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. Students benefit greatly from outstanding teaching, exceptional pastoral care and first-class facilities.

We combine the strengths of a mixed selective grammar school with the advantages of being a thoroughly modern 21st century 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 660 pupils are based.

The Sixth Form Centre is housed at the York Street site. We have 630 students in our Sixth Form from over 40 secondary schools. Students study a wide range of A Level subjects. The majority of our Sixth Form students go on to Higher Education, with most progressing to their first choice destination.

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.

Whatever your reason for visiting our website, whether you are a student, former student, current or prospective parent, or potential member of staff, we sincerely hope that you find the site informative.

Our website can only offer a summary of the achievements, values and ambitions of our school and the opportunities available to our students and staff. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

We look forward to meeting you.


James Keulemans