The School is now closed for the Easter holiday.
School will re-open on Monday 20th April, 0825
A warm Welcome
St Edmund's is a thriving, positive and happy environment where individuals achieve excellent levels of personal development.
"This is a good school students behave well and are happy".
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As you will read in this edition of the newsletter, we have had lots of victories/good news this term both on a local and national basis. Winning the Literature quiz for the sixth time (out of 7!) is one of the amazing achievements worth reading about.
St Edmund’s has also received two letters from the Government relating to GCSE results. We are one of the most improved and top performing schools in the country (in the top 10% nationally), as well as being nominated for a top award for our progress with disadvantaged students. Again, we at St Edmund’s have been recognised as one of the top achieving schools in the country in relation to individual student progress.
Year 11 Easter Revision Sessions
When we return after the Easter holidays there are only 14 school days until the first major written exam (RE) takes place. We are certain that with adequate preparation Year 11s will achieve the success they deserve.
Click here for a full list of Easter revision sessions available for Year 11 students
September 2015 Admission
Appeal/Waiting list Notice to Parents
If you have not been successful in gaining a place at
St Edmund’s Catholic School for your child, please see advice below:
1. Accept the school that has been allocated to your child so you secure a place for
September by following the steps on your email and/or letter.
2. Use the drop down box/tick box on your email and/or letter to show that you want
to be placed on the waiting list.
If you wish to appeal against the decision not to admit your child you should contact:
Mrs White, Admissions Officer on 02392 823766 xt: 231.
You can only appeal if you have formally applied for the school and received formal
notification that you have not been offered a place.
Click here for further details available on our Admissions page
‘The message of Easter’ was the theme for the assemblies the last week of term. What is the message of Easter?
The message of Easter is about God’s love for us; God sent his only son to be with us. The Way of the Cross is like our journey of life too. Jesus experienced what it was to be human, what it was to feel joy and also what it was to feel pain, be betrayed, to shed tears and to know suffering. When we experience hardship we can be consoled that Jesus walked this life too and went to the cross out of love for us and that he is with us on our journey. The story did not end on Good Friday but continued on to hope, joy and new life in the resurrection. That life we too are called to; we are all called to be ‘Easter People’, to be people who are full of the hope and joy of the resurrection in the realisation of God’s love for us.
“Lord, I repent of my selfish ways; teach me to love and serve with a grateful and willing heart.” (Bible Alive, Lent 2015)
Wishing you all a joyful and holy Easter.
Mr S Graham, Headteacher
We are pleased to announce that this year's school production is 'Grease'.
Show dates are Wednesday 24th June - Saturday 27th June and tickets will go on sale nearer the time. A rehearsal schedule has already been given to all students who have been successfully casted for this fantastic show.
Click here for a copy of the rehearsal schedule
PE School Uniform Policy
Towards the end of last term a number of students were not conforming to expectations in regard to the PE Uniform Policy.To ensure consistency the PE Department will be writing to all parents outlining the only acceptable PE kit. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit that adheres to the PE School Uniform Policy. If pupils do not conform then the relevant sanctions shall be put in place.
Please click here for a copy of this letter
Please click here for a copy of our latest Newsletter
Summer Term Events
30th - Year 10 Parents Evening, 4 - 6.30pm
1st - Year 11 Leavers' Mass, 2pm, Cathedral
4th - Bank Holiday Monday (school closed)
21st - Year 7 Parents Evening, 4 - 6.30pm
Summer Term Dates:
Term 1: Monday 20th April - Friday 22nd May 2015
Half term: 25th - 29th May 2015
Term 2: Monday 2nd June - Monday 20th July (NB: Friday 17th July last day)
All school tours have now been undertaken. There are no further school tour dates scheduled.
Tour dates for current Year 5 pupils will be available in the summer term.