The school has several notable alumni including founding [[The Beatles|Beatles]] member, [[John Lennon]].
== History ==
In 1967 Quarry Bank High boy's school merged with neighbouring Calder High School For Girls (a girls' grammar school also on Harthill Road) and nearby Morrison School and adopted the name Quarry Bank Comprehensive School. The same year saw the abolition of the school's house system, whereby the pupils were divided between Mersey, Esmeduna, Wavertree, Sefton, Allerton, Childwall, Aigburth and Woolton Houses. In 1985, the school merged with Aigburth Vale High School, which left the school operating at four discrete locations and with 1800 pupils; it was also then that it adopted its current name. Aigburth Vale on Lark Lane was previously a grammar school with around 600 girls. In 1989 the school divested itself of its Aigburth and Morrison facilities, retaining only the original Calder House and Quarry Bank estates. A new building to replace the old Morrison Wing site was built within the existing school site. The old Morrison Wing is now home to a [[Tesco]] superstore on Mather Avenue in . Aigburth Vale High School also no longer exists and is now home to a number of private apartments.ref== Refurbishment ==
In 2001 the school underwent a major refurbishment as part of the [[Private Finance Initiative]] scheme. The entire site has been overhauled, with the old Calder Wing now virtually demolished. Only Calder House is now left from the old Calder Wing and this now houses the [[Sixth form]]. A new Arts Wing has been built which houses the English, MFL, Arts and Music departments. The old Quarry Wing was divided up into 2 separate buildings. One is Quarry House which houses both the ICT and History departments whilst also containing the main office for the school. The main classroom core of the Quarry Wing is now known as the Science Wing and houses a very large number of science labs. The school was also awarded 'Specialist Science Status' in 2001 which allows it to provide first class science facilities for its pupils.[[File:Front of Quarry House, part of Calderstones School, Sep 2012.jpg|thumb|Front of Quarry House, part of Calderstones School, Sep 2012]]