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Ribston Roar 7th February 2018



Sunday 11th – Friday 16th February,                Ski Trip to Myrkdalen, Norway

Monday 19th  - Wednesday 28th February,    Year 13 Mock Examinations (Parrish)

Wednesday 21st February,                                  Theatre trip to Wicked in Bristol

Thursday 22nd February,                                     Year 11 Drama trip to The Everyman in Cheltenham; Oxford University Talk – ‘Oceans and Climate Change’ (see details below)

Wednesday 28th February,                                  Year 10 Theatre Trip

Thursday 1st March,                                               Year 8 House Hockey, Year 11 Parents Evening

Friday 2nd March,                                                     Year 12 Drama Examination

Oxford University Talk

We are delighted to host an event run by Oxford University at Ribston Hall High School.  The event will be an informative and engaging University style lecture, which is ideally suited to students aspiring to study at Oxbridge or Russell Group Universities and particularly for those interested in Geography or Science.

Speaker:         David Marshall. Professor of Physical Oceanography and Head of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow at St Hugh’s College and a Senior Fellow in the Oxford Martin School.

Title                 “Oceans and Climate Change”

Date:               Thursday 22nd February 2018, 7 - 8pm

Venue:            The Hall at Ribston Hall High School, Stroud Rd, Gloucester GL1 5LE

All attendees must book via

Cross Country Results

Results from South West Schools Cross Country Championship at Stover School, Newton Abbot. This race consisted of 10 athletes from each of the 7 South West counties racing against each other with the top 8 from each county normally going on to race at Nationals.

Year 7’s compete at a separate nationals at Loughborough with the primary school runners.

Year 8 and above compete at the English Schools Cross Country Championships.
Seren Jones, Freya Howell and Vicky Price ran for the Gloucestershire team.
Seren Jones finished in 6th place overall and as the 1st Gloucestershire runner, Freya finished just behind in 8th place as the 2nd Gloucestershire runner. They both had very good races.
Vicky ran in the Senior Girls race and finished 29th as the 4th Gloucestershire runner! Therefore they have all qualified for our respective National competitions.

Library News

Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award

Award winning author Tanya Landman is joining school librarians, authors, publishers and other names from the literacy organisations to celebrate the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award; a joint venture between the School Library Association and the CILIP School Libraries Group.

An eight-strong shortlist has been selected from a very impressive field of nominations from school librarians across the UK. The winner will be announced by Landman at a special ceremony on Friday 16th March at Portcullis House, Westminster.

The eight finalists are:

  • James Belcher, Abbeyfield School, Chippenham
  • Colin Dowling, Moulsham High School, Chelmsford
  • Ed Goundrey-Smith, Sibford School, Banbury
  • Brougham Hardy, Belmont Community School, Durham
  • Maia Hipwood, Howartd of Effingham School, Leatherhead
  • Hannah Marsden, Ribston Hall High School, Gloucester
  • Destiny Rothery, Caister Academy, Great Yarmouth
  • Anna Heathcote Woodbridge, Derby High School

    Barbara Band, Chair of the Judging Panel and founder of the award said “Week after week many students support the libraries in their schools by giving of their time and effort. Sadly, this is too often unrecognised and unrewarded. Yet these students are not only helping to create a lively and effective library that responds to the needs of its users, they are also gaining valuable skills and experience in the process, skills that will enable them to succeed in further education and the workplace. This award was created to recognise that work and also to highlight the unique synergy that often exists between a pupil and the school library.”

    Tricia Adams, Director of the School Library Association said “Pupil library assistants are a valuable element in the running of school libraries – giving service to the school but also gaining skills and confidence from the work they do in the library, which ultimately feeds back into their academic achievement and their motivation.”


    Caroline Roche, Chair of the CILIP School Libraries Group said “The work that pupil librarians do is invaluable in their schools.  Many school librarians are lone workers and therefore rely heavily on assistance from pupil librarians during busy periods.  But, more than that, many of these pupils enrich their libraries: recommending books, talking to their peers, creating newsletters, contributing to blogs, helping create displays - all the extras which can make a library vibrant and interesting. All of this enriches not only the library, but adds to their personal development.  SLG thoroughly endorses this Award.”

    Open to pupils who assist in school libraries across the UK, the award recognises the impact of their work on their school and its library and equally the value of the experience to the children’s lives. Entries are judged by a panel of leading figures from the children’s book world and school library community.

  •  Full Details:

    Ribston Hall High School is 100 years old in 2021…… we have lots of documents, photographs and memorabilia items in school. We would like to organise and record the items so we are seeking a person or team of people to set up a Ribston Hall High School Archive. Please email Mrs Chong if you are interested…

    Free School Meal Eligibility

    Why should I apply?

     For every child that is entitled to free school meals the school receives extra funding to enhance provision and improve progress and outcomes for children. So please apply even if you do not wish to take up your free school meal.

     How long will it take to get a response?

     You will receive an instant response as to whether you are entitled to free school meals once you have submitted your claim. All you need is your National Insurance Number and a current email address.

    If you have applied online for a school admission place for September 2017 or 2 year old funding, please use the same login details.

     When your application is received, your eligibility will be checked with the Department for Education, Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs. (If unsuccessful, children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will still receive universal infant free school meals).

     Transferring to secondary school

     If your child is currently receiving free school meals at their primary school and transferring to secondary school in September, you do not need to reapply. Entitlement will transfer automatically to their new school unless your financial circumstances change; if so you will be notified if they are no longer entitled.

    Free school meals for over 16s 

    All 16-18 year-old learners who are, or whose parents are, in receipt of eligible benefits and enrolled in further education provision funded via the Education Funding Agency can apply for free school meals.

    All eligible 16-18 year-old learners who attend a sixth form at a school can apply using the free school meals on the above link. 

    For more information, including the eligibility criteria, please see our

    Free School Meals Frequently Asked Questions (DOCX, 22.3 KB)  

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