School is now closed for half-term and will re-open on
Monday 1st June 2015 (Week A)
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 Revision
Copies of Year 11 examination and revision timetables can be found under the 'Examinations' page. Geography revision packs are also available under this page.
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
In The News
It’s Sunday morning as I sit at the laptop thinking about what I’m going to include in this week’s bulletin. I know that my topic for Assemblies this week is ‘in the news’, so I’ve spent about 45 minutes looking through the papers online. It fascinates me how varied the news can be and indeed how much of it there is. There’s one story about the nun who kissed Elvis and is raising money to save her Church; there’s Prince Harry talking about the benefits of a life in the Armed Services; there’s Stephen Gerrard’s last game for Liverpool at Anfield; there’s the ongoing troubles in Syria; there’s the fight for the Labour Leadership; there’s the Secretary of State for Education saying that just good enough isn’t good enough and a story by Professor Stephen Hawking’s wife talking about her life. News stories from around the world can be good and bad.
I do think though that more and more stories seem to be about the bad news rather than the good, but then I suppose that is life. The recent Earthquakes in Nepal highlight the plight that people face on a daily basis. Fiona, our Chaplain, has spent the last few weeks fundraising for Nepal. We have been amazed by the generosity of both pupils and staff. So as I sit in looking out at the garden watching the birds in the tree and thinking about the happy story of the Lion that was released from a circus and led into a wildlife sanctuary, only to feel grass and soil under his feet for the first time in 13 years, I try not to forget the fact that many people are happy to be alive and our help and support will hopefully make their lives better.
Year 9 Assembly Presentation
9 JohnPaul gave an amazing presentation at their year group assembly.
Click on the picture below to view this inspirational presentation.
Have a good week.
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 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.
Click here for the School Uniform page
Please click here for a copy of our latest Newsletter
Summer Term Events
Summer Term Dates:
Term 1: Monday 20th April - Friday 22nd May 2015
Half term: 25th - 29th May 2015
Term 2: Monday 1st June - Friday 17th July 2015
Tour dates for current Year 5 pupils are now available on the following dates:
Friday 12th June 2015, 0845 (only few places remain)
Tuesday 16th June 2015, 0845 (only few places remain)
Monday 22nd June 2015, 0845
We welcome students to attend the tour but please remember to notify your Attendance Officer that they will be late into school.
Tours are approximately 45 minutes in duration.