Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School


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  • Category: Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Girls
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Roll: 0 (Boys) 601 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 4 - 18 years
  • Founded: 1888

General Information

The best education for life.


Merchant Taylors’ Girls School also includes Stanfield Mixed Infants and Junior Girls’ School which is located less than a mile down the road, and enjoys close links with Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ Schools which are also very close by.

The school is well resourced and has excellent facilities for Sport, Art and Drama. On the Boys’ School site is a brand new sports centre with climbing wall, fitness suite, sports hall and dance studio for shared usage. There is also a heated indoor swimming pool, grass pitches and a share in Northern Club’s facilities. The main campus has a gymnasium, tennis courts, a sports hall, a fitness suite, a drama workshop, two art studios (complete with a 19th century Parisian printing press) and a new Sixth Form Centre. Facilities are available for lacrosse, badminton and basketball.

The school recently had ‘The Vitreum’ built; a new gallery space which hosts our own exhibitions of GCSE and A Level projects along with artwork from visiting artists. There is strong music department which runs a school orchestra, a variety of ensembles and choirs and provides the pupils with the opportunity to attend regular music tours abroad.

Extra-curricular activities include the Combined Cadet Force (with Army, RAF and Navy divisions), the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, rowing and sailing club, joint musical and dramatic productions with the Boys’ School and a fantastic variety of sport. Teachers at the school are dedicated to nurturing the individual strengths and talents of each student.

Entrance Requirements

Our own entrance examination.


School assisted places are available by both merit and means.

Open Days

2020. All visits are welcome. For details please contact our Admissions Team on: 0151 949 9366 or


2019/2020. Seniors: £3,911 per term / £11,733 per annum. Juniors: £2,924 per term / £8,772 per annum. Infants £2,837 per term / £8,511 per annum.


ISI Inspection 2016

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs L Robinson

Contact for enquiries: Mrs S Barrington, Admissions Officer

Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School
Liverpool Road
L23 5SP

[t]: 0151 924 3140
[f]: 0151 932 1461

Location Description

On the A565, close to the M57 & M58 interchange and within easy reach of M6.

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School News

Two of our Sixth Formers were asked to speak about their study into osteoporosis at an international conference held in Berlin. Here, they explain what

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they found:

How well do you know your bones?

Peak bone density is reached by women by the age of 30. This means that at an age between 25 and 30 our bones have obtained maximum calcium they ever can for the rest of our lives. A low peak bone density therefore increases the chances of osteoporosis affecting a person later on in life. The only way to increase the peak bone mass is to increase calcium intake and participate in weight bearing exercise such as running and skipping. In teenagers this only means that we have around 10 to 15 years left to acquire this calcium. It is important therefore that teenagers are aware of this. We wanted to find whether teenagers really did know this. Our study on Year 11 pupils was to test their awareness of osteoporosis.

We provided all the willing subjects with an initial questionnaire to test their baseline knowledge of osteoporosis. This was then followed by an educational intervention from both of us on osteoporosis and the preventive measures that should be taken. We then gave all the subjects a further questionnaire to test their knowledge of osteoporosis following the educational intervention.

The results showed that in the very beginning the pupils had a very low understanding of osteoporosis with over 40% of the students being unaware of the meaning of osteoporosis. The initial average score was 3.72 out of 9 which then increased to 8.92 following the educational intervention.

This study established that many teenagers were unaware of osteoporosis and indirectly it showed that governmental organisations and NGO’s were not doing enough to increase the awareness of osteoporosis among teenagers. To highlight this lacuna we submitted our results to the Fragility Fracture Network for consideration of presentation in their meeting. To our amazement and delight our paper was accepted and they invited us to present our study in the international Fragility Fracture Network Conference in Berlin in August 2013.

Presenting our findings to leading professionals in the world of osteoporosis was an amazing experience. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and we gained a lot from it.

