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Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Established in 1554, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School stands as a co-educational grammar school located in Clitheroe, Lancashire. It holds academy status and boasts an impressive list of alumni, including Olympic medallists, lawyers, and a former Labour MEP. The educational program at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School is designed with the goal of cultivating independent and adaptable thinkers, arming them with the essential skills for success in contemporary society. Through a curriculum encompassing subjects like mathematics, sciences, and humanities, students are guided in developing a diverse set of competencies, empowering them to make well-informed decisions for their future.

County / Area:
Mixed Grammar

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School (CRGS) delineates its catchment areas into two distinct zones:

1. Immediate Catchment Area:

   This region encompasses towns and villages in close proximity to the school, situated in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire. Key locations within this immediate catchment area include Clitheroe, Whalley, Longridge, Gisburn, Sawley, Chatburn, Grindleton, and Waddington.

2. Wider Catchment Area:

   The broader catchment area extends across multiple boroughs in Lancashire, providing the opportunity for students from more distant locations to be considered for entry. This expansive zone includes Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, and Wyre.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Clitheroe, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Lancanshire 11+ Exam consists of three papers comprising of English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning.

The 11+ examination for Lancashire grammar schools comprises three multiple-choice tests, each assessing distinct skills:

1. English – This section, lasting 45 minutes, evaluates comprehension, vocabulary, and technical English skills.

2. Mathematics – With a duration of 50 minutes, this test focuses on assessing problem-solving and arithmetic skills. The emphasis is on numerical reasoning and foundational mathematical concepts.

3. Verbal Reasoning – Spanning 50 minutes, this paper evaluates the ability to comprehend and process language, assess textual information, and draw logical conclusions from written passages.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
June 2024
September 2024

You will receive the results either through email, an online link, or a first-class post-delivered letter.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English, Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
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