St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
Click to read full Ofsted report

School Tours
All tour dates for June are now fully booked.
Visit our Admissions Page to find out more

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 2017/18
Supplementary Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

Click here to view our Admissions Page

Art Image of the Week


By Michelle Truong
Year 11

Latest Tweets

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.                                                                     



Information Communication Technology


‘ICT, The right tool for the job’ is the motto of the ICT department. Selection and use of the appropriate equipment and software is at the heart of the department philosophy. Pupils, once given a ‘problem’, are expected to use their experience and initiative to solve it. Collaborative working is encouraged with pupils providing support to each other. The nature of the subject encourages exploration of and experimentation with the available software, often leading to ‘Eureka’ moments that are shared with the rest of the class. Independent learning is the norm.
In Information Communication Technology you need…..

Independent Learners

Can utilise the latest software

Try and help others


Key Stage 3 content (Years. 7-9) Two lessons a fortnight

All years start the academic year reviewing E safety, including how to stay safe online, safe use of e mail, messaging, social networking sites and other topics deemed necessary.

Year 7 uses the Smart Skills Builder texts, covering the basics of use of spread sheets, word processing, use of data bases and desk top publishing using real life scenarios. In addition, pupils use web development and web graphic software to enhance projects and extend the schemes of work.

Currently, years 8 and 9 are following the Edexcel GCSE ICT syllabus. The content reinforces prior learning and enhances their ICT skills as well as encouraging and developing an independent approach to problem solving and self-evaluation. The content covers the use of ICT in everyday business situations with the addition of graphic and web design software.


Key Stage 4 content / exam board / spec (Year 10-11) Five lessons a fortnight

As with Key Stage 3, each year starts with E Safety, tailored to the age and experiences of the pupils.

OCR Nationals Level 2 ICT (2010 Specification) is the course followed in years 10 and 11. Assessment is based on coursework alone, with pupils achieving up to two GCSE equivalents. The five units necessary to achieve this are: Unit 1 – ICT Skills for Business; Unit 2 – Web Creation; Unit 5 – Desktop Publishing; Unit 8 – Technological Innovation and E Commerce; and Unit 21 – Web Graphics.

Work is internally assessed then samples are externally moderated. 100% pass rate for the last two years, achieving the double award.

Independent learning, self and peer assessment and evaluation of own and others’ work are at the core of Key Stage 4 ICT lessons.

The department supports the EBP/IBM Web Challenge; last years’ team was awarded second place, the only year 9 team in the competition.

ICT catch up club meets on Wednesday and Thursday after school in room 204.

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!

Follow us

St Edmund's Catholic School

Art Department

St Edmund's Main Account

School Trips

English Department

 PE Department

     History Department

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

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

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!

Help & Advice

Click here for advice if you are being bullied or use the links below:
childline sm2
For Children who are in trouble or danger
knowitall sm2
Internet Safety (E-Safety) Advice for Parents & Children
 bullying sm
Help & advice if you are being Bullied.
digizen sm
Help & Advice if you are being Cyber-Bullied

ceop sm2
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