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.

Admission to Year 7

There are currently 750 students in our Main School.  Please click here for a virtual tour of our Main School site.

From September 2016 our Pupil Admission Number increased to 150 with a 5-form entry at Year 7.  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 2023

The online form for admissions for entry into Year 7 in September 2023 will be available on Monday 6th June 2022. Please complete this form by 12.00 noon on Friday 16th September 2022 in order to register a place for the entrance examination on Saturday 24th September 2022. No late entries will be accepted. Please familiarise yourself with the Admissions Handbook 2023 which explains the admissions process.

Our Open Evening will take place on Wednesday 6th July 2022 from 5.30pm until 7.00pm. All are welcome to attend to see the wonderful opportunities that CRGS offers young people. During the evening Mr J M Keulemans, Headteacher, will present talks about the admissions process.

Please find below the Admissions Handbook and Admissions Policy for entry into Year 7 September in 2023.

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.

Sample Entrance Examination Questions

Our school website is rich in information about our school, our partnerships and our wider community.  Please take some time to explore the varied sections and resources.  It will give you a flavour of what we value, the student experience and the facilities and support available to all.  If reading more about our school prompts any questions, please email at any time and we will be very happy to help.

In addition, to gain a flavour of our school and events over the last year, why not view our Christmas Celebration, our Commemoration Day event and our Virtual Tour.

Thank you again for your interest in our 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 –