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.

All four grammar schools in our consortium, Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and Skipton Girls’ High School have now taken the decision to move the date of our 11+ Entrance Examination from 26 September to Saturday 17 October 2020. This is in recognition of the disruption to education caused by Covid-19 and to allow the pupils a little longer to readjust. 

We apologise for the change to the date but we all feel it is in the best interests of the pupils.

Admission to Year 7

There are currently 747 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 2021

The Entrance Examination for current Year 6 students will take place on Saturday, 17th October 2020.

The online admissions form is now closed for the entrance examination for entry into Year 7 September 2021.

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 Admissions Webinars

(These replaced our Open Evening this year.)

There was no Open Evening at Main School this year due to Covid-19 restrictions but on 21st September 3 Zoom webinars were held where Mr Keulemans, Headteacher, and Miss Renold, Director of Studies, spoke about the admissions process.

Below is the powerpoint from the webinar:

Main School Open Evening PowerPoint 2020

Webinar Recording (passcode is Xz71?yy%)

Virtual Tour of our Main School site.

If you are not able to access the webinar, please telephone school or email with any queries.

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 –