Mr Hans van Mourik Broekman
Hans Broekman is Principal of Liverpool College, a 4-19 heavily oversubscribed, state funded, mixed ability, academy day and boarding school in the heart of Liverpool.
Hans is a native of the Netherlands. He attended high school in USA then gained his Masters Degree with Honours in Classics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Following teaching positions in the UK, Hans returned to the USA where he served as a deputy headmaster, headmaster and Principal.
He was appointed the 17th Principal of Liverpool College in July 2007 and took up the appointment in June 2008. Since he arrived at the College, Hans has pursued an ambitious development programme which has included major College-wide refurbishment and restructuring programmes and the re-introduction of boarding at the school. In June 2012, Liverpool College announced that the Secretary of State for Education had accepted its submission to transition the College to Academy status (an academy is an independent school funded directly by central government). This followed a comprehensive and strategic review of the future options for the development of Liverpool College, led by Hans and the governing body.
Since conversion, the College has expanded its facilities and curriculum to cater to very substantial demand for places. The school was awarded an Outstanding rating in all areas by Ofsted in November 2019.
Hans is committed to improving social mobility and life chances and creating a culture of learning in our city that ensures that every young person has the potential to excel regardless of their background or any disadvantage.