News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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School Tours
Tour dates for October are available to be booked.
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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
Admissions Policy 2017/18
Supplementary Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week

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By Roisin Catlin
Year 7

Latest Tweets

The school currently has vacancies for a Site Manager; Caretaker and a Teaching Assistant. Full details can be found on our school website.
St Edmund's Open Evening Monday 2nd October 2017, 6pm to 8.30pm.
Sports Day Wednesday 19th July. Students MUST be in school on time in the correct PE kit, with a packed lunch and a drink and have sun cream
RT @steddiesPE: Glorious evening here at the Ageas Bowl for 24 of our pupils to enjoy some awesome Cricket! #hampshirecc #HantsT20 https://…
RT @StEdsPortsmouth: A reminder that our last day of term is Thursday 20th July 2017. Students can be collected at the Cathedral at 11.30am

Prayers

Life of St Edmund's Prayer

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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.                                                                     

Amen



RE

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.

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Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)


Year 7


Term 1

Community Church
Creeds
Signs and symbols
Identity
Bible skills


Term 2

Living relationships
Baptism
Advent
Jesus the Saviour
Justice & Fairtrade
Liturgical Calendar
Lent
Easter


Term 3

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

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Year 8

Term 1

The People of God The person of Vocation
Confirmation
Advent
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
Judaism

Year 9

Term 1

Pilgrimage
Prayer
Death and the afterlife
Messiah
Secularism
Advent

Term 2

Love
Sacrifice
Marriage
Holy Orders

Term 3

Mission & Evangelism

Suffering
Church History
Islam


RE

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 www.wjec.co.uk


Pilgrimage

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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.
Coliseum.
Roman Forum.
St Peter's Basilica.
Crypt.
Nemi.


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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

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:

All students for the superb attendance over this academic year.

Well done!


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School Events

Autumn Term Events

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


September 2017

4th
Year 7 (8.20am start)
Year 11 (9.30am start)

5th
All years return (0820 start)

14th
Year 10 Information Evening

20th
Year 7 Retreat

27th
Year 7 Retreat



October 2017

2nd
Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

3rd
9.30am start for all students

5th
8.45am, School Tour

9th
School Photographs
Yeras 7, 8, 9 & 10

11th
8.45am, School Your

12th
8.45am, School Tour

17th
Year 7 Tutor Evening

19th
Year 11 Information Evening


Half-Term:
23rd - 27th October Inclusive


eBook Lending

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

Stars of the Week

All students for the superb learning and homework over this academic  year.

You have all been amazing and we look forward to seeing more of your tremendous work in 2017-2018 academic year.

Well done to you all!

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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)


FOR STAFF ONLY 
In the case of severe weather only
Text severe weather absence line on 07624 816832  
before 7.30am