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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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What the school says...

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. ...Read more

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Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since September 2018, David Wickes, previously 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 school in 2008. She has taught in state and independent schools in Liverpool for some 30 years. She has four children and a husband who are very keen on sport so spends a lot of time watching sport. Her hobbies are yoga, cooking and reading.

Academic matters

Traditional curriculum, including German, Spanish, Latin, Greek; separate sciences. GCSE results 51 per cent A*-A/9-7 in 2017. Relatively few go on to arts subjects at...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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