Mab Lane

Mab Lane, Norris Green

Not known

Separate Infant and Junior schools until about 10 years ago; recently rebuilt.At one time known as Cantril Farm School.

Macket’s Lane

Arncliffe Rd, Hunts Cross

Not known

My friend Maureen ROGERSON attended this school. She remembers that there was a swimming baths, but this was discontinued because of the expense of keeping the lifeguard. The school closed about 2004.


Maidford Rd


Amalgamated with Colwell to form Blueberry Park in the early 2000s

Major Lester

Sherlock St


Originally separate schools for Girls, Boys and Infants; Boys’ and Girls’ schools amalgamated in 1964, and then the Infants’ later on.  Amalgamated with Eileen Craven in 1997 to form Hope Valley Primary School on the Major Lester site.  Some memories on the BBC website.

Major St

Major St


The street ran between Stanley Rd and Kirkdale Rd, just north of Boundary St in Everton.  It was certainly open in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, but I don’t know yet when it opened or closed.See:  Scottie Press for photos.  There are quite a few if you enter the search.



Not known

Recently rebuilt

Manesty's Lane

Manesty's Lane


One of Liverpool's oldest schools.  The lane itself was named after Joseph MANESTY, a slave trader. Not sure when it closed.  Liverpool Record Office has annual reports for 1846-1850, and a cash book which may be from the school for 1858.  May be linked with Hope St school; there are records which cover both schools up to the late 1930s.

Mann Island Infants' School

Mann Island

Not known

A school for infants in 1859.

Manual Instruction Centre

Baker St, West Derby Rd

Not known

Corner with Emlyn St.  Run by Liverpool School Board

Manual Instruction Centre

Chatsfield St  Edge Hill

Not known

Listed in Slater’s 1859 Directory

Manual Instruction Centre

Mill St, Toxteth

Not known

Listed in Slater’s 1859 Directory

Manual Instruction Centre

Nelson Place,  Wavertree Rd

Not known

The building is still standing on Wavertree High St

Margaret Beavan

Almonds Green, West Derby


In 1938, listed as an Open Air School. Closed about 2000

Mariners' Daughters’ School

George’s Dock

Not known

Listed in 1859

Mary Help of Christians Catholic

Stonebridge Lane,  Croxteth


Opened by the Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco at the invitation of the Archbishop.  The school is now know as St John Bosco, located in Stonedale Crescent

Matthew Arnold

Dingle Lane


The old building was demolished in the late 1890s.  There is a new building on the site

Meadow Bank

Sherwoods Lane,  Fazakerley

Not known



Wheeler Drive, Melling

Not known


Merchant Taylors

Liverpool Rd, Great Crosby


Reorganised and rebuilt 1878.  The school has current websites for the  boys’ school;the  girls’ school,  junior boys’ school  and  infants!.

Mersey View

Minehead Rd,  Aigburth

Not known


Methodist Wesleyan

Bispham St

Not known

In 1846, the Liverpool Mercury reported that a Sunday School operated here, and 191 infants attended daily

Methodist Wesleyan

Epworth St

Not known

Listed in Slater's 1859 Directory

Methodist Wesleyan

Great Homer St

Not known

Listed as separate infant and junior schools in 1859. The infants is listed as Wesleyan. LRO holds records from 1886 - 1912

Methodist Wesleyan

Moss St

Not known

Listed in Slater's 1859 Directory.  Separate Infants' school. Close to London Rd

Methodist Wesleyan

Heath St, Toxteth Park

Not known

Listed in Slater's 1859 Directory

Methodist Wesleyan

Jamaica St, Jordan St

Not known

Listed in Slater's 1859 Directory; separate Infants' school

Methodist Wesleyan / Hibernian Free School

Pleasant St

Not known

Referred to in an article in the Liverpool Mercury in 1846. At that time, 151 infants and 58 girls attended daily. The school had 236 books in the library! Listed separately in Slater's 1859 Directory.   Records for Pleasant St held at the LRO include information on Great Homer St Wesleyan School, St Clement’s CE and Russell St Board School.   May be linked to Pleasant St Board School.

Methodist Wesleyan

Scotland Rd

Not known

In 1846, the Liverpool Mercury reported this as one of the largest Wesleyan day schools, catering for 134 infants and 50 girls daily. There were 275 books in the library.

Middlefield Primary

Alderwood Rd, Speke


Formed from the amalgamation of Alderwood and Millwood schools.  The school has its own  website.


