Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

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County Lancashire
Address Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, Glen Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 7BJ
Type Mixed Grammar
Pupils 1,280
Places in Year 7 180
Open Days June
Competition 5 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Lancashire GL 11 Plus Exam. Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths 



Information about the school – Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

This selective school serves communities from the Rossendale Valley and surrounding area and is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is much lower than average. A few students have disabilities and special educational needs. The proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds and the proportion whose first language is not English are broadly average. The number of students entering or leaving the school other than at the usual times is much lower than the national average. The school, consistently, exceeds the current floor standard.

The school is a specialist mathematics and computing college and a designated Training School, with a strong commitment to initial teacher training. Since the previous inspection, there have been several changes to the school’s senior leadership team. A new headteacher took up post on January 1 2012.