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 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.                                                                     



Career of the Week: 
Nuclear Engineer


  What the job entails:

Nuclear engineers help to design, build and run nuclear power stations. They also do a range of other jobs involving radioactive materials.

Nuclear power stations make energy from radioactive substances like uranium. Other kinds of power stations use things like coal and waste materials. We use this energy in our homes and workplaces, in the form of electricity.

Routes and choices while at school:

Most nuclear engineers start by going to university and doing a degree. For this you will need A-levels or equivalent qualifications. The entry requirements vary, but usually the subjects you study should include maths and physics.

Whichever route you take you will need a good education. The first thing to do is to get a range of GCSEs at grades C or 5 or better, or equivalent. These should include maths, science and English. Employers and universities will want to know that you are strong in science. Double science will keep many options open and triple science will help you to compete even better. Design and technology, and computing would be relevant too.

A modern foreign language could also be useful if you feel you could do well in it. This is because some engineering work involves working with organisations in other countries.


This is a very well-paid job.

Pay when starting is about £21,000 to £29,000 per year. When experienced, it is about £27,000 to £42,000. For experts with a lot of experience, pay can rise to £58,000 or more.

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


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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eBook Lending
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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)

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