Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School
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|Address||Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, Glen Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 7BJ|
|Places in Year 7||180|
|Competition||5 applicants for every place|
|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.