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 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 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


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.                                                                     



Career of the Week: Driving Instructor

What the job entails:

Driving instructors teach people how to drive. The instructor shows the learner driver how to use all the controls in the car. The learner then drives the car, and the instructor sits in the passenger seat. Most instructors use a car that has two sets of controls so that they can take over if they need to.

The instructor plans the lessons so that the learner gets a chance to drive on busy roads. They go to quiet roads to practise things like turning the car around, reversing around a corner, and parking.

Routes and choices while at school:

A good general education is always useful. Employers may want you to have some GCSEs, particularly English and Maths. Many driving instructors are self-employed, so Business Studies would be useful.


Pay when starting is about £16,000 to £18,000 per year. When experienced, it is about £25,000 to £30,000. For experts with a lot of experience, pay can rise to about £30,000.

Careers Resources & Information

The school views educational attainment as a key determinant of students’ life chances and employment opportunities. We seek to develop a passion for lifelong learning through the provision of a dynamic and challenging curriculum, which meets the needs of all learners by developing relevant knowledge and skills that promote employability.

Outstanding careers education and guidance is integral to preparing students to make informed choices about their education within school and after they leave.

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The Deputy Headteacher and Head of Learning Year 11 are responsible for careers and the work related programmes and are responsible to the Headteacher.   This area is supported by a Governor.  

Alll staff contributes to CEAIG through their roles: Head of Years and Pastoral Leaders, Tutors, PSHE Co-ordinators, Directors of Learning, and the Librarian.  


Planned careers education delivered through PSHE during tutor time.  

Events, visits, working lunches, challenges, external speakers.

Taster days.  

Work experience opted into by parents due to removal of funding.

The programme is supported by various agencies including: Aim Higher, Highbury College, Fareham College and other local Colleges, Paragon, HTP and other Training Providers, Local Businesses, SETNET, University of Chichester.

The school works in partnership with the PCC and IYTSS to fulfil the statutory duties for groups learners with special needs and those needing specialist advice.

Every Thursday there is a Careers Advisor in school meeting with the Year 11s talking through their career aspirations.

On a weekly basis the Senior Prefect Team provide the 'Career of the Week' for the student bulletin informing students what GCSE qualifications they need to achieve at school and subsequent qualification routes e.g College, University.

Useful Information

College Open Evenings from March 2017 to July 2017

Course Callendar 2016-2017

Finding Apprenticeships

Post 16 Choices - leaflet for Parents, Carers & Teachers

Post 16 Options - leaflet for Students

Useful Career Websites 2016-2017

Voluntary Work Leaflet 2016-2017


Aspire Training Team - Childcare Level 2 & 3

Aspire Training Team - Business Admin Level 2 & 3

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Leaflets

Click here to view the list of BT Apprenticeships 

Subject Specific Careers Information Leaflets

Art & Design


Business & Finance


Children & Young People

Dance & Drama

Employability Skills from Subjects


Food & Catering


Health & Social Care




Leisure & Tourism


Media Studies



Resistant Materials


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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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Autumn Term Events

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

September 2017

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

All years return (0820 start)

Year 10 Information Evening

Year 7 Retreat

Year 7 Retreat

October 2017

Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

9.30am start for all students

8.45am, School Tour

School Photographs
Yeras 7, 8, 9 & 10

8.45am, School Your

8.45am, School Tour

Year 7 Tutor Evening

Year 11 Information Evening

23rd - 27th October Inclusive

eBook Lending

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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)

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