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It was founded circa 1610 and moved from the original school house at Barkhouse Hill to Ruff Lane in 1850. The architect Sydney Smirke
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designed the original school room and school masters house which is to the west of the main school building. The school was consistently extended for the next 150 years to extend either side of Mill Street. It was situated in the east of the town, towards the hospital.
In the 1960s it had 750 boys and girls, and 850 in the early 1970s.
It became a comprehensive in the late 1970s, year by year, with around 1,000 boys and girls.
It closed when the school amalgamated with Cross Hall High School, resulting in the formation of Ormskirk School
Ormskirk School is a secondary comprehensive in West Lancashire, England, created in September 2001 by the amalgamation of two schools in Ormskirk – Cross Hall High School and Ormskirk Grammar School, an investment costing £16 million. The school caters for roughly 1400 students aged between 11-18...
in 2001 and was largely demolished to make way for housing in 2005 leaving only the original building on Ruff Lane
which has now been converted into flats.
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