The Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool, UK, is the oldest specialist school of its kind in the United Kingdom, having been founded in 1791. Only the Paris school is older, but the Royal School for the Blind is the oldest school in the world in continuous operation, and the first in the world founded by a blind person, Edward Rushton. It was also the first school in the world to offer education and training to blind adults as well as children.
In 2010, the School's headmaster, Joseph Byrne, was appointed OBE.
In 2011, the school was cited as one of the reasons (along with local blind charity Bradbury Fields) for UK supermarket Sainsbury's choice to use a store in nearby Woolton for its trial of Braille signage.
The Redwall series of books was first written for pupils at the School when its author Brian Jacques worked there as a delivery driver.
Coordinates: 53°23′44″N 2°54′59″W / 53.3955°N 2.9164°W