St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Quick Access to Parent Pay

Vacancy for Staff Governor
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Letter From Hampshire Constabulary
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Extra-Curricular Activities
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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:

Click here to download the FSM application form

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week


By Pearl Denham
Year 8


Latest Tweets

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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Child Development

Approach to Teaching

In this GCSE course, students will be able to increase their own knowledge and understanding of human needs in a diverse society.  Skills and knowledge acquired will be relevant and transferable to real life situations.

Pupils will listen to guest speakers and watch appropriate DVDs.

 Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)


Child Development – Keystage 4 (Year 10 - 11)

Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development

The new Level 1 & 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development closely follows the format of the old GCSE Child Development course and is recognised by all 16-19 college providers as progression to A Level, Further Education, apprenticeship or work. It is equivalent to a GCSE. Cambridge Nationals are designed to allow students the freedom to explore more deeply the things that interest them. The teaching of the qualification will normally be through practical work, learning skills and how to do things that may be relevant to the world of work. This course is for students who wish to develop an applied knowledge and practical skills in child development. It is particularly useful for those wishing to study for child centred courses at post 16.

Students will develop knowledge and an understanding of the overall needs of young children and the social and environmental influences that affect their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in a changing and multicultural society. It is a practical and a theoretical course where the principles learned are applied to the study of a child’s development. The child is studied from conception to the age of five.

Study will focus on the following areas:

Reproduction, Parental responsibility, Antenatal care, Birth, Postnatal checks and care, Conditions for development, Childhood illnesses, Child safety and equipment, Nutrition in relation to childhood diet, Health and hygiene

Exam Information:

One written examination 50%

Assessment Information:

There are two pieces of internally assessed and externally moderated assignments both worth 25%. The assignment titles are set by the exam board.


All students will start on the same programme, with their final mark determining which award they achieve: Level 1 or Level 2.

There are seven grades to achieve – Pass, Merit and Distinction at Level 1, Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* at Level 2.

Career Paths

It is a particularly good course for those wishing to study, Child Care, Health and Social Care or for careers such as Teacher, Social Worker, Nurse, Doctor, Teaching Assistant or Counsellor.

For more information click here


Useful Information

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

eBook Lending

Portsmouth Schools
eBook Lending
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Click here to access the free eBook lending service

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!

Help & Advice

Click here for advice if you are being bullied or use the links below:
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For Children who are in trouble or danger
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Internet Safety (E-Safety) Advice for Parents & Children
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Help & advice if you are being Bullied.
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Help & Advice if you are being Cyber-Bullied

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Report inappropriate web content involving Children

Staff Links

Staff Email & Office 365

Staff Gateway

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