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School Tours
All tour dates for June are now fully booked.
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FSM Application Form
You can now download the Free School Meals application form online on the Portsmouth City Council website, link below:

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Admissions Policy 2017/18
Supplementary Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week


By Michelle Truong
Year 11

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Students will not be required to wear blazers in school for the rest of this week.
Students are to be in school tomorrow in full school uniform but please note that blazers will not be required.
Due to hot weather on Tues 20 June 2017 all students will be able to attend school in either their FULL school uniform or FULL PE Kit.
Don't miss out in purchasing your ticket for our superb school production.
We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 Parents/Carers to Parents Evening today at 4pm - 6.30pm.


Life of St Edmund's Prayer


Heavenly Father, as we gather in prayer, we ask for the guidance and inspiration of our school patron,
St Edmund, who led a life based on Gospel values and the belief in the power of God.

We, pray that like Edmund, each of us will personally come to believe that,
“I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13)
and that together our school community may grow ever closer to you and to one another.

May our school be a place that reaches out to the wider community
and is mindful of the environment around us.

We pray in union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                                                     


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Approach to Teaching

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The Drama department is a new and exciting addition to the KS3 curriculum at St Edmund’s School. All pupils at KS3 receive Drama lessons as part of their weekly timetable and it is becoming a more popular choice for pupils at KS4. Drama lessons at St Edmunds are entirely practical and inspire pupils to be imaginative and creative independent learners. The teaching and learning that takes place encourages self-esteem, self-confidence and develops skills that are transferrable across the rest of the curriculum. As well as performing, pupils learn how to successfully evaluate drama, enabling them to constructively provide support and guidance to others.


Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

At KS3, lessons focus on teaching pupils the basic skills and techniques required for success at KS4. This is taught through the study of a variety of different theatrical styles, genres and areas of theatre history including: Pantomime, Melodrama, Greek Theatre, Masks, Physical Theatre, and explorations of modern and classic play texts. From Year 7 onwards, pupils will have the opportunity to work as both a performer and a director. They will study a variety of scripts and learn how they transfer from the page to the stage, as well as creating their own roles and pieces of theatre.


Key Stage 4 content / exam board / spec (Year 10-11)

At KS4 we follow the Edexcel GCSE Drama Specification (2DR01). This comprises of 3 units, all of which have a strongly weighted practical assessment with the addition of an element of written coursework.

Unit 1: Drama Exploration (5DR01) requires pupils to respond to a given theme/topic using a range of different Drama strategies and techniques. Pupils complete 6 hours of workshops which are filmed and assessed before completing a written response of their experience. This is worth 30% of the GCSE.

In Unit 2: Exploring Play Texts (5DR02) pupils study a chosen text in detail looking at character, style, social and historical context and its dramatic potential before completing 6 hours of assessed practical workshops. Pupils are also expected to watch live theatre performances throughout Years 10 and 11 and then evaluate one of these as a further element of written coursework as part of this unit. This is worth 30% of the GCSE.

The final unit completed in Year 11 is Unit 3: Drama Performance (5DR03) which requires pupils to work in small groups to either devise their own script or learn and rehearse a given script for performance to an external examiner. There is also the opportunity for pupils to undertake a performance support option within this unit instead of performing as an actor. For this, pupils are required to design and make the set, props or costume for one group’s performance together with producing a portfolio of their design process and delivering a short presentation to an external examiner. This unit is worth 40% of the GCSE.

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The next school production is 'Grease'.  Show dates are Wednesday 24th June - Saturday 27th June 2015.  Tickets will go on sale nearer the time.

Click here for a copy of the rehearsal schedule for cast members

Report an Absence

Reporting a child absent

Parents are required to report pupil absence to the school by 9.00am
(Unless school is closed)

023 9282 3766 (option 1)
Text: 07624 816830
Local Call: 0844 239 3488

Visit our
Absence from School page for further information. 

Best Tutor Group of the Week:
w/c 12th June 2017
7 Devereux -  99.23%

Well done!

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School Events

Summer Term Events

These dates are accurate at time of going to press and are subject to change.

June 2017

Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)

21st to 24th
Oliver! School Production
Tickets available from 5th June

Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

Year 11 Leavers Prom, 6pm
Royal Marines Museum
Year 10 Taster Day to Portsmouth College

Inset Day (school closed for students)


New Year 7 Induction day (1)
New Parents Evening

New Year 7 Induction day (2)
New Parents Evening

KS4 Uniform Sales, 3-4pm
Opportunity for Year 9s to purchase KS4 uniform

Year 7 Celebration Assembly

Year 8 Celebration Assembly

Year 10 Celebration Assembly

Year 9 Celebration Assembly

18th July
KS4 Reward Trips

Whole School Sports Day
HMS Temeraire

Last Day of Term

Dates for the Diary:
2nd October
Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

eBook Lending

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Stars of the Week

Drama Stars

7 Kolbe for working with focus throughout the lesson to create some very imaginative mimed performances of 'The Bank Robbery'.   

Dance Stars

Karolina, Molly, Michelle, Grace and Kamara in 8 Kolbe for thoroughly creative examples of contact work and lifts to your choreography - very well done!

 Waterpolo Stars

Pearl Denham - 7 Newman

Owen Davis - 9 Kolbe

Keep up the good work!

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Booking System

Staff Absence  
Staff should report absence to the school by 7.30am
(Unless school is closed)

In the case of severe weather only
Text severe weather absence line on 07624 816832  
before 7.30am