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FSM Application Form
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Admissions Policy 2018/2019
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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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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.

Textiles 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 experimental sessions and develop their independent research skills through the use of ICT.  


Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

During Years 7, 8 and 9 all pupils will have the opportunity to study Textiles.

Year 7 Design brief:

You have been asked to design and make 3 identical juggles and decorated bag in which to store them.

During this module pupils will learn how to use the sewing machine, design and block print their fabric which will features novelty animals. This fabric will be made into a draw string bag which will feature a machined casing and a handmade twisted cord. The juggles will be filled with dried rice and be pyramid in shape. Together these items will make a simple toy. Some have been taken to France and Spain for entertainment when camping!

Year 8 Design brief:

You have been asked to design and make a cushion which will appeal to teenagers. It must be decorated using Batik.

During this module pupils will research the art of Batik and then have the opportunity to design their own cushion front using this ancient technique which is still used in Malaysia and Africa. Real samples of this work are on display in the Textiles room.

This module encourages accuracy of machining skills as borders are added around each pupil’s piece of Batik work. Machined hems, choosing fastenings and computerised buttonholes are also taught. Pupils will be encouraged to decorate their work with further embellishment e.g. beads, sequins, hand embroidery. There will also be an opportunity to design and make a sock monster! It will also need to be packaged to be presented as a novelty gift.

Year 9 Design brief:

You have been asked to design and make a bag which will appeal to teenagers. The bag will feature Pop art motifs.

During this module pupils will look at existing products and make a paper prototype to enable them to design and make a bag which will appeal to teenagers. They will undertake personal research into Pop Art to aid their design work. This module provides the opportunity to learn about making pockets, adding gussets, zip insertion and straps.

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


Creative Studies (Crafts) Vcert

This NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft is a Technical Award and the vocational equivalent of a GCSE qualification. It is aimed at students who are interested in any aspect of craft, including researching ideas and working with different tools and materials, and who are motivated by learning through hands-on experiences.

Learners will gain a broad understanding and knowledge of working in the sector.

What will I learn?

How to research ideas and use various sources.
How to explore and use a range of media and materials.
The effectiveness of building a portfolio of ideas.
How to respond to a brief or theme.
The effectiveness of experimentation.

To develop skills:

In using different tools and equipment.
In adapting their own ideas and responding to feedback.
When applying safe working practices.
In evaluating their own work.
In literacy, numeracy and ICT.

that are essential for the modern workplace, such as team working; presentation skills; independent working; working to deadlines; efficient use of resources. How will I be assessed? There are 4 mandatory Units (25% of final marks each) Grades awarded: Pass, Merit, Distinction Unit 1 Exploring craft and enterprise skills (Portfolio of evidence) Unit 2 Research and develop design ideas for craft items (Portfolio of evidence) Unit 3 Respond to a craft brief (Assignment) Unit 4 Produce final craft work (Portfolio of evidence) Successful completion of this qualification will fulfil the entry requirements for relevant academic and vocational study post -16.


Useful Information:

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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)
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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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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