They helped shape the childhoods of some of Merseyside's biggest stars – but while the memories these schools will last a lifetime, the buildings themselves are almost all long gone.
Over the years, countless Merseyside schools have closed down, been demolished or merged with other neighbouring schools..
Some of the schools that educated Merseyside's famous faces still exist but just on different sites, or have been rebuilt on the same site.
From the former stomping ground of the Beatles, to closed comps where some of our greatest acting talents were educated, these schools have all been demolished, closed or renamed.
We took a look back at some of Merseyside's vanished schools and the musicians, actors, authors and other notable figures who studied there.
Have we forgotten any? If your old school had any famous former pupils then let us know in the comments.
The Liverpool Institute
Liverpool Institute closed in 1985, but in its time it produced some of Liverpool's most famous exports and had a proud record of sending alumni on to some of the country's most prestigious universities.
Taken over by Liverpool Council in 1905, The Liverpool Institute High School for Boys (or The Inny to its pupils) sent students on to the likes of Oxford and Camridge.
In the 1950s, Paul McCartney and George Harrison attended the school.
You can still see the facade of the listed building that once held the original Liverpool Institute, in the city's historic Georgian Quarter.
The entrance hall of the old school building and a modified school hall still remain after reconstruction work in the 1990s.
Now Kirkby High School, Ruffwood School merged with Brookfield High School in 2008 to form Kirkby Sports College Centre for Learning, on the site of Brookfield.
The old school was completely rebuilt under the Rebuilding Schools for the Future Programme and in 2013, it converted to academy status, being renamed Kirkby High School.
Little Boy Blue actor Stephen Graham attended the school after finishing at Overdale Primary School and went on to study at a London theatre school.
Prescot Grammar School
What we now know as Prescot School has a long history of mergers, rebuilding and name changes.
Prescot and Huyton Grammar School for Girls moved to a site on St Helens Road in 1924, having previously been based on High street throughout the 1800s.
In 1975, the school joined with Prescot Grammar School for Girls and in 2009, it was rebuilt with funding from a Labour government initiative, merging with Higher Side School in Whiston.
Among the school's famous alumni are Royle Family actress Sue Johnston, who attended Prescot and Huyton Grammar School for Girls, as it was at the time, in the 1950s.
Lead singer of The Zutons Dave McCabe also attended the school.
Quarry Bank High School for Boys
In September 1967, Quarry Bank High School for Boys merged with neighbouring Calder High School for Girls and Morrison Boys' Secondary Modern, changing its name to Quarry Bank Comprehensive School.
Decades later, the school still exists as Calderstones School – but in a very different form to the institution John Lennon attended.
John Lennon famously named his first ever band The Quarrymen, after the school's original name.
Actor Les Dennis also attended the school when it was still Quarry Bank High School for Boys.
Dingle Vale Secondary Modern School
Now King's Leadership Academy, Ringo Starr attended the school in its original form.
Brookvale Comprehensive School
The former stomping ground of comedian John Bishop, Brookvale merged with Norton Priory School to be renamed Halton High School.
In 2010, the school converted to academy status and was renamed again as Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy.
Walton Technical College
Another lost school that was confined to history – Walton Technical College educated Liverpool actor and comedian Ricky Tomlinson.
Anfield Commercial College
Cilla Black attended St Anthony's School in Scotland Road until she was 14, when she left to take up a typing course at Anfield Commercial College.
Holt High School for Boys
Now known as Childwall Sports and Science Academy, the school used to be Holt High School for Boys on Queen's Drive.
Born in 1927, Sir Ken Dodd attended the school when it was still a boys' grammar school.
In 1967, the school became coeducational and was renamed Holt Comprehensive School, merging with Olive Mount School for Girls.
Tony Bellew attended the school when it was still Holt Comprehensive School, before being renamed a number of times.
The former Gateacre Comprehensive moved sites in 2011, when it relocated from Gateacre to Belle Vale, close to the shopping centre.
Before this move, singer Rebecca Ferguson and Brookside star Ray Quinn both attended the school
Rock Ferry High School
Rock Ferry High School was demolished in 2016, but in its time, the Wirral school educated footballer Jason McAteer.
West Derby Comprehensive (Quarry and Bankfield wings)
West Derby School still exists, but the Quarry and Bankfield wings are long since demolished and relocated.
Liverpool actor Craig Charles formerly attended the school.
Warwick Bolam Secondary School merged with Bootle Grammar School in 1973 to become Warwick Bolam High School.
The school's name was later changed to Bootle High School – but in its original form it once educated Derek Acorah.
St Edmund's College for Girls
Some ECHO readers may still remember St Edmund's College for Girls in Princes Park, Toxteth, which was the former school of Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander.
The former grammar school merged with Liverpool Girls' College in 1981 to form Archbishop Blanch School.
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St Kevin's and St Gregory's schools, Kirkby
St Gregory's School on Bewley Drive in Southdene, Kirkby merged with St Kevin's School Northwood to form All Saints Catholic High School.
All Saints opened in 2010, following the closure of the Bewley Drive site in 2009.
Former pupils of St Kevin's include Brookside and Hollyoaks creator Phil Redmond, boxer John Conteh and footballer Terry McDermott.
Actress Angela Clarke, who appeared in Coronation Street, Brookside and The Bill, attended St Gregory's.