This page contains information and links that aim to help parents/carers support their child with various aspects of school life.

Parents'/Carers' Information Handbook
The Parents’/Carers’ Information Handbook for 2022/23 will be available to view and download very soon.

Alive Accord
This is the SMRT version of the Home School Agreement.  It’s called this to remind us all of the shared values that have guided the school for such a long time.  It can be found here.

Free School Meals
Your child might be entitled to free school meals; click here for the LA free school meals website which has details of the criteria and how to apply, including an online application service. If you think that your child may be eligible, or if your circumstances have changed, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

General School Meals Information
Innovate have been providing our school meals since 2018. Innovate provide healthy school lunches and also operate a breakfast and break-time service. 


A cashless system is used in the Main School to pay for food, and students can 'top-up' their catering account at the 2 revaluation units on A Floor (by Student Reception) and B Floor (by Visitor Reception) either with cash, or cheques made payable to Innovate Services Ltd.  Please ensure that your child's name and House/Tutor group (e.g. JAHCl) is written on the back of your cheque.


Our cashless catering system uses biometric data about your son/daughter. Biometric data is information about a person’s physical or behavioural characteristics that can be used to identify them – in our case this information comes from their fingerprint. For an explanatory letter to this system please click here.


We are required by law to notify each parent/carer that we process biometric data about their child(ren), and to obtain the written consent of at least one parent/carer in order to continue using their child(ren)’s biometric data for catering purposes. If you are happy to consent to the processing of your child(ren)’s biometric data, please sign, date and return this consent form to Mrs Sue Josham via the school office, or by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Information about the Food Information Amendment, also known as Natasha's Law, from our caterers Innovate is available here.

School Menus

Please see the following link for details of the menu available from April 2023. Please do discuss the menus with your child to ensure that they are making the best of our catering offer.

Restaurant Menu


Online Payments for School Meals

You can also top up your school meal account online. Please log-in to your SCOPAY online account and select 'School Meals (Innovate Catering)' to purchase. Please be aware all top-up payments made for School meals go directly to Innovate Catering. Please note that your bank statement will display 'Innovate - St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School'. See the SCOPAY Online Payments section below for more details on how to make payments online and a user guide.


We are still unable to provide you with automatic information on what food your child has purchased. This information is still available but only on request by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SCOPAY Online Payments
The SCOPAY website enables you to make payments to St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School using your debit or credit card.  The registration process is simple but you will need your child’s/ren’s link code.  This is sent to parents/carers via student post in July.  If you need a duplicate please contact the Finance Office (via the main school phone number 0117 377 2100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who will email you a copy.


There are User Guides available to help you with all aspects of the SCOPAY payments system:


SCOPAY Guide to Managing your Account

SCOPAY Guide to Making Payments


Cashless System Refund Policy
In all cases, students are encouraged to plan their top-ups and spending so that their accounts are at a minimum by the time they leave school. This will help in reducing administration in both the school office and at Innovate Services’ Business Support Centre.


Please email the student's name, the remaining balance and the last payment reference to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for refunding via the WorldPay website. These balances will be refunded back to the account from which the top-up was made. In the event of that card being expired or the account closed, a cheque will be issued by Innovate Services and this will be sent to the school for forwarding on to the parent/carer.


Transferring catering accounts balances to siblings
Year 11 students who have some credit balance remaining on their cashless catering account can transfer their balance to another student in the school. Innovate have designed a form for parents/carers to use to authorise us to transfer money from your son’s or daughter’s account. This form can be downloaded here.

Parents'/Carers' Evening Booking System

This is an online booking system which allows parents/carers to make appointments with teachers for scheduled parents'/carers' evenings. To access the system click here. If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our Pastoral Administrator.


Update our Records

Use Edulink to tell us about changes to your personal information such as your email, your address etc. By doing so you will be helping us greatly and will ensure that if we need to contact you we will be able to.


Educational Visits Information Table Year 7 to Year 11
Educational visits allow students to fulfil their potential in many areas of experience that are not met in the classroom. They help bring the curriculum to life and provide extended opportunities for team working, increasing motivation and confidence and an enriched learning environment. 

Parent/Carer Consent Form for Educational Visits

All parents/carers must have signed a copy of the Education Visits consent form before students will be allowed to attend any school trip.

Friends of SMRT (PTA)
All those with parental responsibility of current students at the school are members of the 'Friends of SMRT'. The Friends of SMRT Committee meets monthly and is elected at the Annual General Meeting in October.  Parents/carers are able to stand for election to this body. The 'Friends of SMRT' contributes to school life in many ways, including being a major consultative group and for the raising of funds for school use through the 'School Support Fund' (a donation form is provided in the next section). We urge you to subscribe from the start of your connection with school, and to support the various social and fund raising events held throughout the year. The monies raised are split between supporting the school's building programme (the Governors have to pay 10% of all building costs in a church school) and supporting the Enabling Fund. This Fund assists with both individual and more general educational needs which arise from time to time. If you would like to know more please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

School Support Fund
We encourage as many parents/carers as possible to donate to this fund, as this is the 'Friends' main way of supporting the school financially.  Please download and complete the Donation Form, and send it to: School Support Fund, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT.  If you are a taxpayer please tick the 'Gift Aid' box on the form so that we can also claim an extra 25% tax back from the government making every £1.00 you donate worth £1.25.

Enabling Fund
Disadvantage should not be a barrier to opportunity and to date the Enabling Fund has supported many thousands of students.  Priority is always given to students in financial hardship.  Find out more here.

Coping with Exam Stress
Exams can be stressful times of the year for everyone involved. We have guides for coping with stress for students and parents/carers on our Exams page.

Privacy Notice
Personal data held about pupils must only be used for specific purposes allowed by law. The Privacy Notice informs parents/carers about the types of data held, why that data is held, and to whom it may be passed on.