As you may be aware a SEND consultation is currently being undertaken by Bristol City Council. Thank you to all of you who have already completed the survey and have been spreading the word. They have had a good response so far but still would like to to keep encouraging children, young people, their parent carers and other professional stakeholders to participate to ensure their views and voices are heard. In order to achieve this they have extended this important engagement survey by another seven days. It will now close at midnight on Sunday 13 January 2019.

The link to this engagement survey is below:

https://bristol.citizenspace.com/adults-children-and-education/high-needs-children-and-yp-2018/
The December Newsletter is now available here.
The November Newsletter is now available to view here.
 
** 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 22 October 2018 is mainly for current students of St Mary Redcliffe school

* A second evening on Wednesday 14 November 2018 is mainly 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 22 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 Wednesday 14 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 October Newsletter is available to view here.
The September Newsletter is now available to view here.
The school will be open to prospective parents/carers on Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 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
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 2019 intake takes place on Thursday 20 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
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 7:00pm 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.

 

The September Start of Year Newsletter is now available to view 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 12 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 one on 05 September for students in Years 8-11 and the one on 06 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 30 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. 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 7.30pm 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. 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
Headteacher

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Over the summer break we have changed our catering supplier from Aspens Services Ltd to Innovate Services Ltd. Whilst we have endeavoured to make this change over have little impact on our students and parents/carers, if you do find that there are any problems with your lunch money balance please contact the Finance department on 0117 377100 ext 236 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.