Dovedale Primary School
|Dovedale Primary School|
|Local authority||Liverpool City Council|
|Department for Education URN||141960 Tables|
|Head Teacher||Nik Smith|
|Age||4 to 11|
The school was previously known as two separate schools Dovedale Junior School and Dovedale Infant School but has since merged. It is Dovedale Primary which is probably best known as the school which George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles, and Lennon's lifelong pal Pete Shotton and also comedian Jimmy Tarbuck and newsreader Peter Sissons attended. In the 1950s it had a very good reputation as a 'feeder' school for Liverpool grammar schools such as Quarry Bank High School, Liverpool Institute for Boys and the Liverpool Blue Coat School.
In September 2015 the two schools formally merged management, and are now recognised as a single school by the Department for Education, known as Dovedale Primary School.