Mill Lane, Wavertree

Not known

Old Mill Lane; possibly on the site of the old infants' school


Greenway Rd, Speke


The school Junior School grew so rapidly that some of the children had to be accommodated in other Speke schools for a time in the mid 1950s.

Monk St

Monk St, Everton


Opened as a temporary school; free - no charges made.  In 1903 there were about 350 pupils. The school is still listed in 1911.

Monksdown Primary

Frinstead Rd,  Norris Green


I’m sure I’ve seen this date somewhere recently, but can’t now track it down!  The Junior School was rebuilt in the late 1960s and the Infants’ in 1997.  Now amalgamated into a single primary school.




See Old Church (below)


Mossley Avenue, Mossley Hill


There was a temporary school (an iron building) in Greenbank Rd from 1900. The 1907 building was demolished around 2004 when Morrison amalgamated with Lidderdale into Greenbank Primary School


Mosspits Lane,  Childwall


Separate Infant and Junior schools.  Originally a wooden building, the schools were going to be a classic infants downstairs / juniors upstairs arrangement which was never completed.

Mother Teresa Catholic

Titchfield St, Everton

Not known

Formed from the amalgamation of St Anthony's and St Sylvester’s.

Mount Pleasant Catholic

Mount Pleasant

Not known

RC (Sisters of Notre Dame).  Plans for a ’Training College for Mistresses’ were submitted in 1856. My great grandmother was here on census night in 1891.  My mother trained here in the 1950s.

Much Woolton Catholic

Watergate Lane, Woolton


Linked to St Mary's Woolton.  Built on the site of St Bennet’s Priory; opened in 1992, although some classes had been based here for a while (probably since 1967, when older Junior children were taught at this site).

Much Woolton School

School Lane, Much Woolton


Apparently attended by St John ALMOND in about 1650.  LRO holds plans for a building dated 1847. The school is listed in Slater's 1859 Directory; ceased as a school in the mid-late 19th century.   It has apparently had many purposes since then, including being a cowshed. It is now a nursery.

Municipal Central Technical School

Byrom St

Not known

Between Scotland Place and Clayton St

Nash Grove Ragged School

Prince Edwin St,  Everton

Not known

See Great Homer, Campion, Welsh Calvinist Methodist

Netherfield Rd Council School

Netherfield Rd


When it opened the school accommodated over 1,100 children - boys, girls and infants.

Netherton Moss

Swifts Lane, Netherton

Not known


Netherton Park

Chester Ave, Bootle

Not known


New Heys

Heath Road

Not known

The school is now single sited.  Originally Gilmour Seniors; there was a house called New Heys in the area, where a merchant lived


Boaler St (Primary);  Sheil Rd (Secondary Modern)

Not known

Primary:  see Boaler St;  Secondary Modern - was Newsham, then Fairfield.  Often known as Sheil Rd

Noonan CE School


Not known

Probably in Everton - that's where the schoolmaster was living in 1861  anyway - in Dover St

Norman Pannell

Brownbill Bank  Netherley


Built to serve the new housing in the area. Photo courtesy Liverpool Record Office

North Corporation

Bevington Bush / Blackstock St


Built by the Liverpool Corporation, partly as a substitute for the Grammar School founded by John Crosse, which had closed in 1815. Transferred to Liverpool School Board in 1872 and enlarged the following year.  The school had the right in perpetutity to nominate a scholar at Liverpool College, Shaw St.  The holder of this place in 1903 was George FISHER of Cavendish St.  There were about 700 pupils in 1900. Next door to St Saviour's Female Refuge in 1911.  Has been listed, delisted and demolished


Northcote Rd, Walton


Originally built by Walton School Board.  

North Liverpool Academy

Heyworth St


Replaces Anfield Comprehensive on Priory Rd - though that may be a bit simplistic!  Thanks to Steve for this photo.


Walgrave Rd,  Wavertree


Close to Wavertree Garden Suburb.

Notre Dame High School

Maryland Street


My Aunt - born 1915 - attended there from the age of 13 - 17.  She still quotes Sister Mary of the Good Shepherd! Also listed as ”Notre Dame Demonstration Primary School” - known as The Dem! Maria says:  in the 50/60s when I was there, the school uniform colours for the Demonstration School  were Dark brown and Yellow. The Commercial School were Royal blue and green and the High School was Dark blue and white. You had to wear your uniform with pride outwith the School. You were easily identified for any misdermeanours out of school. reported and had to own up at Assembly!  This photo is the main entrance for  Maryland St

Notre Dame Collegiate, Catholic

Everton Valley


My mother attended this school in the 1940s.  It still looks fantastic, dominating Everton Valley.  Like many other people I still call it Everton Valley.

