St Edmunds Portsmouth Homework Helper

Although a very short half term, we have managed to pack in a huge amount of learning, activities and events. The recent reward assemblies were exceptional and a chance to celebrate the many achievements from the Autumn term. We were particularly pleased with the high personal quality scores of students which reflects their commitment to learning on a ‘day in, day out’ basis. As you will see from the newsletter, there has been a good deal of sporting success both for teams and individuals. The recent ‘gifted’ day in Performing Arts reflects the amazing talents of our children.

 Year 11 are currently working extremely hard in school, with GCSE examinations only weeks away. A recent assembly allowed previous students to give ‘real time’ advice on both what the future holds and the key to being successful. The publication of the recent DFE tables the fantastic achievements of the St Edmund’s family. Whilst achievement is at the heart of our learning, spirituality is our soul and our mission for our children. The blessing of the Icons for Year 7 marking the start of this journey. Well done to all the tutor groups for raising money towards this and choosing their Icon. This will be used in morning tutor prayer and is a symbol of each child’s faith journey.

 In the last newsletter you may recall that we were having a real focus on the expectations of all students when changing  for Dance/PE. Our zero tolerance approach here has definitely brought the ‘culture’ in line with that of the rest of the day here at St Edmund’s.  This will continue into next half term as we ‘cement’ learning behaviours into established routines/expectations.

 Finally, as you may be aware, we plan much of our improvement work to the school site into the summer term, as a result of having more time available. However, in recent years this has been difficult to manage and fit in (as a result of the amount that we do). Hence whilst continuing to use this time, we will also now start to use other holiday periods and in school time where we can. During Gebruary half term we have widened the doors on the first floor (to aid student movement), painted the staircase bannisters and continued to improve signage of rooms.


St Edmund's is a Catholic Voluntary Aided School open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 of all abilities.

The School was established by the Roman Catholic people of Portsmouth to provide a Christian education for their children within the discipline and tradition of the Catholic Church.  The fundamental aim of the School today is to present a clear Christian philosophy and way of life, providing opportunities in which Christian values may develop. 

We ask all parents applying for a place at St Edmund's Catholic School to respect our Catholic ethos and its importance to the School community.

This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this School to apply for and be considered for a place here.


School Tours

We are pleased to offer the following school tour dates:

Monday 18th June 2018

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Wednesday 27th June 2018 

All tours start at 0845 and places must be booked in advance.

These tours are for students who are currently in Year 5. Tours last approximately 45 minutes in duration and are for the whole family to attend.

How to book a Tour

Please contact Ms Slight on 023 92892585 or
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Useful Information

Supplementary Information Form 2017-2018

Admissions Policy 2017-2018

Supplementary Information Form 2018-2019

Admissions Policy 2018-2019

Consultation on Admissions Policy 2019/2020

Any objections to the 2019/2020 published arrangements can be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA).

The deadline for objections is 15th May 2018.

For further information on how to make an objection please visit the website:

Click here to view the OSA website

Supplementary Information Form 2019/2020

Admissions Policy 2019/2020

Application Forms for Mid Year Enquiries

In-Year Application Form 2017-2018

In-Year Application Form additional information

In-Year Supplementary Information Form 2017-2018

September Admissions

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

If you are expressing a preference for a place for your child at St Edmund’s Catholic School,
you must complete and return the SIF to the Admissions Officer at the school or
Portsmouth Local Authority Admissions Department.

 If you do not complete this form, the Governors will only be able to rank your child on the information provided by the application form and in the event of oversubscription, the Governors would be unable to apply the correct tie-break criteria and as a result, your child may be ranked lower down the list.

Please note, the SIF is NOT an application form.
Failure to do so could result in your child not being allocated a school of your choice.

Please click here to download the 2017-2018 SIF form

2018-2019 SIF Form

Allocation - the Local Authority Admissions Service will post letters or Email parents on 1st March 2018 informing them of their child's allocated School.  

Acceptance/Refusal - the form issued by the Local Authority Admission Service must be completed and returned by the date specified in your allocation letter/email.

Appeal - the deadlines for parents to lodge an appeal was Thursday 29th March 2018.   Appeal hearings were heard within the period of Monday 23rd April - Friday 13th July 2018 inclusive.  
Click here to view the Admission Appeal Timetable 2018

Appellants will be given at least 10 school days' notice of the date and location of the appeal hearing.    Decision letters will be sent to parents/carers within five school days of the hearing.
Appeals lodged after Thursday 29th March 2018 will be heard during the summer term if possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Waiting List - all parents whose child has been unsuccessful in gaining a place at the School will be informed by the LA of their option to write to the Admissions Secretary to place the child's name on the waiting list.  Letters must be received by the date specified on your allocation letter/email.

Withdrawing applications - the parents must contact the Local Authority Admission Service if they wish to withdraw their child from the allocation list.  

The Governing Body reserves the right to withdraw any school place offered if it is reasonably established that false or misleading information has been used to gain a place at the school, even if the child has started.  

Enquiries for September 2018 Admission contact:

Local Authority Admissions Service on: 023 9268 8008

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Enquiries for Mid Year Applications contact:

 Admissions Secretary at the School on 02392 823766 extension 231  
Fax: 02392 871874
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Application Forms for Mid Year Enquiries:

In-Year Application Form 2017-2018

In-Year Application Form additional information

In-Year Supplementary Information Form 2017-2018

The Supplementary Information Form must be completed by parents before it is taken to the priest, minister etc to be signed.

Click here for a printable copy of the Admissions Protocol for 2017-2018


Mid Year Application Admission Tours

For mid year application Admissions a school tour can be arranged by contacting:

Admissions Secretary at the School on 02392 823766 extension 231 
Fax: 02392 871874
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