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Library News – July 2022

July 13, 2022

SEN Newsletter, May 2022

June 07, 2022
Please click here to view the SEN newsletter for May 2022

Understanding ADHD and Living with Teenagers

May 25, 2022
EVENT ON: 22 JUNE 2022   Special Educational Needs Newsletter, May 2022   'Understanding ADHD and Living with Teenagers' is a virtual workshop, that will takeplace on Wed 22nd June at 4pm.ADHD Solutio…

Battle of the Bands

May 20, 2022

Performing Arts Showcase

May 05, 2022

Cedars Support for Ukrainian Refugees

March 29, 2022
Pupils in all years have been collecting toiletries, warm blankets and sleeping bags to send to Ukrainian refugees in Poland.  These are just some of the boxes being loaded up, ready to be dropped off…

Red Nose day 2022

March 09, 2022
In school on the 18th of March we will be allowing you to come in non uniform. In return of a £1 non uniform donation to the Comic Relief and UNICEF charities are required - with 50% of the money goin…

World Book Day 2022

March 08, 2022


February 28, 2022
When our pupils finished their Global Issues Curriculum topic on the plight of refugees in February, the local media took an interest when billboards showcasing their work, alongside fellow Lionheart…

Meat free Mondays

February 21, 2022
Please Click Here to view poster.

Covid-19 testing and reporting

January 17, 2022
The school receives replacement tests to send home with students based on the numbers reporting results. If reporting of results is low, then we may not have enough replacement tests to send home wit…

Parent/Carer Survey 2022

January 14, 2022
As part of The Cedars Academy and the Lionheart Educational Trust’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, the Trust are seeking each parent/carer’s opinions and views on a range of issues rela…

Library Round up December 2021

January 04, 2022
Please Click Here to view Library Round up December 2021.

Autumn Newsletter 2021

December 16, 2021
"As we near the end of term, and indeed the end of 2021, it is natural to reflect on a year that has brought with it many challenges. I am proud to say the pupils and staff at The Cedars have risen to…

2021 GCSE Exam Certificates

November 18, 2021
Pupils who took Exams in 2021 can now collect their Certificates from the Cedars main reception between 08:00 and 15:00, Monday to Friday. Photo ID will be required to collect these.

The People’s Exhibition

September 14, 2021
The People’s Exhibition   The Open is a yearly exhibition, which allows anyone from any background and experience an opportunity to enter their artwork for display, and if successful, exhibit their wo…

A Level Results

August 10, 2021
Congratulations to our year 13 students on their A level results .We are incredibly proud of the resilience and determination that they have shown over the course of their A level programme in challen…

Leicester Museum

June 15, 2021
What are you interested in? Museums and photography Where is it? Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 53 New Walk Leicester LE1 7EA Ages 18-25. Project to develop a major new gallery at the museum – Lei…

Empathy Book Day

May 30, 2021

Year 7 & 8 Creative Learning Services Book Talking Sessions

May 30, 2021
Year 7 pupils recently enjoyed a visit from our library staff and watched a Creative learning Services digital book talking session. Pupils were introduced to 10 exciting titles and placed an order f…

The Cedars Academy ART GALLERY

May 05, 2021
Please click here to download a copy of the The Cedars Academy ART GALLERY.

Letter to Parents - Year 9 Parents' Evening April 2021

April 15, 2021
April 2021 Dear Parent/Carer Year 9 Parents’ Evening (Video Call Appointments – Wednesday 28 April 2021 - 4:15pm - 7:15pm)We would like to invite you to attend our virtual “face to face” Year 9 Parent…

Year 7 Parents evening- April 2021

March 26, 2021
Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Video Call Appointments – Wednesday 14 April 2021 - 4:15pm - 7:15pm)We would like to invite you to attend our virtual “face to face” Year 7 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 14 Ap…

Spring Newsletter 2021

March 26, 2021
As we end this term, we have been hugely impressed with how our pupils have coped with their return to school, and we are really proud of the way they have settled back into our routines and continued…

Letter to Parents - Year 10 Parents' Evening March 2021

March 15, 2021
March 2021 Dear Parent/Carer Year 10 Parents’ Evening (Video Call Appointments – Wednesday 24 March 2021 - 4:15pm - 7:15pm)We would like to invite you to attend our virtual “face to face” Year 10 Pare…

Year 11 Parents Evening March 2021

March 02, 2021
We would like to invite you to attend our virtual “face to face” Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday10 March 2021 from 4:15pm – 7:15pm. This is an important evening and provides you with anopportuni…


March 02, 2021
Go to the WBD website for podcasts, author interviews,  live digital events and much more   Participating booksellers will accept vouchers after March 28th - while stocks…

Letter to Parents - February 2021

February 12, 2021
Our Ref: LS/kjb12 February 2021Dear Parent/Carer As we end this half-term we would like to thank all in our Academy community for their kindness andsupport. Closing the Academy to all but our most vul…

Cedars Academy's First Masked Singer Competition 2021!

January 22, 2021
Every Friday, until the end of term, there is going to be a performance by two members of Staff from our school community!  Voting will remain open from 2pm every Friday and will close on the follow…

Letter to Parents - Year 8 Parents' Evening January 2021

January 14, 2021
January 2021 Dear Parent/Carer Year 8 Parents’ Evening (Video Call Appointments – Wednesday 20 January 2021 - 4:15pm - 7:15pm) We would like to invite you to attend our virtual “face to face” Year 8 P…

Winter Photography Entries

December 18, 2020
Winter Photography Entries  Poem: The Cold Earth Slept Below by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Cedars Academy Bike Repair

December 18, 2020
Despite only starting the project in March, and having the project very inconveniently interrupted by the national lockdown, a small number of students have been giving up their time on a regular basi…


December 18, 2020
Please click here to view Newsletter Christmas Edition.

Library Round up December 2020

December 17, 2020
Please Click Here to view the Library Round up December 2020.

Cedars Panto Cinderella 2020

December 17, 2020


December 17, 2020

Christmas Bake Off Results

December 15, 2020
Please click here for the results.

Letter to Parents - Year 11 Parents' Evening December 2020

December 01, 2020
Dear Parent/Carer   Year 11 Parents’ Evening (Video Call Appointments - Thursday 10 December 2020 - 4:15pm - 7:15pm) We would like to invite you to attend our virtual “face to face” Year 11 Parents’ E…

Christmas Jumper Day

November 30, 2020

Letter to Parents - 25 November 2020

November 25, 2020
Re Term Dates 2021/2022 Dear parents and carers As a Trust we would like to take this early opportunity to share with you the term dates for all Trust Schools for the academic year 2021/2022. Whilst w…

Letter to Parents - 16 October 2020

October 23, 2020
Our Ref: LS/kjb 16 October 2020 Dear Parent/Carer We are writing to say thank you for your support and kindness this half-term. Our young people have been brilliant in working with us as we get used t…

NHS - Test and Trace

September 24, 2020
Dear parents and guardians,This is an important letter to share some information on how we can work together to makesure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the saf…

Covid Flowchart

September 17, 2020
Please Click Here to view Covid Flowchart.

Letter to Parents - 11 September 2020

September 11, 2020
Dear Parent/Carer This week we have enjoyed all our learners being back on site. They have been fantastic showing genuine kindnessand maturity in dealing with a new way of working. We are constantly r…

Letter to Parents - 04/09/2020

September 04, 2020
Dear Parents/Carers At the end of what has been a very unusual week I am writing to say a huge 'Thank you' for yourkindness and support. The learners have returned to The Cedars willing and ready to l…

Return to School - August 2020

August 28, 2020
Dear Parents/Carersand Pupils   At the end of last term we wrote to you with our plans for the full return of learners to The Cedars Academy. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you f…


August 13, 2020
Congratulations to our A level students who have done really well in their A levels in very challenging circumstances . We are very proud of them all and wish them all the best for the future.

Return to School Letter - 31/07/2020

July 31, 2020
Dear Parents/Carers,At the end of last term we wrote to you with our initial plans for the full return of learners toThe Cedars Academy. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you furthe…

End of Term Letter July 2020

July 10, 2020
Please click here to download a copy of the End of Term Letter for July 2020

Mental Health Support in Leicestershire

June 19, 2020
In this guide you will find information, advice and support on your feelings andmental health, from these Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland services:Health for Teens –…

Information regarding parents evening

May 15, 2020
Please note that the remaining parents evenings for this year have been cancelled.

COVID 19 Letter home regarding work

April 29, 2020
Dear Parent/CarerIt is now six weeks since we were forced to close our doors to most pupils. Under normal circumstances we would now have started the Summer Term and so we thought it would be useful t…

Student and Parent/Carer Pack

March 30, 2020
Some useful Information for students, parents and carers with regards to managing through this time of self isolation.Please click here.


March 26, 2020
Please Click Here to download to download a guide with some tips on maintaining good mental well-being while working from home.   Please Click Here to download Beating Your Worries guide.

Year 11 transition work

March 26, 2020
If you are interested in attending Cedars Martin 6th Form, please click here for Post 16 Transition work for Year 11.

Home Learning Support Information

March 23, 2020
Please click here for a copy of the below letter Please click here for support information Please click here for the rota for online Q&A sessions   19th March 2020   Dear Parents/Carers Followin…

Home Activity Resources

March 19, 2020
Dear Colleague,In response to the school closures across South Charnwood, we have compiled a list of some free online resources to support children and families to remain active at home in the coming…

Afternoon Closure for Staff Training- 20/03/2020

March 18, 2020
Dear Parents/CarersAs we are sure you can appreciate, COVID-19 is presenting all schools with a number of challenges. Our priority is to keep our pupils and staff safe in conjunction with ensuring tha…

Learning Resource Centre Opening Hours

March 17, 2020
Due to the current Coronavirus situation the Learning Resourse Centre will be shortening its opening hours and will open between 8am and 3:15pm untill further notice.

