Welcome to Edenham High School

We are 'A good school with outstanding features'  






Welcome from our Principal

On behalf of our students and staff, I would like to offer you a warm welcome to Edenham High School. We are a school that values hard work, achievement, well-being and fostering strong partnerships with parents and carers to support our students to achieve their personal best.

Mr R Rudd  Read more

 Students Break up for Summer - Friday 17th July

Students will be dismissed from school on Friday 17th July at 12:40pm.

Students Return to School - Monday 7th September

Students will return to school on Monday 7th September. Year 7 students are to arrive in school by 8.30am. Year 8, 9, 10, 11 and Sixth Form students are to arrive in school by 10.40am. Thank you

Admissions, Student vacancies at Edenham

We continue to thrive as our ever growing admissions numbers at Edenham High School fill our school to capacity. At Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) we are above numbers for these year groups and we currently have a waiting list. However, in Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) we still have a few places available if you wish to send your child to our school.
At this time we also have a few spaces available for the New Year 7s in September 2015.
Please be aware that these places are being taken up very quickly and if you wish to secure one of these places for your child please contact Mrs Pat McMillan, Director of Student Care & Wellbeing - incorporating Admissions so that an appointment/interview can be made or a tour of the school.
Email: pmcmillan@edenham.net Tel: 0208 776 0220 Ext. 202

A New Future for Edenham High School

Edenham Governing Body decides to join Greenshaw Learning Trust
For up to date Academy News please visit our Academy News page. Updated 16/04/15

The Governing Body of Edenham High School has decided that Edenham should become an academy as part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.
Having considered the issues and options, the Governing Body concluded that establishing a formal partnership with Greenshaw – a successful secondary school In Sutton – in this way would secure the best future for the school.
Please visit our Academy News and read the leaflet available below for more information.We welcome your comments and questions and would like to hear your views on whether Edenham should become an academy as part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.
Consultation meetings at Edenham High School took place on Wednesday 22 April: For staff from 15.30–16.30 and union representatives from 16.30–17.30. For parents from 17.30–18.30. Thank you to all who attended.
You can still give your views or ask your questions by contacting Ms L Smith by email, lsmith@edenham.net Please let us have any views or questions before 15 May 2015.


A New Future for Edenham High School - Academisation Leaflet
For more information on Edenham High Schools decision to join Greenshaw Learning Trust please read our 'Academisation Leaflet'. Published 23/03/15

Parent/Carer Consultation Letter
Published 23/03/15  

Edenham Governing Body decides to join Greenshaw Learning Trust 
For up to date Academy news & information  please visit the Academy News page.

School Bulletin

For up to date news and events please view our latest fortnightly School Bulletin.

 School Bulletin - 17th July 2015 No.18

Year 10 Summer School, Monday 24th - Friday 28th August, 9am - 3pm

Selected students have now been contacted to participate in Year 10 Summer School in preparation for their final year of school. For more information please contact Mrs S Leahy, sleahy@edenham.net 

Student Summer Reports

Students received their Summer Reports on Wednesday 15th July. We are delighted with the progress made by many students across all year groups. Our rigorous end of year tests have been approached in a very positive manner. If you have any issues or concerns regarding the report please contact the relevant teacher or Head of Progress who will be happy to address any issue with you. Thank you

History Department  

Year 9 Trip to WWI Battlefields – Friday 6th November 2015
As part of their study of WWI next year, the History department has organised a day trip to the WWI battlefields in Ypres, Belgium for Year 9 (current year 8) students. The trip will include visits to Tyne Cot cemetery, Essex Farm Dressing Station and Sanctuary Wood reconstructed trenches. Please could students bring in their £15 deposit (cheque or cash please) to Miss Chappell in classroom L1 to secure their place by Monday 13th July.

Year 10 History Trip to Berlin – Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th February 2016
Miss Chappell and Mr Luhrig have organised a 3-day tour of Berlin for all GCSE History students (current year 9s). The trip will include visits to the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Sachenhausen former concentration camp, remains of the Berlin wall, Holocaust memorial and the GDR museum. Please could students bring in their deposits (cheque or cash please) to Miss Chappell in classroom L1 to secure their place by Monday 13th July.

 Awards Evening, Wednesday 2nd July

Edenhams second annual awards evening took place on Wednesday 2nd July a night for celebrating success and achievement. Congratulations to all students who were awarded for their achievement during this special evening. A big thank you to Mrs Lawrence, Mr Ridley & Mrs Leahy for organising this event and to the staff who helped to make the evening so enjoyable. There was a presentation to Mr McClaughry for his 37 years of service at Edenham who will sadly be missed as he retires in July. Well done everyone!

