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St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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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

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Art Image of the Week


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By Michelle Truong
Year 11

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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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Frequently Asked Questions



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Questions Asked by New Students



What are the timings of the school day?

You can find the informationon the timings on the link below and in the student planner.  Lessons last for 60 minutes, there are five lessons a day with two breaks.  You must be in school by 0825 and the school day finishes at 3pm.



What will I do if I get lost?

In a big school this is not uncommon in the first day or so, but easily fixed.  Stay calm and ask for directions.  Students joining the school mid-term will be assigned a 'buddy' who will show you around the school for the first few days.  If assistance is required look for the nearest person, pupil or adult.  They will help you.  By the end of the second week you will know where you are going.  New Year 7s will be shown around the school on the first day by the Year 9 Peer Mentors.


What do I do if I am absent or late?

If you are going to be absent, a parent or guardian needs to contact the school before 9am.  If you are going to be late, you must report to Reception.   Good punctuality is very important to make sure that you leave home in plenty of time.


Am I allowed to have a mobile telephone or other electronic device at school?

The school rule is clear.  Mobile phones are permitted but must be switched off during the school day. If you are seen using the phone, it will be confiscated (even for just checking the time).


How do I order my lunch?

During the first weeks priority will be given to Year 7 to get their lunch while you are learning how the system works. The canteen runs a cashless system which will be explained to you.  Weekly menus are available as they were in Primary School.  You do not need to order in advance, but can select at the hatch.  Free School Meal students will have £2 assigned to use per day.


Where do I leave my bicycle when I get to school?

There is a 'bike shed' by the Kelly Block exit which you can use.  Please follow bike safety, wear a helmet, wear something visible, get lights and cycle sensibly. Don't forget to lock your bike!


Where do I leave my penny board/skateboard when I get to school?

You can bring these items into school but they must be left in the old medical room (room opposite the Headteacher's office in the main building) and can be collected at the end of the school day at 3pm.
Please ensure you use the items safely and do not use your mobile phone whilst on your board outside of school for safety reasons.


How will I know when each session ends?

A bell will ring at the end of each session and at the end of breaks.


What do I do if I feel I need help for any reason?

Go straight to your Tutor or the Pastoral Leader for your Head of Year or School Chaplain.  Any member of the school community will help and point you in the right direction.


What do I do if I need to leave school early?

You are not permitted to leave the School site during the day.  Parents expect you to be safe in School.  If you have an appointment, you need to bring a note from your Parents/Guardians and sign out at the school Reception.  You will be given a special exit pass.   If you are returning to school after your appointment please report to the Main School Reception entrance to return your special pass and to sign back into school so you can return to your lessons and continue with your learning.

What is the Chaplaincy?

Chaplaincy is a club lead by Fiona the Chaplain. You pray, raise money for charity, assist with Mass and get a badge to show you are part of the Chaplaincy Team.


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What is Summer
School?

Summer School is really useful for getting to meet new friends over the summer holiday and get to know your way around the school before you start in September,  The week is packed fully of exciting things to do and see with a variety of different activities from art and crafts, sports, swimming and cookery to name a few.

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What about Clubs?

There are plenty of activities going on after school, a timetable of clubs can be viewed on the extra-curricular section on the school website and made available for Tutors to put up on their noticeboards.  Clubs include music, sportsm fundraising, chaplaincy, environment, philosophy as well as Department activities and study sessions.  The School Library is also open until 4pm if you wish to do your homework in school.

Click here to view the 2016-2017 Clubs List


What if I need to contact my parents?

Go to reception and you will be able to use the telephone in the school office (charge of 20p).  Please do not use your mobile telephone or you will get into trouble.


What do I do if I have forgotten my lunch/lunch money?

Go and see your Pastoral Leader who will either call your parents and ask for your lunch to be brough into school or an arrangement can be made with the Catering Manager to have a meal and pay for it the following day.


What do I do if I feel unwell or I have hurt myself?

If you are in lesson, let the teacher know you are feeling unwell.  He/she will give you a note and tell you to report to Student Services (reception area).  If  you are at break or lunchtime go straight to Student Services.


What happens if I get a detention?

If you are issued with a detention (we hope that you won't be) you will be given a slip by the member of staff.  Detentions are held on a Tuesday (2 hour Headteacher detention) and Wednesday (30 and 60 minute detentions).   Maths Department hold their detentions on a Thursday for 30 minutes for those who have not completed their Maths homework.  Pupil lists are sent to each class period 5 and you will be taken to the Hall or designated room at the end of the school day by your class teacher.  A text is sent to your parent/guardian reminding them that you are in detention that evening.


When does my homework need to be handed in?

KS3 students will be issued with a homework booklet at the start of every term.  You must plan carefully and put the dates the homework need to be completed within your planner so you don't miss the deadline.  Any late homework will result in you being issued with a detention (although the teacher may allow you an extension to the deadline).  Each homework should take you between 2-3 hours to complete.  The PE homework is over the whole of the term.  Please read through the booklets carefully. It would be lovely to see your amazing homework on our various homework displays within the school.  Why not also attend the Homework Club within the School Library after school where you can have some support and quiet time to enable you to finish off any work.   There are PC's available for you to undertake your research.


 Please don't be afraid to ask anyone for help and advice.


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!

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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