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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Admissions for September 2020

2020 Entry (current Year 6)

The Entrance Test took place in September 2019. The Local Authority will allocate 150 places on 2 March 2020. 

After 2 March, but by Monday 9 March 2020, you can request to go on the Ribston Hall High School Waiting List via Gloucestershire County Council's (GCC's) online system

For candidates sharing their September test result with Ribston Hall, late, a request to go on the waiting list must be sent to GCC.  In order to be added to the Ribston Hall High School waiting list, your daughter must have met the qualifying standard.   

For candidates who live outside of Gloucestershire, in addition to liaising with your own local authority, it is advisable to email GCC directly with your waiting list request on

If this is your first application in Gloucestershire, please complete GCC's "late" Common Application Form, currently available on the GCC website by the deadline of 9 March 2020.

Candidates who missed the grammar school entrance test in September, have the opportunity to sit a 'post-allocation test' on Thursday 19 March 2020 - providing they have requested to go on the Ribston Hall High School Waiting List with GCC by Monday 9 March 2020.  (This is not a second attempt at the entrance test and is only available to candidates who have made a waiting list request to GCC, who have not yet sat the Gloucestershire Grammar Entrance Test)

Please check your email account regularly on Friday 13 March, as this is the intended release date of the link to register your daughter for the post-allocation test that will be sent by email only.

If you would like any further clarification regarding the ongoing 2020 Entry admission process please contact the Admissions Officer on

Pupil Premium ~ The information below was provided during the Registration process in June.

Section 8.  Pupil Premium and Service Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

You must provide written evidence to your allocated Test Centre before your child sits the Entrance Test.

If you live outside of Gloucestershire you will need to request written evidence from your Home Local Authority and ask them to send the evidence to your allocated Test Centre.  The onus is on the Parent / Carer to ensure that the evidence is provided.

Service Pupil Premium

Please click on the link below for an explanation of Service Pupil Premium and who is eligible:

For Service Pupil Premium please contact the Admissions Officer of each school you have selected in Section 7.  They will advise you on the school’s over-subscription policy and any evidence you need to submit.  Each school has its own policy so it is essential that you check directly with each school.

The Grammar Schools are not responsible for collecting or requesting the evidence.

Sunday 1st March 2020: the Local Authority will offer places on behalf of Ribston Hall High School to the highest ranking girls until they reach our admission number of 150. There are likely to be more students who pass the test than can be offered a place.  Girls who meet the qualifying standard, but have not been successful in gaining a place, will have the opportunity to go on a waiting list and may be offered a place should one become available. You MUST coordinate with Gloucestershire County Council (date and time to be confirmed).  You are also entitled to appeal (see below).

Non-qualifying Standard:

Girls who did not achieve the qualifying rank are unable to be considered for a place at Ribston Hall High School or to be placed on our waiting list. 

If you need any further information regarding Admissions to Ribston Hall High School, please contact the Admissions Officer on 01452 382249 or email 

If you need any further information regarding the allocation of school places, please contact the Admissions and TransfersTeam  or call 01452 425713


If your daughter has not been successful in gaining a place at Ribston Hall High School for entry in Year 7 in September 2020, you do have a statutory right to appeal before an Independent Admissions Appeal panel with Democratic Services. Please email Mrs D Murphy, Admissions Officer or telephone 01452 382249 w/c 2nd March onwards for an Appeal Information pack to be sent to you. Please note that the school is closed for the April half term from Monday 6th to Friday 17th April so please request one before this date if possible as the deadline for returning applications is listed below.

Timeline Information: 

Monday 3pm on the 27th April 2020


Deadline for submitting the Appeal Hearing Registration form back to Ribston Hall High School

Monday 3pm on the 4th May 2020


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

Appeals will be held w/c 18th May and  w/c 1st June 2020

Appeals will be held by Democratic Services, and take place at Gloucestershire County Council.  Democratic Services will confirm the date and time of your appeal.