St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Year 7 School Carol Service &
Year 7 Christmas Lunch
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Year 11 Mock Examination Timetable
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Extra-Curricular Activities
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FSM Application Form
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Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week


By Jessica Tran
Year 11


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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.                                                                     



Art Design & Technology


Approach to Teaching

We aim to provide a stimulating and comfortable learning environment that encourages students to take risks, discover artistic strengths and express themselves visually with confidence and individuality.

We equip students with a broad range of practical artistic skills necessary for them to be independent and solve their own challenges.


Key Stage 3 content (Year 7 -9)

Pupils explore and develop their creative skills using a wide range of media, both traditional and modern, producing artwork in response to a variety of stimuli.

We provide an atmosphere in which the confidence and enthusiasm of the student can flourish. We appreciate and value student’s individual responses and they are encouraged to develop awareness of and respect for the art of others.

Year 7 Project - Toy and Teddy bear drawing project

Year 8 Project - Jungle Painting Project inspired by Artist Henri Rousseau

Year 9 project - Portrait Painting inspired Artist Chuck Close.

Key Stage 4 content (Year 10-11) GCSE

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The course provides students with the opportunity to explore their interests in art and design in ways that are personally relevant and truly developmental in nature.

They will develop existing physical and perceptual skills through drawing and painting from observation as well as printmaking, 3D Sculpture, experimental mixed media work and sketchbook work.

Assessment is based upon a coursework portfolio which will provide evidence of at least two projects completed during the course and an externally set exam. Current GCSE coursework projects include:

Cubist Composition and Structures

Natural Forms

Cakes and Confectionary

Coursework (60% of the total GCSE) At least two full projects completed in Year 10 and 11.

Exam (40% of the total GCSE) Exam Preparation Time (approx. 8 – 12 weeks). Final Exam 10 hours completed in Year 11 at Easter time.


We follow the AQA GCSE Fine Art syllabus and if you have any further questions please get in touch at:

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School Telephone Number 023 92823766  

The Art Team at Saint Edmunds is made up of:

Mrs V Dale ( Head of Art, Design and Technology)

Mrs A James (Art and Photography)

Useful Information

Year 10 GCSE Fine Art Summer Homework 2017

Year 10 GCSE Fine Art Plan of Action

Year 11 GCSE Fine Art Plan of Action

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 c/o 04/12/2017

7 Kolbe
7 Romero
8 Kolbe
11 Romero

all 100%
Well Done!

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Autumn Term Events

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

December 2017

Year 7 & 8 Disco
6.30pm - 8pm
Tickets £2

Year 11s go on Study Leave


School Carol Concert
St John's Cathedral
followed by refreshments

Last day of term

Inset Day
(school closed)

Christmas Holiday
25th Dec - 5th January

School re-opens on
8th January 2018

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Stars of the Week

Drama Stars of the Week

7 Romero for working with excellent focus and commitment during rehearsing for their assessment this week.

Dance Stars of the Week

The Year 11 BTEC Dance class for efforts in their Mock examination.

9 Kolbe for excellent in their dance assessment.

Music Stars of the Week

Abigail, Annalise, Jade, Patrick and Eloise for great contribution to their recycling projects.

Well done to you all.
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