St. Edmund's is undergoing considerable growth and renewal as a special school. The high demand for places has triggered a redevelopment of new programs and the curriculum which has ensured that the educational experience on offer is "best practice". Work education has become a critical umbrella for all other curriculum areas. The aim is to prepare the students for life beyond school in either a work or community involvement capacity.
The school is structured under a regular secondary school model which provides the students with a wealth of experiences across a rich and diverse program. As a result, St Edmund's students are known for their independence and confidence particularly when representing the school across a wide range of events and experiences. St Edmund's, while catering for teenagers with a wide range of disabilities is about anything but disability. The students are acknowledged for their gifts and talents and consequently they are highly motivated to achieve. Success underpins life at St Edmund's.