St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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FSM Application Form
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Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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By Samanta Viksne
Year 10


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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.                                                                     



The RE Department

Approach to Teaching

In the RE department we use a range of teaching approaches including:

·       Group and class discussion
·       Independent learning tasks
·       Project work
·       Philosophical enquiry
·       Personal reflection

We teach and encourage pupils to be able to express their own ideas and opinions whilst listening to and respecting the opinions of others.

We develop academic rigour in developing the skills of written communication in describing , explaining and evaluating ideas and opinions

We give opportunities for pupils to reflect on their own faith development and to reflect on the beliefs and values of the school, their peers and the wider community.


Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

Year 7

Term 1

Community Church
Signs and symbols
Bible skills

Term 2

Living relationships
Jesus the Saviour
Justice & Fairtrade
Liturgical Calendar

Term 3

Ascension and Pentecost
Called to change
The Body of Christ
Celebrating life
(Some classes may also learn about Buddhism and Sikhism)


Year 8

Term 1

The People of God The person of Vocation
Good & Evil

Term 2

The Sacraments of Healing
Jesus-Saviour of the World
Church History
Christian Denominations

Term 3

The Cost of Discipleship
Called to be Stewards of Creation
Hopes & Dreams
The Communion of Saints

Year 9

Term 1

Death and the afterlife

Term 2

Holy Orders

Term 3

Mission & Evangelism

Church History


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

At KS4 the RE department follows WJEC GCSE Religious Studies Specification B

We study all the units from a Catholic and Muslim perspective.

Units studied in Year 10

Our World (The environment, creation, animal rights and welfare)

Relationships (Love, sex, marriage, divorce, family life)

Looking for Meaning (How we understand God, Ideas about the afterlife, funerals rituals)

Is It Fair (equality, justice, money, charity)

Units studied in Year 11

Religion and Conflict     (War, Peace, Reconciliation)

Religion and Medicine   (Medical Ethics, Euthanasia. IVF)

Religious Expression     (Pilgrimage, Faith, Identity, symbolism)

Authority – Religion & State (Human Rights, Justice, capital punishment)

Further details including examples of exam papers can be found at


Rome20151      RomeApril20152

The first school Pilgrimage to Rome was held from the 7 - 11 April 2015.  24 students from the school took up this exciting enrichment opportunity. 

The students got to see:
Castle Gandolfo and Lake Albano.
Papal Audience - audience with the Pope.
Piazza Navona.
Pantheon and Trevi Fountain.
St Pietro in Vicoli and St Maria Maggiore.
Roman Forum.
St Peter's Basilica.

Coliseum Rome

Section 48 Validation Report

The school had a Section 48 validation in February 2014.  

The report indicates that:

St Edmund’s provides an outstanding experience of Catholic community living and is committed to meeting the needs and developing the talents of all its pupils.

Religious education (RE) is good, with outstanding features. The RE department is at the heart of the school and works closely with the chaplaincy to deliver a cohesive and rich curriculum.

The spiritual and moral life of the school is outstanding and is underpinned by a well-developed liturgical life and encompassing Christian ethic.

A copy of the report is available below.

Section 48 Validation report

"Students from all backgrounds and faiths work and socialise together happily."  
Ofsted 2012

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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)
Text: 07624 816830
Local Call: 0844 239 3488

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Best Tutor Group of the Week c/o 16/10/2017

7 Romero
8 Damien

Well done!

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Autumn Term Events

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

October 2017

Year 11 Information Evening
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Last day of term
3pm finish
Non-Uniform Day
£1 payable to tutor

23rd - 27th October Inclusive

Advance Notice:

St Edmund's Day/PSHE Day
16th November 2017

Year 11 Leavers (2017)
Certificate Evening:
21st November 2017
6.30pm - 7.30pm

School Carol Concert
Monday 18th December
6pm-7pm Cathedral
followed by refreshments

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Stars of the Week

Drama Stars of the Week

Rebecca Lee for working extremely hard in all lessons and rehearsals in preparation for her devised performance.

Dance Stars of the Week

Team Swish in 8 Kolbe for the highest amount of points awarded for their Mario choreography.

Nicole, Jack, Isabella, Jenevieve and Stella from 7 Romero for their excellent contribution as team leaders to dance.

Music Stars of the Week

All the pupils who performed in Covent Gardens, could not be more proud of you.  

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