I am proud to be Headmaster of a school where youngsters develop into well-rounded individuals eager to become future leaders. Our students are full of ambition and our staff challenge and support them in achieving their aspirations. Although we are a selective school, our students come from a wide range of backgrounds. We pride ourselves on our traditional values and strong “family” ethos and offer a safe, secure environment where students can flourish and excel.

We can trace our history back to Newchurch Grammar School founded in 1703. The core of their staff formed BRGS on our current site in 1913.  With 100 years of serving families in Rossendale and beyond, we are proud of our heritage and celebrate our school traditions, but alongside this, we seek to embrace positive change and innovation.

I hope that this website gives you a glimpse of the rich and varied life at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School and what makes the school so special. If you have particular questions which are not answered here or wish to arrange a visit to the school, please contact us.

Mr A. Porteous

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