Level 5 30%, Mathematics Level 4 70% Level 5 17%, Science Level 4 87% Level 5 30% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA ST ROBERT BELLARMINE CATHOLIC PRIMARY Harris Drive, L20 6ED 0151 922 1216 Headteacher: Mrs Mairead Dowell Email: admin.strobertbellarmine @schools.sefton.org.gov Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 221 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities:

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Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 97% Level 5 39%, Mathematics Level 4 87% Level 5 39%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 65% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA or by set criteria Associated Schools: Savio High School, St Wilfrids THOMAS GRAY PRIMARY JUNIOR DEPARTMENT/ INFANT DEPARTMENT Chesnut Grove, L20 4LX 0151 922 3723 Headteacher: Miss S J Moreland Email: head.thomasgrayprimary@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Primary Pupils: 307 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Drama Dance Sports Activities: Football, basketball, netball, tag rugby. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 65% Level 5 20%, Mathematics Level 4 74% Level 5 35%, Science Level 4 85% Level 5 33% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: St George of England

CROSBY ATHERTON HOUSE SCHOOL 6 Alexandra Road, L23 7TF 0151 924 5578 Headteacher: Mrs Alice Apel Email: alice@athertonhouse.co.uk Web: www.athertonhouseschool.co.uk Type of School: Independent Day Nursery Pupils: 60 Age Range: 0-5 Average Class Size: 8 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club, holiday club, wraparound care SATS: N/A Languages: French Admission: Inclusive MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOLS - JUNIOR BOYS Liverpool Road, L23 0QP 0151 928 3307 Headteacher: Mrs J Thomas Email: juniorboys@merchant taylors.com Web: www.merchanttaylors.com Type of School: Independent Day School Pupils: 156 Boys Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 22 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: Not available Admission: Independent MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOLS – STANFIELD MIXED INFANTS AND JUNIOR GIRLS 134 Liverpool Road, L23 5TH 0151 924 1506 Headteacher: Miss J E Yardley Web: www.merchanttaylors.com Type of School: Independent Day School Pupils: 320 Boys and Girls Age Range: Boys and Girls 4-7 Girls Only 7-11 Average Class Size: 18 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: Not available Admission: Independent FOREFIELD JUNIOR Forefield Lane, L23 9TJ 0151 924 3971 Headteacher: Mr R. F. Naylor Email: forefield@btinternet.com Web: www.forefieldjuniors.co.uk

Type of School: Community Pupils: 385 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 35 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and after school club available Extra School Activities: Choir, recorders, guitars, woodwind, brass, percussion, dance, chess, young engineers, young animators Sports Activities: Football, cricket, netball, judo, athletics, tag rugby, cross country SATS: KS2 English Level 4 92% Level 5 44%, Mathematics Level 4 90% Level 5 48%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 78% Languages: French Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Forefield, Chesterfield, St Michaels CofE GREAT CROSBY CATHOLIC PRIMARY The Northern Road, L23 2RQ 0151 924 8661 Headteacher: Mr Peter O’Dowd Email: admin.greatcrosby@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 695 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 31 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, rounders, netball, etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 97% Level 5 60%, Mathematics Level 4 97% Level 5 61%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 66% Languages: Spanish, French, Chinese Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Sacred Heart ST LUKE'S HALSALL CE PRIMARY Cooks Road, L23 2TB 0151 924 5142 Headteacher: Mrs Sue Kerwin Email: head.stlukeshalsall@schools. sefton.gov.uk Website: www.stlukeshalsall.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 244 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs & wraparound care for nursery pupils Extra School Activities: Various including chess & drama Sports Activities: Football, cricket, rugby, netball, Active Mark SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 54%, Mathematics Level 4 91% Level 5 54%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 83% Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Michael’s, Chesterfield ST MARY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Back Lane, L23 4UA 0151 924 4447 Headteacher: Mr P M Hennessy Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 93 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, basketball, swimming SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100% Level 5 40%, Mathematics Level 4 93% Level 5 47%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 67% Languages: French Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Holy Family ST MARY’S COLLEGE, CROSBY Everest Road, L23 5TW 0151 924 3926 Headteacher: Mr M Kennedy email: office@stmarys.lpool.sch.uk Web: www.stmarys.ac Type of School: Independent Age range: 0-18 Class size: 15 Extra School Activities: IT, Amnesty International, debating, young


enterprise, art club, chess club, SPUC, design club, French circle, maths club, SVP, school council, justice and peace, DoE award scheme, stage band, orchestra, choirs, concert band, young writers, Lourdes group, drama club, science club, CCF, Spanish club, young LIFE. Sporting Activities: Athletics, cross country, netball, football, rugby, tennis, cricket, badminton, basketball, dance, fitness, gymnastics, hockey, multi-gym, rounders, swimming, triathlon, volleyball. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) 99%, A Level 99% Admission: Interview, reference and examination ST NICHOLAS' CE PRIMARY Nicholas Road, L23 6TS 0151 924 1204 Headteacher: Miss Sara Howard Email: admin.stcnicholas@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 197 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After school clubs Extra School Activities: Drama, art, choir, modern foreign languages group, wildlife after school club. Sports Activities: Athletics, football, judo, multi-sports, netball, rugby, gymnastics, dance. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 100% Level 5 57%, Mathematics Level 4 100% Level 5 50%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 87% Languages: Spanish, Swedish Admission: SEA URSULINE CATHOLIC PRIMARY Nicholas Road, L23 6TT 0151 924 1704 Headteacher: Mr McQueen Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 396 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Hockey, swimming SATS: KS2 English Level 4 83% Level 5 23%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 34%, Science Level 4 95% Level 5 41% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Sacred Heart VALEWOOD PRIMARY Sherwood Avenue, L23 7YG 0151 924 0483 Headteacher: Mrs Debby Rigby Email: debby.rigby@virgin.net Web: www.valewood.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 211 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 83% Level 5 37%, Mathematics Level 4 90% Level 5 37%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 47% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA with certain criteria

FORMBY FRESHFIELD PRIMARY Watchyard Lane, L37 3JT 01704 876567 Headteacher: Mr V Osbaldeston Email: admin.Freshfield@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 262 Age Range: 3 to 11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Drama, performing arts Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 86% Level 5

39%, Mathematics Level 4 78% Level 5 42%, Science Level 4 92% Level 5 47% Languages: Spanish, French Admission: SEA or apply to school Associated Schools: Formby High, Range High Special facilities: Nursery OUR LADY OF COMPASSION CATHOLIC PRIMARY Bull Cop, L37 8BZ 01704 877281 Headteacher: Mrs Lynn Email: head.ourladyofcompassion@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 283 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Choir, computer club Sports Activities: Netball, running club, football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 97% Level 5 57%, Mathematics Level 4 100% Level 5 46%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 71% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Holy Family High School REDGATE PRIMARY Regdate, L37 4EW 01704 385960 Headteacher: Mrs Wendy Grime Email: head.redgate@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.redgateprimary.com Type of School: Community Pupils: 140 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 24 Pre & After School Activities: Out of School club 8am-5.30pm Extra School Activities: ICT, dance, chess, needlecraft, French, recorders Sports Activities: Football, netball, cricket, hockey, tennis, multisport, tag rugby, Activemark award 2007. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 90% Level 5 30%, Mathematics Level 4 95% Level 5 45%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 30% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Range High, Formby High Special facilities: IWB in each room ST JEROME'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Greenloons Drive, L37 2LX 0151 288 6003 Headteacher: Mrs E. D. Peat Email: admin.stjeromes@schools. sefton.gov.uk web: stjeromesprimary school.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 207 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Chess Sports Activities: Football, netball SATS: KS2 English Level 4 97% Level 5 62%, Mathematics Level 4 97% Level 5 66%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 83% Languages: French, Italian Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Holy Family High School ST LUKE'S CE PRIMARY Jubilee Road, L37 2HW 01704 872692 Headteacher: Mrs Sharon Cowey Email: admin.stlukesformby@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.stlukesformby.org Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 415 Age Range: 4-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 92% Level 5 33%, Mathematics Level 4 83% Level 5 38%, Science Level 4 90% Level 5 58% Admission: SEA

TRINITY ST PETER'S CE PRIMARY Paradise Lane, L37 7EJ 01704 876391 Headteacher: Mr M Dutton Email: admin.trinitystpeters@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.trinitystpeters.com (under construction) Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 223 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 94% Level 5 35%, Mathematics Level 4 94% Level 5 32%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 41% Admission: SEA Special facilities: New purpose built Foundation Stage WOODLANDS PRIMARY Woodlands Road, L37 2JN 01704 876444 Headteacher: Mr Simon Grilli Email: admin.woodlands@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 364 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 31 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dance, various Sports Activities: Tag rugby, netball, gym SATS: KS2 English Level 4 96% Level 5 69%, Mathematics Level 4 90% Level 5 54%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 59% Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Range High

LITHERLAND BEACH ROAD PRIMARY Beach Road, L21 2PG 0151 928 7773 Headteacher: Mr Lawrence Crilly Type of School: Community Pupils: 170 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dance club Sports Activities: Football SATS: (2007 results) KS2 English Level 4 78% Level 5 13%, Mathematics Level 4 81% Level 5 13%, Science Level 4 88% Level 5 22% Admission: SEA ENGLISH MARTYRS CATHOLIC PRIMARY School Lane, L21 7LX 0151 928 5601 Headteacher: Mrs P O’Brien Email: admin.EnglishMartyrs@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.englishmartyrs.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 470 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 95% Level 5 78%, Mathematics Level 4 100% Level 5 52%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 77% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: St Wilfrids HATTON HILL PRIMARY Alwyn Avenue, L21 9NZ 0151 928 7012 Headteacher: Mrs H Lyall Email: admin.hattonhill@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.hattonhill.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 380 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various

Sports Activities: Various eg multisport SATS: KS2 English Level 4 80% Level 5 20%, Mathematics Level 4 80% Level 5 18%, Science Level 4 84% Level 5 29% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Litherland High LITHERLAND MOSS PRIMARY Moss Lane, L21 7NW 0151 928 4544 Headteacher: Sarah Greer Email: admin.litherlandmoss@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 146 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Sports Activities: Football, netball, etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 94% Level 5 44%, Mathematics Level 4 94% Level 5 25%, Science Level 4 94% Level 5 31% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Litherland High Special facilities: Children Centre, Accessible school ST ELIZABETH'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Webster Street, L21 8JH 0151 922 5752 Headteacher: Mrs Sullivan Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 345 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 29 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various, crafts, choir Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 80% Level 5 24%, Mathematics Level 4 75% Level 5 18%, Science Level 4 87% Level 5 38% Admission: SEA Associated Schools: St Wilfrids ST PHILIP'S CE PRIMARY Church Road, L21 8NZ 0151 928 1483 Headteacher: Mrs Marian Hodgson Email: admin.stphilipslitherland@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 212 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Dance, music club, art club, gardening club, athletics club Sports Activities: Football, swimming, dance. Languages: Spanish, Italian, Chinese Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Litherland High School

LYDIATE LYDIATE PRIMARY Lambshear Lane, L31 2JZ 0151 526 2657 Headteacher: Mr Batchelor Email: admin.lydiate@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.lydiateprimary.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 324 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, judo, fencing, etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 92% Level 5 33%, Mathematics Level 4 95% Level 5 56%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 62% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA ST GREGORY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Sandy Lane, L31 2LB 0151 526 5856

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Headteacher: Mrs D. Albon Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 202 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & Wraparound club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various throughout the year, seasonal SATS: KS2 English Level 4 82% Level 5 33%, Mathematics Level 4 73% Level 5 21%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 48% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Maricourt ST THOMAS'S CE PRIMARY Kenyons Lane, L31 0BP 0151 531 9955 Headteacher: Mrs Ann Lock, B.A. Hons Email: admin.stthomas@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.stthomaslydiate.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Church of England Pupils: 183 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 26 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast, After School and Holiday clubs Extra School Activities: Dance, chess, art, guitar Sports Activities: Football, rugby, basketball, judo SATS: KS2 English Level 4 97% Level 5 22%, Mathematics Level 4 97% Level 5 41%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 56% Admission: Contact school Special facilities: Nursery 8.00am6.00pm

MAGHULL GREEN PARK PRIMARY Green Lane, L31 8BW 0151 526 2755 Headteacher: Mr G Hewer Web: www.greenparkschool.org.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 271 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 94% Level 5 52%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 36%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 36% Admission: SEA HUDSON PRIMARY Moorhey Road, L31 5LE 0151 526 1568 Headteacher: Ms Allen Email: Head.Hudson@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.hudsonprimary.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 145 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Sports Activities: Football, swimming etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 81% Level 5 26%, Mathematics Level 4 74% Level 5 30%, Science Level 4 89% Level 5 44% Admission: SEA Special facilities: Surestart Childrens Centre NORTHWAY PRIMARY Dodds Lane, L31 9AA 0151 526 2565 Headteacher: Mrs Gill Email: admin.northway@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 320 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89% Level 5 36%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 32%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 66% Admission: SEA

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ST ANDREW'S MAGHULL CE PRIMARY Deyes Lane, L31 6DE 0151 526 1378 Headteacher: Mr F Driessen Email: head.standrewsmaghull@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 356 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Drama, chess, Bible club, dancing, choir, gardening, craft, magazine Sports Activities: Netball, football SATS: KS2 English Level 4 92% Level 5 39%, Mathematics Level 4 90% Level 5 38%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 41% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA ST GEORGE'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Dennett Close, L31 5PD 0151 526 1624 Headteacher: Mr L McKay Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 226 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 94% Level 5 41%, Mathematics Level 4 97% Level 5 44%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 66% Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Maricourt ST JOHN BOSCO CATHOLIC PRIMARY Green Lane, L31 8BW 0151 520 2628 Headteacher: Daniel MacAreavy Email: stjblynn@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.stjohnboscoprimary.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 196 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club, full after school provision until 6pm Extra School Activities: After School lessons, computer club, drama, recorder, guitar etc. Sports Activities: Swimming, football, netball, tag rugby, tennis, gymnastics SATS: KS2 English Level 4 93% Level 5 32%, Mathematics Level 4 89% Level 5 25%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 57% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Maricourt High SUMMERHILL PRIMARY Poverty Lane, L31 3DT 0151 526 1343 Headteacher: Mrs L Nelson Email: admin.Summerhill@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.summerhill primary.com Type of School: Community Pupils: 205 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Art club, IT club, singing club Sports Activities: Football, netball, dance, basketball, golf SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89% Level 5 54%, Mathematics Level 4 93% Level 5 32%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 57% Languages: Italian, French Admission: SEA

MELLING MELLING PRIMARY Wheeler Drive, L31 1DA 0151 547 3349 Headteacher: Mr C Mitchell Email: admin.melling@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.mellingprimary.co.uk Type of School: Community

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Pupils: 210 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club and After school club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 90% Level 5 32%, Mathematics Level 4 87% Level 5 52%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 58% Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Maghull High, Deyes, Maricourt

NETHERTON NETHERTON MOSS PRIMARY Swifts Lane, L30 3RU 0151 525 5026 Headteacher: Mrs Scott Email: admin.nethertonmoss@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.nethertonmoss.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 177 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club SATS: KS2 English Level 4 76% Level 5 17%, Mathematics Level 4 79% Level 5 41%, Science Level 4 90% Level 5 41% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Bootle High

