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My Name is Andrew Jones. I attended the school from 1976 to 1981. I left the school without a single exam due to my own lack of hard work. I found the high standards difficult to comply with and was nothing but trouble for staff such as Taffy Edwards and Mr Manning-Fox. I was aware that the school had a long and distinguished history and when on task I enjoyed the classics class and English. The building itself was outstanding particularly the the main hall and the organ which was played at every morning assembly including when we sang the school song in Latin. I remember the day that Leonard Rossiter visited the school as a special guest for prize giving. Although I left the school under a cloud the importance of learning that was instilled into most of the pupils came back to me. I am now a Psychologist which I would not have achieved without the experience of attending the Liverpool Collegiate. Thank you.

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2008-08-20 by Andrew Jones from Warwickshire


Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School

I attended the Collegiate from 1961 until 1969. I received a wonderful education there participating in the CCF, playing rugby and field hockey and being exposed to some fine educators. I still have my report books; a silent commentary on my emerging personality and character. I suppose that it was here that my insatiable curiosity was stimulated, nurtured and occasionally mocked! Still, I have many fond memories of Mr.Croft (Latin), Jack Clancy (Math), Mr Hays (Chemistry), 'Mad' Mary Hill (Physics) and of course Sid (Chalky White) with the CCF. I became CSM of the CCF and appeared headed for a military career until I left for Ireland and University. On the whole, a wonderful experience and a great foundation for adulthood.

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2008-08-13 by Alan Kent from Austin, Texas


Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School

I passed the 11+ and went to the Collegiate from 1957 to 1963. I went on to work as a trainee accountant in the Liverpool city Treasury. Mr Croft was headmaster and Mr Woodward was the Vice Principal. Also remember Mr Cox - maths , Mr White - French , Mr Gourley - Greek and Nobby Clarke. Some of the pupils I remember were Ansonia, Baraclough, Dave Hughes. I played Rugby right through my time there and did some cross country running. I was cheated out of being the first new boy home in the school cross country by some 'orrible looking person whose brother was a prefect and fiddled his finishing place! I used to have my haircut (a fabian) at Max's.

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2008-07-21 by Arthur Hillidge from Cheltenham


Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School

Hello all, I've just stumbled onto this website by accident and I am fascinated. I was a pupil at the Collegiate from 1967 to 1972 and I remember my time there with great fondness, although I don't remember feeling that at the time! I think I was remembered by some of the masters (and my fellow pupils) as being the worst behaved pupil ever. Not something I am proud of now though. Every time I drive past the old place I can still see the VIP, Johnny Gauler, swishing one of his fine selection of canes in readiness of bestowing his own particular brand of justice upon some terrified 2nd year pupil - usually me. If only today's youth could be simarlarly chastised! Despite my many clashes with authority there I have many good memories of the school and feel nothing but affection for the place. My only regrets are that I didnt do the old place justice and left with only a few qualifications. I did eventually grow up and went to college and subsequently JMU where I did a Business and Law Degree as a mature student aged 40. I bet that will shock my old teachers if they could read this. Anyway, it's been nice to reminisce, thanks for reading this. Kevin Doherty, 1967/1972.

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2008-07-03 by Kevin Doherty from Liverpool


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W Barry Shackleton - I attended the school during the same period (1948 -1953) as you. These are some teachers I recall: Rugger White, Mrs Pennyquick, Mr Jones, Miss Hill, my form master A J Darton. I was on the Festival of Britain trip too. Hope this information helps you.

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2008-05-27 by Keith Greenland from Isle of Man


Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School

I was at The Collegiate from 1948 until 1953 and have many memories - some good, some not so good. I remember Mr "Tommy" Hanley, the gym master and playing "pirates"...The trip to the Festival of Britain in 1951 and a trip to Edinburgh. Then there were the scouts, the 17th Fairfield run by Mr Hewitt and meeting on a Friday evening in the sports pavilion at Holly Lodge. I have been trying to remember some of the teachers - Mr Bell (French), Dr White (Music), Pat Kneen (Vice Principal), Mr Woodword (English) Mr Hayes (Chemistry), Mr. Gillespie, Mr.Croft (Headmaster). Can anyone add to this list?

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2008-04-07 by W Barry Shackleton from Wallasey, Wirrral


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I attended 1947-52 finishing VIB Classic. Never a Prefect but played for the Junior Football Team (defeated 1-5 by Alsop at Anfield in the Junior Shield final)) and the the 1st XII (again defeated 0-3 by Bootle GS in Shield Final at Bootle Stadium). School Junior Victor Ludorum. Well remember the school relay races at Holly Lodge. Played football until I was 42 then took up marathon running. Now too old except for bowls and the gym. Retired from Alfred Holt & Co (Blue Funnel Line) 12 years ago. Can remember many names from those school days and wonder where the people are now.

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2008-03-25 by Jim Hurst from Southport


Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School

Anyone know the web site of the Collegiate Old Boys Association? Collegiate 62-69.

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2008-02-28 by Harry Jacobson from Bridgwater


Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School

Anyone interested in Liverpool Collegiate school should know that the name lives on in the flourishing Liverpool Collegiate Rugby Club (see website). There are few, if any, actual Old Boys these days, but the club has probably the strongest youth set-up in the district, so the name should be around for a while yet!

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2008-01-21 by Nick Ryan from Liverpool


Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School

I went to Liverpool Collegiate School between the years 1966 to 1972. I am currently the Chairman of Liverpool Collegiate RUFC, we play out of Liverpool Cricket Club on Aigburth Rd. The club is growing from strength to strengh, keeping the name Liverpool Collegiate well and truly alive !

Comment on Liverpool Collegiate School posted 2007-10-25 by Jackie(John) Griffiths from Liverpool


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