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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Admissions for September 2022


Missed Entrance Test 

If you failed to register your child to sit the Grammar School Entrance test sat in September 2021, there is an opportunity for your child to sit a late test. Please see below for important dates:

Tuesday 11th January 2022    Noon - registration will open. Links will be available on all Grammar School websites on this day. The LINK is now CLOSED. Unfortunately, if you do not register your daughter by the deadline of Friday 14th January, 12 noon, there is no other opportunity to sit the test. If your daughter has already taken the test please do not register again.

Friday 14th January 2022         Noon - registration will close. Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this time.

Saturday 5th February 2022*  Test Day – venue will be confirmed after all registrations have been collated. Parents will be emailed details of the test day. Please see below for Test Day Protocols which will still be in place.

Tuesday 1st March                  9.00 a.m. Results from the late test will be sent to parents

*This date may change in line with National Guidelines, which have not yet been received.

Please note you will not receive a place at any Gloucestershire Grammar School on 1st March following the late test. 

If your child does meet the Qualifying Standard, they will be eligible to request to be put on Grammar School waiting lists, providing you reply to GCC by Tuesday 8th March 2022.  You must complete the Waiting List Common Application Form for the Grammar Schools you are considering. The form will be available on the Gloucestershire Local Authority Website. 

Children who have not met the qualifying standard (i.e. have not passed the test) are unable to join the waiting list. 

Please note : GCC strongly encourage you to accept the school place you have been offered, even if you go on another school’s waiting list, to ensure your child has a school place in September 2022.


Denmark Road High School:

Marling School:

Pate’s Grammar School:

Ribston Hall High School:

Sir Thomas Rich’s School:

Stroud High School:

The Crypt School:


Gloucestershire Grammar School Entrance Test: Saturday 5th February 2022

Parents/Carers and Candidate Protocol for all Test Centres


To help ensure the efficient running of the Entrance Test, and to enable the correct implementation of government guidance on minimising the transmission of infection during the Entrance Test, the seven Gloucestershire Grammar Schools have agreed the following protocol which ALL families will be expected to abide by.

  1. No child, who is unwell (for example, coughing, exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19 or whose household is self-isolating or have been advised to through track and trace), should attend their Allocated Test Centre – please inform the Allocated Test Centre on the day before the Entrance Test (or earlier) if this is applicable to your child.  A medical test will take place on Monday, 21st February for those children who, for medical reasons, could not sit the Entrance test on Saturday 5th February.
  2. Parents/carers of a child coughing, or who becomes unwell during the Entrance Test will be contacted and requested to collect their child immediately.
  3. Only one family member will be allowed to drop off and collect their child and no additional siblings should accompany the candidate to the Test Centre. This will help avoid large gatherings outside each Test Centre/school. The family member must strictly abide by the relevant Test Centre’s Entrance Test protocol.
  4. No family member will be allowed into any of the buildings of the Allocated Test Centre at any time.
  5. Hand sanitising units will be available for use in each test room and at entry points in each school.
  6. Each candidate must bring with them: a completed ID form (with a photo/image of your child), 2 HB pencils, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, snack, and tissues in a labelled, clear plastic bag.
  7. Due to social distancing measures in place, each testing centre’s own protocols may mean that larger venues, such as School Halls, will be used. 
  8. Wherever possible, children from the same primary school will sit in the same test room as others from their school.
  9. On arrival at their Allocated Test Centre, children will be placed into their test room group forming a test bubble and will be strictly supervised from that point onwards.  They must not communicate with or attempt to be with any other child who is not in their allocated group.
  10. It is not possible to accommodate requests for a particular test sitting – timings will be issued via each school’s test day details letter and CANNOT be changed.


Under no circumstances should any child, or family member discuss, or publish the content of the Entrance Test at any time to ensure the security of the Test.  This includes speaking to other children, parents / carers, other family members, their teachers or tutors.  It should be stressed that anything shared may help other candidates and could result in their child not being offered a place.

The Gloucestershire Grammar Schools General Test Day Protocol – November 2021


Information for previous applicants:


If your daughter has not been successful in gaining a place at Ribston Hall High School for entry in Year 7 in September 2022, you have a statutory right to appeal before an Independent Admissions Appeal panel with Democratic Services. Please email our Admissions team on or telephone 01452 382249 from March 2022 onwards to request an Appeal Information pack to be sent to you. If you are emailing your request, please state the student’s full name, date of birth and current address. The appeals packs will be posted first class.

If you wish to gain any information/reports from your daughter’s current Junior School to go with your appeal documentation please note the Easter Holidays dates and ensure you request this information in time from them.

March 2022

Request an Appeal pack from each school you wish to appeal with

Wednesday 27th April 2022 by 3pm

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

May 2023

The deadline for submitting any additional paperwork will be announced in due course. Any documentation received after this date may not be considered at the appeal hearing.

Appeals are normally held during May/June/July

Appeals will be held by Democratic Services and take place either at Gloucestershire County Council or Virtual.  Democratic Services will confirm the date and time of your appeal.

An Information booklet will also be posted to you along with the Registration Form, however you can read this in advance should you wish to Click here for the Appeals Information booklet

Results - Grammar School entrance test

Results will be emailed to parents on Thursday 14th October from 12 noon onwards. You will receive communication from all schools you shared with on your initial application form.

Please note the 'What happens next' information supplied in this communication as this is crucial for your subsequent actions. 


Forms for Test Day - 11th September 2021 

Please see forms below related to the email you would have received on 3rd September 2021. Please print these forms, fill them in and return them on the day of the test


For parents of applicants:

Your test day arrangements confirmation letter was posted first class to those who are registered with Ribston Hall on Friday 3rd September. If you have not received this information by Tuesday 7th, please contact the Admissions Team on 01452 382249, option 5. 

September 2022 Entry

The Entrance Test was carried out on Saturday 11th September 2021 (when your child started Year 6). However, this was subject to any government restrictions/guidance at the time. The School would communicate with all parents who have registered their child if this information changes.

Familiarisation and Information booklets are available. We strongly recommend you look at the familiarisation material with your daughter(s) so they can familiarise themselves with the style of the papers and the layout of the answer sheet.

The registration for the Grammar School Entrance Test process has now closed after being open for 6 weeks. If you did not register, your daughter would not have sat the test in September 2021. Please either email or call 01452 382249, option 5, to discuss the options available to you now.

If you have any further queries, please contact Mrs Murphy, Head’s PA/Admissions Manager or Mrs Iles, Deputy Admissions Officer on 01452 382249, option 5 or email