West Derby School
|Motto||We Deliver Success|
|Headteacher||Mrs S Graham|
|Location||West Derby Road
|DfE URN||138696 Tables|
|Website||West Derby School|
The current school building, located on West Derby Road, Liverpool, opened in September 2010, a single sited school built under the Building Schools for the Future programme, having previously been based on two sites on Quarry and Bankfield roads.
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The post-war 'baby-boom' resulted in a much higher number of teenage children in the 1950s. Liverpool Corporation embarked on a massive school building programme, of which the original two school sites were part.
West Derby High School was originally opened in September 1957 by the first Head Teacher was Mr A.L Casson. The school was designed by Liverpool Architects "Harold E Davies and Sons" to house 540 boys. Harold E Davies died in 1952 so it is unlikely that he was involved with the plans. His son Harold Hinchcliffe most likely designed the building which took about two years to complete.
Bankfield Modern School was opened in September by Harry Elson 1959. It was designed by Rimmer Sisters Limited to house 400 boys.
Originally West Derby was designed to be used in collaboration with nearby Holly Lodge girls school, and in 1984 there were unsuccessful plans to merge the two schools into one.
Famous ex-pupils include
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