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Notre Dame Catholic College

The Notre Dame Catholic College was originally the residence of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Liverpool, and began as a pupil-teacher centre with links to local primary schools. The collegiate school did not actually come into existence until 1902, with this merging with the pupil teacher centre in 1908. It was known as Notre Dame Collegiate School and became a direct grant grammar school in 1946 as a result of the Education Act 1944.

The sisters did not move out of the building until 1978 due to the expansion and the intake of the school building, and the school building also followed this expansion to pave the way for the institution to become an all-girls comprehensive school in 1983, which also tallied with the amalgamation of both St John’s Secondary Modern School and St Catherine’s Secondary Modern School to form Notre Dame High School in the same year.In 2001, the school inserted the word ‘Catholic’ into its title to become Notre Dame Catholic High School, but 2002 saw the school become a specialist ‘Performing Arts College’ – returning the institution to a College as it once originally wasThe former all girls College began accepting boys into Year 7 in September 2012. Boys were already enrolled into Sixth Form. In September 2013, the College moved to a new, state-of-the-art building next to Everton Park sports centre on Great Homer Street as part of the wider Project Jennifer scheme

Following the tradition the form classes in each year group are named after Sisters of Notre Dame.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs. J Ball
Contact Position
Head PA

Where to go

Notre Dame Catholic College
Great Homer Street
L5 5AF

The school also houses the Resonate Music Hub

Resonate, Liverpool's Music Hub, funded by Arts Council England, operates as a gateway for Liverpool's young musicians, meaning over 13,000 pupils in Liverpool have regular access to outstanding music opportunities which will impact on their lives and enhance our city.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
8.00 am until 3.00 pm (Monday to Thursday) 8am until 2.20 pm (Friday)

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Application through the Local Authority process for Secondary School Applications.

Other notes

The school can cater for additional needs and this is on a needs and individual basis and will go through the formal application process.

Local Offer


At Notre Dame Catholic College we seek to nurture the gifts, aspirations and talents of all in the spirit of St Julie. Teaching staff at our college recognise that the young people we teach, often learn in different ways and therefore strive to provide a differentiated approach through quality first teaching. The SEND Department work closely with pupils, parents and teachers to coordinate provision in order to meet the needs of those pupils with an identified SEND.

The school caters for the needs of young people in years 7 to 13 of Secondary School. We have named SENCO and Assistant SENCO in school who support students with the whole staff team with their learning. The team have a good understanding of the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and they 4 broad areas of need. The school has a SEND Register and also students who have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

The school also support parents/carers and students with referrals to external providers and support packages that are available. These include, but are not limited to YPAS, CAMHS, Educational Psychology, Bereavement Counselling, SENIIS and The Sensory Team.

Contact Name
Mr A McVerry (SENDCo) and Kathyrn Sweeney (Assistant SENDCo)
Contact Telephone
0151 330 5122
Contact Email
SEND Information
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11 to 16)
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