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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Admissions for September 2023

Appeal Requests March 1st onwards

On 1st March you will receive your allocated school for your child from your County Council. If you would like to appeal for a place at Ribston Hall, please email with your child's Name, DOB and your address, we will post an application pack out to you.

Deadline to return the main appeal form to us is 3pm on Wednesday 26th April. Any supporting evidence you wish to submit must be sent to the school by Wednesday 3rd May.

Appeals are normally held in May/June. Democratic Services are contracted to hear all of Ribston Hall's appeals. They will contact you at least 10 working days before the date of the appeal hearing.


Gloucestershire Grammar Schools' Late Entrance Test
Parents who missed registering their child in May/June 2022 for Admission for Sept 2023 have the opportunity to register for the late test. You will be placed on the waiting list only if your child qualifies.

The late test will take place on Saturday 4th February 2023. With more details to follow regarding the details of the morning once registered.

Registration: Monday 9th January 2023 at 12 noon –

Registration: Will close on Friday 13th January 2023 at 12 noonThis is now closed

No registrations will be accepted at all after this time.

This is not an opportunity to re-take the test again. 

If you have any queries, please email or call 01452 382249 option 5

Results - What Happens Next - Oct 2022 

Entry to Ribston Hall in September 2023

Ribston Hall High School is a selective girls’ grammar school for ages 11-16 and offers a mixed Sixth Form. All students must sit the Grammar School Entrance Test in September 2022 and gain a pass to be eligible for a place.

Ribston Hall has specialised in educating girls in Gloucester for over 100 years. We foster a supportive environment which allows our students to grow academically and socially, equipping them with the skills and values to make worthy contributions to society. We are often complimented on the ‘family feel’ of Ribston Hall.

Familiarisation and Information Booklets along with our Admissions Policy for 2023-2024 will be published shortly.

Our Admissions team are Mrs D Murphy, Admissions Manager, and Mrs L Iles, Deputy Admissions Officer. They are happy to advise on any queries that cannot be answered by the information given below and can be reached on or 01452 382249.

Online registration for the Entrance Test

Registration is now closed.  If you missed registering your daughter within the 6 week window during May/June 2022, she will not be able to sit the entrance test in September 2022.

Please read the information here on what you can do next.

If you have any queries with registering only, please email the G7 Administrator who oversees the registration process for all the Grammar Schools: or contact Mrs Iles, Deputy Admissions Officer or Mrs Murphy, Admissions Manager at Ribston Hall High School on 01452 382249.

The Entrance Test 

This will take place on Saturday 17th September 2022, subject to any government restrictions/guidance at that time. The test day arrangements will be communicated via email to all registered parents w.c. 12th September 2022. The school will communicate any changes to this information with all registered parents. 

Test results and Local Authority Application

You will receive the results of the Entrance Test by the end of the day on Monday 17th October. Please complete your Common Application Form from your local County Council by the deadline of 31st October 2022.

National Allocation Day

On 1st March 2023, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) will offer 150 places on behalf of Ribston Hall High School to the highest-ranking applicants. There are often more students who pass the test than can be offered a place.