SEAFORTH OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA CATHOLIC PRIMARY Kepler Street, Seaforth. L21 3TE 0151 928 3158 Headteacher: Mr D. Iliff Email: admin.ourladystarofthesea@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.ourladystarof thesea.sefton.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 164 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: After School club Extra School Activities: Fun & kids summer school, drama, homework, computer clubs SATS: KS2 English Level 4 68% Level 5 9%, Mathematics Level 4 82% Level 5 36%, Science Level 4 91% Level 5 27% Admission: Application form with set criteria. Associated Schools: St Wilfrids High School

SOUTHPORT BIRKDALE PRIMARY Matlock Road, PR8 4EL 01704 567516 Headteacher: Mr P Kelly Email: admin.BirkdalePrimary@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.birkdaleprimary.org/ Type of School: Community Pupils: 368 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 94% Level 5 43%, Mathematics Level 4 98% Level 5 45%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 53% Languages: Spanish, French Admission: SEA BISHOP DAVID SHEPPARD CE PRIMARY Devonshire Road, PR9 7BZ 01704 227987 Headteacher: Mrs S Tasker Email: admin.BishopDavidSheppard @schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 161 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School, Wrap Around Care Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, netball, cricket, etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 65% Level 5

9%, Mathematics Level 4 70% Level 5 35%, Science Level 4 83% Level 5 43% Languages: French Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Meols Comp CHURCHTOWN PRIMARY St Cuthberts Road, PR9 7NN 01704 508500 Headteacher: Mr D Walker Email: office@Churchtown.org.uk Web: www.churchtown.org.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 880 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89% Level 5 41%, Mathematics Level 4 89% Level 5 48%, Science Level 4 94% Level 5 67% Languages: French Admission: SEA or by contact with school. Associated Schools: Stanley High FARNBOROUGH ROAD JUNIOR Farnborough Road, PR8 3DF 01704 577625 Headteacher: Mr A Antell Email: admin.FarnboroughRoad Jun@schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.farnboroughroad juniors.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 524 Age Range: 7-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After School clubs Extra School Activities: Singing, dancing, recorder, craft, circus, orchestra, ICT plus many others. Sports Activities: Netball, judo, fencing, football, cricket, rugby, athletics plus many others SATS: KS2 English Level 4 86% Level 5 39%, Mathematics Level 4 80% Level 5 34%, Science Level 4 90% Level 5 52% Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Greenbank High School, Birkdale High School HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC PRIMARY Norwood Crescent, PR9 7DU 01704 213084 Headteacher: Mrs Quinn Email: admin.HolyFamilyPrimary@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.holyfamilyprimary. com Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 218 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs, Holiday club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 95% Level 5 25%, Mathematics Level 4 91% Level 5 43%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 50% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Christ the King HOLY TRINITY CE PRIMARY Manchester Road, PR9 9AZ 01704 538366 Headteacher: Mrs Sue Mawdsley Email: admin.holytrinitysouthport@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.holytrinityprimary.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 200 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Childrens University, various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 83% Level 5 21%, Mathematics Level 4 66% Level 5 10%, Science Level 4 90% Level 5 28% Admission: Appointment with set criteria.


KEW WOODS PRIMARY Ovington Drive, PR8 6JW 01704 533478 Headteacher: Mr Des Stubbs Email: admin.kewwoods@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.kewwoods.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 348 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 91% Level 5 38%, Mathematics Level 4 83% Level 5 51%, Science Level 4 96% Level 5 62% Admission: SEA KINGS MEADOW PRIMARY Meadow Lane, PR8 3RS 01704 578512 Headteacher: Mrs Alison Watson Email: admin.kingsmeadow@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.kingsmeadowprimary.com Type of School: Community Pupils: 166 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Wrap around care for nursery children, holiday club, Breakfast and After School care Extra School Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 84% Level 5 26%, Mathematics Level 4 79% Level 5 16%, Science Level 4 84% Level 5 26% Languages: French and Spanish LARKFIELD PRIMARY Preston New Road, PR9 8PA 01704 224720 Headteacher: Mr Tim Baldwin Email: head.larkfield@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 270 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, netball, etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 98% Level 5 51%, Mathematics Level 4 91% Level 5 36%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 83% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Stanley High School LINAKER PRIMARY Sefton Street, PR8 5DB 01704 532343 Headteacher: Mr Colin Coleman Email: office@linakermail.co.uk Web: www.linakerschool.co.uk Type of School: Primary & Childrens Centre Pupils: 449 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Drama, language, dance, multi skills Sports Activities: Judo, football, cricket, netball, etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 81% Level 5 20%, Mathematics Level 4 81% Level 5 17%, Science Level 4 89% Level 5 39% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Greenbank, Birkdale High, Stanley, Meols Cops Special facilities: Nursery, 0-5 childcare MARSHSIDE PRIMARY Elswick Road, PR9 9XA 01704 211177 Headteacher: Mr A. McCoy Email: head.marshside@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.marshsideprimary.org.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 200 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 29

Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various, but lots of! Sports Activities: Football, netball, judo, street dance, cheerleading, fencing, skateboarding, speed stacking, multi-skills, etc. SATS: 2008 KS2 English Level 4 97% Level 5 30%, Mathematics Level 4 97% Level 5 48%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 55% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Local high schools Special facilities: Toddler group – pre school, fully equipped medical room for disabled children NORWOOD PRIMARY Norwood Crescent, PR9 7DU 01704 211960 Headteacher: Mrs D Prince Type of School: Community Pupils: 410 Age Range: 5-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 88% Level 5 24%, Mathematics Level 4 93% Level 5 44%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 61% Admission: SEA OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC PRIMARY Grantham Road, PR8 4LT 01704 568375 Headteacher: Mrs P. A. Speed Email: admin.ourladyoflourdes@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.ololprimray.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 554 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Activemark Award SATS: KS2 English Level 4 89% Level 5 25%, Mathematics Level 4 86% Level 5 27%, Science Level 4 92% Level 5 38% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: SEA SHORESIDE PRIMARY Westminster Drive, PR8 2QZ 01704 576040 Headteacher: Mr D. Thomas Email: ssideschl@aol.com Type of School: Community Pupils: 267 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 79% Level 5 27%, Mathematics Level 4 69% Level 5 31% Science Level 4 90% Level 5 44% Languages: French Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Greenbank Girls, Birkdale Boys, Formby High Special facilities: Nursery ST JOHN'S CE PRIMARY Rufford Road, PR9 8JH 01704 227441 Headteacher: Mr Daniel R G Hains Email: head.StJohnsCrossens@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.stjohnsprimary.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Controlled Pupils: 206 Age Range: 4-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Extensive range Sports Activities: Extensive range SATS: KS2 English Level 4 93% Level 5 26%, Mathematics Level 4 77% Level 5 37%, Science Level 4 89% Level 5 37% Languages: French Admission: SEA

Associated Schools: Stanley High School Specialist Sports College ST PATRICK'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY Radnor Drive, PR9 9RR 01704 225906 Headteacher: Mr Bevin Email: admin.stpatricks@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 289 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 98% Level 5 35%, Mathematics Level 4 96% Level 5 44%, Science Level 4 98% Level 5 50% Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Christ the King ST PHILIP'S CE PRIMARY SOUTHPORT Hampton Road, PR8 6SS 01704 535737 Headteacher: Mr Brian Johnson Email: head.stphilipssouthport@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 209 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Computer club, drama clubs (Infant and Junior) recorder club, choir Sports Activities: Tag rugby, cricket, netball, girls football, boys football. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 87% Level 5 27%, Mathematics Level 4 97% Level 5 47%, Science Level 4 97% Level 5 63% Languages: French Admission: SEA ST TERESA'S CATHOLIC INFANT AND NURSERY Everton Road, PR8 4BT 01704 567528 Headteacher: Miss Anna Gavin Email: admin.StTeresas@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.st-teresas-school.co.uk Type of School: Infant Pupils: 123 Age Range: 3-7 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: After school clubs SATS: (2009) speaking and listening Grade 3 or above 48% (national 21%), Reading 31% (national 25%),Writing 17% (national 12%), Mathematics 28% (national 21%) Languages: English, Polish spoken by TA, French Admission: SEA Special facilities: Electronic whiteboards

