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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

School Tours/Open Days

Open Morning and Evening information

Tuesday 18th October 2022

Ribston Hall High School would like to invite Year 5 and Year 6 students to our Open Morning and Evening.

 

Open Morning (times to be confirmed)

Our open morning is a fantastic opportunity to find out about Ribston Hall, take a student guided tour and get a real feel for the school.

The open morning will enable you to see our school on a ‘normal working school day’. The Headteacher’s talk will take along with other key staff. Student-guided tours of the school will be given afterwards.

 

Open Evening (times to be confirmed)

Our open evening will offer the same experience but will also include an opportunity to discover more about the subjects, meet the teachers, engage with students in the classrooms and take part in activities.

Please note these will be a bookable event – the link will be provided nearer to the date.

 

Admissions Information Morning (AIM) 

Ribston Hall High School invited Year 5 girls and their parents to our AIM (Admissions Information Morning) on Wednesday 27th April, 9am to 11.30.

This morning was a step away from our normal Open Days which we offer in June and October. The intention of the Admissions Information Morning is a specific opportunity to learn more about the Grammar School admissions process, how to register for the test as well as offering advice on how to support your child’s preparation by hearing from the Maths and English teams.

The Headteachers talk took place at 9.15am in the main school hall.

Student-guided tours of the school followed along with refreshments in the main school hall afterwards. The Senior Leadership Team along with the Admissions Team were available for Q&A during this time.

We received this review from a parent who attended the AIM with his Year 5 daughter: "We really enjoyed finding out about the school and our guided tour. The young lady who showed us around was a delight and made my daughter feel at ease. She was so chatty and reassuring. I was wonderfully impressed with her (and everyone else for that matter)."

Below is a video from our last virtual open evening which should help to give you a flavour of what we can offer your daughter at Ribston Hall. 

 

 

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Open Day Frequently Asked Questions

Timings of the school day 

Registration and Assembly

8:40am

Period 1

9.00am – 10.00am

Period 2

10.05am – 11.05am

Break

11.05am – 11.25am

Period 3

11.25am - 12.25pm

Period 4

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm – 2.25pm

Period 5

2.25pm – 3.25pm

Final Bell

3.30pm

Class size 

We have five tutor groups named 7.1, 7.2 etc, and will be of mixed ability with a class size of 30. Girls are taught in tutor groups in year 7 and 8. As a student progresses through the school, and specialise into option subjects, the class sizes are smaller.

Curriculum information 

All information can be found on our website here:

House 

All girls will be assigned to a house either Britons, Danes, Romans or Saxons. If there is a family reason to join a house we will always accommodate for this. The girls are placed into houses across forms, for example 7.1 will have a mix of people from different houses. This encourages girls to get to know more people from their year group. During the year there are various house competitions, including house rounders, quiz, talent contest, culminating in sports day, and the awarding of the house cup on the final day of term. The house system is a great way to cultivate friendly competition in school.

Special Educational Needs 

Please contact our SENCO on ab@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk if you need further information.

Transport 

At Ribston we have a longstanding relationship with a number of independent bus companies who are running transport to and from school. The present timetable can be found here:

Please contact the companies directly to see if they can cater for your specific needs.

Extra-Curricular Activities and Clubs 

Below is a list of clubs and activities that are generally available to Y7 students. This list does alter each year, and quite often we can cater for specific groups of students if they want a club to run.

Monday

Rugby (PE)

Junior Choir (Music)

Writing Club (English)

Senior Orchestra (Music)

Tuesday

Netball (PE)

Wednesday

Scrabble Club (English)
Guitar group (Music)
Dance Club (Dance)
Graphics Club (Graphics Week A)

Thursday

Hockey (PE)
Computer Hacking (ICT1)
Christian Union (RS)
Badminton (PE)

Friday

Football (PE)
Retro Games Club (History)
Flute Choir (Music)

Trips 

The whole of year 7 embark on a trip early in the academic year to Croft Farm, where they get to spend time with their peers and start to feel part of the Ribston Family! Many of our older students remember this trip fondly, and it is an important part of the school calendar. There are many trips arranged throughout the year groups, and we will share information on this when it is available. These trips range from day trips, trips within the UK to far-flung destinations and ski trips.

Admissions 

The Gloucestershire Grammar School Entrance Test registration is open May through to June. The seven Gloucestershire Grammar Schools hold the Entrance Test during September, the year prior to entry. Each school will ensure that all guidance on social distancing and hygiene are fully implemented at each testing site. 

Ribston has a range of familiarisation materials and support guides to aid you through the testing process. Please follow this link to find this information:

If you have any further questions about school life please contact us via email at  RHHS@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk where we will be able to answer you as best we can.

Swimming 

Swimming forms part of the Year 7 Physical Education curriculum. Students typically swim for one term and this takes place in one of their PE lessons per fortnight. Year 7 students have the optional opportunity to take part in the Year 7 Swimming Gala and compete for their houses. In addition, there is also an optional opportunity to represent Ribston at the annual city swimming gala.

Homework 

Homework enables an enhanced learning experience. This is set using the Show My Homework app, something parents can also access. Typically, homework is of 30 mins duration and students can expect between two and three pieces per night. This varies between subjects, with some setting regular shorter pieces of work whilst others lend themselves to extended projects that are less frequent and will take longer, for example in subjects such as Textiles.

After School 

After school the library remains open Monday to Thursday until 4.30pm.  Students can access books and resources, as well as using laptops/iPads, to support their learning and get ahead with their homework. The Librarian is available to help with any queries.

Mobile Phone Policy 

Our mobile phone policy is on our website. All students can bring a phone into school but it must be switched off and away in school, unless teachers request they use them.