St. Edward's is a Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, which has served the Parish of Our Lady of Compassion, Upton Park since 1902. Initially the school was located in Castle Street and suffered major damage during World War 2, which resulted in the school being rebuilt in 1949.
The school was again relocated in September 2000 to the present site in Green Street, as part of West Ham United Football Club's Redevelopment Programme.
St. Edward's Nursery opened in April 2001. Children between the ages of 3 to 11 years now attend this new two-form entry school.
Visions & Aims
All staff are dedicated to the welfare and education of those who attend St Edward’s. The staff work closely as a team and are well supported by the Governing Body. All staff work to support the Schools ‘Vision & Values’, which are integrated into the ethos of the school.
"Following Christ we reach our goals"
Vibrant, diverse and charismatic, St Edward’s shares a vision of individuals who exceed expectation and enjoy education.
At St Edward's we value:
- Individuality and equality
- Perseverance and excellence
- Diversity and harmony
- Tradition and innovation
- Independence and alliance
- Unity and community
Pupils undergo teacher assessments on a termly basis across the curriculum, as well as using PIRA and PUMA tests for Reading, GPaS and Maths. For Writing children are assessed every 6 weeks following the BIG Writing assessment criteria, and for Yr 2 and Yr 6 using the assessment interim’s. Yr 6 also practise past SAT’s papers throughout the year. Reports on children’s progress are given out regularly at Parent Consultation Evenings and an annual report is sent out at the end of each academic year. Results from National Tests are published each year.
Friends of St Edward’s (FOSE)
Parents and teachers are encouraged to take part to organise different fund raising activities. Friends of St Edward’s is very active within our school and raises funds to provide additional facilities for our pupils.
Our Lady of Compassion Parish
The school and parish maintain our sense of community by giving strength and support to each other. Members of the parish nurture our pupils by running Sacramental preparation Classes. In addition links are formed through joint worship and also through social events. Pupils attend Mass, with the Parish on a rota basis each Tuesday, and school Mass is held at the start and the end of each term. Holy days of Obligation are also celebrated attending Mass with the Parish.
Parents are encouraged to play an active role within our community and are encouraged to join us in school as helpers.