Notre Dame, Woolton Catholic Girls'

Speke Rd, Woolton


There is a convent in Speke Rd.  For many years there was a Preparatory School there; the secondary school was in Woolton Hall, which is now privately owned.   Woolton Hall amalgamated with Notre Dame Mount Pleasant  in 1970. Headteacher was Sr Margaret Taylor, Deputy Head was Miss (Bessie) Lunt. Really stupid uniform, though! I know, I had to wear it.  In the early 1980s, amalgamated with  La Sagesse  to form  St Julie's.

Nugent RC Boys’ School

Overbury St


Named after  Father James NUGENT.  Created in the Catholic Reorganisation of 1983 from a range of other Catholic Boys’ Schools, including Cardinal Godfrey, St Anne’s, St George’s, St Nicholas.  Located on the site of St Anne’s in Overbury St. First Headteacher was Brother CAREY from Cardinal Godfrey.  The school close din the 1990s; pupils transferred to Campion in Everton.  The building is now the site of the Christian Fellowship School, which moved there in 1997.

Oakes St

Oakes St


Listed in 1911.  According to the Record Office, a temporary board school.  The LRO holds the log book from 1904-1914.  One of the oral histories in the LRO (Mary Miers) refers to a Hebrew School in Oakes St.  There was certainly a Jewish cemetery there at one time, but it had been closed for many years.  The remains were exhumed in 1904 for reburial in Broadgreen cemetery.

Old Church CE

Leathers Lane, then Moorfields


Linked to Our Lady & St Nicholas, Parish Church.  Originally sited in Leathers Lane, the school moved to Moorfields about 1807.  In 1810, 24 pupils from the school attending a service at St Nicholas were killed when the steeple collapsed.  The school was rebuilt in 1863 (LRO holds plans for a new building dated 1861).  In 1900 -average attendance about 500 junior and infant pupils. The school had places for 600.  The school closed in the mid 1930s, when the pupils transferred to St Bartholomew’s, Eaton St in January 1935.

Old Swan Charity School

Old Swan


Original patrons were Messrs T STANIFORTH, J JACKSON, R WATT and T PARKE - prominent merchants of Liverpool.  Children were not to be taught to read and write, but to learn about right and wrong.

Old Swan Technical School

Broadgreen Rd

Not known

Next to the Corporation Tramways Office, corner of Catharine Terrace

Olive Mount

Childwall Rd

Not known

Amalgamated with the Holt, now known as Childwall Sports College.  The site was demolished around 2004.

Orrell Primary

Sefton Rd, Bootle

Not known

Now amalgamated with Roberts Rd into a brand new school.

Oulton Secondary School

Clarence St, Liverpool


Corner with Pleasant St.  William OULTON was a prominent member of Liverpool School Board.  In 1903, he was chair of the Technical Instruction Committee (other members of which were Philipt HOLT, Herbert RATHBONE and Florence MELLY) and chair of Liverpool Council of Education (other members: Canon Major LESTER and J W ALSOP.  He lived in Cuckoo Lane, Gateacre.  Head in 1911 was Robert NIXON, BA.  LRO has records from 1899; the school was based in the building which was originally the pupil teacher college.  In 1938, the girls - with their teachers - transferred to Childwall Valley High School. The school is still listed at Clarence St in the Directory, with Headmaster W J R GIBBS.  The school eventually closed in 1943.   The boys and their teachers were transferred to the Liverpool Collegiate.

Our Lady & St Nicholas CE

Eaton St


Originally named St Bartholomew’s, the school was renamed about 1955 - it is listed as Our Lady & St Nicholas in the 1955 Directory.  Lilian FOX  was Headteacher from 1972-1990.  Moved to a new site in Sylvester St in the late 1960s and pupils from other schools which closed - St James the Less and St Anne’s Christian St - transferred there.  The school closed in 1990, and is now the site of the Vauxhall Millennium Centre.

Our Lady and St Philomena’s Catholic

Sparrow Hall Road


The school was for children of all ages, but grew very rapidly.  Eventually, separate infant and junior schools were built.

Our Lady & St Swithin’s Catholic



Originally known as Gill Moss RC, run by the Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco from 1959.

Our Lady Bishop Eton Catholic

Green Lane,  Mossley Hill


This is a relatively new school, based in the building previously occupied by St Anthony of Padua School. The parishes were divided between the two churches, and the children likewise.  The school is on Green Lane, between Woolton Rd and Menlove Avenue.  Date approximate - I keep on forgetting to check!

