Welcome from the Head

If the ideal senior school education were reflected in excellent results at GCSE and A-level alone, St Edmund’s could claim great success. However important this may be, we don’t consider it to be enough; rather, our ambition is that our students should grow into enthusiastic and creative learners, confident in their abilities, and keen to experiment and work with others.

Our curriculum and our approach to teaching and learning are designed around this principle. Our teaching staff bring deep subject expertise to an extensive and varied qualification programme, but this is only a start. Equally important is our ethos of working closely with each student to find what inspires them, and then supporting them to take full advantage of what we make available – including a rich co-curricular offering. Relationships are key to this: between teacher and student, and between students themselves as they experience the power of learning through collaboration.

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Higher study and work in the 21st century reward skilled, creative and well-rounded people: our aim is to ensure that our students leave us with precisely these qualities, and a powerful appetite for learning in whatever context they choose.

Edward O’Connor

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