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 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 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.
We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 Parents/Carers to Parents Evening today at 4pm - 6.30pm.


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

Click Here To Read Our Current Ofsted Report 

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.


There are currently no Teaching Staff vacancies.




(Job Reference: CA01)


 To Start July/August 2017


Band 3

 £15,675 - £16,503


37 Hours per Week, 52 Weeks Per Year



Early Shift: 6am to 2.30pm (2pm on a Friday)


Late Shift: 9am – 5.30pm (5pm on a Friday)



Duties to include litter picking, driving, general cleaning, moving furniture and deliveries and general maintenance.  Experience of DIY/maintenance would be advantageous.  The successful applicant should be in good health with a helpful disposition.

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

Covering Letter - Caretaker

Job Description - Caretaker

Support Staff Application Form

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th July 2017



Please note that we do not accept CV's.

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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:
Ms Slight
PA to 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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)

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

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

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

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

Inset Day (school closed for students)


New Year 7 Induction day (1)
New Parents Evening

New Year 7 Induction day (2)
New Parents Evening

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

Year 7 Celebration Assembly

Year 8 Celebration Assembly

Year 10 Celebration Assembly

Year 9 Celebration Assembly

18th July
KS4 Reward Trips

Whole School Sports Day
HMS Temeraire

Last Day of Term

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

eBook Lending

Portsmouth Schools
eBook Lending
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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)

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