The School

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.

The faith of so many Catholics was nurtured and developed by attending a Catholic school. Bishop Declan wishes to appoint new school governors to support the education of today’s generation of pupils.  Whether you enjoyed the benefit of attending a Catholic school or not, how would you like to support Catholic education by becoming a school governor? Governors come from all walks of life and backgrounds – so why not you? If you have enthusiasm and commitment, then you can help to positively influence the lives of children. Visit or contact Bill McEntee, Governance Officer, Clifton Diocese, via or call 07710094976 for more information and for details of how to apply.


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.

Saint Edmund’s Catholic Primary School
Duncan Street
SN11 9BX

Tel: 01249 813821
Fax: 01249 822127

Headteacher:  Mrs. Karen Salter

The school website is at

The Catholic Secondary School for Saint Edmund’s Parish is:

Saint Augustine’s Catholic College

Wingfield Road
BA14 9EN

Tel: 01225 350001


Headteacher: Mr Aldan Dowle


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.”

Parish contacts


Saint Edmund's Catholic Church
65 Oxford Road
SN11 8AQ

01249 813131


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