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Art Image of the Week


By Jessica Tran
Year 11


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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: 

  What the job entails:

Illustrators create pictures that are used in various kinds of media. They could, for example, be used for children's books, greetings cards, food packaging, or magazine adverts. Sometimes they are used in school books or training guides to help people understand written instructions. Illustrators usually work in a particular style, such as 3D, cartooning, or line drawing. They are often known for doing a certain type of work, and get asked to do more in the same style.

Routes and choices while at school:

It is possible to become an illustrator without any formal art qualifications if your portfolio is very good. However, most illustrators do a higher education qualification, such as a degree or foundation degree in illustration or a related subject. To get a place at university you will need to have some A-levels or equivalent qualifications. However, the first thing to do is to get some GCSEs at grades C or 5 or better including English, or equivalent. For some courses you will need maths too. Art and graphics are both relevant. Most illustrators are self-employed, so business studies would be useful, too.


Pay when starting is about £14,000 to £28,000 per year. When experienced, it is about £15,000 to £35,000. For experts with a lot of experience, pay can rise to £40,000 or 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


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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

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Absence from School page for further information. 

Best Tutor Group of the Week c/o 04/12/2017

7 Kolbe
7 Romero
8 Kolbe
11 Romero

all 100%
Well Done!

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Autumn Term Events

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

December 2017

Year 7 & 8 Disco
6.30pm - 8pm
Tickets £2

Year 11s go on Study Leave


School Carol Concert
St John's Cathedral
followed by refreshments

Last day of term

Inset Day
(school closed)

Christmas Holiday
25th Dec - 5th January

School re-opens on
8th January 2018

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Stars of the Week

Drama Stars of the Week

7 Romero for working with excellent focus and commitment during rehearsing for their assessment this week.

Dance Stars of the Week

The Year 11 BTEC Dance class for efforts in their Mock examination.

9 Kolbe for excellent in their dance assessment.

Music Stars of the Week

Abigail, Annalise, Jade, Patrick and Eloise for great contribution to their recycling projects.

Well done to you all.
Keep up the good work!

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