News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
Click to read full Ofsted report



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
Admissions Policy 2017/18
Supplementary Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

Click here to view our Admissions Page


Art Image of the Week


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By Michelle Truong
Year 11

Latest Tweets

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. https://t.co/nnNvf44ElM
We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 Parents/Carers to Parents Evening today at 4pm - 6.30pm.

Prayers

Life of St Edmund's Prayer

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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.                                                                     

Amen



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"I  have  sought  nothing  else  but  you”
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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:

 

Admissions

Aims of the School

Catchment


Governors

Job Opportunities

Parent Teacher Association

Policies

Prospectus

Facilities

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:
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


21st
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)

21st to 24th
Oliver! School Production
Tickets available from 5th June

26th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

27th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

28th
Year 11 Leavers Prom, 6pm
Royal Marines Museum
Year 10 Taster Day to Portsmouth College

30th
Inset Day (school closed for students)


July

3rd
New Year 7 Induction day (1)
New Parents Evening

4th
New Year 7 Induction day (2)
New Parents Evening

6th
KS4 Uniform Sales, 3-4pm
Opportunity for Year 9s to purchase KS4 uniform

12th
Year 7 Celebration Assembly

13th
Year 8 Celebration Assembly

14th
Year 10 Celebration Assembly

17th
Year 9 Celebration Assembly

18th July
KS4 Reward Trips

19th
Whole School Sports Day
HMS Temeraire

20th
Last Day of Term



Dates for the Diary:
2nd October
Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

eBook Lending

Portsmouth Schools
eBook Lending
Scheme
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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!

Help & Advice

Click here for advice if you are being bullied or use the links below:
 
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For Children who are in trouble or danger
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Internet Safety (E-Safety) Advice for Parents & Children
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Help & advice if you are being Bullied.
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Help & Advice if you are being Cyber-Bullied

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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)


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