Welcome to Maharishi School

Welcome to our unique school

Maharishi Free School is a wonderful place to be, situated in beautiful rural surroundings within easy reach of the motorway networks and the towns and villages of West Lancashire, Liverpool and Greater Manchester.

Children aged from 4 to 16 receive a uniquely effective system of Consciousness-based Education. Creativity and intelligence are systematically developed with a few minutes of Transcendental Meditation (TM) at the beginning and end of the school day. Extensive scientific research, based upon more than 500 studies, has shown that experience of restful alertness during TM brings balance to the whole physiology, making learning both enjoyable and successful. 

Our pupils also benefit from extra lessons which expand on their experience of TM and help them to understand themselves and the world around them. The techniques used by the school have a beneficial impact on children’s confidence, social integration and behaviour. See our Whole School Curriculum Policy for more information:

Maharishi Whole School Curriculum Policy

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In 2020 The Real Schools Guide named us the top secondary school in Lancashire. The Real Schools Guide aims to give a more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables, taking into account 51 different data points, including teacher to pupil ratios, attainment and progress at GCSE and pupil destinations after leaving secondary school. 

“The promotion of pupils’ spiritual and personal development is at the core of what this school does so well. Maharishi Free School pupils are good thinkers. They reflect on their world and try to see… through other people’s eyes. Pupils are tolerant, considerate and empathetic…they are ambitious, articulate, confident and engage very well with adults.” Ofsted. (2017)

We are very proud of our unique school environment and our well-rounded educational offer which places a high value on social and emotional nourishment, as well as academic progress. We welcome you to visit and see for yourselves; we have two Open Days each year - one in September and one in January - and, of course, you are welcome to visit at other times of the school year to get a flavour of our school ‘in action’.


Lisa Edwards, Headteacher




Maharishi School Trust Ltd

Registered Office:

Cobbs Brow Lane




L40 6JJ

Telephone: 01695 729912Email: enquiries@maharishischool.com

Registered no. 1902341.Registered Charity No. 517958

Primary Phase Building Address: Davis Building, Cobbs Brow Lane, Lathom, Near Ormskirk, L40 6JJ.

Secondary Phase Building Address: Morris Birnbaum Building, Woodley Park Road, Skelmersdale, WN8 6UQ.