[<< wikipedia] St John Bosco Arts College
St John Bosco Arts College is a Roman Catholic comprehensive secondary school for girls in Croxteth, Liverpool.


== Admissions ==
The school caters for girls between the ages of 11 and 19 and the number of girls on roll is 900. 35% of the girls receive free school meals.


== History ==


=== Grammar school ===
The school was a girls' grammar school, the Mary Help of Christians Convent, from the mid-1960s. The neighbouring boys' grammar school was the De la Salle Grammar School, which is now the De La Salle Humanities College and again the school's male equivalent.
Other girls' catholic grammar schools in Liverpool were Convent of Mercy Girls High School, Notre Dame High School for Girls and La Sagesse Girls High School. Of the nine grammar schools that survived until the mid-1980s in Liverpool, most were catholic due to their voluntary-aided status.


=== Comprehensive ===
The school became a catholic comprehensive in 1983. The Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco are also known as the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. It was known as the St John Bosco High School until September 2004 when it became an Arts College.  In March 2013 the college became a National Teaching School.


=== New build ===
In September 2014 a new state of the art school was opened with a new grey and pink school uniform for all students.


== Academic performance ==
The school gets excellent results at GCSE which were above the national average in 2014 with 100% 5 A-C grades at GCSE and 61% including English and Mathematics.


== Notable former pupils ==


=== Mary Help of Christians R.C. High School ===
Shelagh Fogarty, 5 Live lunchtime presenter
Fiona Jones (nee Hamilton), Labour MP from 1997–2001 for Newark
Jane McGoldrick, TV producer


=== St John Bosco High School ===
Coleen Rooney, English television presenter, columnist and celebrity product endorser


== References ==


== External links ==
School website
Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco
EduBase
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