St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Extra-Curricular Activities
Click here to view the school clubs list

School Photographs
Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students will have their school photograph taken on Monday 9th October.
Click here for a copy of letter sent home

School Tours
Tour dates for October are available to be booked.
Visit our Admissions Page to find out more or scroll down on the home page to locate the dates.

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

Click here to view our Admissions Page

Art Image of the Week


By Rosie Hale
Year 11 Student


Latest Tweets

Years 7-10s will be bringing home a letter regarding school photographs on the 9 October. A copy is available to view on our school website.
School Tours are filling up fast. 5th October date is now fully booked with only a few places remaining on the 11th October.
Active Guidance Mentoring Sessions for students will start on Monday 25 September. Please see our school website for further details.
We invite our Year 11s and their parents/guardians to attend our Post 16 Evening on Wednesday 20 September, 4.30pm to 6.30pm in the Hall,


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.                                                                     




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St Edmund's is a Catholic Voluntary Aided School open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 of all abilities.

The School was established by the Roman Catholic people of Portsmouth to provide a Christian education for their children within the discipline and tradition 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. 

We ask all parents applying for a place at St Edmund's Catholic School to respect our Catholic ethos and its importance to the School community.

This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this School to apply for and be considered for a place here.


School Tour Dates

We are pleased to confirm that we have the below school tour dates.  These are for pupils who are currently in Year 6:

Thursday 5th October 2017 (FULLY BOOKED)
Wednesday 11th October 2017 (FULLY BOOKED)
Thursday 12th October 2017

All tours will start promptly ay 8.45am and are for approximately 45 minutes in duration. 
Tours are undertaken by our Headteacher, Mr Graham.

Places are limited on each tour date and must be booked in advance.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be booked onto one of these tour dates. 

How to Book onto a School Tour

By Telephone:  023 9289 2585
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When booking a place please also specify the name of your son/daughter (current Year 5 students only) and the school that they curerntly attend.
The tours are for the family along with the Year 6 child so they can see the school in action during the school day.  
Tours will be prioritised for priority to families who have not had a school tour before.

Useful Information

Supplementary Information Form 2017-2018

Admissions Policy 2017-2018

Supplementary Information Form 2018-2019

Admissions Policy 2018-2019

Application Forms for Mid Year Enquiries:

In-Year Application Form 2017-2018

In-Year Application Form additional information

In-Year Supplementary Information Form 2017-2018

September Admissions

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

If you are expressing a preference for a place for your child at St Edmund’s Catholic School,
you must complete and return the SIF to the Admissions Officer at the school or
Portsmouth Local Authority Admissions Department.

 If you do not complete this form, the Governors will only be able to rank your child on the information provided by the application form and in the event of oversubscription, the Governors would be unable to apply the correct tie-break criteria and as a result, your child may be ranked lower down the list.

Please note, the SIF is NOT an application form.
Failure to do so could result in your child not being allocated a school of your choice.

Please click here to download the 2017-2018 SIF form

2018-2019 SIF Form

Allocation - the Local Authority Admissions Service will post letters or Email parents on 1st March 2017 informing them of their child's allocated School.  

Acceptance/Refusal - the form issued by the Local Authority Admission Service must be completed and returned by the date specified in your allocation letter/email.

Appeal - the deadlines for parents to lodge an appeal was Friday 31st March 2017.   Appeal hearings were heard within the period of Monday 24th April - Friday 7th July 2017 inclusive.  
Click here to view the Admission Appeal Timetable 2017

Waiting List - all parents whose child has been unsuccessful in gaining a place at the School will be informed by the LA of their option to write to the Admissions Secretary to place the child's name on the waiting list.  Letters must be received by the date specified on your allocation letter/email.

Withdrawing applications - the parents must contact the Local Authority Admission Service if they wish to withdraw their child from the allocation list.  

The Governing Body reserves the right to withdraw any school place offered if it is reasonably established that false or misleading information has been used to gain a place at the school, even if the child has started.  

Enquiries for September 2017 Admission contact:

Local Authority Admissions Service on: 023 9268 8008

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Enquiries for Mid Year Applications contact:

 Admissions Secretary at the School on 02392 823766 extension 231  
Fax: 02392 871874
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Application Forms for Mid Year Enquiries:

In-Year Application Form 2017-2018

In-Year Application Form additional information

In-Year Supplementary Information Form 2017-2018

The Supplementary Information Form must be completed by parents before it is taken to the priest, minister etc to be signed.

Click here for a printable copy of the Admissions Protocol for 2017-2018


Mid Year Application Admission Tours

For mid year application Admissions a school tour can be arranged by contacting:

Admissions Secretary at the School on 02392 823766 extension 231 
Fax: 02392 871874
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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 c/o 11/09/2017

9 Newman


Well done!

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Autumn Term Events

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

September 2017

Year 7 Retreat

October 2017

Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm
(students finish at 1pm)

9.30am start for all students

8.45am, School Tour
(fully booked)

School Photographs
Years 7, 8, 9 & 10

8.45am, School Tour
(almost fully booked)

8.45am, School Tour

Year 7 Tutor Evening

Year 11 Information Evening

23rd - 27th October Inclusive

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 Year 11 GCSE class for making a positive start with their component 2 Devising Drama unit.

Dance Stars of the Week

Grace, Shannon, Rueben, Karolina and Chloe from 9 Kolbe for their excellent group work and start on their baseline assessment in Dance.

The Year 10 BTEC dance class for making a fantastic start to the year - excellent commitment and effort. 
Keep it up!

Music Stars of the Week

7 Newman for fantastic singing.

Well done to you all!

Help & Advice

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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