|St. Francis Xavier's College|
|Motto||"...life in all its fullness." Jn 10:10|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Established||October 27, 1842|
|Founder||Society of Jesus|
|Local authority||Liverpool City Council|
|Specialist||Mathematics and Computing College|
|Department for Education URN||138463 Tables|
|Gender||Boys, Coeducational in the 6th form|
|Age||11 to 18|
Maroon & Blue
Black & Blue
|Publication||SFX Extra and Prospectus|
St Francis Xavier's College is a Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form with academy status located in Woolton, Liverpool, England. Year 7 to Year 11 are male only, whereas the Sixth Form (years 12 and 13) are coeducational.
Origins and history
1842–1843: Soho Street
1843–1845: St. Anne Street
A year later, it had a dozen pupils. Father Francis Lythgoe moved the college to St. Anne Street where it stayed until 1845.
1846–1877: Salisbury Street
In 1844 Father Johnson took over from Father Francis Lythgoe and moved his 24 pupils to the newly opened Presbytery on Salisbury Street. Father Collyns took over the college in 1853.
With more than 50 pupils the rector Father Collyns decided that a new premises was needed. By 1856 the college had its own building built alongside the Presbytery and in 1877 a new college was built on 6 Salisbury Street.
Second college building
The newest Salisbury Street building was designed by Henry Clutton, a Catholic architect. He used the designs of Father Vaughan as the bases of his designs. The new college was completed in the summer of 1877 and cost £30,000.
Move to Woolton
In 1961 the college was transferred as a grammar school to its present twenty-six-acre site at High Lee, Woolton. From 1984 to 1990 the Lower School site for Years 7, 8 and 9 was located on Queens Drive (Formerly Cardinal Newman RC) in Wavertree L15. Later, the Lower School was re-sited with the Upper School at High Lee. In 1990, the college opted out of local authority control, becoming a grant-maintained school. The college was granted Technology College status from April 1996. In September 1999 it became a Foundation School. In 1992, the college became co-educational in the sixth form and in September 2000 the De La Mennais Sixth Form Centre was opened.
The choir was formed in 1994 and has performed in front of Pope John Paul II. They have toured Europe and the United States, and gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records for singing at every cathedral in England and Wales.
The school sang on the reworked version of The Farm's 1990 hit "Alltogethernow", remixed by BBC Radio 1's DJ Spoony. The single, which reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart, was the official song for the England football team at the UEFA Euro 2004 competition. It was performed by the choir on Top of the Pops in 2004.
|P Evans / C Flaherty||2020||2021|
|P Ferguson / K Maddocks||2019||2019|
|L D Rippon||2004||2016|
|Brother Francis Patterson||1979||2004|
|Brother Robert Power||1974||1979|
|Father Edward James Warner||1953||1961|
|Father J. Sponson||1902||1919|
|Father Thomas Poter||1870||1902|
|Father Francis Lythgoe||1842||1844|
- James Clement Baxter – Liberal politician and former chairman of Everton FC
- Charles Brabin – American film director
- Elvis Costello – musician, singer, and songwriter
- Denis Cosgrove – former professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles
- Gabriel George Coury – recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Chris Crookall – actor
- Walter Bryan Emery – former Edwards Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology at University College London
- Jon Flanagan – footballer
- Paul Gallagher – Roman Catholic cleric and diplomat, titular archbishop of Hodelm
- John Gregson – actor
- Franny Griffiths – musician
- Augustine Harris – Catholic Bishop of Middlesbrough from 1978 to 1992, prison chaplain at HM Prison Liverpool from 1952 to 1965
- George Hartland – Conservative MP for Norwich from 1931 to 1935
- Paul Aloysius Kenna – recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Sammy Lee – former footballer and assistant manager of Liverpool FC
- George Lynskey – High Court judge on the former King's Bench
- Vincent Malone – bishop
- Jimmy McGovern – screenwriter
- Mike Newell – footballer
- Laurence O'Keeffe – UK ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1988 to 1991, and to Senegal from 1982 to 1985
- Edward J. Phelan – director-general of the International Labour Organization
- Paul Raymond – publisher of pornographic magazines
- Peter Serafinowicz – actor, writer, comedian
- Leslie Stuart – composer of Edwardian musical comedies
- Tony Warner – footballer
- Michael Xavier – musical theatre actor
- St Francis Xavier
- St Francis Xavier Church, Liverpool
- Brothers of Christian Instruction
- Secondary school
- Foundation school
- List of Jesuit sites
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