THORNTON ST WILLIAM OF YORK CATHOLIC PRIMARY St William Road, L23 9XH 0151 924 7280 Headteacher: Mr David Ryan

Email: admin.stwilliamofyork@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.stwilliamofyork.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 220 Age Range: 3-11 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Extensive Sports Activities: Extensive SATS: KS2 English Level 4 96% Level 5 35%, Mathematics Level 4 100% Level 5 52%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 78% Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Holy Family Catholic High School Special facilities: Physio room for physically disabled children THORNTON PRIMARY Edge Lane, L23 4TF 0151 924 6777 Headteacher: Mrs C. Thursfield Email: admin.thornton@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 141 Age Range: 3-11 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various SATS: KS2 English Level 4 65% Level 5 10%, Mathematics Level 4 65% Level 5 5%, Science Level 4 80% Level 5 25% Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Chesterfield

WATERLOO ST EDMUND & ST THOMAS CATHOLIC PRIMARY Oxford Road, L22 8QF 0151 928 5586 Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 355 Extra School Activities: Contact school Sports Activities: Contact school SATS: KS2 English Level 4 85% Level 5 22%, Mathematics Level 4 94% Level 5 35%, Science Level 4 93% Level 5 48% Admission: SEA ST JOHN'S CE PRIMARY Denmark Street, L22 9RG 0151 928 5685 Headteacher: Mr R. J. Miller Web: www.stjohnsce waterloo.com Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 146 Age Range: 5-11 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Arts club, Spanish club Sports Activities: Football, tennis, badminton, cricket, gym, etc. SATS: KS2 English Level 4 81% Level 5 25%, Mathematics Level 4 91% Level 5 34%, Science Level 4 100% Level 5 53% Languages: English, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: St Michael’ CE High School

Examination results sourced from www.dcsf.gov.uk/performancetables Educate Mersey Schools Guide

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS LIVERPOOL AIGBURTH ST MARGARET’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND HIGH Aigburth Road, L17 6AB 0151 427 1825 Headmaster: Dr D. F. Dennison PhD Email: stmargaretsadmin@ merseymail.com Web: www.stmargarets high.com Type of School: Voluntary Aided, Technology and Language College Pupils: 1012 (231 in the coeducational Sixth Form) Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 22-30 Extra School Activities: Large range of clubs, sporting activities and educational visits/holidays. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 83% A Level 96% (2009) Languages: French, German and Spanish Admission: 150 boys. 85% Church commitment, 15% Entrance Exam on 26th September 2009. Co-educational Sixth Form. Contact the school directly for Prospectus and Application Form Associated area: Liverpool Diocese Special facilities: New £2m Cricket and Sports Centre AUCKLAND COLLEGE 65 Parkfield Road, L17 4LE 0151 727 0083 Principal: Mr Anthony Akaraonye Email: info@aucklandcollege.com Web: www.aucklandcollege.com Type of School: Independent Pupils: 135 Age Range: 3-19 Average Class Size: 16 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Cinema club/art class/drama, science, plus booster classes for all exams, homework club Sports Activities: In curriculum, football, gymnastics, swimming, cricket, fitness, rock climbing, rounders, volley ball, badminton, athletics, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and various fundraising walks Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 57% Languages: Spanish Admission: Tour, day visit, recent report, feedback meeting, appointment with Principal. Associated Schools: Contact Auckland Special facilities: Lab, IT Suite

AINTREE ARCHBISHOP BECK CATHOLIC SPORTS COLLEGE Cedar Road, L9 9AF 0151 525 6326 Headteacher: Mr Paul Dickinson Email: beck-ao@archbishopbeck. liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.abhs.ik.org (updated soon - a link will redirect) Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1245 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 29 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, cricket, tennis, swimming etc. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 61% A level 98.5% (2009) Languages: Spanish, French Admission: LEA

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Associated Schools: Blessed Sacrament, Holy Name, St Francis de Sales Special facilities: Cater for disabled pupils

ALLERTON NEW HEYS COMMUNITY SCHOOL Heath Road, L19 4TN 0151 427 6482 Email: newheys@btconnect.com Web: www.newheys.com Headteacher: Mrs Ann Stahler Type of School: Business & Enterprise Specialist College Pupils: 817 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 25 Sports Activities: Netball, hockey, basketball, badminton, football, rugby, athletics. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 53% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Booker Avenue, Gilmour, Garston CofE, Springwood, Banks Road & Wider

ANFIELD NORTH LIVERPOOL ACADEMY Heyworth Street, L5 0SQ 0151 260 4044 Headteacher: Mrs K Askew Email: admin@northliverpool academy.co.uk Web: www.northliverpool academy.co.uk Type of School: Academy Pupils: 1200 Sixth Form: 220 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Music, dance, art and drama, ICT, languages, Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, community service, business and enterprise activities. Sports Activities: Sport and fitness activities Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 92% A level 100% (2009) Languages: Spanish, French Admission: LEA

BROADGREEN BROADGREEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Queens Drive, L13 5UQ 0151 228 6800 Headteacher: Mr Ian Andain Email: srouch@Broadgreen InternationalSchool.com Web: www.Broadgreen InternationalSchool.com Type of School: Foundation School Technology College Pupils: 1211 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Also a range of after school clubs including art, sport, science and technology. In addition we offer a Summer camp and many International visits. Sports Activities: Swimming, fitness, canoeing, football, basketball, badminton, netball, table tennis. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 42%. Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese Admission: Governing body

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Associated Schools: Blueberry Park, Broadgreen Primary, Corinthian Primary, Dovecot Primary, Kensington Primary, Knotty Ash Primary, Northway Primary, Phoenix Primary, St Anne’s (Stanley)

CALDERSTONES CALDERSTONES Harthill Road, L18 3HS 0151 724 2087 Headteacher: Mr Brian Davies Email: admin@calderstones.co.uk Web: www.calderstones.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 1517 Age Range: 11-18 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Art, drama Sports Activities: PE, football Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 56% Admission: LEA

CHILDWALL CHILDWALL SPORTS COLLEGE Queens Drive, L15 6XZ 0151 722 1561 Headteacher: Mr Dewi Phillips Email: admin@childwallsc.co.uk Web: www.childwallsc.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 1228 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 20 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Music, drama, arts, maths club, science club, news group, international visits, GCSE Dance, Comenius project, robodance, ski trip, Christian Union. Sports Activities: Football, netball, rugby union, gymnastics, dance, fitness (aerobics, circuits, fartlek, interval and weight training), athletics, cricket, hockey, rounders, softball, badminton, tennis, judo, karate, rock climbing, orienteering, water sports, trampolining. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 59% Languages: Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various

CITY CENTRE ARCHBISHOP BLANCH CHURCH OF ENGLAND HIGH Mount Vernon Road, L7 3EA 0151 709 1452 Headteacher: Miss J. Griffiths Email: admin@blanch.org.uk Web: www.abblanch.com Type of School: Technology College & Training School. Voluntary Aided CE Pupils: 919 Age Range: 11-18 (girls up to 16, mixed sex Sixth Form) Average Class Size: 27 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club, homework club Extra School Activities: Ski trips, residential & educational trips to theatres etc, work experience, drama, computer clubs, Youth Alpha, Christian Union, choirs, orchestra, jazz/rock groups Sports Activities: Hockey, netball, badminton, dance, athletics, cross country, swimming, gym & fitness club, cheerleading. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 76% A levels 99.36% Languages: French, German, Spanish, Latin Admission: Application form with set criteria

Associated Schools: Primary schools throughout the Diocese of Liverpool Facilities: New sixth form centre, sports hall, gymnasium, fitness suite, all weather sports pitch.

