St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Extra-Curricular Activities
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Old £1 Coins
Please note that the school will no longer be able to accept the old £1 coin.

FSM Application Form
You can now download the Free School Meals application form online on the Portsmouth City Council website, link below:

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Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week


By Samanta Viksne
Year 10


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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: Mental Health Nurse

  What the job entails:

Mental health nurses look after people who have a mental illness. These are called clients. Many of their clients are very unhappy. Sometimes this is because they have had a bad experience like an accident or a relative dying. Others are unhappy, but they don't know why. Some people are so worried or frightened that they find it hard to cope with life. Mental health nurses also work with patients who have problems like taking drugs or drinking too much alcohol. Some clients hear voices in their heads or see things that are not real.

Routes and choices while at school:

You have to do a nursing degree to qualify in this job. So at GCSE you will need grade C or 5 or better in English language, maths and science. The higher the grades you get, the more choice you will have when you apply to university. To get a place on some nursing degree courses you will need a science subject at A-level or equivalent. Biology, chemistry, human biology, and health and social care are the most relevant. Bear this in mind when choosing your GCSE options.


Pay when starting is about £20,000 to £22,000 per year. When experienced, it is about £28,000 to £33,000. For experts with a lot of experience, pay can rise to £41,000 or more. For some people it can be a lot more.

If you have any careers queries or would like to discuss any aspects of careers in more detail, please see Mrs Halford at Student Services.

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

A to Z of Careers

Post 16 Choices

What are my Options

College Calendar 2017-2018

Voluntary Work


Finding an Apprenticeship 2017-2018

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



Religious Education

Resistant Materials


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 c/o 16/10/2017

7 Romero
8 Damien

Well done!

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School Events

Autumn Term Events

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

October 2017

Year 11 Information Evening
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Last day of term
3pm finish
Non-Uniform Day
£1 payable to tutor

23rd - 27th October Inclusive

Advance Notice:

St Edmund's Day/PSHE Day
16th November 2017

Year 11 Leavers (2017)
Certificate Evening:
21st November 2017
6.30pm - 7.30pm

School Carol Concert
Monday 18th December
6pm-7pm Cathedral
followed by refreshments

eBook Lending

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Stars of the Week

Drama Stars of the Week

Rebecca Lee for working extremely hard in all lessons and rehearsals in preparation for her devised performance.

Dance Stars of the Week

Team Swish in 8 Kolbe for the highest amount of points awarded for their Mario choreography.

Nicole, Jack, Isabella, Jenevieve and Stella from 7 Romero for their excellent contribution as team leaders to dance.

Music Stars of the Week

All the pupils who performed in Covent Gardens, could not be more proud of you.  

Well done to you all.
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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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