• Welcome

Dear Parents, students and friends of St Edward’s,

Welcome to our school. St Edward’s Church of England School and Sixth Form College has a long history and was founded in 1710 to educate the poor children of Romford. Since those days the school has gone from strength to strength and has provided a Christian education for young men and women from the age of 11 to 18. We pride ourselves on offering a traditional Christian ethos, alongside a modern and relevant curriculum, with a focus upon care and nurture of each individual. Our staff are committed to the development of every student and through a personalised curriculum and excellent Learning Support Department we seek to meet this goal.

St Edward’s is a specialist Language and Science College and is involved in local, national and international outreach. Most students love studying languages and Science and that is due to the enthusiasm and expertise of our staff.

St Edward’s has links with schools in many countries and this includes, China, South Africa, The Gambia, Cuba and many European nations. For this work St. Edward’s was recognised by the British Council and awarded the International School Award.

In addition to offering A levels, we are proud to be the only institution in Havering teaching the International Baccalaureate programme – one of the most widely respected sixth form qualifications, highly academic and thoroughly recommended for both future employment and for securing a place at University in the UK or abroad.

Executive Headteacher - John Szynal

Executive Headteacher – John Szynal

 A message from the Headteacher

I am currently the Executive Headteacher for St Edward’s School but also work as Executive Principal for both Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy in Witham.

A students’ time in school creates a solid foundation for their future and so I firmly believe that the school, parents and students must work together to ensure the best outcomes for all. That can be academic, but will also be socially, morally and culturally. I want staff and students to have a good time, enjoy their work and to be happy on a daily basis.

 To this end, communication is key and we will be developing the website in the coming months to hopefully make it more accessible and easy to use.

 I feel very excited and honoured to be leading the school in this time of educational change and I look forward to working with you in the future as we move towards outstanding.


 A message from the Acting Headteacher

Having worked at St Edward’s School for 15 years I feel privileged to be asked to take on the role of Acting Headteacher. I take the success and happiness of all of our students very seriously. St Edward’s has always sought to achieve the best outcomes for all of its students, providing a broad, balanced curriculum and a caring and supportive Christian ethos. Our core purpose of ‘Academic acievement for all the promotion of the Christian life’ is at the heart of all we do. I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the students and parents of St Edward’s to help everyone to achieve this goal.


Ian Raper

Acting Headteacher







August 2016
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