David Welch RIP

We have been saddened to receive the news that David Welch, a former teacher at Liverpool College passed away on Saturday.

David served the College with total dedication and distinction for more than 30 years including as head of physics and as master of the scout troop. Many of his former pupils admired and respected him and still attest to the ways he made their school days a time of wonder, fun, care, and endless activity.

We will publish funeral and memorial arrangements in due course.


Sixth Form Open Evening Wednesday 13th November from 4-6pm

We invite you to visit every department in the College to find out more about the subjects available in our Sixth Form. There will be two presentations in the school hall at 4.45pm and 5.45pm and the Principal would like you to join him in the Sixth Form Dining Room for refreshments throughout the evening.  For further details click here or contact Sally Loveridge on 0151 724 1611.


The College Chronicle is Published

The first Sixth Form Newsletter of the academic year has just been published. The College Chronicle which contains articles on a diverse and original range of topics can be downloaded here

You can also read the latest edition of the Middle School newspaper, The College Column, by clicking here.


Brook’s Charity Report

Brook's House Action this year is Intellectual, so the team decided on the charity KIND as its House charity as it helps local children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive the same opportunities so they can progress in education. KIND is a local Liverpool based charity that has been running since 1975.

In September, Stephen Yip, the Founder and CEO of KIND came to speak to Brook’s House. From the assembly, groups of pupils then worked together in their own time to raise money for the charity doing various events such as bake sales, sponsored read-a-thons and sponsored silences across the school.

On Monday 14 October, over 30 members from Brook's House, from Year 7-13, took part in a 1K fun run around Sefton Park to continue to raise money for KIND. There was great competition shown throughout the age ranges to try and beat one another, the top 3 fastest athletes were:

  • Mouad G (Y12) - 4min 30seconds
  • Lewis R (Y11) - 4min 45seconds
  • Christina W (Y8) - 4min 46seconds

A few year groups are continuing to raise money over the half term before it is the turn of the next House to fundraise but as it currently stands the running total is a fantastic £1420.78! Particular congratulations to:

  • 7 Brook’s- £700 raised with more being done over the half term
  • 8 Brook’s- £365 raised with more being done over the half term
  • 9 Brook’s- £182.16 raised
  • 13 Brook’s- £173.62 raised

After the half term, the Pre Prep and Prep will also be passing on the money that Brook’s pupils in the primary phase have raised for KIND which will be added onto the total.

Stephen Yip will be coming back into the College in the first week back after half term to collect the money and pass on his thanks.

Miss McCone (Assistant Head of Brook’s House)


1st XV Rugby v St Edwards

The biggest rugby fixture in the calendar came around on Saturday, as the 1st XV made the short trip over to rivals St Edwards. On a heavy damp pitch, both sides made lots of errors early on, showing signs of nervousness and pressure. It was clear to see that the game would be a close one and decided by fine margins. The task was made more difficult when injured Nye T, had to leave the pitch just 10 minutes into the game. This gave St Edwards a boost and they went on to take control of the first half and with 10 minutes left, they directed play to the blindside and scored the first points of the game but it crucially was not converted.

Half Time: St Edward 5-0 Liverpool College

Liverpool College came out the second half pumped up and played a much tighter and physical type of rugby. They had much more possession than the home team but struggled to capitalise on chances, close to the opposition try line. A yellow card for Michael C reduced Liverpool down to 14 players but the players stood up and defended a mini onslaught defiantly. Michael returned to the pitch and gave Liverpool College a boost of energy and the pick and drive style of rugby paid off with 10 minutes to go, as lots of repeated phases resulted in Michael C smashing through the defensive line and scoring a try. This was crucially then converted by Luke R, to give Liverpool College a 2 point lead. Liverpool College stayed strong and defended like warriors as they saw the final minutes of the game out, to the delight of the parents, coach and Principal. A brilliant team effort demonstrating fantastic passion, commitment and composure in a game neither team deserved to lose.

Mr S Heeley (1st XV Coach)


7 Selwyn’s Staff Cake Treats

Selwyn’s House is focusing on Challenge this year as its House Action. Their House Charity is the Whitechapel Centre which supports the homeless.

Y7 Selwyn’s form came up with an idea to treat all the staff at Liverpool College to some homemade baked cakes whilst raising money for the Whitechapel Centre.

Staff from the Pre Prep, Prep and secondary phase along with the non-teaching staff and catering staff over the whole College were treated to a wonderful variety of edible delights. We have some truly talented bakers who should feel very proud of themselves.

The staff raised £100 from the cake sale which will go directly to 10 Selwyn’s who are purchasing food parcels for the homeless.


Year 7 Sports Rewards Trip

The following Y7 pupils were rewarded with a trip to Costa Coffee on Thursday in which they enjoyed hot chocolate, marshmallows and flakes. This was an award for excellent attendance in after school sports clubs, which have included Football, Cardio Training and Cross Country.

Ekell B
Joshua B
Freddie B
Jamie W
Michael W

Mr J Cook
Sports Coordinator