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Welcome to St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School

I am delighted to introduce our school to you and hope that you will find our website informative as you browse.

At St Edward's School, we are committed to preparing young people to live life to the full.  We have the highest expectations of all of our students, and they leave us ready to go to some of the best universities in the world, to exciting employment opportunities; or empowered to take their next steps in learning.  We believe that preparation for life is best facilitated in the midst of a caring and supportive community; one that attends to the spiritual and moral formation, as well as academic excellence.

Our school is a very successful oversubscribed and distinctive joint Roman Catholic - Church of England Voluntary Aided School supported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth and the Church of England Diocese of Salisbury. We are a truly comprehensive school, which educates over 1000 students from the age of 11 to 18.

We want every student to experience gospel values on a day-to-day basis throughout the curriculum and also to promote a happy learning community supported by a strong Christian ethos where everyone feels valued, and where opportunities for enrichment allow gifts and talents to be developed, for each and every student.  

We believe that children deserve to be equipped for life with the best education, together with values that enable them to navigate future choices and opportunities.  We are committed to providing both.  We collaborate with parents and carers in bringing up their children and work with local church communities in guiding young people as they seek answers to questions of meaning and purpose.  To this end, we welcome representatives from a range of church communities to exercise their ministry among us.

I believe that St Edward's is a very special place to be, as confirmed by Ofsted, who have recently described our school as a place where Governors, School Leaders, and staff have created a caring community that looks after students;  a place where students' attitudes to learning are excellent, and they are keen to learn.  Our Church School Inspection rated as "outstanding" in all areas.

I am proud of our wonderful students, the dedicated staff and our supportive governors, parents and carers.  I hope that your experience with us will lead you to believe that St Edward's is the right home for your child's education. 

Mr Michael Antram Headteacher

About us

As a Christian learning community, which promotes the value of family, we support the parents and carers as primary educators of their children.

We challenge every student to strive for the highest standard of personal, social and intellectual development, and aim for excellence in all they do.

We recognise that all children are unique and aim to guide them along their personal Journey of Faith.

During the day to day life of our school, and in all aspects of the curriculum, we promote Gospel values.

We provide opportunities for every member of our community to experience prayer, worship and reflection.

Working Together Towards Christian Unity

We aim to be a vibrant, dynamic, outstandingly successful and happy learning community supported by a strong Christian ethos where everyone feels valued and where opportunities for engagement allow gifts and talents to be developed to the fullest extent for all.


At St Edward's, the mission and ethos of Christian education underpin all that the school does.  There is a strong ethos of inclusion and equality of opportunity which underpins good care, guidance and support.  Students make a good contribution to the Christian life of the school and are enriched as people because of it.  Students are reflective and enquiring and appreciative of the importance of religious belief and spiritual values.  This attitude of openness helps underpin the effectiveness of the school as an ecumenical community.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2017

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