Broughton Hall

Broughton Hall High School, West Derby, Liverpool was founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Mercy who remain Trustees of the school.

It started as a girls' Grammar School but is now a voluntary aided comprehensive school, which provides the very best in modern educationfor 1,279 girls, aged 11 - 18, based on the Gospel Values of mutual respect and care.  'Cor Unum et Anima Una' - One Heart and One Mind - is the school's motto reflecting the strong sense of community amongst staff, pupils, parents and governors.

The Catholic ethos of the school permeates each of its aims, which are:

  • To recognise, nurture and celebrate the unique gifts, dignity and potential of each individual;
  • To develop a caring, joyful and friendly community in which all work hard and are happy;
  • To achieve excellence through an education which is concerned with the whole person, and enables each person to develop spiritually, aesthetically, vocationally, physically and academically;
  • To foster a strong sense of community by generosity of spirit, sensitivity and tolerance, forgiveness and compassion;
  • That prayer and worship underpin the daily life of the school.

Under the leadership of the Headteacher, the school has achieved several accolades ranging from Liverpool Healthy Schools Award, Arts Mark Status, Investors in People Accreditation and the National Association of Advisors for Computers in Education (NAACE) mark for schools.

2006 Exam results showed 59% of 15 year old pupils achieving 5 or more grades A-C compared with the Local Authority average score of 54% and the national average of 59%.

Broughton Hall has been designated  a Specialist Technology College since September 1998, As a Technology College, the school is aware of the need to prepare its pupils to achieve the necessary qualifications and skills for their adult lives. A wide range of courses at all levels is available with access to the most up to date equipment.

A full range of extra-curricular activities is provided to further the aesthetic, sporting and academic talents of each pupil. Breakfast clubs, homework clubs, and Saturday clubs are offered to students at Broughton Hall as well as those in partner secondary and primary schools. Through Community Courses and collaboration with its family of schools, evening classes are extended to all ages.

Since September 2002, Broughton hall has played a leading role in the Government initiative of Networked Learning Communities. The school has worked with a range of Primary and Secondary schools as well as Liverpool John Moores University and other partners to extend knowledge about brain based learning.

An exciting recent development was the opening of Conference/Meeting Room facilities for groups involved in education within Broughton Hall, a Grade 11 listed building, part of which remains occupied by the Sisters of Mercy. The Conference facilities have been made available to the adjoining Broughton Hall High School and we intend to manage the facility in due course through setting up a Community Interest Company.

A quote from the most recent Ofsted Inspection Report states:

'The school is developing a reputation for being at the forefront of development in approaches to teaching and learning and the staff are frequently invited to share experiences with other schools.'