Holt Hill Convent School was run by the the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus, a French order of nuns who arrived in Liverpool in 1844. In 1849, at the invitation of Dr Brown, Vicar Apostolic for the Northern District, they set up a first class boarding school in Lingdale House in Claughton (later to move to Upton Hall).
Happy with what was being achieved at Lingdale, in 1852 Dr Brown asked the sisters to set up a second class boarding school in Birkenhead, this was to become Holt Hill Convent School.
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