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

Uniform Shop Summer Opening Times: Monday 23rd - Friday 27th August 9.00 - 1.00 pm.

Transition to St Edmund's September 2021

Please contact transition@saintedmunds.org.uk should you have any queries.  

Lateral flow Testing Consent (LFT)

You may have seen reported that schools have been instructed to test students when they return in September following the summer break and this will include a test twice in the first week.

The Lateral Flow Test is designed to identify those who are not displaying any Coronavirus symptoms. Up to one third of people who have the virus experience no symptoms and by testing it will help us to identify anyone who is asymptomatic and stop the virus spreading. The test is voluntary; however, we would encourage all parents to consent for their child to undertake the testing. thank you for your support and co-operation.

 

Please can you complete and submit the form by Wednesday 28th July 2021.

Please click here: Lateral Flow Test Consent Form

Transition Day & New Academic Year

Thursday 2nd September 2021 - Transition day.

On Thursday 2nd September 2021 Transition day students will need to arrive at no later than 08.20 am and make their way to the Hall. Students will then spend time with their tutor before starting normal lessons after break. Year 7 will be the only year group in school. This will help provide a tranquil start for our new family members. Please ensure that your child is in full school uniform and fully equipped for lessons. PE kit is not needed on the first day.

On Friday 3rd September 2021, students will need to arrive by 08.25 am and report directly to their Tutor Room for Registration. They will remain in tutor until after break when normal lessons will resume. The only other year group in school will be Year 11.

We need to make you aware that we are upgrading our cashless catering machines over the summer break which is great news, however the system will not be available between Thursday 2nd – Tuesday 7th September 2021. If your child would like to access the canteen to purchase food, they will need bring in cash or a packed lunch. If your child is eligible for free school meals, this will still be provided. From the 8th of September, the system should be up and running and students will be able to access the cash loaders.

St Edmund’s Catholic School staff and pupils are looking forward to welcoming Year 7 students in September but in the meantime, we wish you a happy, relaxed and fun-filled summer holiday.

Governors Building Fund

Please click here: Building Fund Standing Order Confirmation form.

As St Edmund’s is a Voluntary Aided School; we do need your help. The education and day to day costs are funded by the Local Authority, however, the Government only fund 90% of any building and maintenance works that are required this means the school and its community to need to raise the remaining 10%.

 

The Governors Building Fund is an annual donation of £45 per year per child or a bi-annual donation of £22.50 per child and is necessary to manage the School and its buildings. In turn, this enables us to provide the best environment for your child's education.

 

When students join us in September, they will be able to enjoy the buildings and surroundings that past parents have enabled the school to build and create by making their yearly contribution to the fund. The Sports Hall, Technology block and the new Wright building of further classrooms on the site where the Lodge used to stand in Upper Arundel Street, could not have taken place without parental contributions.

 

This year we trialling parents setting up your own standing order with your bank. A letter from the Finance department with information regarding this was sent in the last letter. Standing Order is the only method of payment. Please help us by making your contribution so we can continue to plan and budget for further refurbishment and maintenance work giving your child the best environment to learn and achieve.

 

If you would like to discuss the Building Fund please email: finance@saintedmunds.org.uk

Uniform Shop

The online shop is now closed.

The closing date for pre-orders has now passed. If you require any uniform please now visit the school uniform shop during the following times during August or visit our dual supplier. PA Sales in Tangiers Road.

School Uniform Shop - Summer Holiday Opening Hours

Payment by card only - no cash

Monday 23rd August 2021(9am – 1pm)

Tuesday 24th August 2021 (9am – 1pm)

Wednesday 25th August 2021 (9am - 1pm)

Thursday 26th August 2021 (9am – 1pm)

Friday 27th August 2021 (9am – 1pm)

Payment by card only - no cash

Monday 30th August 2021 (CLOSED)

Tuesday 31st August 2021 (CLOSED – Bank Holiday)

Wednesday 1st September (Inset Day) (Open 9am – 12noon)

If you are entitled to Free School Meals, you may get help with purchasing uniform. Please complete a Bursary form together with a Uniform order form and email this to: uniformshop@saintedmunds.org.uk (see forms below) 

Please note: for families claiming the Bursary, the Building Fund (£45) will be automatically deducted. This will leave £75.00 available to help towards purchasing uniform.  

If you have any questions regarding uniform or the shop please contact: uniformshop@saintedmunds.org.uk

 Click here for: St Edmund's Catholic School Uniform   

New Parents Evening  

Despite the Transition Days being postponed, the New Parents Evenings will still go ahead as planned. 

 

The New Parents Evenings will take place between Monday 5th July – Thursday 8th July 2021. You will be allocated a specific evening and time for you to attend. The evening will compromise of a short formal address, followed by the opportunity to meet with your child’s tutor and purchase/collect School Uniform.  Please can we ask that only one parent and the child attend the evening. Masks will need to be worn. 

