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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Admissions for September 2024


If your daughter has not been successful in gaining a place at Ribston Hall High School for entry in Year 7 in September 2024, 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 1st March 2024 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.

24th April 2024 by 3pm

Deadline for submitting the Appeal Hearing Registration form

10th May 2024 by 3pm

Deadline for submitting any additional paperwork. Any documentation received after this date may not be considered at the appeal hearing.

Appeals are normally held during May/June

Appeals will be held by Democratic online.  Democratic Services will confirm the date and time of your appeal.

 Click here for the Appeals Information booklet which we strongly recommend you read.

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. 

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: