St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Year 11 Mock Examination Timetable
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Extra-Curricular Activities
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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:

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Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week


By Isabel Allison
Year 7


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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.                                                                     



"I  have  sought  nothing  else  but  you”
St Edmund

St Edmund was educated at the universities of Oxford and Paris and taught theology at Oxford.He was a man of study and prayer.

In 1233 he was elected Archbishop of Canterbury by Pope Gregory IX. St Edmund appointed as his chancellor Master Richard of Wich, known to us as St Richard of Chichester.   He died in 1240 near Pontigny in Burgundy calling God to witness: “I have sought nothing else but you”. He is buried in the Abbey church of Pontigny where he is known as St Edme. His feast day is November 16th and here at St Edmund's Catholic School we celebrate the Feast of St Edmund's on this day.

Click here to view our St Edmund's Prayer

School Mottto

Caelum Dives Ingredi (To enter Heaven enriched)

School Mission Statement

I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)

A Commitment to Outstanding Individual Care

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St Edmund's Catholic School values the quality of care extended to all members of our communty.  A happy student will make progress, with teachers who understand their needs as individuals and nurture positive relationships.

There is a significant focus on monitoring and evaluating progress, attendance and the emotional well-being of all students.  Our aim is to create a suportive family environment where every child feels safe and is challenged to achieved.

The partnership with parents is essential to our work and a key factor in ensuring that students are successful.  This forms an important aspect of our personalised transition process.

'"Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive in their support for the school.  They identify the pastoral support pupils receive as one of the school's many strengths."    Ofsted 2016  

Outstanding Preparation

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At St Edmund's we provide a curriculum which is broad and balanced, challenging in its delivery and is based, where possible, on the everyday experiences of the students.   At the heart of our curriculum is a strong emphasis on learning and teaching.  We want our students to be involved, inspired and curious about the world around them.  Our broad and balanced curriculum offers both traditional academic subjects and a rane of applied learning courses so that all our students are able to be successful.

Through the personalisation of learning we aim to ensure that the needs of the learners are met, whether that is through academic or vocational courses, clear information, advice and guidance as well as individual mentoring sessions to ensure each individual makes progress.

Stimulating lessons as well as continuity and progressionalm ensure that the learning experience is enjoyable, challenging, engaging and relevant.  Our curriculum aims to ensure that students leave us as well-rounded individuals, with all the skills needed to be successful in life and fully prepared for their chosen careers.

"A strong focus on teacher development has resulted in outstanding teaching over time.  Consequently teachers are highly knowledgeable about how pupils learn and plan meticulously to help pupis improve.  This unswerving commitment to improving teaching is accelerating improvements for pupils.   "Ofsted 2016 

Click on the following links to find out more about St Edmund's Catholic School:



Aims of the School



Job Opportunities

Parent Teacher Association




School Uniform

Staff List

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We’ve gathered pupil opinion on engagement activities in their lessons throughout the school, click the link below to see what they said!

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 30/10/2017

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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.

November 2017

Year 11 Leavers (2017)
Certificate Evening
6.30pm - 8pm

Variety Show, 7pm

School Inset Day
(School closed for all students)

December 2017

4th - 8th
Reading Week
Students must have a reading book in school

Year 11 Mock Exams start

Year 9 Parents Evening
4pm - 6.30m

Year 7 & 8 Disco
6.30pm - 8pm


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

eBook Lending

Portsmouth Schools
eBook Lending
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Click here to access the free eBook lending service

Stars of the Week

Drama Stars of the Week

The cast and crew of 'The Tempest' for their fantastic performance at The New Theatre Royal. 

Aiden and Cameron, 7 Devereux for their excellent improvisation performance in Drama.

Dance Stars of the Week

7 Devereux for tehir fantastic 'nightmare' performances.

Music Stars of the Week

Tyree Contee, Lhacchan Dama, Bradley Ndlova and John Villamor for their hard work and unique arrangement of I'll be Missing 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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Report inappropriate web content involving Children

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