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The Liverpool Institute

The Liverpool Institute

The Liverpool Institute

Mount St, Liverpool L1 9HF, United Kingdom

AKA Liverpool Institute High School for Boys (“The Inny”)

The Liverpool Institute High School for Boys opened in 1825 and closed in 1985. During its time, it saw a lot of pupils who were destined for careers in the entertainment Business.

These ranged from:

Neil Aspinall, originally The Beatles’ Road Manager and later Managing Director of Apple Corp. Len Garry, one of the original members of The Quarrymen. Beatle George Harrison. Sir Paul McCartney, whose school records report that, having taken 0 and A levels, and deciding not to apply for Teacher’s Training College, in July 1960 he left school to go off on the Beatles’ first trip to Hamburg. But in 1995, he would return triumphantly to re establish the property as The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, (LIPA), which is still a thriving institution, serving the aspirations of young artistic people from all around the globe.

Paul’s younger brother, Mike (McGear) McCartney also studied there from 1955 – 1961.

He then became famous as one of the members of the satirical group The Scaffold.

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