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Vacancy for Staff Governor
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Letter From Hampshire Constabulary
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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 Pearl Denham
Year 8


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We look forward to the return of our students back to St Edmund's Catholic School on Monday 19th February 2018. We…
St Edmund's Catholic School will be closed for half-term from the 12th until the 16th February 2018.
The school currently has a vacancy for a Parent Governor. Further details can be found on the school website (Gove…
Art Image of the Week by Year 7 student.


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 the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                                                     


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Food and Nutrition

Approach to Teaching

“Design and Technology is about making things that people want and which work well. Creating these things is hugely exciting: it is an inventive, fun activity.”

James Dyson, Chairman, Dyson Ltd.

Food Technology at St Edmund’s Catholic School allows students to learn through problem solving and engage in their learning through creativity, giving them the ability to turn their ideas into reality.

All students have the opportunity to experience practical activities having watched demonstrations. They participate in tasting sessions and develop their independent research skills through the use of ICT.


Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

Year 7

During the Year 7 rotation in Food Technology students study the module, “007: License to Cook” where they learn basic culinary skills such as preparing fresh food, learning the different uses of the oven safely, handling sharp knives and how to keep safe and hygienic in the kitchen.

Students also learn about Healthy Eating and use the ‘Eatwell Plate’ to help design their own lunch time snacks. 

Students make a variety of products including a pizza, sweet or savoury scones and layered deli style salad. 

Year 7 Scheme of Work Licenced to Cook 

Year 8

During the Year 8 rotation, students study the module entitled “Staple Foods”. They conduct research into the definition of a staple food and they types of staple food we have around the world.

Year 8 students develop skills taught in Year 7 and start modifying recipes to suit their own tastes. There is still a major focus on food safety and hygiene especially in the practical lessons.

Students enhance their independence when working in the kitchen and build upon their skills in boiling, baking and whisking. They also make a variety of foods using different staple foods such as, Vegetable Couscous, Little Cakes and bread and Butter Pudding.

Year 8 Scheme of Work Staple Foods 

Year 9

Students follow the module “Around the World in 7 Weeks” and cook a range of sweet and savoury dishes from different parts of the world.

They develop a better understanding of Hygiene and Safety when working in an industrial kitchen and will be introduced to some catering terminology and job roles within the industry.

Students have a greater influence on what they are able to cook and how they are able to modify dishes. At the end of the module, students are given the opportunity to design and make their own multicultural dish. 
Year 7 Recipe Book

Year 8 Recipe Book

Year 9 Recipe Book

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

GCSE Food and Nutrition

Examination Board

Eduqas (Part of WJEC)


NEA 1: (Non Exam Assessment) Food Science Investigation = 15%

NEA 2: (Non Exam Assessment) Practical making three dish meal, with 15 page (30 side) written research, planning and evaluation. = 35%

Written Exam = 50%

What will you learn?

Learn in detail about nutrient and their functions through practical activities and experimental work

Learn about healthy eating and related health issues

Learn about Food Science

Learn about functions of the ingredients in a food product so that you can modify recipes and create new food products

Learn about the environmental issues related to food

Who Is This Course For?

You enjoy being creative

You enjoy using practical skills and learn by doing

You want to make a wide range of food products

You want to learn more about diet and health

You want to learn where food is grown and what affects people’s food choices

What Happens When You Finish? (Career Pathway)

Level 3 qualifications in Food Science and Nutrition

Degree – Food Technology, Food and Nutrition, Food Marketing Management, Food Safety and Quality Management.

Apprenticeships – Food Manufacturing, Hospitality and Catering

Possible Careers – Catering, Chef, Product Development, Food Production, Marketing, Nursing, Teaching, Social Work, Dietician, Paediatrician, Environmental Health Officer.



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. 

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School Events

Spring Term Events

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

February 2018

School Re-opens for all students

W/c 26th
Reading Week
KS3 students must remember their reading books this week


World Book Day
Students can dress up as their favourite character from a book
but must be suitable attire to wear in school all day

Dance Show, 7pm

OAP Party
2pm - 4pm

Year 8 Parents Evening
4pm - 6.30pm

Last Day of Term

Good Friday
(School Closed)

Easter Holiday
2nd - 13th April 2018

School re-opens on the 16th April

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Stars of the Week

Performing Arts &
Music Stars of the Week

All students who participated in the Performing Arts Day.

Thank you all for your hard work throughout the day learning Drama, Dance and Music from We Will Rock You the musical. 
We were so impressed with your final performance.

Keep up the excellent 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