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Ribston Hall High School

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Wednesday 1st March 2019: the Local Authority will offer places on behalf of Ribston Hall High School to the highest ranking girls until they reach our admission number of 120. There are likely to be more students who pass the test than can be offered a place.  Girls who meet the qualifying standard, but have not been successful in gaining a place, will have the opportunity to go on a waiting list (and for ‘Reconsideration’ between 1 March and 1 April) and may be offered a place should one become available. You are also entitled to appeal (see below).

Non-qualifying Standard:

Girls who did not achieve the qualifying rank are unable to be considered for a place at Ribston Hall High School or to be placed on our waiting list. 

If you need any further information regarding Admissions to Ribston Hall High School, please contact the Admissions Officer on 01452 382249 or email 

If you need any further information regarding the allocation of school places, please contact the Admissions and TransfersTeam  or call 01452 425713

Missed Registration Information  

Year 7 Entry September 2019

If you did not register your daughter in June 2018 to sit the Grammar test on Saturday 15th September, please follow the instructions below:

1) October 2018: You will need to complete and return your Common Application Form in October to your Local Authority (Gloucestershire County Council or other if you live outside Gloucestershire). You can include Grammar Schools on this Common Application Form if you wish. However, your daughter cannot be considered for a grammar place until she has a test result. Alternatively, you can use your five choices for other schools, and then ask to be considered for a grammar school place during Gloucestershire LA’s waiting list round once your daughter has her results.

2) Friday 1 March 2019: National Allocation Day is on 1 March. Your daughter will be allocated a secondary school (not a grammar school, see 1 above) based on your preferences on the Common Application Form. At this point, if you live in Gloucestershire, you should also receive details on how to be considered during the waiting list round – see point 3 below.

3) After 1st March but BEFORE Friday 8th March 2019, you will need to contact the Gloucestershire Local Authority and complete the Waiting List Common Application Form. This form will be available on the Gloucester Local Authority Website. If you do not do this at this point your daughter will not be able to sit the post-allocation entrance test.

4) Late March 2019: Provided you have completed the above Form with Gloucestershire Local Authority, your daughter will be offered an opportunity to sit the post-allocation entrance test. If she achieves a qualifying score she can be placed on the waiting list in rank order and would be included in the waiting list process. Gloucestershire Local Authority will notify you if your daughter is offered a place at her chosen grammar school.

5) After 29th March 2019: This is the end of the post allocation process at which point final allocations are confirmed. After this date, if any allocated places are declined, Gloucestershire County Council go back to the waiting list and offer places in rank order, this is when your daughter may be offered a place. Based on previous years, we usually have a number of places declined.

6) April 2019: If you have not been allocated a place, then you have a legal right to appeal. Appeals are usually heard in May/June.


If your daughter has not been successful in gaining a place at Ribston Hall High School for entry in Year 7 in September 2018, you do have a statutory right to appeal before an independent admissions appeal panel with Democratic Services. Please email Mrs D Murphy, Admissions Officer or telephone 01452 382249 for an Appeal Information pack to be sent to you.

Timeline Information:

Friday 27th April 2018 by midday

Deadline for submitting the Appeal Hearing Registration form back to Ribston Hall High School

Friday 4th May 2018 by midday

Deadline for submitting any additional paperwork

Week beginning 21st May 2018 and the 4th June 2018

Appeals will be held by Democratic Services, Gloucestershire County Council.  Democratic Services will confirm the date and time of your appeal.