Sports Day - A Sporting Success 

Edenham’s annual sports day took place at Croydon Sports Arena on Tuesday 30th June.

Thank You - Summer Fete and Car Boot Sale, Saturday 20th June 2015

A huge thank you to all students, staff, parents/carers and to our community who made our Summer Fete possible. Thank you to everyone who attended and generously donated making our first ever School Fete a great success.
The Fete was opened by the Haenow family who represented Ben Haenow (X Factor Winner 2014 and Ex Edenham Student) Alex Haenow played live throughout the day with the Beats Work blues Band. A fun packed day was had by all, with many stalls, activities and refreshments. From bouncy castles, coconut shies, hook a duck, tombola's, face painting, sponge the teacher, Carboot and a BBQ with various Gymnastic displays and sporting activities.
We would like to specially thank the Haenow Family, Jamies Gym, Monks Orchard Residents Association, Monks Orchard Primary School, Active 1st, Beats Work Blues Band and Shirley Squadron Air Cadets.
This years Fete was coordinated by Edenham Family and Community Group (EFCG), Edenham parent and teacher association. For more details on the EFCG and how you can join or support us in future events please visit our school website. Well done and thank you to Mrs S Leahy and Mrs T Hardy for making this event possible.

Art Exhibition, Thank you
The Art department would like to thank all students, parents/carers and staff who attended our end of year exhibition that took place on Wednesday 24th June. 
"Amazing Art display well displayed pieces of art and portfolios. Very talented students Well done to all art and photography students."

“Brilliant, creative and imaginative”

"Inspirational, well done to students and staff."

Excellent exhibition, beautifully set out and the lighting set a lovely atmosphere."

“Beautiful exhibition what an inspiration! Well done to all the students, Great work."


Harry Potter Rewards Trip, Friday 19th June
18 selected year 7 and 8 students attended ‘The making of’ Harry Potter in London this week. Students and staff enjoyed a fun packed and exciting rewards trip. This day out was funded by a charity called Happy Days and organised by Edenham’s School of Communication. A huge ‘thank you’ to Happy Days and Mrs L Tailleur, Specialist Speech and Language Teacher for organising this fascinating and fun packed day.


Year 11 Leavers Prom & Assembly

Tickets are now on sale, the Prom takes place at Farleigh Court Golf Club, Farleigh Common, Surrey, CR6 9PE on Friday 3rd July 2015. The evening begins at 7.00pm and finishes at 12.00pm midnight. The venue is truly superb, very fitting for our year 11 students.
The cost per ticket is £30.00; this can be paid via parent pay or cheque payable to Edenham High School, marking the back of the cheque with the students name and “Leavers Prom”. Included in the cost are, buffet, DJ, Photo booth with free pictures, soft drinks, appropriate decorations and a number of surprises. It is our wish that every student attends this end of school event to celebrate their time at Edenham High School. 

Finally the Year 11 Leavers assembly takes place the day before the Prom on Thursday 2nd July 2015 starting at 2.30pm in the Drama Hall. Attendance is compulsory as it is the last official day at school for all year 11 students. Thank you for all your support,  Mr A Powell, Head of Progress Year 11

New Detention System 

Edenham has recently reviewed the 'School Detention' system, all parents should have now received the new detention policy booklet which was given to students to take home. This can also be downloaded directly from the link below. Any questions please contact Mr Ridley mridley@edenham.net
Mr R Ridley, SLT & HOP Year 10

A Guide to the New Detention System 

Edenham High School’s New School Website

‘Calling all parents and carers’ the school is in the process of updating its website using a company called School Website. If you have any web based skills that you can offer, ideas or information that you would like to see posted on our new school website please contact Ms Gemma Turner, School Marketing Officer by email: gturner@edenham.net Thank you.


With the devastating news that has hit Nepal in recent weeks Edenham High School’s students and staff are supporting the families that have been affected by the Nepal earthquake. Over 6,000 people have been killed by the devastating quake, and 3 million children are still in danger. Edenham High School has donated funds to the Unicef ‘s Help Children in Nepal Appeal. For more information please visit www.unicef.org.uk 

A Red Nose Day Thank You!

