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

Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th April 2019

(Week B)

Year 6 Transition & Language Choices

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 students along with their parents/carers to the forthcoming transition meetings.

Please note that the deadline to respond to the language choices for Year 6s has been extended to Friday 3rd May 2019.

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.

The last half term was extremely busy with an amazing Senior Citizen Party, some incredible sporting achievements, activities and trips. There has also been a huge amount of learning, prayer and progress.

As we have now approached the summer term we are mindful of the challenges ahead of students in Years 10 & 11. Our best wishes, support and prayers are with them. We know that tests and exams can be especially stressful for many of our children. That said, we must continue to develop that high level of resilience needed in life today and ensure that our students are ready for the challenge ahead.

My thanks to parents for all your support with attendance, homework and uniform. On the latter point, jumpers are optional throughout the summer term, as we hope the weather improves. Over Easter we have redecorated the rooms in the Kelly block (History/Geography) as well planning for our new building. You may have read in the local news how we have been awarded further funding to redevelop the old Caretaker’s Lodge into a new 10 classroom block. Having gained planning permission we are moving forward full steam ahead and hope to be starting this project around June. This should be completed by this time next year and provide the additional classroom space the school now requires.

Over the last few weeks of the Spring Term we have experienced an ‘outbreak’ in gum chewing. With so much investment in the school site we will continue to enforce our ‘no gum rule’ so that we can maintain our learning environment.

I hope over the Easter break you had an opportunity to pause and reflect upon the meaning of Easter. The Bible tells us how Jesus came to give us forgiveness, purpose and a place in Heaven. A new term will provide fresh opportunities for all of us to continue to develop and grow.

God Bless.


Mr Simon Graham - Headteacher

Change of Inset Day

The Inset day originally scheduled for Friday 28th June will now take place on Friday 21st June 2019

As a result of this change we will require a slightly later start on Friday 28th June 2019 (9.25am) as a result of the Year 11 Leavers’ Ball.  The Year 11 Leavers’ Assembly will be on Wednesday 19th June 2019.

The Term Dates on our School Website and School Calendar have been amended to accommodate this change. 

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