Liverpool Institute High School for Girls

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Liverpool Institute High School for Girls
Established 1874
Closed 1985
Type Grammar school
Location Blackburne Place
Liverpool
Merseyside
L8 7PF
England England Coordinates: 53°24′00″N 2°58′16″W / 53.400°N 2.971°W / 53.400; -2.971
Local authority Liverpool
Students 350
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18

Liverpool Institute High School for Girls, Blackburne Place, Liverpool, England, was a girls' grammar school that was established in 1874 and closed in 1984. It was situated off Hope St to the north-east of Liverpool Cathedral in the area close to the University of Liverpool and Catharine Street (A5039).

History[edit]

The school was made a Grade II listed building on 14 March 1975.[1] It was based in Blackburne House that is now the Blackburne House Centre for Women.[2]

By the 1970s it had around 350 girls, with 50 in the sixth form, being administered by the City of Liverpool Education Committee.

Closure[edit]

Once Liverpool City Council became Labour-controlled in 1983, having had no overall control from 1974–83, it quickly introduced comprehensive schools in all but one of its grammar schools.

Notable former pupils[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notes On Buildings Of Special Architectural Or Historic Interest", Department of the Environment
  2. ^ a b "Blackburne House", Liverpool's Historic Canning area
  3. ^ "Education". Liverpoolecho.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-01-24.