CROXTETH CROXTETH COMPREHENSIVE Parkstile Lane, L11 0BD 0151 546 4168 Headteacher: Mr Richard Baker Email: morans@croxteth.biblio.net Web: www.croxteth-comp. liverpool.sch.uk (under construction) Type of School: Community Pupils: 462 Age Range: 11-18 Extra School Activities: Drama, keyboard, orchestra, singing Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 34% Admission: LEA DE LA SALLE HUMANITIES COLLEGE Carr Lane East, L11 4SG 0151 546 3134 Headteacher: Mr Patrick Ferguson Email: delasalleadmin@ googlemail.com Web: www.de-la-salle.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 513 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 64% A level 93% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Teresa’s, St Matthew’s, Our Lady & St Philomena, St Swithin’s, All Saints, Beaufort Park, Croxteth Primary, Mab Lane, Monksdown, Our Lady Immaculate, Ranworth Square, St Albert’s, St Brigid’s, St Cecilia’s, St John Fisher, St Margaret Mary’s, St Michael’s, St Nicholas, St Sebastian’s, Wellesbourne. ST JOHN BOSCO ARTS COLLEGE Stonedale Crescent, L11 9DQ 0151 546 6360 Headteacher: Mrs Anne Pontifex Email: enquiries@stjohnbosco.org.uk Web: www.st-johnbosco. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1068 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Homework club, languages, science, dance, drama, music, Cafod, young enterprise, art, ICT Sports Activities: Trampolining, football, athletics, rides Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 68% A levels 94% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA

EDGE HILL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL Overbury Street, L7 3HL 0151 709 1642 Headteacher: Mr Phil Williamson Web: www.cfschool.org.uk Type of School: Independent Pupils: 195 Age Range: 4-16 Extra School Activities: Chess, vocal group, art and craft Sports Activities: Football


Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 85% Languages: French Admission: Set criteria

FAZAKERLEY FAZAKERLEY HIGH SCHOOL Specialist Engineering College Sherwoods Lane, L10 1LB 0151 524 4530/524 4531 Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Fleming Email: fazakerleyh-ao@fazakerley high.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.school-portal.co.uk/ Fazakerley Type of School: Community Pupils: 742 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Homework club Sports Activities: Trampolining, football, netball, tag rugby, athletics Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 78% Languages: French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Rice Lane Juniors, Longmoor Primary, Fazakerley Primary, Barlows Primary, Leamington Primary. Special facilities: New school building

GARSTON ST BENEDICT’S COLLEGE Horrocks Avenue, L19 5PF 0151 427 5302 Headteacher: Mr J Finnigan Email: admin@saintbenedicts.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 749 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 22 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Drama, choir, brass band, art club, SATS revision club, GCSE revision club Sports Activities: Football, cricket, athletics, rounders, basketball, netball, martial arts Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 51% A level 85% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Holy Trinity, St Ambrose, St Anthony of Padua, St Austin, St Christopher, St Francis of Assisi, St Charles, St Finbar, St Vincent, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Special facilities: ICT suites, Transformation Learning Centre

GATEACRE GATEACRE COMMUNITY COMPREHENSIVE Grange Lane, L25 4SD 0151 428 1569 Headteacher: Mr Gerard Lonergan Email: gateacre-ao@gateacre. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 1534 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 28 Extra School Activities: Drama and music Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 58% A level 97% (2009) Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA

KENSINGTON THE ACADEMY OF ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI Gardners Drive, L6 7UR 0151 260 7600 Headteacher: Mr J Burke Email: academy@rcaol.co.uk Web: www.st-francisofassisiliverpool.org Type of School: Academy

Pupils: 769 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 28 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 57% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA Special facilities: Gifted & Talented department

MOSSLEY HILL LIVERPOOL COLLEGE HMC INDEPENDENT Queens Drive, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, L18 8BG 0151 724 4000 Principal: Mr H van Mourik Broekman MA (Hons) Email: admin@liverpoolcollege.org.uk Web: www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk Type of School: HMC Independent Pupils: 750 Age Range: 2-18 Average Class Size: 17 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Combined Cadet Force plus various extra curricular activities Sports Activities: Rugby, football, cricket, netball, hockey, athletics Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 91% A Level 62% (2009) Languages: Italian, Spanish, French, Latin Admission: By entrance assessment Associated Schools: Local schools

SEFTON PARK BELLERIVE FCJ CATHOLIC COLLEGE Windermere Terrace, L8 3SB 0151 727 2064 Headteacher: Sister Brigid Halligan Email: bhalligan@btconnect.com Web: www.bellerive.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 889 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 25 Sports Activities: Netball, hockey, badminton, football, dance, gymnastics, athletics, health & fitness, rounders, cross country, urban adventure. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 80% A level 98% Languages: Spanish, French Admission: Religious admissions policy Associated Schools: Citywide Special facilities: Science College with extensive ICT facilities. ST HILDA’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND HIGH Croxteth Drive, L17 3AL 0151 733 2709 Headteacher: Mrs E Benson Email: info@st-hildas.com Web: www.st-hildas.com Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 864 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 26 Extra School Activities: Sign language, Soap/Candle making, Trampolining, cheerleading Sports Activities: Athletics, netball, rounders. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 80.9% A level 96.5% Languages: French, Spanish, German Admission: Religious Route / Academic Route Associated Schools: Various Special facilities: New drama studio, Refurbished Laboratories

SPEKE PARKLANDS HIGH SCHOOL Ganworth Road, L24 2RZ 0151 486 2612 Headteacher: Mr Alan Smithies Email: parklands.hs@parklands. liverpool.sch.uk

Web: www.parklands.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 590 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Study support sessions, revision classes, performing arts Sports Activities: Football, hockey, netball, rounders, trampolining Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 38% Languages: Spanish, French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Local primaries Special facilities: ICT suites

TOXTETH THE BELVEDERE ACADEMY 17 Belvidere Road, L8 3TF 0151 727 1284 Principal: Mr P. M. Kennedy Web: www.belvedereacademy.net Pupils: 511 Age Range: 11-19 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Enrichment clubs Sports Activities: Badminton, basketball, unihoc, netball, lacrosse, gymnastics, dance, cross country, trampolining, volleyball. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 100%, A Level 88% (2009) Admission: LEA

WALTON ALSOP HIGH SCHOOL Specialist Technology College Queens Drive, L4 6SH 0151 525 2600 Headteacher: Mr P Jamieson Type of School: Community Comprehensive Pupils: 1712 Age Range: 11-18 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Exam results: (2006) GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 74%, A level 99% (2009) Languages: Spanish, French Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Various

WAVERTREE THE BLUE COAT Church Road, L15 9EE 0151 733 1407 Headteacher: Mr Tittershill Email:kate.rees@staff.bluecoat school.net Web: www.bluecoatschool.net Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 930 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 24 Sports Activities: Athletics, basketball, cricket, football, netball, hockey Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 100% A level 98.5% Languages: French, Spanish, Latin Admission: Application form with set criteria KING DAVID HIGH Childwall Road, L15 6UZ 0151 722 7496 Headteacher: Mrs Brigid Smith Email: kingdavid-ao@kingdavidhigh. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 629 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 91% A level 98.5% Languages: French, German, Hebrew Admission: Application form with set criteria Associated Schools: King David Primary

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NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC COLLEGE Specialist School for the Arts Everton Valley, L4 4EZ 0151 263 3104 Headteacher: Miss CB McCann, BA, MSc Email: ao@notredame.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 948 Age Range: 11-18 Pre-school Activities: Early morning music club, breakfast club. Extra School Activities: Homework club, college choirs, chamber choir, steel band, samba band, gamelan, orchestra, African drumming, drama club, dance club, contemporary dance group, ballet group, extra music tuition, young arts, more able and talented performing arts group. Sports Activities: Football, trampolining, climbing, badminton, basketball. Examination Results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 77% (2008) Top 1% nationally for student academic progress (7th in the country). Language: Spanish, French. Admissions: LEA. Associated Schools: Local schools. Special Features: Drama studio, Dance studio, Performing Arts auditorium (500 tiered seats), Music Technology Suite, dedicated Sixth Form resource and leisure area.

