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St Edward`s C E Comprehensive School
London Road, RM7 9NX, UK Romford
+44 (0)1708 730462

Welcome to St Edward's School

Founded in 1710, St Edward's is the oldest school in Havering, and the only Church of England Comprehensive School in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

The school aims to achieve a happy, fulfilled community within which:

  • lively faith and Christian values permeate all that is done,
  • the unique qualities of each individual are appreciated and nourished so that potential is fully realised,
  • excellence is energetically pursued in all aspects of school life,

and from which young people are able to live a rich, satisfying life with the desire to witness and contribute to society.

St Edward's PTA


The governors

The governors of St Edward's School have responsibility for the admission of students, the use and maintenance of buildings, the ordering of the school curriculum and for other matters of general policy.

Mr Drew, as Headteacher, is appointed by the Governors to control the internal organisation, management and discipline of the school.



Parents who wish their child to be considered for admission to the school must complete a local authority Consortium Form and a supplementary form which is available from the school and must be returned by the 26th October 2007 for entry September 2008. The denominational supplementary form contains a space which is to be completed by your priest/minister.

Times and dates

The curriculum

The school timetable runs over 10 days, with six teaching lessons each day. Students entering the school have been organised into eight tutor groups each containing students of all ability levels. The groups are designed to create a secure social base for students during their school career and the teaching groups for most subjects in years 7, 8 and 9.




The vestry book for St Edward's Church in Romford records an entry on 5 September 1710:

'Whereas a Charity School is Erecting or setting up with all possible speed to be sett up and opened in this town of Rumford ... for the Educating of the poor Children and teaching them to Read & Write and Instructing them in the knowledg and practice of the Christian Religion as professed and taught in the Church of England...'

For the first eighteen years the school was accommodated in two houses, but in 1728 the school moved to a new building in the Market Place in Romford, where it remained until it moved to its present site.

St Edward's Comprehensive School and St Edward's Primary School are now run independently, but they still have much in common and work very closely together. Most of the Primary School pupils transfer to the comprehensive School ant 11, and they account for over one third of the 210 pupils who join us each September.



St Edward's has always remained a Church of England school admitting girls and boys from worshipping Christian families. The new buildings on London Road were opened by Princess Margaret on 24 May 1965 and the school became comprehensive in 1972.

The school is very fortunate in its accommodation and resources. There are fully equipped science laboratories, a design and technology block, a well stocked library, computer rooms, a music block and specialist rooms for art, food technology, textiles, learning support and other subject areas. The Sixth Form Suite contains study rooms, a computer suite, administrative offices and a large lounge area for recreation, meetings and study.

There are extensive playing fields adjacent to the school, with additional court provision for tennis and netball. In addition to a gymnasium there is a large sports hall, a health and fitness room and a 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool.

The school is now administered as a voluntary aided school under a charitable trust which owns the buildings.

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