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History

Today Hugh Baird College consists of three main buildings on its one campus (the Balliol building, Port Academy Liverpool, L20 building and the Lifestyle Fitness building), and offers hundreds of courses to more than 5,000 students.

However, during its history the College has gone through many stages of development…

1891

Grants were made available from the Exchequer. It was with this and other aid that Bootle Technical School opened, offering 37 courses in 25 subjects, with an intake of 807 students.

1897

The School offered more subjects including: building, home dressmaking, mechanical engineering and iron/steel manufacture 

1900

With the popularity of the School increasing, a new building was erected and officially opened on 27th September 1900 under the directorship of John James Ogle. It was located where the Pembroke Centre now stands.

1968

Bootle Municipal Technical College amalgamated with Bootle College of Art to become the Bootle College for Further Education.

1974

The College was renamed Hugh Baird College of Further Education, in recognition of a prominent local mayor and college governor, in honour of his contribution to developing education in Bootle.

1988

The opening of the Sports Hall & Sports Facilities - the focal point for all the College's sports courses, whilst also hosting many other events.

1997

Pembroke Centre opened - the centre for the College's courses in Construction, Engineering and Health, Social & Childcare.

2002

Sixth Form Centre opened - the centre for the College's sixth form course programmes.

2009

New extension opened - a large scale extension of the Pembroke Centre, which houses workshops for construction, motor vehicle and electrical installation. The facilities provide the most flexible and modern environment for both staff and students.

2011

Higher Education Suite opened - an area designed with bespoke features for the College's HE students.

2013

Plans are under way for the first purpose built Higher Education centre in Merseyside.

2014

The L20 Building - the first purpose built Higher Education centre in Merseyside is opened.

2016

Port Academy Liverpool opened.