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Relatively few go on to arts subjects at A level, where science and maths rule. Things may change after current radical curriculum review (head has some interesting ideas about early GCSEs) but few stronger science departments in the north. Special emphasis on ICT: latest software as teaching tool, and though a day school, every boy has email address and access to many campus computer sites. New school council seems to be more than a talking shop, if pupils' recent victory in matter of toilets is anything to go by...

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Merchant Taylors' is a famous family of Schools with an enviable reputation on Merseyside, throughout the North West of England, and nationwide. Merchant Taylors' Boys' School is located near to, and has close links with the Junior Boys' School, as well as Stanfield Mixed Infants and Junior Girls' School and Merchant Taylors' Senior Girls' School. Founded in 1620, the schools always achieve among the best GCSE and A Level results on Merseyside and in the North West and enjoy exceptional extra-curricular success. Entrance requirements as follows: English, Maths and Verbal reasoning examination. Specimen papers available on request. Recommended to ask advice from current school on specific weak spots. ...Read more

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Acting headmaster

Since September 2017, Deiniol Williams. He joined the school in 2014 as deputy head (pastoral) and biology teacher. Spent 19 years working in boys’ schools then became head of sixth form at co-ed Wisbech Grammar School. He has a BSc in marine biology and he currently plays the cornet and trumpet as well as being a nationally qualified sub aqua Instructor.

The new head from September 2018 will be David Wickes, currently deputy head at Warwick School. History degree from Oxford and a masters from King's College London; has also taught at Dulwich College and Abingdon. He enjoys travelling in Europe, visiting the theatre and watching most sports including following the ups and downs of Southampton FC.

Head of junior boys is Janet Thomas, who joined the...

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