Our Lady Catholic (Our Lady of Reconciliation)

Eldon St


Later Our Lady of Reconciliation; built for 1,200. Marked on the 1906 map. Headteachers include Tom WALSH. Pictures of the school are on the Scottie Press website.  Closed 2003 when it amalgamated with St Gerard's and Mother Teresa to form The Trinity.

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic

Northumberland Terrace,  Everton

Not known

Probably built on the site of the Girls' Industrial School.  The school has its own  website

Our Lady of Fatima High School Catholic

Margaret Street


The site on Townsend Avenue (now All Saints’ RC Junior Derpartment) was Our Lady of Fatima.  This was at one time part of John Hamilton Comprehensive.  Renamed Our Lady’s High School around 2000.  Now part of one of the new academies.  

Our Lady of Good Help Catholic

Chestnut Grove,  Wavertree;

South Drive, Wavertree


Formed out of the district of St Oswalds.   The new church of Our Lady of Good Help opened on 1 May 1887. The building which had served as a temporary chapel since 1871 was converted into an infant school Enlarged 1887.   Headteacher at one time was Joe COGHLAN, who went on to be Head at St Sylvester’s.  The current building in South Drive dates from 1970, and backs onto the old school and the parish centre.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic

Chipping St, Toxteth Park

North Hill St


Enlarged 1872 and 1886.   In December 1960 part of original building was destroyed by fire. The new school opened in 1961 - 100 years after the original building.  The photo here is of the  church.   LRO holds log books 1887-1947.  There are other links to photos of the school after the fire, on Flickr.  

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic

Hartsbourne Avenue, Belle Vale


The Junior School opened in 1958 - the first Headteacher was a Mr G SMYTHE.   The Infants opened a year later, and the Secondary Modern in 1960.  The Secondary Modern closed in 1983 with Catholic Reorganisation, children transferring to  SFX  and St Julie’s.

Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic

Stand Park Ave, Bootle

Not known

In the Netherton area

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic

Ford Close, Litherland

Not known


Our Lady, Star of the Sea Catholic

Kepler St, Everton

Not known

Between Everton Rd and Everton Terrace.  Listed in 1911 as Kepler St, Seaforth.  In 1916, there was an RC school in Seaforth Vale listed as “Star of the Sea”.  

Oxford St Ragged School (Industrial)

Oxford St

Not known

Listed in Slater’s 1859 Directory

Paddington High School

Mount Vernon Green


This school was open when I was a teenager in the 1970s.   We were always told terrible things about the students from this school, and lived in constant terror - rather exciting, in retrospect!  The building became a Local Authority training and resource centre, and has been home to Archbishop Blanch Girls’ High School for almost 15 years.


Beaconsfield Rd,  Woolton


Special School; date of opening a bit of a guess! Photo courtesy of Liverpool Record Office

Park Hall

Huyton Hey Rd

Not known

Built in the 19th Century; photo on the Knowsley website is dated 1906.

Park Lane School

Park Lane


Listed as separate infant and junior schools (Corporation South)  in 1859.  The accommodation was said to be 'scarcely adequate' in 1878  when it was certified as Park Lane School.  Matron in 1900 was Miss Robina FraserLinks with the school in Northumberland St. Closed either before or just after the Great War

Park Rd Ragged School (Industrial)

Park Rd

Not known

Listed in Slater’s 1859 Directory

Park St Ragged School (Industrial)

Park St,  Toxteth Park

Not known

Listed in Slater’s 1859 Directory

Parkhill Rd

Parkhill Rd, Toxteth Park


The school backed onto David St - part of Dingle’s Holy Land area. Early records (up to the 1900s) have it listed as a Church of England school.  The school amalgamated in the late 1990s with Beaufort St to form Beaufort Park. The last Headteacher was Peter RIREY.   For a time, children were bused from Beaufort St to Parkhill.   The old building was eventually demolished in about 2002. Thanks to Ron Johnson for the photo.

Parklands High School

Central Avenue  Speke


Replaced Speke Comprehensive.

Penrhyn St

Penrhyn St, Everton


There are some good photos of this school on the Mersey Gateway site. It became unsafe, I think.  Peripatetic teams were based there for many years, when the school population dwindled.  They moved out too in the mid 1990s, and the building was subsequently demolished.


