Vacancy for a Foundation Representative

Do you want to make a difference?


Have a say in:-

Reviewing our Mission

The Curriculum Plan

Ensuring a healthy environment for our students

Maximising the potential of the site


Helping to move St Edmund’s forward



Become a Foundation Representative of our Academy Committee here at St Edmund’s and join like-minded people who WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE and move forward!


You will need to be a practising Catholic and should approach your

Parish Priest in the first instance.


Please contact Mrs Gallagher or Mrs Knowles 01902 558888 Extension 120 in the first instance

Application forms are available from



Wolverhampton Swimming Gala

Two under-13 swimming teams represented St Edmund’s on Wednesday 14 March at the annual Wolverhampton Swimming Gala at The Royal School. The A team consisted of Leo Bayley, Oliver Green, Ben Wilkinson, Herbie Mandare-Singh and Lukas Lopetaitis and the B team consisted of Josh Gibson, Nathanael Somerville, Gareth Jones, Sean Cadiz, Ethan Gay and Byron Kavanagh.

Highlights from the event were;

Lukas Lopetaitis – second in two lengths butterfly heat and one length butterfly heat

Leo Bayley – first in one length backstroke heat

Sean Cadiz – second in two lengths backstroke heat

Byron Kavanagh – second in one length frontcrawl heat

Nathanael Somerville – second in one length backstroke heat

All students represented the academy very well and enjoyed the competition. Well done to all.


Mr Selvey

Teacher of PE/Head of Year 9

Surprise party for Site Officer

John Roberts was taken by surprise on Friday evening!!!  John’s partner, Apple and staff at St Edmund’s Catholic Academy decided to organise a Birthday Party for him, without his knowledge, to celebrate his 60th Birthday, and also to mark the fact that he has given almost 21 years of service to the former school, which converted to academy status four years ago.    Preparations had been underway well in advance, with gifts, music, food and a cake organised for him.  On arrival John was met with the sound of huge party poppers, music and a welcome from some 50 former employees, all anxious to congratulate and make a fuss of him!!!!

John commenced his employment  in June 1997, and became the Caretaker/Site Manager at the former school in 2004.  He worked for many years doing a ‘split shift’, supervising evening events at the school and ensuring that all was safe and secure at all times.    John is in his 21st year of employment with what is now St Edmund’s Catholic Academy – part of Bishop Clearly Multi Academy Company.  Celebrations were to continue with a family party on Saturday.

Principal Maggie Hughes commented ‘ John has given 21 years service to St Edmund’s and it was a great pleasure to assist in the subterfuge to keep his birthday celebration a secret’.

John Roberts (centre) with his partner Apple (left of John) and work colleagues.


The West Midlands Talent Show 2018

The West Midlands Talent Show 2018 – The Sitara Hall, Mander Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0JZ

The West Midlands Talent Show will give every participant the chance to shine on stage. The idea is to come out for fun, meet friends and build confidence whilst developing an outgoing personality. We have eight categories; Spelling Bee, Dance, Debate, Singing

Musical Instrument, Stand-up Comedy, Spoken Poetry and Any other Talent.

This event will take place on Saturday 14th April 2018 from 2pm – 7pm. There is a £5 registration fee for all participants.

Auditions take place on the 24th March 2018 @ Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0DD from 12.00pm – 4.00pm.


The West Midlands Talent Show 2018 agreement form (2)

Parent Pay Update

We now have 84% of St Edmunds’ parents registered for Parent Pay which allows payments to be made online and over the phone for school meals and trips.

Letters containing log on details will be sent out this week to those remaining.  Please register your account  as soon as possible to allow payments to be made straight away.

If you have any queries or would like to pay over the phone please call the Finance Office on 01902 558888.

Junior National Basketball Association Competition

Our Year 7 Basketball Team took part in the Junior National Basketball Association Competition on Friday 16 February at Highfields School.  A free kit was provided to each of our students by the organisers and St Edmund’s were drawn out as ‘The New York Knicks’.

Students Dainius Grigonis, Eimantas Simaitis, Kurt Capuno, Harold Wilcox, Gabio Pothen, Rawzweyl Magtibay, Christian Ohiaer Okorie and Roy Aneke all did a fantastic job representing the academy.

Mr Selvey, Head of Year 9 and Teacher of PE, said, “A DVD was also made on the day so watch this space”.

Well done to our Basketball Team.



On Thursday 1st March a number of pupils from St Edmunds Catholic Academy, along with 17 other schools in the diocese, travelled in snowy conditions to St Mary’s, College, Oscott in Sutton Coldfield to share a day ‘listening and learning’.  Also for the young people to voice their views on a variety of social contexts.

Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to the theme of young people, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. It will be held in Rome in October 2018.

“The theme represents an expression of the pastoral care for the young. The Church has decided to examine herself on how she can lead young people to recognise and accept the call to the fullness of life and love and to ask young people to help her identifying the most effect ways to announce the Good News today”

The event gave our young people the opportunity to speak and share their voice, by answering a variety of questions with the headings:

Who am I?

My views on the World

My Response to Struggles and Suffering.

Unfortunately, Archbishop Bernard was unable to join us but we were blessed by presence of the Vicar General Fr Tim Menzies and Jimmy Mitchell. Jimmy had travelled from America via Spain to be with us and share his thoughts and experiences of when he had seen and experienced the joy of the Lord in his life.

Our students loved the Chapel.

Jimmy and a team of young Leaders will be visiting our school to take the views of another 30 students on the 15th March.

Anyone from the age of 16-29 are invited to ENGAGE AND SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON Saturday 24th March 10am-4pm at Saint Mary’s College, Oscott, B73 5AA


Design a poster for a chance to win tickets for the Grand Theatre

Wolverhampton City Council are calling on creative youngsters to put on their creative hats to design a poster to encourage dog owners to clean up after their dogs. Ideas will help in their  ongoing campaign to clean up the city.

The winner will be chosen by the Mayor of Wolverhampton and win tickets to see David Walliams’ Awful Auntie live on stage at the Grand Theatre.

Entries need to be sent to the council’s communications team by 30 March. For more information please contact

School Closure

St Edmund’s Catholic Academy is closed today (Friday 2nd March) due to adverse weather conditions.

Wolverhampton Inter-Schools Bake-Off Tuesday 27th February 2018

School children from across the Wolverhampton area were given the chance to take part in their very own version of the bake-off, thanks to local baker Laura Nolan, owner of The Nuthouse Bakery.  The interschool “bake-off” event, intended to encourage young people to take an interest in baking, gave local schools the chance to put forward two students from Year 9, for a total of 10 contestants.


The contestants were given around two hours to bake and decorate an Easter themed cake, and were judged by a panel based not only on the look and taste of their finished cake but also on observations as they worked, watching to see how tidy they kept their cooking stations for example. Other schools participating included Aldersley High, Highfields, S. Peters, and South Wolverhampton & Bilston Academy.


All 10 contestants received a “goodie bag” of prizes thanks to a number of companies, including Cake Masters Magazine, CDA Products, Katie Sue Designs and Renshaw, as well as aprons courtesy of The Nuthouse Bakery who sponsored the event.


The winning contestant, was from S. Peter’s School. Lara Young came 4th, representing our school with James Edobor producing an excellent entry.


This is the third such event, and again the competition saw excellent participation and a very high standard of entry.


We really appreciated the knowledge shared by our sponsors and the time that was spent sourcing prizes and the provision of equipment and ingredients for the cupcake workshop.


What a fabulous afternoon!

Mrs. Bates – Teacher of Food Technology

Mrs. Sehera.- Technology Technician