Scarisbrick Hall School is an award-winning mixed independent school based near Ormskirk, Lancashire. Providing personalised learning from nursery to age 18, we are recognised as the top Sixth Form in the North of England and among the top 10 nationally for progress and value added. We are also one of the select few Grade 1 independent schools rated 100% excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). All of which combined makes us one of the most accomplished and highly-acclaimed independent schools in Lancashire and the country as a whole.

Our RIVER learning philosophy centres around the values of Resilience, Independence, Values, Exploration and Reflection to provide young people with all the tools they need to enjoy a happy and successful future. We are passionate about providing first-class learning opportunities that enable all our pupils to reach their full potential. As a progressive independent school, we offer a bespoke academic curriculum, bolstered by exemplary pastoral care and a co-curricular programme encompassing sport, the performing arts and exciting educational excursions. 

Headmaster's Welcome

A Passion for Learning

“As Headmaster, I am passionate about each individual at our independent school and about the teaching and learning that supports their development. At Scarisbrick Hall School, our educational philosophy is focused on the traits that we believe will ensure all of our young people have a happy and successful future. I want to ensure every pupil is inspired by all the opportunities they are offered within our learning environment, both in curricular and co-curricular aspects."

Mr J Shaw (Headmaster)

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Developing Strong Values

The first thing that pupils and parents notice when entering Scarisbrick Hall School is the kindness and respect shown by our staff and pupils. We pride ourselves on encouraging pupils to be confident in themselves and to pursue their individual talents. Very few independent schools in Lancashire can offer the opportunities we do.  


​The pupils and staff at our award-winning independent school are encouraged to be reflective and to value and respect our local and global community. This makes Scarisbrick Hall School a uniquely nurturing and progressive independent school environment in which to learn and develop, whilst forging lifelong friendships and curiosity.


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Reception 2020

Limited places now available for our Reception classes for September 2020



The Global Classroom

Scarisbrick Hall School is also the founder of The Global Classroom, a unique charity and education movement that unites children from around the world. Delivered in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and supported by UNICEF, The Global Classroom is the largest digital classroom in the world. An extraordinary programme of aspirational events from some of the most influential leaders in their fields is delivered to the future leaders of our planet.


The Global Classroom invites children from across the globe – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or location – to access once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to have their voices heard on real-world topics by leading influencers, artists, policymakers, scientists, activists and cultural icons. Open access classroom sessions and seminars are delivered by leading figures from the Smithsonian Science Education Centre, National Geographic, BMG and Penguin Random House.

On Sunday 11th April, and to celebrate World Breathing Day, The Global Classroom was joined by James Nestor, bestselling author of 'Breath: The Science of a Lost Art' for our seventh class - Deep Breath.


Featuring an array of guest speakers, Deep Breath addressed the importance of breathing and serenity to live a happy, healthy life in our ever-changing and challenging world. 

Catch up with the Deep Breath event and hear from a range of inspirational speakers, including: Wim Hof, Will John, Dr. Les Aria, Sharon Moore, Dr. SMIT, Chuck McGee, Evelyn Glennie, Hanli Prinsloo and Victor Mendoza. 

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Scarisbrick Hall Pupils to represent UK at Global Summit

A Global Youth Summit, held virtually on 23- 25 April, will see thousands of young people, leaders, policy makers and changemakers come together in one space to discuss the issues facing young people across the world. 

As we look towards a post-pandemic future, the Global Youth Summit is a critical moment for young people to share experiences and solutions that will inspire and support young people to take an active part in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery within their communities and beyond.


The Summit is organized by the Global Youth Mobilization, an initiative by the world’s six largest youth organizations and supported by the World Health Organization and United Nations Foundation. 


Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General will open the Global Youth Summit alongside Youth Representatives of the Global Youth Mobilization Board. It will feature youth activists from hundreds of countries, three plenary sessions with high-profile speakers, include over 70-hours of content, delivered by 150+ expert speakers and from 40+ partner organizations. The Summit will be available to anyone, via broadcast on https://globalyouthmobilization.org/ and in five core languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.


Scarisbrick Hall School students will be representing the UK at the Global Youth Summit and both Scarisbrick Hall and The Global Classroom will be leading sessions to inspire others to take an active role in the immediate and long-term recovery from the impact of COVID-19, and the resources necessary to make a meaningful difference. 


Scarisbrick Hall School

Early Years Outdoor Learning Experience

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Situated within our 50 acre setting join us to experience our

Forest School for children aged 3-5 years

Sixth Form



Personal tours are now available for our Sixth Form.

Please email Mrs Walmsley for further details.



Saturday 22nd May


Individual Personal Tours of the School

To enquire and book a  Personal Tour on Saturday 22nd May please contact Mrs Walmsley for further details.



Personal Nursery Tour


 To enquire about a

Personal Tour please contact

Mrs  Fortune-Price for further details.



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Top 10 Sixth Form in the UK and best in the North

Scarisbrick Hall Sixth Form is recognised as top in the North of England for progress and value added (out of all independent schools, state-maintained schools and colleges).


Scarisbrick Hall Sixth Form is among the top 10 nationally for progress and value added (out of all independent schools, state-maintained schools and colleges).

2019 Record Breaking A Level Results for Scarisbrick Hall School


100% Pass Rate with 57% A*/A and 77% A* - B

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