Rainhill High School officially opened the LFC Academy Education Centre and to the amazement of all pupils and staff, Liverpool FC Manager Kenny Dalglish was the guest of honour. The new facility forms a central part of a new partnership between two organisations, which has seen the school designated as the preferred supplier of educational services to the Academy.
John Pout, Rainhill High School Headteacher, commented
We are delighted to launch this partnership. It goes without saying the prestige of Liverpool FC makes it a great honour for us to provide this service to the club. This coupled to the high quality of the education provided by Rainhill, makes this a very high quality partnership. Our students have made the LFC Academy players very welcome, and they have fitted in very well. Even those students who are Evertonians will recognise that this is great coup for the school.
Phil Roscoe, Head of Education and Welfare at the LFC Academy said:
Over the past 18 months we have been impressed with the high level of teaching and pastoral care provided to our boys at Rainhill. It made good sense to us to make the relationship between the Academy and Rainhill more official and we look forward to developing that partnership in the coming years.