Wednesday 1st March 2017: 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need any further information regarding the allocation of school places, please contact the Admissions and TransfersTeam email@example.com or call 01452 425713
Year 7 Entry September 2018
If you did not register your daughter in June 2017 to sit the Grammar test on Saturday 16th September, please follow the instructions below:
1) October: 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) Wednesday 1 March 2018: 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 request to be considered during the waiting list round – see point 3 below.
3) After 1 March but BY Friday 9 March 2018, 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.
4) Late March 2018: 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 30 March 2018: 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, we then 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: If you have not been allocated a place, then you have a legal right to appeal. Appeals are usually heard in May/June.
An Independent Panel will hear the appeals between May 2018 and June 2018
Further information and an appeals form can be obtained via email from Mrs D Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org