 

New Parents Evening dates and times for the students in the following tutor groups (indicated on letter dated 14/06/21):

 

7 Damien               Monday 5th July 2021 5.00 pm
7 Devereux             Monday 5th July 2021 6.00 pm
7 John Paul        Tuesday 6th July 2021     5.00 pm
7 Kolbe                Tuesday 6th July 2021 6.00 pm
7 Newman         Wednesday 7th July 2021 5.00 pm
7 Romero          Wednesday 7th July 2021 6.00 pm
7 Stein                 Thursday 8th July 2021 5.00 pm
7 Teresa                      Thursday 8th July 6.00 pm

Tutor Groups: 

7 Damien Miss S Bird Language: Spanish
7 Devereux Mr J Wooton Language: French
7 John Paul Mr R Lane Language: Spanish
7 Kolbe Miss J Bruce Language: French
7 Newman Mrs L Houghton Language: Spanish
7 Romero Mr M Bonken Language: Spanish
7 Stein Mr M Potts Language: Spanish
7 Teresa Ms K Bartosek Language: French

 

Summer School

For six years St Edmund’s has run a very successful Summer school, and is the only Catholic School to offer this opportunity which is open to all pupils who will be joining us in September. 

 

The summer school will run from week beginning Monday 9th August 2021 and Monday 16th August 2021 between 10am - 3pm each day. Pupils will be able to choose which week they would like to attend and we will try our best to accommodate. However, this is entirely dependent on uptake of places and availability. For this year only, there will be no charge for this fantastic opportunity.

 

Applications for the Summer School has now closed. If you have applied for a place for your child we will send you a time table of activities and a list of any equipment needed (ie: PE kit) nearer the time.

Music Tuition & Lessons

Instrumental lessons are offered weekly for pupils in the following instruments:

    PIANO    WOODWIND    BRASS    STRINGS    DRUM KIT    GUITAR (ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC/BASS)    VOICE (SINGING)    

Lessons are charged at £90 per term for 10 individual lessons. To register your child's interest in taking lessons, please complete the Music Lesson Interest Form and Music Standing Order form and hand in at the New Parents Evening.

The Standing Order will not be set up until lessons have been confirmed. You will be contacted in September to confirm once your child has started.

 

If you would like to register an interest for your child please click here. You will be contacted by the Subject Leader for Music to discuss further.

 

 Music Scholarship

We are pleased to offer up to a maximum of three Music Scholarships for students with a potential aptitude in music. If your child shows a passion for musical learning and performance, is currently attending lessons and has a desire to study music and you are in need of financial support, please complete the Music Scholarship Application below and hand this into the school.

 

If you would like to apply for a Music Scholarship please click here for the application form.

ParentPay

ParentPay is the system we use to have the freedom to make payments online for school meals, school trips, music lessons etc. It is a secure website and many parents have been reassured that the money reaches the school quickly and safely and that their child no longer has the responsibility of carrying money into school.

A letter including a username and password will be sent to all new Year 7 parents.

The benefits of using ParentPay are:

 As an online payment system you can pay for lunches, trips and other items any time of day, seven days a week.

  • You can ensure any money paid for lunches is only spent on food purchased at school.
  • You can view the items your child purchased for lunch.
  • You eliminate the need to find cash for your child to take to school and the risk of your child losing money.
  • You only need to log on once to pay for all your children at the school.
  • You can see trips online even if your child forgets to bring letters home.
  • You can guarantee items have been paid.

 

Get Started in Less than 5 Minutes

Step 1 – Have your activation letter ready

Step 2 – Login at www.parentpay.com

Step 3 – Follow instructions to activate account

Step 4 – Select ‘Pay for Items’ 

Friends of St Edmund's

Help us to raise money for future school projects!

Become a member of the St Edmund’s Lottery and have a chance to win a CASH prize every month. Simply complete the form below and hand it in at the New Parents Evening.

Items bought in the last few years with lottery money:

  • Benches for the playground  
  • Water melon at sports day
  • Cash loading machine for dinner money 
  • Table tennis tables            
  • Window film for classrooms, to reduce glare                                                                                

 Thank you for your support.

 

Click here to visit our Facebook Page: Friends of St Edmund's Catholic School

Friends Of St Edmund's Lottery

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Pupil Documentation Form, Parental Consent Form & Parental Transition Form

It is vital that you complete these forms in order that we have all the relevant information for when your child joins us in September. Please click on the relevant links.

Both forms take approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete. There is no option to save so once started will need to be completed in its entirety. It would be helpful to have contact details, medical details etc to hand to aide completion.

 

If you have difficulties accessing any of the forms, please contact: transition@saintedmunds.org.uk

Click for: Documentation Form

Click for: Parent Consent Form

Click for: Parental Transition Form

Parent & Student Guides

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Please use the following policies for reference when completing the Parent Consent form

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 Behaviour for Learning Policy July 2020.pdfDownload
 Behaviour for Learning Protocol Appendix 6.pdfDownload
 Collective Acts of Worship Policy.pdfDownload
 Data Protection Policy.pdfDownload
 ICT Acceptable Use Policy.pdfDownload
 Jewellery Confiscation Procedure.pdfDownload
 Medication Policy.pdfDownload
 Mobile Phone Procedure.pdfDownload
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