The Mosslands School
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The school first came about when Wallasey Education Authority commissioned a purpose built establishment to be sited on Mosslands Drive, Wallasey Village. The school was opened on 27 October 1956 by glass mogul Sir Harry Pilkington and the modern era began with the new school being named the Secondary Technical School for Boys. At the time the school had around 500 pupils with 20 staff.
In recent years the site has moved from two sites to one larger site. The former lower school annexe for years 7 and 8 was demolished, and the upper school site (years 9, 10 and 11) expanded to accommodate pupils from all years.
The new site contains science laboratories, art studios, music suites, computer rooms and a library. Extensions provided rooms for humanities and improvements to Languages, Maths and English. In 2004, The Mosslands School became a specialist Technology College.
Notable old boys
- Nigel Lythgoe (b 1949), television and film director noted for producing Pop Idol and American Idol.
- Derek Mountfield (b 1962), retired footballer who played predominantly for Aston Villa and Everton F.C.
- Simon Rimmer (b 1963), celebrity television chef who co-presents BBC2's Something for the Weekend.
- Matthew Smith (b 1966), creator of the 8-bit platform games Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy.
- Shaun Garnett (b 1969), retired footballer for Tranmere Rovers F.C. and Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Now coaches at Tranmere Rovers.
- Jason Koumas (b 1979), Welsh international footballer who played for Wigan Athletic.
- Karl Hughes (b 1983), retired footballer.
- Jay Spearing (b 1988), footballer who currently plays for Liverpool F.C.
- James Jones (b 1992), NASA astronaut.
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