We would like to thank all our classmates who happened to be the study participants, the teachers for supporting us throughout our work and especially Mrs Wadsworth and Mrs. Robinson who provided us with both guidance and ethical approval.

Jemima George and Chinar Parikh

The Girls’ School Senior Chamber Choir was privileged to be given the opportunity to perform Choral Evensong on April 24th, with thanks to the Dean

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and Chapter of Liverpool Cathedral. The venue, which hosts visiting choirs including cathedral choirs, poses considerable challenges; the choir stalls are situated either side of the awesome chancel with a considerable distance between them. To the choir’s credit, they ‘filled the space’ throughout the service and made the most the cathedral’s wonderful acoustics.

Natasha Agarwal, soprano, performed Faure’s ‘Pie Jesu’ quite exquisitely, prior to the service, and the Responses were led by Nell Vitty, who sang beautifully with a confident, crystal-clear tone. The girls were ably directed by Marie Bush, Deputy Headmistress at the school, and accompanied by distinguished musician Daniel Bishop, Associate Organist, Liverpool Cathedral.

The girls loved every minute of this memorable experience; the choir’s procession (in pairs) through the chancel, to the accompaniment of the splendid organ, was truly unforgettable!

Following this magnificent success, the choir has been invited back for a future Evensong Service. What an accolade! We can’t wait…

By Pramudi Wijayasiri, U6

In February, Lucy secured her place to represent the North West WJ15 1x in the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta which took place this weekend. This was

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a huge achievement at the time and since Lucy has been training hard to ensure she could give the best performance on the day. This she did, securing Silver with a time of 6.24 minutes over 1500m. She took 2nd place after 200m and held it all the way to the end. This is a superb achievement and everyone is very proud. She is now looking forward to The National Schools’ Regatta in May where she will compete over 1000m. A massive congratulations to Lucy and good luck with the training.

51 girls ranging from the very youngest to the very oldest pupils at MTGS travelled to London over the Easter break to perform as part

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of the Girls’ school’s choir and symphony orchestra. The concert was held at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. After their captivating performance, the girls found time to do some sight-seeing in the capital city; sampling the burgers at the Hard Rock Café, seeing The Phantom of the Opera at the theatre, watching the BBC film Dr Who in Trafalgar Square and even squeezing in a workshop with the French Horn player, Simon Morgan, from the Lion King Orchestra. A fantastic few days was had by everyone, and the girls did the school proud.

Every Tuesday during the Spring Term, over sixty juniors participated in an exciting after school club called: Mad Science. Each week three real scientists led

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a range of interactive science activities where pupils experienced hands on experiments and explored scientific themes such as light, energy, gravity, robots and space.
In our first few sessions we encountered lots of fun and messy science including LIGHT groups, where we had a great time working on laser mazes and limboing under laser beams, GRAVITY sessions making our very own bouncy balls by mixing powder and water together in a mould; a study of ENERGY where we harnessed energy from elastic bands and raced elastic band cars, played with poppers and used catapults in teams and ROBOTS where we had to think about what humans and robots had in common – such as communication systems and body parts. We got to control robots by clapping and using remotes. We could each take a wind up robot home too!
Mad Science was really fun and made science even more interesting.
(Adapted from a report by Magnetic Maggie and Supersonic Saffron in Year 6)

Four girls at Stanfield have excelled at the regional AJIS Athletics Tournament at Robin Park, Wigan, which took place on the 5th February earlier this

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Despite 25 schools competing, Lilly-Ann Grayson managed to break the existing sprinting record to claim her gold medal. Lilly also competed alongside Molly Morris where they bagged a bronze in the six-lap relay together.
Adelina Gram, 5T, came second in the vertical jump, and Maria Primuk competed at the top of her game to claim bronze in the triple jump.
The tournament, organised by Westholme School, has only been running for two years and is for Y5 and 6 boys and girls. Stanfield hopes to compete annually and uphold the girls’ winning streak, especially after such a high precedent was set this year.

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