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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Parent Information

Term dates 

Please find relevant term dates in the clickable files below: 

Apps for parents 

Effective communication between school and parents is key, so we use a number of different apps for monitoring homework, attendance, reporting etc. 

School communication App - Arbor 
Reporting, attendance, assessment data, reporting absence and completing online forms.

Show My Homework
Monitor Homework being set and when it is due

Top-up cashless catering and pay for trips

Easy Fundraising
Help raise money for the RHA by shopping through the portal

Parents Evening Booking System
Log on to book appointments for Parents' Evenings

Extracurricular activities 

Name Day Time Year groups Teacher
Brass Band Monday Lunchtime All YY
Dance Club Monday Lunchtime 7 FP
Football Monday Lunchtime 9 & 10 DB
GCSE Music Drop-In Monday (Week B) Lunchtime 10 & 11 YY
Netball Monday Lunchtime 8 KP
Piano Monday (Week A) Lunchtime All (Grade 3+) YY
Show Choir Monday (Week A) Lunchtime All YY
Dance Club Tuesday Lunchtime 8 ALL
Chess Tuesday Lunchtime 7 & 8 GC
Computing Club Tuesday (Week A) Lunchtime All KC
Football Tuesday Lunchtime 7 KP
Jazz Band Tuesday Lunchtime All (Grade 5+) YY
Junior Choir Tuesday Lunchtime 7 & 8 YY
Netball Tuesday Lunchtime 10 & 11 DH
German conversation Tuesday Lunchtime 7 & 8  LB
Chamber Choir Wednesday Lunchtime 9 - 13 YY
Dance Club Wednesday Lunchtime 9 FP
Football Wednesday Lunchtime 8 ALL
Maths drop-in Wednesday Lunchtime All NW
Netball Wednesday Lunchtime 7 DH
Percussion Wednesday (Week B)  Lunchtime All EST
Spanish Rumba Wednesday Lunchtime 7 & 8  
Ukulele Club Wednesday (Week A) Lunchtime All  
Volleyball Wednesday Lunchtime All KB
Computing Club Thursday (Week B) Lunchtime All KC
Drama Club Thursday Lunchtime 7, 8 & 9 DH
GCSE Badminton Thursday Lunchtime GCSE KP
Hockey Thursday Lunchtime 7 & 8 DB
Netball Thursday Lunchtime 9 ALL
Orchestra Thursday Lunchtime All EST
Piano Ensemble Thursday (Week A) Lunchtime All (Grade 3+) YY
Show Choir Thursday (Week B) Lunchtime All YY
Badminton Friday Lunchtime All KB
Music Theory Grades 1/2/3 Friday (week B only) Lunchtime All YY
Art and Photography Friday Lunchtime 7 & 8 GC
Hockey Friday Lunchtime 9 & 10 DB
Psych-Hub Friday (Week B) Lunchtime 12 & 13 MS
Rock Group Friday Lunchtime All  
String Ensemble Friday Lunchtime All (Grade 3+) YY

Free School Meals 

Students currently entitled to free school meals can purchase food at breakfast, breaktime or lunchtime depending on their preference.  The allowance for food for the full day is £3. Parents will need to top up via Parentpay if students go over the £3.00 allowance.  Funds do not roll over if the allowance is not used on the day.

Please visit the Gloucestershire County Council Website to apply for school meals
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit -  your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Fundraising Information

Schools continue to face financial challenges and the pressures on school funding are unremitting. Like all schools, and particularly in Gloucestershire savings must continue to be made in order to balance the budget each year.

A small monthly donation or a one off payment really can make all the difference!

School Day Timings 

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


Leaving School Early

If your child needs to leave early on a school day for an appointment (or any other reason) please notify us, letting us know the reason and time they will need to leave using the message option on the Arbor app or email:

Please note that where possible, we require at least 24 hours’ notice in writing of taking a student out of school. 

After School 

After school, the library remains open Monday to Friday until 4pm to access books or for students to get ahead with their homework. After this time students can remain in school in the canteen unsupervised.

Heads of Year Contact Information 

Head of Year 7

Mrs K Pitman

Head of Year 8

Mrs A Cresswell

Head of Year 9

Miss K Mowatt

Head of Year 10

Mr D James

Head of Year 11

Ms L Erro

Head of Sixth Form

Mrs C Nicklin & Mrs L Beamish

Music lessons 

We have a number  of peripatetic teachers who visit Ribston Hall to deliver regular music lessons across a range of instruments. If you wish your child to begin lessons, please contact the teachers below directly to ascertain availability and associated costs. Although peripatetic teachers use the school facility, the arrangements and the communication should be established upon the contract made directly between peripatetic teachers and parents and not the school. 

Please follow this link: letter from Gloucestershire Music which provides more information on instrumental lessons and instrument hire - this applies to the parents or guardians of students who wish to learn Bass Guitar, Double Bass or Piano. 

Name Discipline Contact Lesson and Room
Charles Benfield Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Ukulele, and Piano Letter from Gloucestershire Music 

 12.00 - 15.00
Pippin Room 1

John Ganner


[Graham Twist]

1.30 - 15.00
Pippin Room 1

Tristan Watson


10.30 - 14.30
Pippin Room 3

Charlie Bunting


8.30 - 11.00
 Pippin Room 1

Debbie Davis


9.00 - 12.30
Pippin Room 4

Vicki Field



8.00 - 11.30
Pippin Room 1

Rob Kempner


9.00 - 11.00

Bus Timetable 2023-2024 

School Uniform 

School uniform must be worn when attending school and school functions unless students are informed otherwise. Clothing and equipment should be clearly named. Full details can be found here:

Pupil Premium

As part of our Pupil Premium offer we can help towards the cost of school uniform for those students in Year 7 and Year 10 for whom we are in receipt of Pupil Premium. We will provide a voucher to cover the cost of a blazer, a twin pack of blouses and either, a pair of trousers or a skirt. Please contact our Finance Department for further information.

Pre-Loved School Uniform

The school has in stock a supply of pre-loved school uniform available to buy via the school finance office.  The school also holds sales at key events throughout the year and parents will be notified in advance when these are to be held.

Students can approach Mrs Oliver in the finance office or parents can email for further information and stock availability.

Current prices:

Blazer £5.00
Skirt £4.00
Trousers £4.00
Blouses £3.00
Jumper £2.00
PE Skort £2.00
PE Skort (New Style) £4.00
PE Top £2.00
PE Top (New Style) £4.00
Leotard £2.00
PE Fleece £2.00
PE Hoodie £5.00
PE Leggings £5.00

Similarly, if you have good quality items to donate, these will be laundered and made available to sell, ensuring that clothes no longer required are re-used with funds
re-invested into the school.

Any uniform no longer fit for purpose will be recycled using the RHA’s clothing bank on the school site.