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  • The Belvedere Academy
    17 Belvedere Road
    Princes Park
    L8 3TF
  • Head: Mr Peter Kennedy
  • T 01517 271284
  • F 01517 270602
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Liverpool
  • Pupils: 886; sixth formers: 248
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 30th January 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 27th May 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Now 'the school everyone wants their daughter to go to in Liverpool'. It is perfectly acceptable to be clever and industrious; the girls don't feel unduly pressured but encouraged to do their best and aim high - 'They want us to do well – if we do our best, they are happy'. Very good pastoral care and tight on safeguarding. Bullying not seen as a problem by the girls we met - 'Everyone's friendly – you don't have bullies at Belvedere.' Only reservation is that…

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What the school says...

The Belvedere Academy is a non-denominational, non-fee paying, independent secondary girls school for approximately 800 students: including 250 students aged 16 to 19. In the future, boys may be admitted into the Sixth Form.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2006 (one year before the school changed from a selective independent GDST school to a state-funded academy), Peter Kennedy BEd Dip Man Ed (50s). Attended Cardinal Allen Grammar School, Liverpool, Christ College Education, and the then Manchester Polytechnic. Head of English and sixth form in a Knowsley comprehensive, deputy head of two other comprehensives in Knowsley, head Ellen Wilkinson High School (mixed) in Manchester, head of Chorlton High School, Manchester. Married, three grown-up children; outside interests include music, sport, travel.

Approachable, affable, humorous; wants to keep the original school's ethos of hard work and high standard of behaviour, attendance and academic results and adapt it to meet the challenges of a mixed ability cohort from all social strata; enjoys seeing the way the girls gain in confidence and blossom in...

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