In the last five years to date, one school (St Ambrose Barlow Catholic College) has closed without replacement provision. There has been one amalgamation/merger (Hugh Baird College and South Sefton College) which resulted in the closure of South Sefton College.
There have also been five academy conversions in this time.
Details are outline in the table below.
Reason Establishment Closed
St Thomas Church of England Primary School
St Ambrose Barlow Catholic College
St Michael's Church of England High School
South Sefton College
Result of Amalgamation/Merger*
This data was obtained from Get Information About Schools (GIAS). The responsibility for updating GIAS is shared between the Department for Education, local authorities and schools. It changes each day as data is removed and uploaded therefore we are unable to guarantee complete accuracy.
*Merged with Hugh Baird College
 ‘Academy Convertor’ is a previously Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ maintained school that has voluntarily converted to an Academy.
 ‘For Academy’ refers to schools which have closed to become academies following the issue of a Direct Academy Order in response to an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating.