Liam Payne High School:
|St. Peter's Collegiate School, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.|
Liam Payne College:
|City of Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.|
Liam James Payne grew up in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England and as a child was very athletic. At St. Peter's Collegiate School in Wolverhampton, Payne once performed in front of 26,000 people at a football match. When he was 14 years old, he auditioned for The X Factor, but was told by Simon Cowell that he was too young and should try again in a couple of years. Payne attended City of Wolverhampton College for music technology after high school, and when he auditioned for The X Factor a second time, he received a standing ovation. Encouraged to form band One Direction, Payne and his fellow X Factor-hailing bandmates have become teen idols and chart-topping pop stars.