** Please read carefully. There are two evenings catering for separate audiences **

We have two open evenings for the Sixth Form Centre:

* The first evening on Monday 16 October 2017 is for current students of St Mary Redcliffe school

* A second evening on Thursday 9 November 2017 is for students from other schools, who make up over 60% of our student body

You are strongly encouraged to come to the most appropriate evening for you, since the talks will have a different focus and the specialist science, music, art and technology facilities in our main school building will only be open for viewing on the second evening. However, if you cannot make this then please feel free to attend the alternative evening but please be aware that capacity at the first evening is limited.

Doors will open for both evenings at 6:00pm to start at 6:30pm and the evenings will end at 8:15pm.

The first evening, for current Redcliffe students, on Monday 16 October will take place entirely within the Sixth Form Centre with a talk at 6:30pm and teachers available after this. There is only one talk at this event and a reminder that capacity is limited.

The second evening, for students from other schools, on Thursday 9 November will have three talks at 6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm in the hall of our main school site. You are encouraged to aim to attend the talk before researching subjects, but when the hall is full we will redirect applicants to visit subject teachers in classrooms and return to the talk later. Teachers of the subjects with specialist facilities mentioned above will be available in their main school teaching rooms while all other subjects will be represented within the Sixth Form Centre.

See the map in the 'Contact Us' section of the website for information on how to find our Main Site and Sixth Form Site, which are only 100 metres apart. There will be limited parking available in our Main School Car Park and visitors are advised to use other local parking. Parking is extensively detailed in the 'Contact Us' section.

For further details about the Sixth Form, please see the Sixth Form area of the website.



The September Newsletter is now available here.


The school will be open to prospective parents/carers on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September. There will be a talk from the Headteacher at 9:30am each morning followed by a tour of the school at 10:15am, which will finish by 11:10am. There is no requirement to book a place for these events.

You are welcome to attend the whole morning or, if you prefer, the Headteacher's talk only from 9:30am until 10:15am, or the tour of the school only from 10:15am until 11:10am. Please enter the school from Somerset Square from where you will be directed to the School Hall.

Parking is not allowed on the school site during school hours. Please see our Contact Page for parking, disabled access and public transport information along with a map of the area.


Our Open Evening for prospective parents/carers and children for the Year 7 September 2018 intake will take place from 6:30pm on Thursday 21 September. To allow members of staff and participating students to prepare for this important event, students will be free to leave from 12:15pm that day, unless they wish to stay for lunch.

Student guides for the Open Evening need to be back in school, in full uniform by 6:00pm. Students helping on other activities that night should know when they are required to come back to school.

Our Open Evening for prospective parents/carers and children for the Year 7 September 2018 intake takes place on Thursday 21 September. The evening starts at 6:30pm and finishes at 9:00pm. There is no requirement to book a place for this event.


The Headteacher will give her talk in the Main Hall starting at approximately 6:30pm, 7:15pm and 8:00pm. If the Hall is full you may be asked to wait until the next talk. A tour of the School will be available on a rolling basis throughout the evening.

Parking on the school site is extremely restricted. The area surrounding the school is subject to a residents’ parking scheme. As a result Somerset Square and Somerset Street are resident parking only, and you will need a permit to park in these places. There is limited pay and display parking available in Prewett Street, Guinea Street and Ship Lane, which is shared with residents, and is pay and display until 5.00pm and free after this time.

Please see the table in the attachment below for further details of public parking in the local area. The attached document also provides information for disabled access and public transport links. 


This year’s first edition of the SMRT School Newsletter is now available here.


Dear Parents/Carers

It is with pleasure that I write to invite you to a Beginning of Year Service at St Mary Redcliffe Church on Wednesday 13 September at 7.00pm. We have long recognised the support given to the School by our parents/carers, and we hope that a special service to mark the beginning of a new school year will be as appropriate as the ones on 6 September for students in Years 8-11 and the one on 7 September for Year 7. The school has worshipped in St Mary Redcliffe Church for over four hundred years, so we are especially keen for our Parents/Carers to experience worship in this very special building. The service will last approximately 35 minutes, followed by the activities described below.

We invite all Year 10 Parents/Carers to continue on to an information session about the GCSE curriculum and coursework, starting at 7.45pm in the School Hall (enter across the bridge).  We know from past experience how important it is for parents/carers to be aware of the expectations of the GCSE examination system and to be in a position to support their children in coping with the demands of coursework.  The evening will provide an opportunity for parents/carers to consider any general matters of concern regarding coursework, and we will also provide an introduction to expected progress from Year 9 to GCSE and the opportunities for study beyond the age of 16.  If you are unable to attend the service, please feel free to come to school from 7.35pm onwards.  If you cannot attend the evening, your son or daughter will be issued with the relevant information through their tutor.

We invite all Y7 Parents/Carers to continue on to an information session about the role of the tutor, attendance and how to support their children’s learning, starting at 7.45pm in the School Lower Dining Hall (enter via the steps down next to main car park). The evening will be led by Mr Pike (Head of James House), Mrs Roberts (Deputy Head of James House) and Mr Shaw (Deputy Headteacher).  It will provide an opportunity for parents/carers to ask questions about our policy and practice and to seek reassurance about the induction process.

Both evenings are intended for parents/carers and talks will be directed to parents/carers.

I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Yours sincerely

Mrs E A Gilpin



Dear Parent/Carer

As we approach the end of this term, I would like to thank you for all the support which you have given the school throughout this academic year. I would also like to give you information about the start of the next academic year.

The 2017/18 Autumn Term begins for students on Wednesday 6 September. They should be in full school, not summer, uniform equipped with a pencil case and £3.50 for their Student Planner. They will not need any school books or sports kit.

They should arrive at the following times:

08:30: Students in Years 7, 8 and 9
09:55: Students in Years 10 and 11
The day will end for all students at 14:25

Thursday 7 September will run as a normal School day: from 08:30 until 15:15.

I would like to thank you for the outstanding support which you give us in working together to provide the very best education for your child/children. I wish you a restful summer.

Yours Sincerely
Mr. S Shaw
Deputy Headteacher

The July edition of the Newsletter is now available here.


If you are interested in purchasing a 2017 Leavers’ Hoodie, please complete the following steps:


1. Look at the colour charts, size guides and the demo pictures below, or in a larger format here.

2. Choose either a contrast hoodie or a regular hoodie.

3. Complete the order form you will have received with the letter from Mr Mansell. A copy of the order form is also available below.

4. Return the order form to Mrs Williams, Admin Office by Friday 24 March 2017.



 Colours 2

Size guide

Colours 1


 Hoodies 2017



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