One of Merseyside's best performing schools has rubberstamped wholesale changes to rethink its links with its slave trader founder after the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Blue Coat in Wavertree faced calls to remove the name of Bryan Blundell from elements within the school community following the worldwide outcry triggered by the death of black American George Floyd while in police custody.
Now, the acclaimed south Liverpool has announced it is removing the name of Blundell "house", one of six collections of pupils in each year of the school.
But acting headteacher Scilla Yates has confirmed Blue Coat will change five out of six of their longstanding school houses.
A committee is set to decide on people with attributes that "personify Blue Coat", and also remove the names Shirley. Graham, Bingham and Styth houses.
The reaction to that decision has been mixed, with one insider saying: "I think this has gone further than most people thought, Blundell was really the main problem for most people."
In an update to students, parents, staff and past pupils, Ms Yates confirmed Bryan Blundell’s name had been removed from the bistro and signage already changed.
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The annual Founders' Day, which some were calling to be scrapped, will continue but as "an educational opportunity for students to learn about the heritage of the school, so that the school is not ‘celebrating’ our founder but teaching our students about our history in an open and honest way."
The portrait of Blundell in the library and memorial stone in the chapel will be retained, but be accompanied by plaques with further information about the slave trader to educate about his past.
Blue Coat bosses have also agreed to talk about Blundell and possibly integrate his past in to school curriculum lessons.
Ms Yates said: "We have made some great progress with the recommendations made by the Discussion Group in November, despite the challenges and restrictions of the ongoing pandemic.
"It has been wonderful to see our students be so actively involved in the process.
"I will, as ever, ensure that I continue to update the school community as the review progresses."
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The Church Road establishment, named The Sunday Times State School of the Year in 2015, was founded by former Liverpool Mayor and naval captain Blundell whose philanthropic donations originally established a school for poor and orphaned children in 1708, from which the modern day school can be traced.
But Blue Coat bosses announced a review after current and former students launched a petition and wrote an open letter calling for change.
The Wavertree institution, ranked as the best school in the country in 2016 based on GCSE results, responded after the open letter signed by more than 100 students was compiled which called for the renaming of Blundell House, and said its continued existence was "nothing short of a kick in the teeth to BAME students".
Nearly 1,700 people also signed a petition.
There were, similarly, a significant number of past and present students, teachers and parents who were opposed to any changes.
Blundell was involved in the transatlantic slave trade and was the owner of a slave ship called the Tarleton which transported hundreds of slaves from Africa to the West Indies.
Historical evidence suggests that, in the decades after its foundation in the early eighteenth century, the school did receive funding from the profits of slavery.
The Black Lives Matter protests began again in late May after 46-year-old black George Floyd died after being restrained by a white police officer during an arrest in Minneapolis
The protests also spread to Britain with the toppling of a statue of the slaver Edward Colston in Bristol and calls to remove statues and references to historical figures connected to slavery and colonialism all over the UK.
In Liverpool, the University of Liverpool agreed to rename Gladstone Hall, named after former Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone.
And Penny Lane street signs were defaced although it has been confirmed before and since that the street almost certainly was not named after slave trader James Penny.