The school has now closed for the summer break.
We wish you and your family an enjoyable summer.
** Start of term * *
Thursday 1st September (WEEK B)
Inset day (school closed for all students)
Friday 2nd September (WEEK B)
Year 7 students only (0825 arrival)
Year 11 students (0930 arrival)
Monday 5th September (WEEK A)
All students return (0825 arrival)
School Uniform Shop
Summer Opening Hours
Monday 29th August (closed as Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 30th August - Open 9am until 1pm (School Gym)
Wednesday 31st August - Open 9am until 1pm (School Gym)
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The school is elated at the outcome of the recent Ofsted inspection and the endorsement of the high standards observed at St Edmund’s. Inspectors praised all aspects of the school judging the overall effectiveness as ‘Outstanding’.
The school was judged as follows:
Effectiveness of Leadership and Management: Outstanding.
Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare: Outstanding.
Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment: Outstanding.
Outcomes for Pupils: Outstanding.
The outcome of the inspection, I am sure, will come as no surprise, reflecting the hard work of students, staff, Governors and parents/guardians. I would particularly like to thank all those who have loyally supported St Edmund’s in our journey in achieving this exceptional accolade.
Please click on the link below to view the full Ofsted Report.
St Edmund's Catholic School Ofsted Report 2016
A Warm Welcome
St Edmund's is a thriving, positive and happy environment where individuals achieve excellent levels of personal development.
“Pupils in all year groups and across all
subjects are making outstanding progress”
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Every year that passes I feel that it has been the ‘best yet’ and this year that truly feels to be the case. Students, staff, governors (and parents) have worked amazingly hard. New skills, knowledge, experiences and memories have been cemented. We have maintained our high standards, ensured excellent individual support, discipline, teaching and had lots of enjoyment (and dare I say fun) on the way.
Our remarkable year has been crowned with an outstanding judgement by Ofsted. The school also continues to be hugely over-subscribed. We have managed and continued to adapt to the many changes introduced by the Government. Our prayer is that we ensure that the impact of these changes is minimal (unlike the Key stage 2 recent test results) and our children can progress successfully to the next stage of their lives. On that note, we said goodbye to our Year 11 students with a beautiful leavers’ assembly and a glitzy ball (or prom as the students call it). We also welcomed Year 6; the new members of the St Edmund’s family who will undoubtedly quickly settle into life in ‘big school’.
The spiritual life of the school continues to blossom. Our termly look at one of the beatitudes has allowed us to focus together as a family in both prayer and activity. Our standards of teaching remain the best and - alongside being judged outstanding - we have also been certified as a TEEP Ambassador school.
As we look towards next year, I am keen that we do not rest on our laurels and that we continue to develop, grow and achieve. With this in view, we have a new KS3 assessment system being introduced and also a continuation of our spiritual development looking at the remaining beatitudes. We have also submitted planning permission and secured funding for further improvements to the school site. However, we still have a full summer programme of School Improvement which will include the redevelopment of classrooms, the swimming pool and student entrance. I know that students are very proud of our school and this is reflected in the way that they treat each other, their attendance and their behaviour.
A final thank you to all parents and our wider community who have given so much support over the year. I pray that you have a great summer and that students return safe and refreshed. Whatever Summer brings “may you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be” - St Therese of Lisieux.
Meet 'Eddie' our Marwell Zoo Zany Zebra
“Eddie” is the product of 20 amazing designs, selected from over 100 entries to a whole school art competition.
Click here to find out more about Eddie
This year we have focussed on the ‘Beatitudes’; we have prayed the Beatitudes at our assemblies, in our Tutor Prayer and in our Reconciliation Services as well as reaching out to others in our ‘Rucksack Appeal’ , our ‘Water Bucket Challenge’ and our school activity of ‘Random Acts of Kindness’. We have truly been a blessing for each other during the year. We ask God to continue to bless each one of us when we break up from school so that we have a restful, joyful and blessed holiday. Thank you to Staff and Students for all your help this year and for the blessings that you bring to the Chaplaincy and our school community.
Fiona and Chaplaincy Team
Due to the popularity of our summer term tour dates, further dates have been added for the autumn term for current Year 5 students only:
Monday 3rd October, 8.45am
Wednesday 5th October, 8.45am
Friday 7th October, 8.45am
When booking your place please confirm the date you wish to book; the name of your son/daughter and the current school they attend.
All tours start promptly at 8.45am and last for approximately 45 minutes in duration.
This is an opportunity for the parent/carer and Year 5 student to have a look at the school in the working day. If you have already had a previous school tour with us you will be placed on our reserve list.
School Open Evening
Advance date for your diary:
Thursday 29th Sepember 2016, 6pm to 8.30pm.
School Uniform Policy
Towards the end of last term a number of students were not conforming to expectations in regard to the Uniform Policy.To ensure consistency please ensure your child is wearing the correct School Uniform Policy. If pupils do not conform then the relevant sanctions shall be put in place.
Click here for the School Uniform page