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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

School Tours/Open Day

Virtual Open Evening

Ribston Hall High School hosted a ‘Virtual Open Evening’ on Tuesday 20th October 2020.

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Open Day Frequently Asked Questions

Timings of the school day 

Registration and Assembly


Period 1

9.00am – 10.00am

Period 2

10.05am – 11.05am


11.05am – 11.25am

Period 3

11.25am - 12.25pm

Period 4

12.30pm – 1.30pm


1.30pm – 2.25pm

Period 5

2.25pm – 3.25pm

Final Bell


Class size 

We have five tutor groups named 7.1,7.2 etc, and will be of mixed ability with a class size of 30. Girls are taught in tutor groups in year 7 and 8. As a student progresses through the school, and specialise into option subjects, the class sizes are smaller.

Curriculum information 

All information can be found on our website here:


All girls will be assigned to a house either Britons, Danes, Romans or Saxons. If there is a family reason to join a house we will always accommodate for this. The girls are placed into houses across forms, for example 7.1 will have a mix of people from different houses. This encourages girls to get to know more people from their year group. During the year there are various house competitions, including house rounders, quiz, talent contest, culminating in sports day, and the awarding of the house cup on the final day of term. The house system is a great way to cultivate friendly competition in school.

Special Educational Needs 

Please contact our SENCO if you need further information.


At Ribston we have a longstanding relationship with a number of independent bus companies who are running transport to and from school. The present timetable can be found here:

Please contact the companies directly to see if they can cater for your specific needs.

Extra-Curricular Activities and Clubs 

Below is a list of clubs and activities that are generally available to Y7 students. This list does alter each year, and quite often we can cater for specific groups of students if they want a club to run.


Rugby (PE)

Junior Choir (Music)

Writing Club (English)

Senior Orchestra (Music)


Netball (PE)


Scrabble Club (English)
Guitar group (Music)
Dance Club (Dance)
Graphics Club (Graphics Week A)


Hockey (PE)
Computer Hacking (ICT1)
Christian Union (RS)
Badminton (PE)


Football (PE)
Retro Games Club (History)
Flute Choir (Music)


The whole of year 7 embark on a trip early in the academic year to Croft Farm, where they get to spend time with their peers and start to feel part of the Ribston Family! Many of our older students remember this trip fondly, and it is an important part of the school calendar. There are many trips arranged throughout the year groups, and we will share information on this when it is available. These trips range from day trips, trips within the UK to far flung destinations and ski trips.


The Gloucestershire Grammar School Entrance Test registration process is now open and will close on the 30th June. The seven Gloucestershire Grammar Schools are planning to hold the Entrance Test as planned on Saturday the 12th of September. Each school will ensure that all guidance on social distancing and hygiene are fully implemented at each testing site. If the date of the Entrance Test has to be changed in light of revised Governmental guidance, then all parents/careers who have registered their child to sit the Entrance Test, will be notified of that change in advance of the 12th of September.

Ribston have a range of familiarisation materials and support guides to aid you through the testing process. Please follow this link to find this information:

If you have any further questions about school life please contact us via email at where we will be able to answer you as best we can.

Swimming Pool 

Swimming forms part of the Year 7 Physical Education curriculum. Students typically swim for one term and this takes place in one of their PE lessons per fortnight. Year 7 students have the optional opportunity to take part in the Year 7 Swimming Gala and compete for their houses. In addition, there is also an optional opportunity to represent Ribston at the annual city swimming gala.


Homework enables an enhanced learning experience. This is set using the Show My Homework app, something parents can also access. Typically, home work is of 30 mins duration and students can expect between two and three pieces per night. This varies between subjects, with some setting regular shorter pieces of work whilst others lend themselves to extended projects that are less frequent and will take longer, for example textiles.

After School 

After school students are able to attend a supervised study club run in the library. Students can access the books and use the facilities such as I Pads and computers. This is a great opportunity to complete homework. This runs Monday to Thursday until 4.30pm and Friday until 4pm. After this time students may sit in the canteen area, this is not supervised.

Mobile Phone Policy 

Our mobile phone policy is on our website. All students can bring a phone into school but it must be switched off and away in school, unless teachers request they use them.