King George V College

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King George V College
Motto Your passport to opportunity
Established 1926 as a school,[1] 1978 as a college[2]
Type Further education college
Principal Adele Wills
Chair of governors John Rostron[3]
Location Scarisbrick New Road
England Coordinates: 53°38′13″N 2°58′44″W / 53.636954°N 2.978754°W / 53.636954; -2.978754
Local authority Sefton
DfE URN 130492 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c. 1200 full time, c. 600 part time[2]
Gender Mixed
Ages 16–19
Publication The Voice

King George V College (KGV) is a sixth form college in Southport, Merseyside, England. It offers A-Level, BTEC and between 2009-2012 the International Baccalaureate Diploma. It was previously a grammar school for boys.

Brief history[edit]

KGV was first formed as Southport Municipal Secondary School for Boys in September 1920. In 1926, new buildings were built at the college's current site in Scarisbrick New Road, and on 16 October 1926, was reopened as King George V School by Lord Derby, becoming King George V Grammar School.

In September 1979, the school was renamed to King George V College, and in 1982 the school section ceased to exist.


The College also has the distinction of being placed consistently in the top 10 Sixth Form and FE Colleges in the country for A Level results, and has won a number of Good Schools Guide awards.[4]

The college no longer contains the houses established during the days when it was also a secondary school. It had previously opted for five subject specific faculties, namely:

  • AE - Arts and English Subjects
  • Bi - Business and Information Subjects
  • HL - Humanities and Languages Subjects
  • MS - Maths and Science Subjects
  • SO - Social Science Subjects inc. Sociology, Psychology and The PASE Scheme

King George V College Students' Union[edit]

King George V College Students' Union is an independent union and a member of the National Union of Students. The student union is run by the Student Council, which meet at least once a month.

Usually each Student Council member is a second year student, elected by members of his or her tutor group. The Student Council Co-chairpersons are elected in a college-wide student election. The two co-chairpersons are members of the Governing Body as required by the Education Act 1994.

Notable alumni[edit]

King George V Grammar School[edit]


  1. ^ "King George V School & College History". History of KGV. Old Georgian's Association. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  2. ^ a b Newton, Peter (February 2003). "King George V College" (PDF). Ofsted inspection report. Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. p. 3. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  3. ^ Newton, Peter (February 2003). "King George V College" (PDF). Ofsted inspection report. Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. p. 2. Retrieved 2007-06-12. [dead link]
  4. ^ "The Good Schools Guide A Level Awards 2005 for teaching excellence". The Good Schools Guide. 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 

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