Merchant Taylors' Schools in Crosby are one of the leading Independent Schools in the country providing outstanding educational standards reflected by their consistently high achievments
The Best Education for Life
Merchant Taylors’ Schools are a famous family of four Independent Schools based in Crosby, just north of Liverpool. The original site of the boys’ school, dating back to 1620, became the Senior Girls’ School late in the 19th Century, after the Junior and Senior boys moved less than a mile down the road to their current site centring around an impressive landmark Victorian clock tower and surrounded by playing fields.Stanfield Infants and Junior Girls’ School now lies in between the two Senior sites.
Each school maintains strong links with the other three as many of the boys and girls come up through Stanfield Infants and the Juniors before attending Merchant Taylors’ Senior Boys' and Girls’ Schools. Many of them also have friends and siblings at the other Schools prior to benefiting from the strong structural, curricular and extra-curricular links that also exist.
The Schools have a strong history and tradition of excellence as well as a reputation for producing well-rounded, successful and happy young people. Many of our ex-pupils go on to enjoy great achievements in whichever career field they choose to enter as well as profiting from the social, pastoral and extra-curricular benefits a Merchants' education can offer.
Merchant Taylors’ School for Boys in Crosby was established in 1620 by John Harrison, a member of the Merchant Taylors’ Company, because his father originated from Great Crosby; and was the sixth school built by the London-based company.
The original location of the Boys’ School can be found in our current Girls’ School library and this part of MTGS is the oldest school building in Sefton; approaching an impressive 400 years old! Until the late 20th Century the School was boarding however now it is only a day school.
The Girls’ School first curriculum was based on a limited version of the boys', with little Mathematics or Latin in case it taxed the female brain, and plenty of 'feminine' subjects such as singing and needlework to placate worries of producing only 'bluestockings' and thus almost guaranteed spinsterhood!
Amongst the many notable Alumni are:
Ben Kay of the England Rugby World Cup winning side of 2003.
Robert Runcie; Archbishop of Canterbury (1980-1991)
Jane Garvey; Radio 4 presenter and presenter of Women’s Hour
Ann Fox – Barrister
Prof Janet Finch
Please follow the links below to the relevant sections on Merchant Taylors' Independent Schools Crosby site: