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 Tasnim Stratton
Year 10

Latest Tweets

A reminder that Friday 30th June is an Inset day so the school will be closed for all students.
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

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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Aims of The School

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St Edmund's Catholic School was established by the Roman Catholic people of Portsmouth to provide a Christian education for their children within the discipline and traditions of the Catholic Church.

The fundamental aim of the School today is to present a clear Christian philosophy and way of life, providing opportunities in which Christian values may develop.

This is reflected in the School motto:

Caelum Dives Ingredi
(To enter Heaven enriched)

We aim to:

Encourage spiritual development and understanding of the faith handed down to us by the Church.

Create an atmosphere of order, discipline and respect.

Build a community which cares for all its members and where understanding, mutual trust, friendship and collaboration are fostered.

Enable every pupil to achieve his or her true potential in every activity.

Set standards of excellence in teaching and learning and to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. Strengthen self-discipline, responsible maturity and creativity.



"There is a high level of trust underpinning respectful relationships and this inspires students."
 Ofsted 2012


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A Universal Worshipping Community

The spiritual and moral life of the school is outstanding. (Section 48  2012)

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Our Chapel is open to anyone who wishes to use the space for quiet time, personal reflection, as well as an opportunity to talk to our Chaplain.  

Our Catholic identity is apparent and universal as it permeates all aspects of our daily school life.    A Sacrament is an outward expression or activity that reveals God at work in the ordinary function of everyday life.  These Catholic or sacramental expressions are revealed through our Tutor Prayer each morning which helps to focus and prepare us for the day ahead.  Our assemblies endeavour to explore and address real life issues in the context of our faith and prayer life.  Sacramental Programmes are offered for First Communion and Confirmation.  Many students participate in these, both through the school and in connection with their own local parishes.

Retreat days are provided for Year 7, 8 and 10 as well as for the Staff.  All of these enable staff and students to take time to grow in appreciation of self, one another, the environment and God.  This approach is also fostered across the curriculum and is evident by our Fair Trade status.

St Edmund's is proud of the many charities that we raise money for, both in our local area and overseas.

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Whatever the faith background of our students, St Edmund's will ensure that they have the opportunity to explore and develop their spiritual life in a secure and positive environment, where tolerance, mutual respect and learning for one another are some of our guiding principles.

"Students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding." Ofsted 2012

"Teachers use their good subject knowledge well to deepen students' understanding."  Ofsted 2012

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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


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


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The cast and crew of 'Oliver' for working extremely hard and putting on a fantastic show.

Well done, we are so proud of you all!

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