St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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School Tours
All tour dates for June are now fully 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 Policy 2017/18
Supplementary Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week


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.
We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 Parents/Carers to Parents Evening today at 4pm - 6.30pm.


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.                                                                     



School Uniform Shop

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School uniform creates a sense of belonging and gives us a clear identity to unite behind, which we can then promote pride in.  This pride helps us raise standards.  The staff and governors of the school believe that wearing a uniform helps to raise both standards in academic work and behaviour.  It also increases our presence in the community.   An information booklet in the form of a 'School Uniform Guide' is available to parents and provides further details relating to School Uniform.  

There are NO exceptions to the requirements.

School uniform should be worn smartly.  Boys shirts should be tucked in, buttons done up to the neck.  All uniform should be clean and tidy, and in good repair.

Hair and Make-Up

A reminder that hair must be kept clean, tidy and of reasonable lenfth.  Exaggerated and coloured hairstyles are NOT permitted, this includes hairstyles which are deemed by the Headteacher to be excessively long or short.  Only natural hair cololur is permitted.   Hair which is shaven should be no shorter than grade 2 and equal throughout.

Make-up, nail varnish and conspicuous hairdressings are NOT permitted.   These are not suitable for school.


The wearing of all forms of jewellery is NOT permitted.  This includes all body/facial piercings.  Exceptions are made for a watch and/or crucifix to be worn underneath the shirt/blouse.  A maximum of one small gold/silver stud earring may be worn in each earrlobe.  Multiple stretched/bars/dangly earrings are NOT permitted.


Plain black shoes with flat heels should be worn.   Boots, suede shoes, canvass, Vans/plimsolls or trainer style shoes are not permitted (except trainers for PE).   Shoes should be appropriate for school use.  This rules out raised heels, casual and fashion shoes.  There should be no logos on shoes or other coloured markings.


Acceptable Footwear for the new Astro Turf
Students using the astro turf must only wear trainers or astro-shoes (shown below).  Blades and studs are NOT permitted.   We want to keep this new facility in great condition so we can continue to use it for years to come. 

Students are to respect the astro turf by adhering to the school rules of no eating, no litter and no chewing. 
Sanctions are in place if the school rules are not respected.
PE School Uniform

The school introduced a new PE kit which was implemented from the 1st September 2015 and compulsory for all new Year 7 students joining St Edmund's in September 2015.   Parents will be able to purchase the uniform directly from the school or from our dual supplier PA School & Sportswear.

All current students will have the option to purchase the new sports kit or to continue to wear their existing gold polo shirt and black shorts until the need for a new top/shorts/socks is required.
To ensure consistency the following is the only PE kit which is acceptable:

      new PE socks 1      new PE socks 2
Sports Socks

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Black/Green/White embroidered sports top.
Black/Green/White sports shorts.
School kit socks (new design).
Plain black tracksuit bottoms.
Plain black tracksuit top (outside only). 
*X-Trainers/Running Trainers/Astro football trainers (NO canvas)

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*Not available to buy from school but can be bought from sports shops and/or supermarkets.

Uniform Sanctions

Dealing with uniform issues detracts from our core purpose as a school: learning and teaching.   Parents/carers are urged to ensure that their child is sent to school in the correct school uniform or they should bring a note into school explaining the reason behind an item of uniform being incorrect i.e. incorrect footwear.

Where uniform rules are broken the school has the right to impose a sanction.  Each case is different and could include the following:

An initial warning.
A phone call or letter to parents.
Confiscation of an inappropriate item of clothing i.e. hoodie, nose ring, coat.

Working in isolation.
Students may be asked to return home to rectify the problem.
In extreme circumstances students may be excluded from school.

School Uniform Shop Opening Hours (term time only)

The Uniform Shop is open 3 - 4pm  (3 - 3.30pm Friday) for parents/guardians.

Pupils can purchase uniform at break-time, lunch-time or after school.

Alternatively please visit our dual supplier who are open daily:
PA School and Sportswear (Penelope Ann)
34-36 Tangier Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, PO3 6RB.

Uniform orders can be submitted in advance electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with a timescale when these items will be collected.   Payment can be made via debit card, cash or cheque.  Cheques should be made payable to "St Edmund's Catholic School".

Use of Bursary

The bursary money for 2016-2017 academic year is £100 and those eligible have been written to.  

To access the bursary there is a claim form which needs to be completed prior to any money allocated.  This bursary form can be obtained from the school reception.  (Transactions must total over £10 per claim form).    The bursary will be available for parents to use during the academic year 2016-2017 only by a specified deadline.   This money cannot be given directly to parents but spent in school at the request of parents.  The amount of available bursary for the academic year is £100 per student (for those entitled to Free School Meals only).

For example, the bursary could be used for:

- Contribute towards the cost of uniform.
- Supplement the cost of a school trip.
- Pay for specific school related resources.
- Pay for work experience (Year 10 only).
- Go towards paying the school building fund or technology.
-   Contribution towards music tuition.
- Other agreed expenditure.

Please click here for a copy of the Bursary letter issued to eligible parents

Size Guides

Many items of School Uniform are sold as a specific size not by age – if you are used to buying by age we advise that you measure your child and check the age / inch comparison Size Guide below.

Garment sizes in inches are a “to fit” size, therefore if your child measures a 26″ chest we would advise you to order a 26″ chest as garments are made to fit that chest size – only order a larger size if you are allowing room for growth.

                Size guide    

School Uniform Shop Enquiries

For any enquiries relating to the School Uniform shop please contact:
Ms Slight (PA to Headteacher/Office Manager)
on 023 9289 2585 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ';document.getElementById('cloakfca4db4db3d2d1250c943a076a4e255d').innerHTML += ''+addy_textfca4db4db3d2d1250c943a076a4e255d+'<\/a>';

Shop Opening Times
School Uniform Guide
KS3 Uniform Order Form - Years 7, 8 & 9

KS4 Uniform Order Form - Years 10 & 11

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

Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)

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

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

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

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

Inset Day (school closed for students)


New Year 7 Induction day (1)
New Parents Evening

New Year 7 Induction day (2)
New Parents Evening

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

Year 7 Celebration Assembly

Year 8 Celebration Assembly

Year 10 Celebration Assembly

Year 9 Celebration Assembly

18th July
KS4 Reward Trips

Whole School Sports Day
HMS Temeraire

Last Day of Term

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

eBook Lending

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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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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