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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Admissions for September 2021

Late Entrance Test Information

The link for Late Registration is now OPEN. The link closes on Friday 15th January 2021 at 12 noon. NO late applications will be accepted.

If your child has already sat the test, they CANNOT sit it again.  Please do not register them.

**The application has now closed, no further applications can be made, thank you.**


If you failed to register your child to sit the Grammar School Entrance test sat in October 2020, there is an opportunity for your child to sit a late test. Please see the document in the link below for important dates and further information.


Grammar School Entrance Test 2021 Entry – Results

Results will be emailed home to parents on Tuesday 1st December.  You will receive an email from the school where your child sat the test, and from each school you requested your result to be shared with on the original registration form.

Emails will be sent from 2.00 p.m.  With so many emails being sent, there may be a delay, therefore we request that parents allow until the end of the day to receive the email.    Please check junk/spam folders.

We would request that parents do not telephone the school for more information regarding results/rankings – please email Mrs Murphy will respond to your email within 48 hours, please be patient, she will be dealing with nearly 1000 emails.

Should you have any questions regarding your child’s CAF/Preference Form, please contact the Local Authority Admissions Team


2021 Entry (current Year 6)

The Entrance Test took place on Saturday 17th October 2020. The Local Authority will allocate 150 places on 1st March 2021.

After 1st March, but by Monday 8 March 2021, 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 8th March 2021.

Candidates who missed the grammar school entrance test in September, have the opportunity to sit a 'post-allocation test'. Information will be added to our website in January 2021.  (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).

If you would like any further clarification regarding  2021 entry admissions process please contact the Admissions Officer on

March 2021:

1st March 2021: 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 this with Gloucestershire County Council to ensure you are placed on the waiting list. (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 2021, you 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 from March 2021 onwards for an Appeal Information pack to be sent to you.

Timeline Information:

(To be confirmed)

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

(To be confirmed)

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

Appeals are normally held during June/July

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.