Ormskirk Grammar School
|Type||Grammar school, later comprehensive|
It was founded circa 1610 and moved from the original school house at Barkhouse Hill to Ruff Lane in 1850. The architect Sydney Smirke designed the original school room and school masters house which is to the west of the main school building. The school was consistently extended for the next 150 years to extend either side of Mill Street. It was situated in the east of the town, towards the hospital.
In the 1960s it had 750 boys and girls, and 850 in the early 1970s.
It became a comprehensive in the late 1970s, year by year, with around 1,000 boys and girls.
It closed when the school amalgamated with Cross Hall High School, resulting in the formation of Ormskirk School in 2001 and was largely demolished to make way for housing in 2005 leaving only the original building on Ruff Lane which has now been converted into flats.
- John Rankin Christie CB, Deputy Master of the Royal Mint, 1974-1977
- Ray Connolly, novelist
- Rt Rev Frederick Charles Darwent, Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, 1978-92
- Vickey Dixon, hockey player
- Frederick Greer, 1st Baron Fairfield, Lord Justice of Appeal,1927-38
- John Forshaw CB MC, architect, Chief Architect at the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 1951-9
- Tom Frost, Group Chief Executive from 1987 to 1992 of the National Westminster Bank
- Neil McCartney, journalist, consultant and film and television producer
- Tom Middlehurst, Welsh Assembly Member from 1999 to 2003 for Alyn and Deeside
- Christine Morgan, Head of BBC Religion Radio since 2009, former Radio 4 producer, and married to Paul Vallely
- Sidney Procter CBE, Group Chief Executive from 1982 to 1985 of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, and Chief Executive from 1978 to 1982 of Williams & Glyn's Bank
- History of Ormskirk Grammar School in Lancashire, David Orritt, 30 November 1988, Carnegie, ISBN 0-948789-26-3