St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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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


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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.                                                                     



Absence due to Illness


 "This is a good school students behave well and are happy."
Ofsted 2012

Reporting a child absent

Parents/Carers are legally required to report pupil absence to the school by 9.00am on each day of absence
(Unless school is closed)

Text: 07624 816830

Local Call: 0844 239 3488

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school.  A few simple guidelines can help.

Not every illness needs to keep your child from school.  If you keep your child away from school, be sure to inform the school before 9am on each day of their absence using the contact details above.  The School has a duty of care to account for every student within the school and if we do not hear from you as to why your child is absent then a text home will be issued. 

Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school.  Ask yourself the following questions.

Is your child well enough to do the activiites of the school day? If not, keep your child at home.

Does your child have a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home.

Would you take a day off work if you had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.

Common Conditions

If your child is ill, it's unlikely to be due to one of the few minor health conditions.
Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is.  This guidance can help you make that judgement.
Remember: if you're concerned about your child's health, consult a health professional.

Cough and Cold.  A child with a minor cough or cold may attend school. If the cold is accompanied by a raised temperature, shivers or drowsiness, the child should staff off school, visit the GP and return to school 24 hours after they start to feel better.  If your child has a more severe and long-lasting cough, consult your GP.  They can give guidance on whether the child should stay off school. 

Raised temperature.  If your child has a raised temperature, they should't attend school.  They can return 24 hours after they start to feel better. 

Rash.  Rashes can be the first sign of many infectious illnesses, such as chickenpox and measles.  Children with these conditions shouldn't attend school.  If your child has a rash, check with your GP or practice nurse before sending them to school.  

Headache.  A child with a minor headache doesn't actually need to be kept off school.  If the headache is more severe or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as raised temperature or drowsiness, then keep the child off school and consult your GP.

Vomitting and Diarrhoea.  Children with these conditions should be kept off school.  They can return 48 hours after their symptoms disappear.  

Conjunctivitis.  Children can return to school 48 hours after treatment has commenced.  In severe cases children should remain at home until the infection has cleared.

Impetigo.  Children must remain at home until lesions have crusted and healed or 48 hours after commencing antibiotic treatment.

Click here to view our School's Absence Policy

Click here to view our School's Medication Policy

The leaflet below is a useful guide to determine whether 'should your child go to school today' due to illness: 


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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

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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!

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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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