Maricourt Catholic High School

Hall Lane Maghull Liverpool Merseyside L31 3DZ

“Our trustees, the Sisters of Mercy, founded a Catholic school to serve the whole community, based on gospel values and Christian truths. We believe in serving our pupils, to develop their talents and skills, to challenge their thinking and to nurture and foster their learning, creativity and spirituality.  By developing the whole child we are equipping our pupils with the skills and knowledge necessary for them to find fulfilment and meaning in their lives and be of service to society. The school offers good facilities set in impressive grounds where our children experience a broad range of sporting, cultural and enrichment opportunities. Maricourt is an academically successful school where children feel safe and happy.  We are proud of our strong pastoral team who, along with learning mentors, a school counsellor and a Chaplain, provide outstanding emotional and spiritual support.  Through strong partnerships with parents and carers, and building on the work of our primary schools and parishes, we aim to instil in our young people good manners, courtesy and consideration for others as well as integrity and honesty.”



Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2011/12

DEBATE: Nuclear Power

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2012/13

DEBATE: Tax Avoidance

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2013/14

DEBATE: Sex Selection

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


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