Edenham students and staff raised £1,621.16 for our Comic Relief ‘Wear Red Mufti Day’ fundraising event which took place on Friday13th March. A huge thank you to all students who donated and supported Red Nose Day this year. Students enjoyed ‘Mini Events’ throughout the day which included cake sales, refreshments, red nose sales, busking at break time, hotdog eating competitions, sweep stakes, sponsored silences and runs and even a run home in a onesie contest. A special thank you goes to our team in the canteen who made tasty Red Nose day cookies for the students, Mr Diego for dressing up as a clown and to the students and staff who went the extra mile who made this day a success and enjoyable for all.
Thank you to our deputy head boys and girls who gave students the motivation and excitement to fundraise, by delivering personalised assemblies & informative presentations (provided by Comic Relief) to each year group.
By raising awareness, students were valuably educated about the issues children across the world face, giving them the understanding, empathy & valuable life skills to make a change.
Mr C Luhrig, Teacher of Citizenship & Ms G Turner, Marketing Officer


 Dan Snow Visit to Edenham

On Thursday 12th March our Year 10, 11 and 6th form History students and a large number of Year 9s had the privilege of attending a talk by BBC presenter and historian Dan Snow. Dan talked about the importance of studying History and emphasised why History is essential to understanding the world today and current issues and conflicts. Dan also gave examples of how the skills used by historians to investigate and interrogate evidence help us to question the reliability of information presented in the media.


Dan’s talk was followed by questions from the students; he was particularly impressed with the quality of questions asked, which were insightful and showed extensive knowledge of current affairs and also the aspirations of the students. Some of the students’ questions concerned the role of the United Nations, Britain’s role in the European Union, Russian control of the Crimea and ISIS. The students involved found the talk very informative and motivating. Alex Cordier in Year 13 said that “Dan stressed the fact that you can achieve any goal regardless of your background, using his ancestor, WWI Prime Minister David Lloyd George, as an example of this” and Murat Kurt, also in Year 13, said “Dan has encouraged me to look behind the headlines and research the how past issues have affected current conflicts”. We are extremely grateful to Dan for giving his time so freely to our students, and for answering their questions so thoughtfully and honestly. We would also like to thank the charity Speakers4schools for arranging this wonderful opportunity, and Mrs Naughton for making the original application to them.
Miss Chappell, Teacher of History

Demelza Mothers Day Stall, Thank You 

Demelza took a total of £180.35 almost double last years amount. We would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to students and staff who bought their Mothers Day gifts from us. The money raised will be used to help children and their families who are supported by the Demelza Hospices. Mrs C Rawlinson, Partnership Governor

 WE DAY at Wembley Arena

26 Edenham students were chosen to attend WE DAY on Thursday 5th March at Wembley Arena.WE DAY is a global youth empowerment event that will welcome 12,000 British young people to celebrate change. Every student who attended the event had earned their ticket by completing one act of local or global service. From amazing performances by artists like Years & Years and Bars and Melody to mind-opening speeches from speakers like Kweku Mandela and Martin Sheen, this was definitely an inspirational and empowering day that our students won’t forget anytime soon! Students on the day successfully donated to the ‘Year of Empowerment, WE Create Change’ £30.00 provides an overseas family with a goat to invest in their future. For more information on WE Day please visit www.weday.com. Mr C Luhrig & Ms G Turner


Art News: Pinterest @edenhamarts 

The Art department now have a Pinterest account. This showcases the fantastic work our students are producing across Art and Photography. It also shows the preparations we are making for our new GCSE course: Sculpture and Printmaking. The Pinterest account is a source of creative and artistic ideas and resources which we are using as a tool to inspire and motivate our students. Follow us @edenhamarts by clicking on the icon below.

Show My Homework

We are pleased to announce that we are now running Show My Homework at Edenham. This system allows all teachers to upload homework onto the online platform so that students and parents can access it through the online calendar. There is a link to this on the tabs to the left. Students and parents can also login to look at specific homework set for that child. Parents of more than one student at Edenham can combine accounts together for ease of use.

The system allows us to send home all letters, bulletins and important information to registered users. Students can see a countdown to all the homework set for their classes and parents can see whether or not it was submitted and potentially what grade was achieved for the work.

Show My Homework is now fully functioning at Edenham, please ensure you are logging in to check homework that has been set.

Students have now all received their login details for themselves and for their parent/carers. If you did not receive your information or are having trouble logging in please contact your son/daughters current Head of Progress Team who will be happy to assist you.  For Head of Progress contact emails, please click on contact us, teacher emails.

Thank you