New Intake September 2020 Information

Parents/Carers and new starter pupils

Welcome to St Edward’s Church of England Academy. 

We hope you and your families are keeping well and we look forward to meeting your child once they start at the Academy.

We will put information, on this page, relating to the move to St Edward's C of E Academy in September 2020. Due to the current situation, we are having to do things differently however we are working very closely with the First Schools/Primary Schools that you are transferring from to ensure the transition process is as smooth as possible.

Our school office is currently closed so please use the contact form on our website to email any queries you may have, and we will be happy to help you.

Click on the video below for the Answers to Year 4 Questions

Greeting From our Head Boy and Girl

Click on the video below to take an Academy Virtual Tour

Brief Presentation Shown at Virtual Meet & Greets

Family Tour Letter July 2020

Principal's Message to New Year 5 Parents 2020 - 2021

Principal's Message to New Year 6/7/8 Pupils 2020 - 2021

Virtual New Intake Evening Letter

Parent & Pupil Guide to helping your child make the most of their journey to St Edward's Academy

Staffordshire County Council - Travelling to School September 2020

Family Tours Week Commencing 20th July 2020

All families who have requested a tour for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, please note that you have been allocated your first choice, and you will not receive a confirmation message as stated in the orginal letter.

Virtual New Intake Evening - Thursday 9th July at 6pm

Two letters with details of the virtual New Intake Evening have been sent via the email address of the first priority parent/carer provided in the pupil information pack for current Y4 pupils due to start at St Edward's in Y5 in September. As our systems to send information to more than one parent/carer are not able to be set up until the start of the new academic year in September, if someone else has parental responsibility for your child could you please share these letters with them so that they also have the opportunity to attend.

Year 4 Roadmap for September 2020

Uniform and Equipment List

Cashless Catering Information 2020 - 2021

Pupil Information Pack 2020 - 2021

Applying for Free Schools Meals

Year 4 Parents Survey

House Leader Elgar – Mrs Mountford

Welcome to St Edward's Academy. As the House Leader for Elgar I am looking forward to getting to know you all and helping you to settle into your new environment. I know it can feel daunting starting a new school but please don't worry, we are here to help and support each and every pupil. 

As a parent myself, I understand the anxieties which may be faced when your child is starting their new school. I can assure you that we will do our best to make your child's transition and experience at St Edward's Academy pleasant and fulfilling.

House Leader Newton – Mrs Matthews

Welcome to St Edward's!  As the House Leader for Newton, I would like to say how excited we all are to meet you.  I know you probably feel a little bit nervous as this year’s transition is very different but please be assured we will do everything we can to help you feel settled and make new friends.

As you will quickly discover, I love watching football and support Stoke City.  Over the lock down period I have been out walking, tried my hand at baking and have done a little bit of running.  I look forward to meeting you really soon and hearing about all of the things you have been up to.

House Leader Nightingale – Mrs Mulroy

Hello and welcome to St Edward's. I am Mrs Mulroy and I am the House Leader for Nightingale. I am very excited about you joining the St Edward's family this year. As this has been a very different year you have not been able to venture around our school to meet us all. Please be rest assured that I will help you to find lots of new friends and support you to settle in.

 During the lock down I have been exercising regularly with my sister on Whatsapp and I have enjoyed baking lots of cakes for my family.  We look forward to meeting you all very soon and getting to know what your interests are.

Year 5 House Tutors

Mrs Smith -Ruscoe – Elgar House

Hello and welcome to St Edward's Academy - my name is Mrs Smith-Ruscoe and I am a Year 5 House Tutor. I am very much looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you in September. Alongside being a Year 5 House Tutor, I am also a teacher of History and Geography. At St Edward’s we are like a family who help, care, guide and support one another. There are fun and exciting times ahead - you will have the opportunity to make new friends and meet new staff. As you start this next exciting stage in your school journey I will be there as your House Tutor to help support you through this process. 

Miss Evans – Elgar House

Hello and welcome to St Edward’s Academy! I am Miss Evans and I will be a Year 5 House Tutor to some of you when the new school year starts. Like you, I am relatively new to the school, so I can understand that you may feel a little nervous at this time. But let me reassure you, St Edward’s is a fantastic school, with kind and supportive staff who are very excited to meet you. You will soon settle into life here, where you will enjoy the lessons, the new friendships and the many new opportunities that the school has to offer.

I look forward to being able to welcome you to St Edward’s in person and to getting to know you all very soon.

Mrs Cooper – Newton House

Hello and a big welcome to St Edward’s Academy.  I’m Mrs Cooper and will be a House Tutor for Year 5 from September 2020.  I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and enjoy being a House Tutor to Year 5 as it’s so lovely to see each and every one of you grow in confidence through the year and enjoy everything that is on offer at school.  As your House Tutor, I will always be there to talk to and help with any problems or questions you have.

When I’m not in school, I love all sorts of exercise and take part in competitions like Ironman.  I also love walking and my lovely dog (called Nala who loves carrots) always comes with us.

Mrs Loughran – Newton House

Hello! Welcome to St Edward's Academy! My name is Mrs Loughran and I am a Year 5 House Tutor. I am super excited to meet you all when you join my tutor group in September.  We’re going to have so much fun! 

