Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School

Merchant Taylors’ has provided an excellent education to boys since its foundation in 1620.  The school is built upon a fine record of academic attainment underpinned by a broad range of co-curricular activities and a learning environment that values care and respect for others.

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    Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School

    From the moment boys arrive in Year 7, they are encouraged to develop their friendship groups, explore new areas of interest and broaden their personal horizons. The school helps boys to understand the potential they have within themselves how they can unlock that in ways that are bespoke to their own skills and needs.

    The opportunities for boys to grow extend way beyond the classroom and boys excel at all manner of enrichment and co-curricular pursuits, including the CCF (Combined Cadet Force), major drama productions, national maths competitions or sports such as rugby, cricket, football or hockey.

    Every boy will follow their own path to their own destination and our highly motivated and talented staff are there to guide them along that journey. Teachers and pupils develop bonds that stay with them long after they leave the care of Merchant Taylors’ and the school is proud of the lifelong relationships it has with its Old Boys across the generations, many of whom return to school regularly to support existing pupils with careers advice or by donating to the bursary fund.

    The young Merchants’ men who leave the school are well-equipped to pursue a variety of successful careers and enjoy bright futures as intelligent, compassionate citizens of the world.

    Category: Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Boys

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Roll: 731 Boys / 0 Girls

    Age Range: 11-18 Years

    Founded: 1620

    Location Description

    Merchant Taylors’ Schools are situated between Liverpool and Southport near to the beautiful Crosby Beaches, have good road and public transport links on A565, are close to M57 & M58 interchange and are within easy reach of M6

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Deiniol Williams

    Contact for enquiries:Mrs Deborah Roberts, Head of Admissions

    Liverpool Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 0QP

    Tel: 0151 928 3308



    Many of the boys attend Stanfield Merchant Taylors’ before coming to the Junior, and then Senior Boys’ Schools.

    Facilities include a brand new sports centre with climbing wall, fitness suite, sports hall and dance studio. There is also a heated indoor swimming pool on site, a language laboratory, extensive playing fields, fully equipped science laboratories, an art and design suite, cricket nets, a self-contained music block and a share of Northern Club’s facilities. The schools also have their own shop.

    About 200 boys receive weekly instrumental tuition and there is a subsidised scheme for beginners on orchestral instruments. There is a School Choral Society, Junior School Choir, Senior Concert Band, Swing Band and a Junior School Brass Band, all of which perform frequently inside and outside the school. These are in addition to a number of smaller ensembles which ensure that all musical tastes are covered. There are 10 visiting specialist music teachers and close links in music with our sister school, Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School. There are also close links with the Girls’ School in Drama, which now forms an integral part of the Upper School curriculum as well as being a major extra-curricular activity. The Senior Schools work together on Joint School productions throughout the year.


    School assisted places are available by both merit and means.

    Entrance Requirements

    Our own entrance examination.



    Year 7 – Year 13:  £4,843 per term

    Year 3 – Year 6: (based at our primary school Stanfield Prep School):  £3,600 per term

    Reception – Year 2: (based at our primary school Stanfield Prep School):  £3,513 per term

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