'I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me.' Philippians (4:13)

Monday 14th - Friday 18th January 2019

(Week A)

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A Warm Welcome 

St Edmund's is a thriving, positive and happy environment where individuals achieve excellent levels of personal development.   The students and staff recognize the importance of the school's Catholic and Christian education and are committed to it in every way.    Working with students we aim to foster a growth and commitment to the love and service of Christ through the teachings of the Catholic Church.

As a Christ-centered learning community we have a passion for developing the individual God given gifts with which we are bestowed.  We know all our students individually and work with them to nurture their unique sets of talents in a happy and supportive environment rooted in a genuine spirit of care which is present in a Christian family.

I have been blessed to see some amazing homework last term which has reflected a huge array of skills, effort and support from home. As a parent myself, I know that getting our children to do their homework can at times be a monumental task. However, talking with the students when I see their homework, they have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we are all proud of their achievements. My thanks to parents for your continued incredible support.

Throughout the autumn term I have been observing teaching and learning across the school. I continue to be inspired by the range of activities and variety of learning opportunities combined with young people who are focussed, engaged and trying their hardest. It is truly a gift from God to be part of the St Edmund’s family.

We celebrated the end of this journey at the Leavers Certificate Evening on Thursday 29th November. It was great to see former students, hear about the next steps in their life journey and celebrate their amazing results from last summer. Several special awards were given out, including the new Mrs Thompson Love of Literature award, sponsored by Mrs Thompson’s family. This is a beautiful memory of Mrs Thompson and all who endeavoured to achieve whilst learning English here at St Edmund’s.

I would like to congratulate Year 7. They have settled in well to our family life. Now that they are in the St Edmund’s way, we will focus on pushing harder on their progress and learning next term. Some students are still adapting to the demands of big school in things such as completing homework. I have been impressed in the variety of ways tutor groups have raised money for their spiritual icons. These will be blessed next term and be part of their journey to Holiness over the next five years.

Spirituality continues to be at the soul of our family life. St Edmund’s day was amazing with two wonderful assemblies. As always, our young people pray beautifully; this was especially evident during the recent reconciliation services.

As Pope John Paul II once remarked; “Advent is a time to strengthen our commitment to our Christian faith.” It is a good chance to share his love in our thoughts, words and actions.

God Bless.


Mr Simon Graham - Headteacher

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