Percy Johnson-Marshall studied at the Liverpool School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, where his brother Stirrat Johnson-Marshall was already a student, from 1931-1938 . He initially completed a Diploma in Architecture and afterwards the Certificate in Civic Design. While a student Johnson-Marshall studied under a number of brilliant professorships. When he started his studies, the professor of architecture was Sir Charles Herbert Reilly who was followed by Lionel Bailey Budden in 1933 . Meanwhile Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie was the professor of civic design until 1935 and it is likely that Johnson-Marshall studied under him. Johnson-Marshall was a very able student, and during his time in Liverpool he won a number of awards, including the John Lewis Partnership Prize, 1936 and the HW Williams Prize for the Promotion of Architectural Design in Concrete, also in 1936 . His education at the University of Liverpool had a lasting influence over both his style and future career. After leaving the University, Percy Johnson-Marshall, along with other former students, instigated the formation of the Liverpool School of Architecture Society, a club for former students. After a successful inauguration dinner, this appears to have had a short life.