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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School


2021 marks a very special milestone in Ribston’s history: our Centenary year.

Ribston Hall’s ethos lies in wonderful traditions. It has been educating bright young women for a hundred years and, in this time, thousands of students have passed through these doors and left with more than just outstanding academic outcomes.

In 1921, Gloucester United Schools governors officially opened Ribston Hall High School as the second girls’ high school in Gloucester city, later becoming a grammar school under the 1944 Act. Ribston Hall School began life in Spa Road but moved to our current site on Stroud Road in 1961.

Last day at Spa Road site for Ribston Hall School

Ribston Hall has always encouraged its students to be confident and aspire to be whatever they want to be without fear, championing the progress of equality and independence for young women.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected our centenary plans for the year and so our larger scale celebrations have been postponed until later in the year when we hope we can come together as a School and community. We look forward to celebrating with our students and parents while welcoming back alumnae and former staff for some special commemorative events.

Please check back for updates regularly, or, if you are a former student, sign up for email communications using the link below.

Reconnecting Ribston

Our Centenary year is incredibly important to us. Achievements of past students once they had left school were always included in the annual ‘Ribbus’ magazine until its last publication in 2006.  In the last few years, we have been delighted to welcome back alumnae for careers talks as well as continuing our yearly Celebration of Success with Ribston keynote speakers. Current students have enjoyed seeing what successes our alumnae have had; it provides an opportunity for them see first-hand the qualities that make a Ribstonian unique and ignites their aspirations.

Our first edition of Ribbus, 1925 

The young women (and men) that have attended Ribston Hall are an integral part of our history. We would like to hear more about their memories and experiences of attending our school and what they went on to do in their careers.

If you are a former student and would like to get involved with events at Ribston, share a fond memory or update us with what you’re doing now, please click on the link below to complete a short form with your contact details so we can keep in touch with you.

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Centenary Assembly

20th January 2021 was a very special day for us at Ribston Hall, this is the day the school turned 100 years old. Please see our assembly below.