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Welcome to Clitheroe Royal Grammar School


Since our foundation in 1554 our school has provided a centre of excellence, offering superb teaching and learning opportunities. We have a very strong academic record and are one of the country’s highest achieving schools. Clitheroe Royal Grammar School is listed on Ofsted’s “Honours List”.

We combine the strengths of a mixed selective grammar school with the advantages of being a thoroughly modern school which prepares students for a rapidly changing world. We focus on the education and the development of the individual and offer a wide provision of extra-curricular activities.

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School is a mixed selective 11-18 school with academy status. The Main School (Years 7-11) is at our Chatburn Road site where approximately 600 pupils are based.

The Sixth Form Centre is housed at the York Street site. We have over 690 students including a significant number who have joined us from other schools. Students study a wide range of AS and A Level subjects. Most of our Sixth Form go on to university.

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School was designated a Specialist Language College from September 2006. Since then, Specialist School status has enhanced the opportunities for students, staff, parents and the wider community.

Our school has a reputation for being a happy, stimulating and caring environment in which everyone is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

All students are encouraged to take part in the wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities available at lunchtimes and after school.

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Sixth Form Entry Requirements:

A minimum of 5 grade Bs with at least a grade C in English Language and Mathematics .

Meeting of individual subject requirements (please see individual subject entries)

Please note that only one grade per subject is accepted with the exception of Core and Additional Science Main School By Entrance Examination.

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We are very proud of our Sixth Form which is housed in its own centre at York Street. Clitheroe Royal Grammar School is based on firm values and traditions and provides not only outstanding academic opportunities, but also an environment where each student can further develop essential life skills. Clitheroe Royal Grammar School has Academy status which gives us considerable freedom to enhance the opportunities for our students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Clitheroe Royal Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015
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