Here is a piece I had in my Beatles Encyclopedia some years ago:
Neil was born in Prestatyn, North Wales, on 13 October 1942. His mother had been evacuated there during the blitz on Liverpool and his father was at sea with the Royal Navy. Neil and his mother returned to Liverpool in 1942 when the bombing had ceased and he attended West Derby School, where he passed his 11 plus exams. He next went to Liverpool Institute in Mount Street where he shared the same class as Paul McCartney for English and Art lessons.
George Harrison also attended the school but was in the class one year behind Paul and Neil. Neil was to comment,