Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School


Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

Infobox UK school
name = Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School


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motto = "Fide et Labore"
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established = 1913
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type = foundation grammar
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head_label = Headmaster
head = Marc Morris
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specialist = Maths and Computing
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street = Glen Road
city = Waterfoot, Rossendale
county = Lancashire
country = England flagicon|England
postcode = BB4 7BJ
LEA = Lancashire County Council
ofsted = 119809
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enrollment = 1250
gender = Mixed
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 18
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website = http://www.brgs.org.uk/
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Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School (BRGS) is a selective co-educational foundation school in Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancashire, England. Founded in the 18th century as Newchurch Grammar School, it opened its doors in 1701 Fact|date=June 2007 on land bequeathed by a certain John Kershaw. It has been on its current site since 1913 . The current headmaster is Marc Morris, who has been in the job since April 2005, replacing the retiring Martyn Morris (not related).

The school is attended by approximately 1250 students, split between the lower school (years 7-11), which has approximately 150 pupils per year (in five groups of thirty pupils each) and the sixth form (years 12 & 13) with 250 pupils per year (in separate groups). Its status as a selective-entry state school for years seven to eleven (aged 11 to 16) means that the school is vastly oversubscribed, with many children competing for each place by taking an entrance examination while in their final year of primary school. Entry to the sixth form is non-selective except for the condition of the student's having gained at least four grade B and four grade C marks from their best 8 GCSEs.The school ranks high in British School league tables; recent figures can be viewed [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/05/school_tables/secondary_schools/html/888_5400.stm at the BBC's records]

Notable Alumni

*Jack Nicholls, Bishop of Sheffield
*Agyness Deyn, Supermodel

External links

* [http://brgs.org.uk Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School website]
* [http://brgswiki.org BRGS Student Wiki]


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