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Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Ribston Hall High School, which was founded in 1921, is a selective grammar school for girls between the ages of 11 and 18. It’s located in Gloucester and has held academy status since 2011.

 

The goal of the school’s curriculum is to develop effective and independent learners who have high aspirations and do everything in their power to achieve academic excellence. It encourages challenge, resilience, risk-taking, and curiosity. Pupils can acquire significant knowledge in chemistry, the arts, history, geography, politics, and many other subjects across all key stages.

 

The school places great importance on developing pupils’ additional interests and abilities outside school hours, which helps create well-rounded individuals. It offers many different activities such as rugby, football, hockey, writing club, choir, and retro games club. Most of the extra-curricular activities take place during lunchtime.

 

Ribston Hall High School recognises that every child is different and aims to empower them to reach their full, undiscovered potential. It encourages individuality and offers well-rounded, holistic education. The school’s key strength is the unlimited support it offers to its pupils. It promotes students’ well-being above everything else.

 

The school’s pupils achieve good results and continue to improve every year, attesting to the effectiveness of the educational strategies employed by Ribston Hall High School. Ofsted assessed the school and gave it a “Good” rating. [1] 

 

To hear about the students’ experiences at Ribston Hall High School, watch this video:

 

 

Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5LE

County: Gloucestershire

Admissions info: rhhs@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk, 01452 382249

School type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 850 (approx.)

Number of places in Year 7: 120

Open Day date: April and October

Exam date: September 16th 2024

Pass mark: Aim for 75%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam type / Board: GL Assessment

 

Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

For your daughter to be in with a chance of gaining one of the 120 Year 7 places available at the school, she must reach the required standard in the 11 Plus exam. Like all the other grammar schools in Gloucestershire, Ribston Hall’s Year 7 allocations are dealt with via Gloucestershire County Council.

 

Ribston Hall is usually oversubscribed in Year 7. In such cases, the school will apply the following oversubscription criteria, in this priority order:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, girls
  2. Girls who ranked highest in the qualifying standard
  3. Girls who qualify for Pupil Premium who have met the qualifying standard
  4. The geographical proximity to the school measured in a straight line from the centre of the student’s main residence

 

To find out more about Ribston Hall High School’s admissions process in Year 7, visit the school’s website. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Ribston Hall High School

 

Ribston Hall High School adheres to the same testing process for 11+ as the other grammar schools in Gloucestershire. The test is created by GL Assessment. In order for your daughter to be considered for a place, you need to complete a Common Application Form online via the Local Authority website and a test registration form, which will be available on the school’s website during the registration period.

 

Late registrations will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

 

The Local Authority will send test results to parents and guardians in October. If your daughter meets the qualifying standard, you can apply for a place at Ribston Hall. Parents will receive information about Year 7 place allocations in March of the following year.

 

Ribston Hall High School Catchment Area

 

Does Ribston Hall High School, Gloucester, have a catchment area?

 

The school doesn’t have a catchment area.

 

Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Ribston Hall High School test consists of two multiple-choice papers that cover the following subjects:

 

  • English Comprehension, Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning
  • Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning (including Spatial Reasoning)

 

Both tests are taken on the same day and each session lasts about an hour.

 

How to Prepare for the Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

Ribston Hall High School is one of the most popular selective schools in Gloucestershire, so parents should expect competition for Year 7 places. With 120 places available, your daughter should prepare for the 11+ exam well ahead of exam day. The best way to help her with her exam preparation is to work together to devise a thorough revision timetable.

 

Practice exam papers are an effective revision practice for the Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus. The earlier you start with these practice papers, the sooner you will be aware of any weaker subject areas. The papers will not only familiarise your daughter with the layout of the exam but will help to improve her time management skills.

 

Ribston Hall 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

The qualifying standardised score ranges from year to year. If there are more pupils with qualifying scores than there are places available, applicants’ results will be valued in descending order and places will be allocated accordingly.

 

Pupils who are able to score 75%+ consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass the Ribston Hall 11+ test. Whilst there are no guarantees, this is a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Ribston Hall 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

Since Ribston Hall High School is part of the Gloucestershire School Consortium, they use the shared Gloucestershire test for their 11+ Exam. This exam is created for Gloucestershire by the exam board GL Assessment. The resources below are specifically designed to match the GL Assessment format used by Gloucestershire Grammar Schools. They will therefore prove ideal for children currently preparing for the Ribston Hall eleven plus exam:

 

Gloucestershire – Full Practice Tests

 

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Gloucestershire – Subject Specific Practice

 

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English Comprehension and Vocabulary

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Verbal Reasoning

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Mathematics

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

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Spatial Reasoning

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Ribston Hall High School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Ribston Hall High School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.

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