Range High School Alumni

Welcome to the Alumni section of the Range High School website.

All former pupils and staff are invited to become members of the Range High School Alumni Association.  Membership is completely free and you can register here.

As part of your membership you will receive invitations to a variety of events including reunions and career networking opportunities.  You will also receive regular newsletters informing you of Alumni news. Please join us on our Range Alumni Facebook page which includes  Flashback Friday (photos from the past) and future reunions


From left to right: Mrs Mo Miller, Headteacher 2004-09,   Mr Mike Dixon, Headteacher 1992 – 2003,   Eric Story, First Chair of Governors,  Mr Graham Leech, Headteacher 1975 – 1992 and Miss Janet Wright, Acting Headteacher 2003 – 2004

Mr Graham Aldridge, Headteacher 2009 – 2019

Mr Mike McGarry, Headteacher 2019

Formby needed another secondary school as Formby High had around 2000 pupils at the time and so Range High School opened in 1975 with 165 pupils, 10 teaching staff and 5 main support staff.

Graham Leech was appointed as the first Head Teacher of the school and remained in post for 17 years until his retirement in 1992.

Mr Leech built strong foundations for the school, including the introduction of the House System. He named the four houses Blundell, Derby, Sefton and Weld. Derby after Lord Derby and Sefton after the newly named local authority. Due to the Pandemic, we have recently moved to a Year System and now have a Head and an assistant Head of Year from Year 7 through to 11.

The first stage of the school build included 6 classrooms, a dining hall, library and staff room. Further rooms were included in stage two of the build and the school increased in size. There have been a number of additions to the school over the years including a purpose built Sixth Form building and a large building at the back of the school which houses Humanities, RE and English. Almost 50 years after first opening, Range now has around 1300 pupils and approximately 130 teaching and support staff.