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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Fair Access and Primary Partnerships

Shaping Futures

At Ribston we are committed to ensuring all children in our local area have fair access to attend our School. As part of that commitment, we are part of the 'Shaping Futures' initiative, which has been set up by Pate's Grammar School, and working with other grammar schools in Gloucestershire. 

Our aim is to encourage equal opportunity regardless of a child's background and by widening access to grammar school for Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus children. We do this by identifying and removing barriers there may for local families and providing support and resources that they can easily access.

Primary School Children Using Virtual Reality Headsets

We partner with primary schools in our local area, and both our teachers and students get involved in activities with children and teachers from these schools throughout the year - from computers to drama, cooking and sport. We are partnered with 13 schools and are delighted to offer our current programmes of activity to:  

  • Calton Primary School
  • Finlay Community School
  • Linden Primary School
  • St Pauls CofE Primary School and Nursery
  • Robinswood Primary Academy Gloucester
  • St James' CofE Primary School (Gloucester)
  • Heron Primary School
  • Upton St Leonards CofE Primary School
  • Meadowside Primary School
  • Waterwells Primary Academy
  • Tredworth Junior School
  • Moat Primary Academy
  • Widden Primary School             

 Primary school Children having fun putting on Christmas outfits with RHHS Student Leaders Helping               Primary School children learning programming skills on a visit to our school   A primary school child frying some mince in a cooking lesson

Removing Barriers to Access

The Shaping Futures Programme begins when Head Teachers' from our Primary Partnership schools nominate high attaining Pupil Premium students. After this, we are in contact with families who can register on the programme - families then start their journey with us. This includes:

  • Skyward Kids 11 Plus Courses 
    (On-line Tuition Programme, which includes access at home)
  • English, Maths and Non-Verbal reasoning familiarisation lessons and material
  • Programme of events:
    - Computing Days
    - STEM Days
    - Performance Days - taking part in Music, Dance, Drama and PE activities.
  • Mentor Programme with RHHS Year 12 Students
  • Parent Help Desk for Entrance Test Registration

Pupil Premium Information 

Further Information about Pupil Premium can be found on our Statutory Information Page. 
For more information on its purpose, how the School uses the grant, eligibility, funding allocation information and how to request support, please read the Pupil Premium Policy and Statement on our Policies Page.