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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Rosalind Franklin Science Centre

Now open

Our new science facility, the Rosalind Franklin Science Centre, is now open. We are delighted to strengthen our STEM offering with six cutting-edge labs, as well as prep rooms and offices.


Half-way point - October 2021

The window frames are now in place and the glazing is expected to be fitted by the end of the month, making the building watertight at the half-way point of 22 weeks into our 44 week build. We can see the teaching space taking shape now as internal walls have been constructed.  

We are about to launch the final voting round of a competition to name the new Science Building, with some excellent suggestions of female British scientists having been put forward by students. 

Autumn progress - September 2021

The cladding is now largely in place and the building should be watertight next month. It's great to see the new science facility looking so advanced and for us to see the new Ribston Hall landscape unfold. 

New science block progress September 2021









New science block September 2021










Summer progress - July/August 2021

We can now see the final form of the building, enabling us to visualise how it will sit within the school landscape. We can't wait for our budding scientists to use this cutting edge facility next Spring. 


Building progress - June 2021

The foundations are now laid for our new science centre, with the first upright steels being fitted this month. It was a grey day outside, but not for us here as we watched a milestone moment in the build unfolding. 

First elements of the building frame are installed for Ribston Hall's new Science centre


Architectural imagery - May 2021

We're pleased to be able to share with you some new imagery of how our new science centre will look once it's completed next Spring. We broke ground for the new building in the middle of May. 

New Science building at Ribston Hall

New science block at Ribston Hall - inside of of the science labs


Planning Permission granted – November 2020

Ribston Hall High School was granted planning permission by Gloucester City Council to build a new science block to provide state-of-the-art facilities for use by all of our young scientists.  This new standalone accessible building will be situated on the south side of the school site and will provide accommodation for six laboratories, including two spacious prep rooms and office space.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Department for Education, Roberts Limbrick Ltd, Kier Construction Ltd and Gloucestershire County Council on this exciting new development.

To view the full planning application please follow the link below:

The planning reference is 20/01177/FUL

If you wish to leave any feedback about the development please email your comments to

We look forward to sharing updates with you as the programme progresses.

Sarah Colombini