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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Admissions for September 2021

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

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.

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 (see below)  You are also entitled to appeal (see below).

After 1st March, but by Monday 8th 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 October, 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, it is for those students who have not yet sat the Gloucestershire Grammar Entrance Test). The Late Test has now taken place and is closed for any new applications.

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

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 Transfers Team  


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 to request an Appeal Information pack to be sent to you. If you are emailing in the request, please can you state your daughters full name, date of birth and your current address. The appeals packs will be posted first class.

Timeline Information:

Monday 26th April 2021  Deadline 3pm.

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

Monday 10th May 2021 by 3pm

(This date may change)

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 May/June/July. )This date will be confirmed)

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.