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Mission Statement

Everton Free School is another first for Everton Football Club, offering alternative educational opportunities and experiences of the highest quality to young people aged 14-16, and Level 2 and 3 sport courses to post-16 students.

Our students are encouraged to celebrate their achievements and develop as independent, responsible and creative young people with a lifelong interest in learning and self-development.

We believe our students should be free to:

  • Excel and achieve nothing but the best
  • Value the potential of team work
  • Enjoy new ways of thinking
  • Revel in learning
  • Tackle challenges without fear
  • Open new doors of opportunity
  • Nurture their talents and never give up

We promote the importance of the 3 Rs: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

And we believe parents/carers, staff and governors are equal partners in the pursuit of our aspirations. We are an outward-facing School, connected to and enriched by the communities we serve.

Our direct association with Everton Football Club motivates and inspires our journey of success.


Principal’s Message

In September 2012, Everton Free School and Sixth Form College became another first for Everton Football Club, boasting the first “Club-Community” scheme in the country to be awarded funding by the Government to open a Free School.

Our main focus is to support and re-engage young people who do not currently attend mainstream school and who are at risk of being excluded – or have been excluded.

Through alternative provision, we offer educational opportunities and experiences of the highest quality to around 120 young people aged 14- 16.

Our students are encouraged to celebrate their achievements and develop as independent, responsible and creative young people with a lifelong interest in learning and personal development.

Our mission at Everton Free School is simple – to help all students.

We moved to our superb purpose-built school In Spellow Lane, Liverpool 4, in April 2014. But while our building changed our ethos and our values remained the same.

We promote the importance of our 3 Rs – Respect, Responsibility and Resilience; we instil in our students British Values and we incorporate into our curriculum the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural agenda.

Students follow a programme that has a strong focus on improving their literacy and numeracy skills, as well as preparing them for their next steps as they progress to post-16 learning, further education courses, training and employment.

At Everton Sixth Form College students become an equal partner in their education, taking responsibility for their own progress as they move through Years 12 and 13 and supported and encouraged by excellent pastoral care with access to a wide array of additional extra-curricular opportunities, all been developed with the aim of helping them succeed and reach their potential.

As part of a team, they will share the benefits of belonging to Everton Football Club and its official charity, Everton in the Community, and the wealth of opportunities that this association provides to enhance learning. This includes gaining hands-on experience training at Finch Farm, expert guest speakers to enhance classroom learning and work experience through the Club, as well as opportunities to become involved in volunteer work from assisting on match days to scouting the next young star.

Students are also encouraged to develop their practical skills, taking part in regular coaching sessions delivered by qualified Everton coaches as well as having the opportunity to compete against other Premier League Academy teams. Everton Sixth Form students also play in a number of local and national leagues and cups and have notable successes to date.

These links and opportunities provide a head start when applying to University forging a career within sport or future employment.

It is a real team effort at Everton Free School.

We are extremely proud of our academic results and above national average pass rates for our vocational subjects, celebrating 100% attainment.

Ofsted judged the school as ‘good with outstanding features’ after only two years of operating – a judgement we are very proud of – and one we hope to improve upon year after year.

Richard Cronin
Executive Principal
Everton Free School


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