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Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School is a school where young pupils develop into well-rounded individuals eager to become future leaders. The students are full of ambition and school staff challenge and support them in achieving their aspirations.

Although a selective school, students come from a wide range of backgrounds. Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School prides itself on traditional values and strong “family” ethos and offer a safe, secure environment where students can flourish and excel.

The school can trace its history back to Newchurch Grammar School founded in 1703. The core of their staff formed Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School on the current site in 1913. With 100 years of serving families in Rossendale and beyond, the school is proud of its heritage and celebrate many school traditions, but alongside this, they seek to embrace positive change and innovation.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

  • The school uses  the Lancashire GL 11+ Exam – with questions on 11+Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Maths. 

  • You will find supplementary practice material here 11+ Exam Book Shop 

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School 11+ Preparation.

The 11+ exam is based on Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths so practice in all these subjects is essentail for success in this dificult exam. This additional preparation will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

This 11+ Exam Book Shop offers lots of relevant practice material.



School Type:-

Mixed Grammar

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Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

There may be more than 5 applicants for every place.

Exam Format

GL 11 Plus Exam. Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths for Lancashire


Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, Glen Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 7BJ

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