Thank you for your interest in our school. Clitheroe Royal Grammar School is a free, state selective grammar school with academy status. Students normally join our school at one of two stages, Year 7 or Year 12.

An Open Evening is arranged each year which offers an opportunity to view our school and meet our exceptional students and staff. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Admission to Year 7

There are currently 717 students in our Main School. From September 2016 our Pupil Admission Number increased to 150 with a 5-form entry at Year 7. This will mean that the total number of students in our Main School will be 750 by September 2020.  Pupils join our school from over 40 primary schools from within our catchment area and beyond.

Admission to the Main School is by 11+ test.

Entry to Year 7 in September 2021

The Entrance Examination for current Year 6 students will take place on Saturday, 26th September 2020. Please click here to fill in the online application form.

If you wish to make any enquiries about admissions to Year 7 please telephone 01200 423379.

Familiarisation materials are available to download free of charge from the GL Assessment website.  Additional sample entrance examination questions can be downloaded below.

Main School Open Evening

Our Open Evening for September 2021 admission will take place on Wednesday 9th September 2020.  We warmly invite all prospective Year 7 students and their parents/carers to visit our school on our Open Evening to meet our students and staff.  Admissions information provided on the evening will be relevant for admission to Year 7 in September 2021.

If you are unable to attend our Open Evening, student-led tours are held on the first Friday morning of each month, by arrangement.  Appointments can be requested by contacting the school.

Admission to Years 8 – 11

If you are moving into the vicinity of the school from another part of the country and wish your son/daughter to be considered for a place at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, please contact us for an application form: Main School Admissions –