Saint Edmund's Catholic Primary School
Saint Edmund’s Catholic Primary School has 200 pupils on roll, aged four to eleven. It was opened in April 1971 to serve the local population of the town and surrounding villages, and the nearby Royal Air Force Station at Lyneham. The school is on the northern side of the town of Calne, within a residential area, just off the main A3102 road from Calne to Lyneham and Swindon. It is about half a mile from the town centre and Saint Edmund’s Catholic Church.
The school building is light and open, of modern design, set with a pleasant three acre site, with landscaped grounds including hard play areas, a garden, a large pond, grass banks and playing field. The interior of the school is of an open-plan design, with classrooms opening onto large shared practical areas. There is a large hall, administrative rooms, and a kitchen used for ‘in-house’ catering.
The school strives to offer all pupils a broad and balanced curriculum which includes Religious Education and the subjects of the National Curriculum. It lays particular emphasis on children learning from first-hand experience and the place of the creative arts. Many subjects are taught in an integrated way through topic work.
The school welcomes visitors and has an ‘open-door’ policy regarding parents in school. Many parents come into school to help classes. Students from local secondary schools and further education institutions work at the school. The school has strong links with Bath Spa University and each year accepts students as part of their initial teacher training.
Our primary school celebrates its half-centenary this year. It has therefore now been supporting parents in providing a Catholic education for the children in this parish and beyond, for 50 years.
To continue to do so, it needs new people to join the Governing Body and Bishop Declan is appealing for parishioners to come forward to take on this important ministry. If you, and/or your children, enjoyed the benefits of a Catholic education, then this could be the perfect opportunity to give something back for what you received, by supporting our school in educating the current generation of children.
If you have experience or skills in any of the following:
Finance, Personnel, Buildings/maintenance, Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Analysing data, Education, Literacy, Numeracy or just have a willingness to learn, enthusiasm and commitment and believe in Catholic education, then you could be an ideal candidate to join the committed governing body of our school. Training will be provided by Clifton Diocese and the Local Education Authority.
Please call Ross Swan, Chair of Governors, on 07906918373 or visit https://cliftondiocese.com/news/could-you-be-a-school-governor/
for more information and you can easily apply online via https://schools.cliftondiocese.com/form-2
You can also contact Clifton Diocese via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of Saint Edmund’s (FOSE) are a group of parents who work hard to organise different events to raise funds for the school.
The Catholic Secondary School for Saint Edmund’s Parish is:
Saint Augustine’s Catholic College
Tel: 01225 350001
Headteacher: Mr D. Forster
The college website is at
“St Augustine’s is a Catholic College which embraces the gospel values of Jesus Christ in its everyday life and work.
It is a learning community which seeks the highest standards of excellence whilst remaining committed to valuing each individual and their gifts
Our aim is to help each person achieve their potential and become equipped for an adult life of service to others.”
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