BROUGHTON HALL CATHOLIC HIGH Yew Tree Lane, L12 9HJ 0151 228 3622 Headteacher: Mr Gerard Murphy Email: admin@broughtonhall.com Web: www.broughtonhall.com Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1260 Age Range: 11-18 Extra School Activities: Art, banking services, choir, drama, information technology, library, literacy, music (brass, woodwind, strings, drums, keyboards and guitar), school magazine, and theatre trips. Sports Activities: Football, hockey, tennis, netball, athletics Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 79% A level 97% (2009) Admission: LEA CARDINAL HEENAN CATHOLIC HIGH Specialist Sports College Honeysgreen Lane, L12 9HZ 0151 228 3472 Headteacher: Mr Dave Forshaw Email: cardinal.heenan@ merseymail.com Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1363 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Art, music, computer, LRC, war hammer clubs Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 85% A levels 97.8% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA Associated Schools: St Cecilia, St Cuthbert, St Dominic, St Margaret Mary, St Oswald, St Paul, St Sebastian HOLLY LODGE Girls College Queens Drive, L13 0AE 0151 228 3772 Headteacher: Ms J E Tinsley BA (Hons) NPQH Email: hollylodge@hollylodge. liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.hollylodge.liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Girls College

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Pupils: 1348 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 25 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 61% A level 98% (2009) Languages: French, German Admission: LEA Associated Schools: Roscoe, Broadgreen and others

Email: highfield.de@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Special Pupils: 41 Age Range: 6-16 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Sports Activities: Various Exam results: N/A Languages: French, Spanish Admission: By appointment

HUYTON ST EDWARD’S COLLEGE Sandfield Park, L12 1LF 0151 281 1999 Headteacher: Mr J E Waszek Email: principal@st-edwards. liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.st-edwards.co.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1193 Age Range: 11-18 Extra School Activities: Chess club, Da Vinci club, debating, drama, Duke of Edinburgh, warhammer club, website club. Sports Activities: Athletics, cricket, cross country, hockey, netball, rugby, swimming, tennis Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 93% A Level 79.4% Admission: Set criteria WEST DERBY SCHOOL Quarry Road L13 7DB 0151 228 7915 Headteacher: Margaret Rannard Email: westderby-ao@westderby. liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.westderbyschool.com Pupils: 1121 Age Range: 11-18 Extra School Activities: Chess, science, technology, music, drama, computer Sports Activities: Athletics, badminton, volleyball, football, hockey, cricket, golf, baseball, table tennis Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 77% A Level 90% (2009) Languages: French, Spanish Admission: LEA

WOOLTON ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S COLLEGE Centre of Excellence for Maths and Computing Beaconsfield Road, L25 6EG 0151 288 1000 Headteacher: Mr Leslie Rippon Email: admin@sfx.liverpool.sch.uk Web: www.sfx.liverpool.co.uk Type of School: Foundation Pupils: 1297 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 25 Extra School Activities: Debating, music, art, drama, boys choir Sports Activities: Football, cricket, athletics, swimming, squash Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 71% Languages: Spanish, French Admission: LEA and school form ST JULIE’S CATHOLIC HIGH Specialist Language School Speke Road, L25 7TN 0151 428 6421 Headteacher: Sister Ann-Marie Gammack, SND, BA Email: reception@st-julies. liverpool.sch.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1239 Age Range: 11-18 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: PE, hockey Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 78% Languages: Language college Admission: LEA

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ALT BRIDGE SECONDARY SUPPORT CENTRE Wellcroft Road, L36 7TA 0151 477 8310 Headteacher: Mr Barry Kerwin Email: altbridge.de@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Special Pupils: 113 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 8 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Trampolining, netball, football, boccia Exam results: N/A Admission: Through education office BOWRING COMMUNITY SPORTS COLLEGE Western Avenue, L36 4PR 0151 477 8000 Headteacher: Mrs M Cotson Email: bowring.de@knowsley.gov.uk Web: www.bowring.knowsley.sch.uk Type of School: Community Sports College Pupils: 639 Age Range: 11-16 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Homework, study club Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 61% Admission: KEA RIVERSIDE STUDY CENTRE Stretton Way, L36 6JF 0151 480 4000 Headteacher: Mr M Davies Email: mail@riversidestudy centre.org.uk Type of School: Independent Pupils: 50 Age Range: 11-17 Average Class Size: 7 Exam results: N/A Languages: French Admission: Telephone for details Associated Schools: Wirral View ST EDMUND OF CANTERBURY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Lordens Road, L14 8UD 0151 489 3944 Headteacher: Mrs M B Quayle Email: Stedmund.canterbury.de@ knowsley.gov.uk Web: www.stedmundof canterburyknowsley.org Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 633 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Study support, holiday provision, extended school Sports Activities: Football, cricket, rugby etc. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 47% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: Knowsley LA Associated Schools: Various Special facilities: Adult Education and Family Learning

KIRKBY ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Bewley Drive, L32 9PQ 0151 546 6881 Headteacher: Mr Peter Bradley Email: allsaints.de@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1264 Age Range: 11-18

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Average Class Size: 29 Extra School Activities: Full range of lunchtime, after school and residential activities, including dance, music, art, crafts & enterprise. Sports Activities: Football, netball, cross-country, athletics, climbing. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 55%, A Level 100%. Languages: Spanish, French Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Holy Angels, St Joseph’s, St Laurences, St Marie’s, St Peter & St Paul. NEWSTEAD CENTRE Bracknell Avenue, L32 9PW 0151 477 8382 Headteacher: Mr Mike Marshall Email: newstead@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: People Referral Unit Pupils: 95 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 9 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Sports Activities: Football team Exam results: Not available Admission: By referral only SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL Cawthorne Close, L32 3XQ 0151 549 1395 Headteacher: John Parkes Email: Springfield@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Special Pupils: 78 Age Range: 3-19 Average Class Size: 7 Sports Activities: Sports club Exam results: N/A Admission: Special criteria

PRESCOT PRESCOT SCHOOL Language College Knowsley Park Lane, L34 3NB 0151 426 5571 Headteacher: Mrs L J Heath Email: information@prescotschool.knowsley.sch.uk Web: www.prescot-school. knowsley.sch.uk Type of School: Language College Pupils: 924 Age Range: 11-16 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 55% Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, German Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Various local junior schools ST EDMUND ARROWSMITH CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Scotchbarn Lane, L35 7JD 0151 477 8520 Headteacher: Mr M Campbell Email: stedmund.arrowsmith@ knowsley.gov.uk Web: www.seaonline.org.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 832 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 30 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Alton Towers trips, Paris trip, school leavers prom, dance, art trips to Yorkshire sculpture park / Liverpool museums, Grizedale walks, Lakeside outdoor activities centre. Sport Activities: Football, tennis, cricket, badminton, basketball Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 51% (2009) Languages: English Admission: Application form with set criteria Associated Schools: St Luke’s, St Leo's, St John Fisher, Our Lady's, Holy Family (Cronton), St Andrew the Apostle, St Mark’s, Holy Family (Halewood) Primary schools Special facilities: Technology