Science is my favourite subject and I also enjoy teaching pupils about STEM; things like making catapults and building remote-control robots.  I absolutely love our school and I think you will too.  Everyone is very kind and patient so you will feel at home pretty quickly, as I did when I first arrived 2 years ago.  I am here to help and support you during tutor-time.

As well as being a teacher, I am a mum to two teenage boys.  Our family enjoys lots of outdoor hobbies like cycling, kayaking and bird watching.  You will soon get used to hearing stories about my lively pet dog (Ted) and my cheeky cat (Lego) too.    See you all soon! 😊

Mrs Salmon – Nightingale House

Hello! My name is Mrs Salmon and I’ve been working at St Edward’s for almost 8 years now. I teach French, German and PE. I am looking forward to meeting you all as soon as possible and I hope you are all looking forward to starting the next stage of your education here at St Edward’s.

Mr Burrows – Nightingale House

Hello! I am Mr Burrows and will be a House Tutor for Year 5 from September 2020. I am looking forward to meeting you all as soon as possible. As your House Tutor, I will help you settle into your new school. You can talk to me about any worries or questions you might have at any time.

I have taught in a First School for many years and Primary schools, specialising in supporting primary age children. I look forward to being able to welcome you to St Edward’s Academy, introducing you to the wide variety of activities that we offer and getting to know you all very soon.

Welcome to the SEND Team. Below you will find an introduction to some of our Teaching Assistants here at St Edward’s

Mrs Jenkinson


I am Mrs Jenkinson, a teaching assistant at St Edward’s Academy. I offer support to pupils with work in the classroom, especially when it seems slightly tricky or if it needs explaining in a different way.

You can find me in my office on the top floor next to one of the computer rooms (208).

Sometimes, pupils come and have a chat with me if they have any concerns or worries. Occasionally, they need somewhere quiet to go so I have a tent and a range of calming activities

I can’t wait to meet you in September and help you carry on your learning journey through St Edward’s.

Mrs Amson

Hello, my name is Mrs Amson and I have worked at St Edward’s Academy for almost three years. I support children in their lessons and sometimes I work with individual pupils or small groups.

My favourite lesson is maths, but I enjoy supporting pupils in all subjects. We are lucky at St Edward’s because most of our lessons are taught by subject specialists. I also enjoy getting to know the children a little better at Lego Club and Nurture Club, which take place at lunchtimes.

I very much look forward to seeing you in September

Mrs Bendall

Hi there. I’m Mrs Bendall and a teaching assistant at the St Edward’s Academy.

I’ve been here for many years so you might have brothers/sisters/cousins who know me. I am terrible at names so if I’m in your class, you will have to remind me of your name many times until I learn it. If not, I’m sure that I’ll see you in school and will always be happy to help.

Mrs Bentley

Hello everybody. My name is Mrs Bentley and I am one of the teaching assistants here at St Edward’s Academy.

 I know starting a new school can be a little scary, but it is also just as exciting. Think of all of your new exercise books ready and waiting for you to fill and hunting websites for that ideal pencil case for your first year in middle school. Whilst you’re here with us, you will have so many new and rewarding opportunities throughout your learning journey.

 You will see me around the school and sometimes in your classrooms. I am here to help you and also support the teachers in the classroom, so if you have any questions, please just ask.

See you September!

Mrs Pettitt

Hello, my name is Mrs Pettitt and am a teaching assistant here at St Edward’s. I can support you in the classroom if you need help with your work.

You can also come to me if you are worried about anything and I will listen and try to help you with your problems.

I run a lunchtime Nurture club for Year 5 pupils and help with Lego Therapy group sessions. I also work with small groups of pupils who need extra support during form time.

Mrs Pinto

Hello, I am Mrs Pinto and I am one of the Teaching Assistants at St Edward’s Academy. My role within the school is to support pupils within the classroom.

You can also come to me with any concerns or worries that you may have and I will always listen and help you with them. I am extremely good at looking for things and can help you to find your way around school.

I run a lunchtime ‘Nurture Club’ for Year 5 pupils and help with Handwriting club. I like to be outdoors and there maybe a new lunchtime session focused around gardening/the outdoors. I also work with some small groups of children who need a little extra help.

I really am looking forward to meeting you all in September.

Miss Filip

Hello, my name is Miss Filip and I have been with St Edwards's Academy for 3 years now.  Reading and learning to speak other languages is something that I love to do. At school I run a handwriting club, fine motor skills club and I thoroughly enjoy attending the modern languages club. Part of my role involves working with small groups of pupils who need extra help with their learning.

 I’m looking forward meeting you in September. But before that, enjoy the long summer holiday and don't forget to stay safe.

Where to buy uniform

Please find below a link to Supersport who supply our uniform.  Their shop will be re-opening Tuesday 16th June:


Before and After School Club

At St Edward's Church of England Academy there is a before and after school club which is run by a third party on our school grounds. The club supervisor is Lyn Arnold and the opening times are:

07:30hrs - 08:45hrs

15:40hrs - 18:00hrs

For more information and how to contact the club please see their Facebook page: