News

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
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


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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. https://t.co/nnNvf44ElM
We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 Parents/Carers to Parents Evening today at 4pm - 6.30pm.

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



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Absence due to Illness

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 "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



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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. 


Best Tutor Group of the Week:
w/c 12th June 2017
 
7 Devereux -  99.23%



Well done!


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School Events

Summer Term Events

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


June 2017


21st
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)

21st to 24th
Oliver! School Production
Tickets available from 5th June

26th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

27th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

28th
Year 11 Leavers Prom, 6pm
Royal Marines Museum
Year 10 Taster Day to Portsmouth College

30th
Inset Day (school closed for students)


July

3rd
New Year 7 Induction day (1)
New Parents Evening

4th
New Year 7 Induction day (2)
New Parents Evening

6th
KS4 Uniform Sales, 3-4pm
Opportunity for Year 9s to purchase KS4 uniform

12th
Year 7 Celebration Assembly

13th
Year 8 Celebration Assembly

14th
Year 10 Celebration Assembly

17th
Year 9 Celebration Assembly

18th July
KS4 Reward Trips

19th
Whole School Sports Day
HMS Temeraire

20th
Last Day of Term



Dates for the Diary:
2nd October
Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

eBook Lending

Portsmouth Schools
eBook Lending
Scheme
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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:
 
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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)


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