Thank you for your interest in joining our vibrant Sixth Form. The Sixth Form at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School offers students a fresh start and the opportunity to excel within an aspirational and inspirational learning environment.

Every year we welcome students from over forty secondary schools.

An Open Evening is arranged each year which offers an opportunity to view our school and meet our exceptional students and staff. Our next Sixth Form Open Evening will be on Wednesday 15th November 2017 for students wishing to join the Sixth Form in September 2018. We hope you will be able to join us.

Sixth Form Admissions in September 2018

There are 600 students in our Sixth Form, all of whom study A Levels. We welcome students from the Ribble Valley, Longridge, Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Barnoldswick and beyond. The school is served by public transport from a large number of areas and financial aid may be available via the 16-19 Bursary depending upon parental circumstances.

For Sixth Form entry, there is no catchment area and no entrance examination. To be able to join the Sixth Form you must achieve a minimum of five GCSEs at grade B/6 with at least GCSE grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics. In addition, some A Level subjects have their own, additional entry requirements. These are shown in the Subject Information Sheets available at our Open Evening and on our Curriculum page.

Please read our Sixth Form Guide and Entry Requirements for further details.

Our online application form is available in the Step-by-Step Guide below. If you have any questions about submitting an application to join the Sixth Form in September 2018, please call 01200 423118 or email and we will be happy to advise you.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Joining our Outstanding Sixth Form

Step 1: Visit our Sixth Form

Our next Sixth Form Open Evening will be on Wednesday 15th November 2017 for students wishing to join the Sixth Form in September 2018. Students are welcome to come by themselves or with their parents/carers at whatever time is convenient. It is not necessary to book.

The Open Evening provides an opportunity to tour the classrooms and new library facilities and meet teachers and students. There will be information about subject choices at A Level and, if students wish, they can seek advice from our Careers and Higher Education Adviser and Senior Tutors.

If you would like to know more about our Sixth Form Open Evening, please call us on 01200 423118 or email us at We are always happy to arrange individual visits to the Sixth Form for students and their parents / carers.

Download a copy of our Sixth Form Guide and read the Subject Information Sheets on our Curriculum page.

Step 2: Apply

Our online application form is available here. The closing date is Friday 12th January 2018.

Full details of the A Level subjects that we offer and our entry requirements are available on our Curriculum page here.

If you have any questions about the application process, please call us on 01200 423118 or email us at and we will be happy to advise you.

Step 3: Attend an Options Meeting

After you submit your application form, you will be invited to attend an Options Meeting at the Sixth Form in January-March when you will have a one to one meeting with a member of staff to discuss your A Level subject choices. This is an informal process which is intended to help you make the right choices and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. We encourage parents/carers to accompany you.

Step 4: Receive an Offer and Find Out More

Following your Options Meeting, you will be offered a place which will usually be conditional on your exam results. We will invite you to one of our Student Preview Events in late June or early July 2018. This is a great opportunity to meet other new students and find out more about what to expect in the Sixth Form. Useful information is also available on our New Year 12 webpage.

Step 5: Confirm Your Place

On GCSE Results Day 2018, come along to the Sixth Form or contact us on 01200 423118 to let us know your results and confirm your subject choices.  Once again you will talk with experienced teaching staff who will confirm your enrolment and discuss any subject changes with you.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions about admissions please do not hesitate to contact us at

If you would like to discuss your application or require further information please do not hesitate to contact us at or call 01200 423118.