College with modern ICT suites, tennis courts. TOWER COLLEGE Mill Lane, L35 6NE 0151 426 4333 Email: towercollege@lineone.net Web: www.towercollege.com Type of School: Independent Age Range: 3-16 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast and After school club Extra School Activities: Sports, music, drama Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 51% (2009) Admission: Set criteria

STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE THE ELMS SCHOOL Whitethorne Drive, L28 1RX 0151 477 8350 Headteacher: Ms Linda Lowe Email: theelms@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Special Pupils: 107 Age Range: 2-19 Sports Activities: Various Admission: By referral

WHISTON HIGHER SIDE SCHOOL Cumber Lane, L35 2XG 0151 426 5715 Headteacher: Mr Dave Newton Email: higherside@knowsley.gov.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 568 Age Range: 11-16 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 70% Admission: KEA Associated Schools: Whiston Willis, Prescot Primary, St Leos’ Southmead, Halsnead and St Mary, St Paul’s

SEFTON BOOTLE HILLSIDE HIGH Breeze Hill, L20 9NU 0151 525 2630 Headteacher: Mrs L Schemilt Email: officehillside@fsmail.net Type of School: Community Pupils: 844 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Drama club, formula schools Sports Activities: Football, basketball, athletics, cricket, fitness, cross country, dance, netball, rugby, weight training, badminton, table tennis, cheerleading. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 79% (2009) Languages: Spanish, French Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Christchurch, Bedford Road Special facilities: ICT suite SAVIO HIGH SCHOOL Netherton Way, L30 2NA 0151 521 3088 Headteacher: Father G Briody Email: saviohighschool@gmail.com Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 764 Age Range: 11-18 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast Club Extra School Activities: Homework club, computer club, cookery club Sports Activities: Football, netball, basketball, cricket Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 63%, A level 96% Lanuages: Spanish, French Admission: SEA


ST AMBROSE BARLOW CATHOLIC HIGH Copy Lane, L30 7PQ 0151 526 7044 Headteacher: Paul Davidson, MA Email: stambrose@btconnect.com Web: www.stambrosebarlow.org Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 426 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 24 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Football, netball, dance, badminton, fitness, rugby Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 40% (2009) Languages: Spanish Associated Schools: St Benedicts, Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Walsingham Admission: SEA and application form ST GEORGE OF ENGLAND Specialist Engineering College Fernhill Road, L20 6AQ 0151 922 3798 Headteacher: Mrs L. Wise Email: office@stgengland.co.uk Web: www.stgengland.co.uk Type of School: Specialist Engineering College Pupils: 484 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Dance Sports Activities: Football, basketball, etc. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 65% (2009) Languages: Spanish, French Associated Schools: Thomas Gray, Springwell Park, Linacre Primary Admission: SEA

CROSBY CHESTERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL Specialist Sports College Chesterfield Road, L23 9YB 0151 924 6454 Headteacher: Mr S Penney Email: head@chesterfieldhigh. sefton.sch.uk Type of School: Comprehensive Pupils: 1252 Age range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 30 Extra School Activities: Dance, tennis, basketball, media, IT Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 85% (2009) Languages: French, Spanish, German Admission: SEA Special Faciities: Dance studio, outdoor tennis court, 2 sports media CROSBY HIGH De Villiers Avenue, L23 2TH 0151 924 3671 Headteacher: Mr S Dempsey Type of School: Community Special Pupils: 127 Age Range: 11-16 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Languages: French Admission: Statemented ST MARY’S COLLEGE, CROSBY Everest Road, L23 5TW 0151 924 3926 Headteacher: Mr M Kennedy email: office@stmarys.lpool.sch.uk Web: www.stmarys.ac Type of School: Independent Pupils: 840 Age range: 0-18 Class size: 15 Extra School Activities: IT, Amnesty International, debating, young enterprise, art club, chess club, SPUC, design club, French circle, maths club, SVP, school council, justice and peace, DoE award scheme, stage band, orchestra, choirs, concert band, young writers, Lourdes group, drama club, puzzle club, science club, CCF, Spanish club, young LIFE. Sporting Activities: Athletics, cross

country, netball, football, rugby, tennis, table tennis, angling, cricket, badminton, basketball, dance, fitness, gymnastics, hockey, multi-gym, rounders, swimming, triathlon, volleyball. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) 99%, A Level 99% (2009) Admission: Interview, reference and examination MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOLS - SENIOR BOYS Liverpool Road, L23 0QP 0151 928 3308 Headteacher: Mr D H Cook Web: www.merchanttaylors.com Type of School: Independent Day School Pupils: 797 Age Range: 6-19 Average Class Size: 22 Extra School Activities: Drama, music, choral, band, combined cadet force Sports Activities: Rugby, hockey, cross country, cricket, athletics, tennis, rowing Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 98% A level 100% (2009) Admission: By appointment MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOLS - SENIOR GIRLS Liverpool Road, L23 5SP 0151 924 3140 Headteacher: Mrs L A Robinson Web: www.merchanttaylors.com Type of School: Independent Day School Pupils: 890 Age Range: 4-18 Average Class Size: 22 Extra School Activities: Drama, music, choral, band, combined cadet force Sports Activities: Rugby, hockey, cross country, cricket, athletics, tennis, rowing Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) level 2 99% A level 99.6% Admission: By appointment

Headteacher: Mr Brian Rourke Email: enquiries@formbyhigh.org Web: www.formbyhigh.org Type of School: High Pupils: 1017 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 29 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Homework club, coursework and revision workshops, vast range of performing arts, sports and outdoor pursuit activities Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 88% A level (A-E grades) 92.02% Languages: French, Spanish, Latin Admission: SEA RANGE HIGH FORMBY Stapleton Road, L37 2YN 01704 879315 Headteacher: Mrs M. Miller Email: admin.rangehigh@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.range.sefton.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 1293 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 26 Extra School Activities: African music group, Soul group, orchestra, Russian, rockatom, foreign exchange and work experience visits, dance, Duke of Edinburgh Award, ski trips to Austria, water sports in France, theatre trips, Kielder Challenge. Sports Activities: Football, netball, hockey, basketball, rugby, cricket, cross country, athletics, tennis Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 86% A level 91.7% Languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Woodlands Primary & St Luke’s Primary Special facilities: Specialist school for Maths & ICT

Pupils: 674 Age Range: 11-18 Extra School Activities: Drama, science club, history club, chess club Sports Activities: Football, netball Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 56% A level 85.7% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Our Lady Star of the Sea, English Martyrs, St Elizabeth’s, Our Lady Queen of Peace plus various local schools.

