News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Quick Access to Parent Pay


Vacancy for Staff Governor
Please click here to view the details.


Letter From Hampshire Constabulary
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Extra-Curricular Activities
Click here to view the school clubs list



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 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

Click here to view our Admissions Page



Art Image of the Week

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By Pearl Denham
Year 8

 

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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 the name of 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. 



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School Events

Spring Term Events

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


February 2018

19th
School Re-opens for all students

W/c 26th
Reading Week
KS3 students must remember their reading books this week


March
2018

1st
World Book Day
Students can dress up as their favourite character from a book
but must be suitable attire to wear in school all day

2nd
Dance Show, 7pm

7th
OAP Party
2pm - 4pm

22nd
Year 8 Parents Evening
4pm - 6.30pm

29th
Last Day of Term

30th
Good Friday
(School Closed)

Easter Holiday
2nd - 13th April 2018

School re-opens on the 16th April

eBook Lending

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

Stars of the Week

Performing Arts &
Music Stars of the Week


All students who participated in the Performing Arts Day.

Thank you all for your hard work throughout the day learning Drama, Dance and Music from We Will Rock You the musical. 
We were so impressed with your final performance.

Keep up the excellent 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