Notre Dame Catholic College, Liverpool
|Motto||Ah Quil Est Bon Le Bon Dieu (How good is the good God)|
|Type||Voluntary aided comprehensive|
|Founders||Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur|
|Local authority||Liverpool City Council|
|DfE URN||104706 Tables|
|Former name||Notre Dame Collegiate School|
Notre Dame Catholic College is a Catholic secondary school and sixth form located near Stanley Park in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, it was a girls' school for most of its history and became coeducational from September 2012.
The College became coeducational from September 2012, admitting boys into Year 7 for the first time. Boys were already undertaking Sixth Form education at Notre Dame Catholic College.
It was founded in February 1869. The Notre Dame Catholic College was originally the residence of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Liverpool, and began as a pupil-teacher centre with links to local primary schools. The collegiate school did not actually come into existence until 1902, with this merging with the pupil teacher centre in 1908.
Direct grant grammar school
The sisters did not move out of the building until 1978 due to the expansion and the intake of the school building, and the school building also followed this expansion to pave the way for the institution to become an all-girls comprehensive school in 1983, which also tallied with the amalgamation of both St John’s Secondary Modern School and St Catherine’s Secondary Modern School to form Notre Dame High School in the same year.
In 2001, the school inserted the word 'Catholic' into its title to become Notre Dame Catholic High School, but 2002 saw the school become a specialist 'Performing Arts College' - returning the institution to a College as it once originally was.
The former all girls College will be accepting boys into Year 7 from September 2012. Boys are already enrolled into Sixth Form. From September 2012, the royal blue uniform will change to all grey.
In September 2013, the College moved to a new, state-of-the-art building next to Everton Park sports centre on Great Homer Street as part of the wider Project Jennifer scheme. Construction began on the new building in July 2012.
On September 2nd 2014 part of the old Notre Dame building was set a light. The fire started in the old sports hall.
The College achieved a 100% A-Level pass rate in 2010/2011 and will be enrolling girls and boys from September 2012.
Notable former pupils
Notre Dame Collegiate School
- Colette Bowe, Chairman since March 2009 of Ofcom
- Prof Yvonne Carter CBE, Dean from 2004-9 of Warwick Medical School
- Joan MacNaughton, President since 2011 of the Energy Institute
- Dame Mary Morant
- Mary Mulligan, Labour MSP from 1999-2011 for Linlithgow
- Dr Mary Parke, phycologist at the Marine Biological Association
- Margaret Wall, Baroness Wall of New Barnet
- Joan Walmsley, Baroness Walmsley, wife of Martin Thomas, Baron Thomas of Gresford
- Notre Dame High School, Glasgow
- Notre Dame High School (Southwark)
- Notre Dame High School, Sheffield