Dovedale Primary School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dovedale Primary School
Established 1908
Type Primary
Head Teacher Nik Smith
Location Herondale Road
L18 1JX
53°23′10″N 2°54′57″W / 53.3860°N 2.9159°W / 53.3860; -2.9159Coordinates: 53°23′10″N 2°54′57″W / 53.3860°N 2.9159°W / 53.3860; -2.9159
Local authority Liverpool City Council
DfE number 341/2036
DfE URN 141960 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Ages 4–11
Website Official website

Dovedale Primary School is a primary school situated on Herondale Road in the Mossley Hill district of Liverpool, England. It is a mixed community school founded in 1908.[1]

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,[2] and Lennon's lifelong pal Pete Shotton and also comedian Jimmy Tarbuck 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 2001, John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, donated £25,000 for school refurbishments.[3]

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.


  1. ^ "Liverpool Schools". Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Liverpool Local History". BBC. 2002. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Yoko threat over Lennon portrait". BBC News. 14 May 2001. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 

External links[edit]