St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Extra-Curricular Activities
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Old £1 Coins
Please note that the school will no longer be able to accept the old £1 coin.

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 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week


By Samanta Viksne
Year 10


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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.                                                                     



11-16 Mixed VA School

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Welcome to our Vacancies & Work Experience Page


St Edmund’s is a popular Voluntary Aided secondary school in the heart of Portsmouth and serves a wide area. It is an Outstanding school (Ofsted 2016) serving a diverse population

If you are interested in any of the positions advertised on this page please feel free to download the application pack or telephone 023 9289 2585 for further details.  When applying please ensure the appropriate application form is completed.  We cannot accept any CVs.

The school is committed to safeguarding and the promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  DBS disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of appointment.

Thank you for showing an interest in working at St Edmund's Catholic School.


How to Apply

If you are interested in any of the vacancies please download the application pack provided.

Applications should be returned to:Electronically  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Post: c/o Headteacher, St Edmund's Catholic School, Arundel Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1RX

Please quote the Job Reference number on any application submitted.

Please note that we do not accept Curriculum Vitaes and the appropriate application form should be completed i.e. Teaching Staff Application Form or Support Staff Application Form.


Teacher of Food Technology 
(Job Reference: FO01)


To start January or September 2018

Salary Dependent Upon Experience

We are looking for an excellent Food Technology teacher who can continue the outstanding standards and results we are proud of to start in January or September 2018. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability and drive to push standards even further.

The successful candidates will enjoy the support of an effective group of colleagues in a school committed to achieving the highest standards.

If you are interested in this positon please download the application pack below:

Covering Letter - Teacher of Food Technology

Job Description - Teacher of Food Technology

Person Specification - Teacher of Food Technology

Teaching Staff Application Form



The closing date for completed applications is Thursday 19th October 2017 
We are looking for a start date of January or September 2018 for this position. If you are interested in applying please submit an application form and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed prior to this.




 There are currrently no Support Staff vacancies.




In line with Safer Recruitment guidance we DO NOT accept CV's.  Please complete the application form provided.  Applications made by CV will not be considered.

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If you are interested in obtaining working experience at St Edmund's Catholic School we ask that you kindly complete a 'request for work experience' form and return this to:
FAO: Mr Graham, Headteacher
St Edmund's Catholic School,
Arundel Street
Portsmouth    PO1 1RX

or electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Request for Work Experience form

Please note that only candidates of high calibre and able to support the ethos of the school can be granted.

With our focus on our Year 11s and their forthcoming GCSE examinations unfortunately we are unable to accept any requests to obtain work experience during the summer term.



The closing date for the completion of applications is Monday 17th October 2016.  However, forms can be accepted prior to this and candidates interviewed.
Applications should be sent to c/o Headteacher, St Edmund's Catholic School, Arundel Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1RX or sent electronically to
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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 16/10/2017

7 Romero
8 Damien

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.

October 2017

Year 11 Information Evening
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Last day of term
3pm finish
Non-Uniform Day
£1 payable to tutor

23rd - 27th October Inclusive

Advance Notice:

St Edmund's Day/PSHE Day
16th November 2017

Year 11 Leavers (2017)
Certificate Evening:
21st November 2017
6.30pm - 7.30pm

School Carol Concert
Monday 18th December
6pm-7pm Cathedral
followed by refreshments

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Stars of the Week

Drama Stars of the Week

Rebecca Lee for working extremely hard in all lessons and rehearsals in preparation for her devised performance.

Dance Stars of the Week

Team Swish in 8 Kolbe for the highest amount of points awarded for their Mario choreography.

Nicole, Jack, Isabella, Jenevieve and Stella from 7 Romero for their excellent contribution as team leaders to dance.

Music Stars of the Week

All the pupils who performed in Covent Gardens, could not be more proud of you.  

Well done to you all.
Keep up the good work!

Help & Advice

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Internet Safety (E-Safety) Advice for Parents & Children
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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