MAGHULL DEYES HIGH Specialist Science College Deyes Lane, L31 6DE 0151 526 3814 Headteacher: Mr Peter Reed Email: admin@deyes.co.uk Web: www.deyes.sefton.sch.uk Pupils: 1424 Age Range: 11-18 Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 71% Languages: Spanish, German, French Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Various local schools MAGHULL HIGH Ormonde Drive, L31 7AW 0844 4773438 Headteacher: Mr Mark Anderson Email: school@maghullhigh.com Web: www.maghullhigh.com Type of School: Community Pupils: 1292 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 26 Extra School Activities: Dance, drama, music Sports Activities: Hockey, netball, football, basketball, badminton, tennis, rounders etc. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 65% Languages: Spanish, French Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Various local schools

LITHERLAND SACRED HEART CATHOLIC COLLEGE Specialist Status Mathematics & Computing Liverpool Road, L23 5TF 0151 931 2971 Headteacher: Mr J A Summerfield Email: admin.sacredhearthigh@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.sacredheartcollege.org.uk Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1461 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 24 Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 88% Languages: French, Spanish, Latin Admission: SEA Special facilities: New sports hall ST MICHAEL'S CE HIGH St Michaels Road, L23 7UL 0151 924 6778 Headteacher: Mrs Y Sharples Type of School: C of E Voluntary Aided Pupils: 649 Age Range: 11-18 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 61% Languages: French, Spanish, German Admission: SEA Associated Schools: St Luke’s Primary, Valewood Primary

LITHERLAND HIGH Sterrix Lane, L21 0DB 0151 928 4449 Headteacher: Mr Jim Donnelly Web: www.litherland-high.sefton. sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 784 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast & After School clubs Extra School Activities: Dance company, exchange and study visits Sports Activities: Football, netball. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 48% Languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Litherland Partnership

MARICOURT CATHOLIC HIGH Hall Lane, L31 3DZ 0151 330 3366 Headteacher: Sr Mary Teresa Email: maricourt@maricourt.net Web: www.maricourt.net Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1481 Age Range: 11-18 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Music, drama, dance etc. Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 76% Languages: Spanish, French Admission: By set criteria Associated Schools: St George, Holy Rosary, St Gregory, St John Bosco Special facilities: Fitness studio, drama & dance studio

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ROWAN PARK Sterrix Lane, L21 0DB 0151 222 4894 Headteacher: Mrs Jane Kelly Email: head.rowanpark@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Special Pupils: 110 Age Range: 2-19 Average Class Size: 8 Pre & After School Activities: After School club Sports Activities: Cricket, football, swimming, boccia Exam results: N/A Admission: SEA Special facilities: Autism classes, MDVI classes

FORMBY HIGH SCHOOL A Specialist School for Performing Arts and Science Freshfield Road, L37 3HW 01704 873100

ST WILFRID'S CATHOLIC HIGH Orrell Road, L21 8NU 0151 928 4543 Headteacher: Mr Gallagher Type of School: Voluntary Aided

BOOTLE HIGH Browns Lane, L30 5RN 0151 521 1734 Headteacher: Mr Phil Fryer Email: admin.BootleHigh@schools. sefton.gov.uk Web: www.bootle.sefton.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 411 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 25 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Various Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 33% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Various

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SOUTHPORT BIRKDALE HIGH Windy Harbour Road, PR8 3DT 01704 577253 Headteacher: Mr G. Loveridge Email: mail@birkdalehigh.co.uk Web: www.birkdalehigh.co.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 914 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 29 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: ICT study rooms Sports Activities: Football, cricket, table tennis, basketball etc. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 73% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Various Special facilities: ITC study rooms CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC HIGH & SIXTH FORM CENTRE Stamford Road, PR8 4EX 01704 565121 Headteacher: Mr John Gannon Email: info@christtheking-school.com Web: www.christtheking-school.com Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 1192 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: After School, contact for details. Sports Activities: Football, netball, badminton, tennis etc. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 91% Languages: French, German, Spanish Admission: SEA and set criteria Associated Schools: Various Special facilities: ITC College GREENBANK HIGH Hastings Road, PR8 2LT 01704 567591 Headteacher: Mrs P. McQuade Email: headteacher@greenbank. sefton.sch.uk Web: www.greenbank.sefton.sch.uk Type of School: Language College Pupils: 926 Age Range: 11-16 Average Class Size: 28 Pre & After School Activities: Breakfast club Extra School Activities: Homework club, gardening club Sports Activities: Football, netball, tennis etc. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 77% Languages: French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Various local

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MEREFIELD SCHOOL Westminster Drive, PR8 2QZ 01704 577163 Headteacher: Ms Alison Foster Email: admin.merefieldschool@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Special Pupils: 60 Age Range: 2-19 Pre & After School Activities: After School club Exam results: N/A Admission: SEA and other criteria PETERHOUSE SCHOOL Preston New Road, PR9 8PA 01704 506682 Headteacher: Mr Graham Birtwell Email: peterhouse.admin@ antisminitiatives.org Type of School: Autism Special School Pupils: 54 Age Range: 5-19 Average Class Size: 8 Exam results: (2008 results) OCR level 2 100% entry level 100% ASDAN 100% Admission: SEA and set criteria STANLEY HIGH Specialist Sports College Fleetwood Road, PR9 9TF 01704 228940 Headteacher: Mr D. Tansey Email: admin.stanleyhigh@ schools.sefton.gov.uk Web: www.stanley.sefton.sch.uk Type of School: Community Pupils: 855 Age Range: 11-16 Extra School Activities: School band, history interviews, charity work Sports Activities: Football, netball, etc. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 56% Languages: German, French Admission: SEA Associated Schools: Various

THORNTON HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC HIGH Virgins Lane, L23 4UL 0151 924 6451 Headteacher: Mrs Seddon Email: hshs@merseymail.com Web: www.hfchsonline.ik.org Type of School: Voluntary Aided Pupils: 782 Age Range: 11-18 Average Class Size: 27 Extra School Activities: Drama, web club, cheer leading Sports Activities: Football, cricket, netball, etc. Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 81% A level 96.1% Languages: French, Spanish Admission: SEA Associated Schools: St William of York, St Jeromes, St Mary, Little Crosby, Our Lady of Compassion, Formby.

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NEWFIELD SCHOOL & SPECIALIST COLLEGE Edge Lane, L23 4TG 0151 934 2991 Headteacher: Mrs Evans Email: admin.newfield@schools. sefton.gov.uk Type of School: Community Special Pupils: 91 Age Range: 5-16 Average Class Size: 8 Sports Activities: Various Exam results: GCSE (5 A*-C grades) Level 2 43% Languages: Spanish Admission: SEA and set criteria

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My School Days Joe McGann – Actor

My School I went to St Anne’s Primary and then St Francis Xavier’s College in Woolton. My Favourite Teacher I had a few actually – Jack Seddon was a huge man, ex-RAF into physical fitness and he instilled a love of the outdoors into me. I’d also have to say Jack Carter, Mr Gough, Mrs Bestell and a Mrs McGann (no relation). It was a lovely, happy, multiracial school and I really thrived there. It felt like a big family. My Favourite Subject at School I was pretty good across the board but especially at English and Geography. My Favourite Extra-Curricular Activity I’d have to say football for this! Were you streetwise or a bit of a geek? I was a bit of both to be honest. I was good at football, but I also loved reading, so I had friends in both camps. 102

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My Favourite Childhood Singer/Band The first band I was really mad on was Slade, and then I got into Motown and soul music. I also liked Alice Cooper. Do you remember your first school crush? I had a crush on a girl called Jacqui, and she was my first kiss too – I was a bit lovesick over her! She was a dancer in a show put on at the park and she was a little bit older than me. My Favourite Book I liked all the Enid Blyton books, but I really loved Robinson Crusoe – such a story of adventure and solitude, and surviving. I also really liked Gulliver’s Travels. School Dinners I remember the cheese pie they gave us, it was quite nice actually, and a bit tangy! It was all freshly cooked, decent stuff! My Ambitions at School I didn’t tend to have ambitions as such. I always knew I wanted to be an actor after I first came to the theatre, but I just thrive on different roles and learning. I think I’m just naturally more pragmatic and like to make the best of the opportunities I’ve had. I was the same as a child.

Liverpool-born actor Joe McGann, 51, grew up with his brothers and one sister in the city centre, opposite a library. He has fond memories of his schooldays at St Anne’s, Overbury Street in the city centre. Joe always wanted to be an actor along with his three younger brothers – Paul, Stephen, Mark – also actors. Joe has recently appeared on BBC’s Celebrity Masterchef and more recently as Richard in ‘Lost Monsters’ by Laurence Wilson at Liverpool Everyman Theatre.


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