Letter from the Senior Student Team.
Thank you for your interest in joining Ribston Hall High School. We are the Senior Student Team. This comprises of the Head Girl and two Deputy Head Girls and we would like to give you the students’ perspective on our school.
The Spirit of Ribston is hard to capture within a sentence or even a word, but it reigns strong amongst our students and staff. We pride ourselves in having something special and different to other schools; our ‘family’ atmosphere. As our students enter the doors, they know they are entering a safe and welcoming place where they can thrive. Whether they are starting in Year 7 or coming into the last few months of their academic careers, our students truly believe in our school ethos which is, ‘Once Ribston, Always Ribston’.
Students at Ribston are able to explore their talents and take on leadership roles from the offset and throughout their time at the school. This allows our young women to learn vital leadership qualities that transcend into roles further up the school. Our Sixth Form contains not only the Senior Student Team, but also the Prefects, House Captains and Subject Captains who all take on various responsibilities, that allow them to develop leadership skills and allows everyone- new student or old, to feel that they have a place in our school.
The school is also an advocate for healthy competition, which is why we have a House system. Our four Houses compete against one another in House Arts, House Sports, House Drama, House Science and many other events. This is in addition to our other extensive extra-curricular activities, which allow everyone to explore their aptitudes and achieve their ambitions, no matter the direction. Furthermore, our students are respectful and hard-working. Our teachers have taught us vital life lessons that we will carry throughout our adult lives. Staff repeatedly go above and beyond in not only ensuring that our students achieve the best results but also to support them emotionally. The welfare of our students is vital, and is significantly supported by the school ‘Wellbeing Team’ who ensure that the students feel safe and happy; this is just another example of our family ethos.
Finally, we would describe Ribston as our home and we are proud to belong to Ribston. Our school helps us flourish as not only students but young women and men. One of our students has been quoted as saying, “Ribston is a home away from home, it has always made me feel safe and secure from Year 7 all the way through to Sixth Form.” We therefore hope you will feel as at home in our family as we do.
We look forward to meeting you.
Hannah Pegram, Charlotte Imm and Olivia Kosylowicz