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Maharishi School

Key information

knowledge is structured in consciousness


Welcome to Maharishi School. We are an all-through school (primary and secondary) situated in a beautifully converted traditional stone building overlooking the glorious West Lancashire countryside and in a newly refurbished building nearby.

Our pupils delight visitors from all over the world with their remarkable eagerness for knowledge, the atmosphere that they create within the school and their profound grasp of the deepest principles of life. These pupils exhibit a maturity and wholeness that is rarely seen in other schools.

The reason for this noticeable difference is the use of Consciousness-based Education founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi – who the school is named after. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world over 60 years ago and Transcendental Meditation (TM) is the cornerstone of Consciousness-based Education.

All teaching and office staff at Maharishi School practice the technique and pupils meditate in the class as part of their school day. To find out more about this remarkable technique,

“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 the world through other people’s eyes. This enables pupils to better understand their own experiences and those of others. Pupils are tolerant, considerate and empathetic. They are able to consider the impact of their actions on other people and on nature. They are ambitious, articulate, confident and engage very well with adults.”
Ofsted report on Maharishi School Lancashire, 8th November 2017: More>

Maharishi School is a non-religious, non-denominational school. We welcome pupils of all religious faiths and of no faith. Many major religions are represented within our current pupil population.

At Maharishi School we follow the national curriculum. Read More: The National Curriculum in England Framework Document.

The children are organised into one class per year group (max 20 pupils per year). Each class has a cross section of children within the year group and the children are taught in mixed ability classes.

The children’s work has broadly similar content, though the work is differentiated to provide appropriate support for children who find the work more challenging and also additional challenge for the more able within the classes.

Maharishi School is a very popular school but we’re always happy to welcome prospective parents to visit our school, so if you are interested in sending your child to us, please feel free to enquire about a visit. Contact us:

“The World is our Family” 

Maharishi School Trust Ltd

Registered Office:

Cobbs Brow Lane




L40 6JJ

Telephone: 01695 729912Email:

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.