Pinehurst Avenue


The two sites were built separately.  The Junior Boys’ School opened in August 1939  Recently amalgamated from separate infant and junior schools.

Pleasant St

Pleasant St,  Liverpool


Founded by the Benevolent Society of St Patrick in premises in Bolton St, as the Hibernian Free School.  Moved to Pleasant St in 1818. William Rathbone chaired the School Committee from 1843 until his death. Transferred to Liverpool School Board in 1873; amalgamated with the Welsh Charity School, Russell St in 1873 and St Columba’s, Pleasant St in 1894.   By 1900, the average attendance was just over 700. A new building on the opposite side of Pleasant St was erected in the late 1999.  The old building is being refurbished.  

Presbyterian School

Mount Pleasant

Not known

Listed in Slater's 1859 Directory. There had been a Unitarian School in Mount Pleasant since 1790 or so.

Prescot Grammar

Church St, Prescot


The original site was used l about 1760; it moved to the High Street.

Prince Edwin Primary

Prince Edwin St


Amalgamated with Penrhyn CP and Salisbury CP in 1980 to form Roscommon Infants and Roscommon Juniors.  The Headteacher, Miss M SKIETH, became Head of Roscommon Infants.

Prince Rupert

Steers St


Originally Prince Rupert (Steers St); there were a number of schools with “Prince Rupert” as a prefix.  This dropped in 1967 and the school became simply Steers St.   In 1903 there were separate Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Infants Departments.  Headteachers were John HOWARTH, Mrs Eva LEWIS and Mrs Ann CALVERT respectively. Liverpool Record Office holds records from 1920 -  1977.

Princes Park Secondary Modern


Not known

Became Arundel Comprehensive in 1966-67

Princes School

Selbourne Street

Not known


Prior Academy

Church Lane, St Peter’s


Established by Richard Prior. Listed in many of the Directories, and referred to in the ‘Streets of Liverpool’ which states that Mrs PRIOR ran a day school for girls at the same address.

Quakers’ School

London Rd


On the corner with Hotham Place (previously known as Ducan St).  The school was built on the site of an old mill.

Quakers’ School

Quakers’ Alley


Date approximate.  The meeting house on the site in Hackin’s Hey was erected in 1700. The school was under the direction of Miss FARRAR. There is an Ann FARRAR listed as running a school in Stanley St in 1790.

Quarry Bank High School for Boys

Harthill Rd, Calderstones


A grammar school - attended by John Lennon, hence the name of his first group, The Quarrymen.   Quarry Bank Amalgamated with Calder High to form  Calderstones.

Queen Mary High School

Anfield Rd, Anfield     Long Lane, Fazakerley



Named after the wife of King George the Fifth; originally located in Anfield Rd.    Later Queen Mary Comprehensive, and Roscoe.   Closed in the late 1990s, amalgamating with Alsop. Joan CALDICOTT has moved to Canada, and there was a Queen Mary reunion there recently.  

Queen of All Saints Catholic Secondary

Townsend Lane, Anfield


Closed in 1983, amalgamating with Sacred Heart, St Ambrose Barlow and St Michael’s to form the new Our Lady of Fatima High School.  The Headteacher, Mrs FORD, went to Broughton Hall; the building was retained temporarily as part of Our Lady of Fatima, but now houses All Saints’ Primary Junior Department.

Queen's College

Mount St

Not known

in connection with the University of London

Queens Rd

Queens Rd,  Everton


This was the first school built and opened by Liverpool School Board.  In 1900 the average attendance was 1,066. There were four departments - Senior Boys, Senior Girls, Juniors and Infants.  At one point known as Prince Rupert (Queens Rd); the ”Prince Rupert” suffix was dropped in 1969.  Closed in 1973.  The Head, Mr J SCARTH, went to Arnot Boys and most of the children transferred to Whitefield CP. The building was demolished.

Queensland St School Board Day Industrial

Queensland St,  Edge Hill


Opened in 1882; the rules were sanctioned by the Secretary of Stae in 1884. This red brick building housed neglected children.   Their parents or friends paid 2 shillings a week which covered education and training  as well as food. At the turn of the 20th century  there were over 250 children there. LRO has some records, but they are closed until 2014. The school closed in 1928.

My Dad and I, about 1961, on Elmbank Rd.  Morrison School is at the top of the road

[Liverpool Schools] [History] [All schools] [A - C] [D - K] [L] [M - Q] [R - St Ja] [St Jo - St W] [St - Z] [Teacher Training] [Teachers] [Links] [Photo Gallery] [Bibliography] [Thanks]