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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Admissions for September 2024

Missed Test Registration Window - 2024 ENTRY - Friday 12th January This has now closed
If your child missed the Grammar School Entrance test in September 2023, there is an opportunity for them to sit a late test.


Friday 12th January - Registration has now closed

Monday 15th January 2024 - by Noon
All SEN supporting evidence must be received.

Saturday 3rd February 2024
Test Day – The test will be held at The Crypt School. Parents will be emailed test day arrangements on Friday 19th January.

Wednesday 1st March - 9.00 a.m.
Results from the late test will be sent to parents from each Grammar School where tests were shared.

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 8th March 2024. 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 2024

National Allocation Day

On 1st March 2024, 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.

Entry to Ribston Hall in September 2024

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 2023 and gain a pass to be eligible for a place.

Our school 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.

Ribston Hall High School is an Academy and as such, the Governing Body of the school is the admission's authority responsible for all admissions. The Governing Body operates in line with Gloucestershire County Council’s coordinated scheme for school admissions and School Admissions Code.

2024 Entrance Test Applications  

Online Registration for the Entrance Test - September 2024 Admission

Registration was open from noon Monday 22nd May 2023 until noon on Friday 30th June 2023.  

If you missed registering your daughter over the 6-week registration period, she will not be able to sit the Entrance Test in September 2023.

If you have any queries which are related to the registration process only, please email the G7 Administrator who oversees this process for all the Grammar Schools:

If you have any general admission questions please contact Mrs Iles, Deputy Admissions Officer or Mrs Murphy, Admissions Manager at Ribston Hall High School via email: or phone on 01452 382249.

The Entrance Test 

This took place on Saturday 16th September 2023. The test day arrangements were communicated via post to all registered parents during 6th, 7th, 8th September 2023. The school communicated any changes to this information with all registered parents. 

Test results and Local Authority Application

You would have received the results of the Entrance Test in October. Your Common Application Form from your local County Council should have been completed by the deadline of 31st October 2023.

Free and Paid-For Familiarisation Materials
GL Assessment have a range of free and paid-for familiarisation materials and support guides to aid you through the testing process. To give all children the opportunity to experience sample questions across a range of question types in advance of the test, they have 10 hours of free familiarisation materials. These are particularly useful for verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning tests as children may not have encountered these types of questions before. Please follow the link below to the GL Assessment Website: