High Sheriff recognises

Community Engagement at Alsop

Students at Alsop High School attend High Sheriff of Merseyside Awards at Merseyside Police Headquarters. Alsop received an Award in recognition of “great and valuable services to the community.”

Mr Stephen Burrows, DL, High Sheriff of Merseyside met with Alsop students and praised their involvement as part of the FAITH 2017 initiative. Mr Burrows told students, “The award also recognises the appreciation of the residents and people for Alsop’s contribution for enhancing the life of the community.”


Alsop developed the FAITH 2017 initiative to foster cohesion and develop pride in the wider community of North Liverpool. FAITH 2017 initiative recently won the prestigious “Community Partnership” Award at the 2017 Educate Awards.

Mr Joe Mangan, Headteacher, comments:

“We are delighted to be recognised for our contribution to the life of the community. Alsop has worked hard to build stronger links with parents and residents in both the immediate and wider North Liverpool community. As the school approaches it’s centenary in 2019 our core aim is to impact upon the wider community and contribute to the regeneration of North Liverpool.”

Alsop has also been shortlisted for the National Crimebeat Award. Students will be attending the prestigious annual Crimebeat awards ceremony in London, in the presence of HRH. The Duchess of Gloucester. The Award gives recognition to the most innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people in schools across the country. The day will also include a tour of London and a trip on the London Eye.


Peter Bull, Co-ordinator of FAITH 2017 comments:

“We are delighted that Alsop has been shortlisted for the national Crimebeat Award 2018. We are proud because it is the recognition of the hard work that staff and students have invested into our school and neighbourhood.”

The aim of the award is to recognise the excellent and reward the professionalism of schools making an outstanding contribution to and impact within their wider community.The school has worked closely with Jenny Sinclair, daughter of the late Bishop David Sheppard, and Director of Together for the Common Good to develop FAITH 2017.

Jenny comments:

"Alsop thoroughly deserve to be shortlisted for the Crimebeat Award 2018.We believe that a school rooted in its community can be a force for the common good: Alsop have shown how this can work.”


This faith based initiative was delivered in partnership with Together for the Common Good, Liverpool SACRE, the Archbishop of York Youth Trust, Liverpool Diocese, churches of all denominations, fellow faith traditions and community groups.