Founded in 1921, Ribston Hall High School is a selective grammar school for girls in Gloucester. Its ethos centres on producing able and empowered young women who are grounded in a strong sense of individuality.  
The broad and challenging curriculum, delivered by enthusiastic staff, boosts girls’ abilities in the areas of English, mathematics, science, MFL, humanities, art & design, food preparation & nutrition, music, computer science, PE, dance, drama and PSHEE.
Committed to promoting positive mental and emotional wellbeing, Ribston Hall encourages students to explore their feelings with the aim of understanding them and build resilience in line with their capacity for learning. The school operates a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying, providing girls with a supportive, compassionate and tolerant environment where they can thrive.
Ribston Hall regularly welcomes speakers on campus, who introduce students to various areas of expertise, whether they be medicine, veterinary science, law, forensic science or languages. In this way, the school enables them to make informed decisions about their future careers and access the next stages of their lives with the determination to excel. 
Ribston Hall High School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information
Ribston Hall High School’s standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in In-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for In-Year entry, Ribston Hall High School administers the CAT4 online test.
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) covers four subject areas, each of them evaluating pupils’ Reasoning skills through standardised assessments.
These tests will be taken at Ribston Hall High School at a date set by the school. In order to be offered a place, your daughter must gain a standardised score of 110 and above.
The application form for In-Year entry can be found at the bottom of this page.
Ribston Hall High School In-Year (Casual Admissions) Entry Exam Information
Address: Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5LE
Admissions info: [email protected] or 01452 382249
School type: Grammar school for girls
Number of students: 820 (approx.)
As part of the assessment process for late transfer entry, your child will be asked to complete the CAT4 assessment.
Based on performance in this test, schools can judge pupils’ progress over the academic year and hence decide on their setting and streaming (according to ability).
This assessment is an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.
Ribston Hall High School Late Transfer (In-Year) Exam Format
The CAT4 assessment will cover Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.
- The Verbal Reasoning section examines problem-solving skills using words.
- The Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers problem-solving using shapes and patterns, rather than words.
- The Spatial Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to identify shapes and how they change.
- The Quantitative Reasoning section tests their ability to solve problems using numbers.
Ribston Hall High School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses
Our CAT4 practice tests and courses are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. Read on to learn more!
CAT4 Practice Tests
Our highly rated CAT4 practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and can then be reviewed. Answers and explanations are provided for every question, as well as comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so that you can precisely determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses. These practice tests are specifically designed for CAT4 Levels D and E, which are taken in Year 7 and 8 for 12+ and 13+ entry, respectively.
12+ CAT4 PRACTICE TESTS
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 1
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 2
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 3
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 4
CAT4 – Level D – Practice Test 5
13+ CAT4 PRACTICE TESTS
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 1
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 2
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 3
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 4
CAT4 – Level E – Practice Test 5
CAT4 Video Courses
The following online video courses cover each section of the CAT4 exam. Each course consists of a series of lessons and step-by-step explanations. These will help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for in this assessment and thus master the required Reasoning techniques. The courses cover every possible question type that could potentially come up in the CAT4 test for 12+ and 13+ entry.
CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Course
CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Course
CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Course
CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Course
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The information in this post was 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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