Coronavirus Update 17.03.2020

March 17, 2020
Dear Parent/Carer Thank you for your continued support during these changing times. This is to update you on what we are doing as an Academy to keep everyone in our community safe. We are postponing a…

Coronavirus update 13.03.2020

March 13, 2020
13 March 2020Dear Parent/CarerI am writing to update you about The Cedars Academy planned response to the current outbreak of theCovid-19 coronavirus.We would like to reassure you that despite the cha…

Letter to Parents 13.03.2020

March 13, 2020
Our Ref: LS/kjb 13 March 2020 Dear Parent/Carer We are seeking to open a self-contained SEMH Unit in a currently unused building on the Academy’s site.Currently there is a lack of provision for learne…

The Cedars Academy Learning Resources Centre

March 11, 2020
Opening Hours Monday: Thursday 8am – 4pm Friday: 8am – 3.15pm The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is the hub of school – a spacious, well-utilised, area that can accommodate around 70 pupils. Please cl…

World Book Day 5th March 2020

March 04, 2020
Follow the link below for book and film trailers, games, competitions and much more. At The Cedars Staff are dressing up as book characters. Tutor groups are creating a…

The Cedars Academy Learning Resources Centre- New opening times

February 21, 2020
The Cedars Academy Learning Resources Centre   New Opening Hours From Monday 24th February 2020 Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm Friday 8am – 3.15pm

Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers

February 04, 2020
Advice for parents/guardians You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their…

Cedars Martin Sixth Form announces addition of the Level 3 Certificate in Sport

January 28, 2020
Cedars Martin, the merger Sixth Form of The Cedars Academy and Martin High School in Birstall, has announced the addition of the Level 3 Cambridge Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity t…

Lesson 6

January 27, 2020
Dear Parent/Carer At the Cedars Academy we are continually aspiring to academic excellence. As such we believe it is vital that pupils are well supported to be prepared for their final GCSE examinatio…

Cedars Academy take to the X Factor for Christmas

January 08, 2020
Mrs. Dhameja felt robbed of praise for her performance, whilst Mr. Rowe was left in tears by the judges comments! If there's one thing we can all be sure of, it's Dr. Rashid's judging skills!  Check o…

The Y

January 07, 2020
In the lead up to Christmas, schools from the Lionheart Academies Trust partook in a Shoebox Appeal in partnership with The Y Charity, bundling together a boxed assortment of sweets, stationery and to…

Year 7 Big Test

November 22, 2019
Dear Parent/Carer,At Lionheart Academies Trust we have designed a purposeful curriculum which allows students to widen their knowledge and skills, and make academic progress throughout their studies.…

The Cedars Academy Children In Need Total

November 18, 2019
Thank you, in total The Cedars Academy has raised £941.91.

October E-Safety Update 2019

October 04, 2019
Half-termly update Welcome to our latest update! Lionheart Academies Trust is now sending out an e-safety updateevery half term, prior to the school holidays, in order to support parents and students.…

Summer E-Safety Letter

August 27, 2019
Please Click here to download a copy of the E-safety letter for Summer.

Summer Term News Letter

July 12, 2019
Please click here to view a copy of the end of term news letter.

End of Summer Term letter

July 10, 2019
Please click here to download a copy of the end of Summer term letter the our heads of school.

Grease Trip Letter

June 28, 2019
Please click here to download the Grease Trip permission letter for June 2019.  Payment to be made through Beehive.

End of spring term letter

April 16, 2019
Please click here to view a full copy of the letter for the end of spring term.

Letter to Parents - End of Spring Term 2019

April 15, 2019
Please click here to view letter to parents - End of Spring Term 2019

Red Nose Day

March 18, 2019
Thank you for all the Support this Red Nose Day. We have Raised £990 for Red Nose Day.

World book day

March 06, 2019
Thursday March 7th 2019 Dress as your favourite book character. This is NOT a non-uniform day If not dressed in a recognisable book character all pupils MUST be in uniform.

Harry Potter Trip 2019

February 12, 2019
After the success of last year’s trip, The Cedars Academy is again arranging an educational trip to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter on Thursday 6th June 2019. The day will…

Year 8 Parents' Evening Letter

January 30, 2019
I would like to invite you to attend our Year 8 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 13 February 2019 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. This is an important evening and provides you with an opportunity to speak with sub…

Classics for All in Leicester January 2019

January 29, 2019
This film shows the work of the Leicester Classics Network, supported by Classics for All. Featuring the University of Leicester and several local schools, teachers and pupils talk about the impact o…

New Bridge across the A6

January 29, 2019
The construction of the new bridge across the A6 is officially completed & now open for use. The construction of the new bridge has made it safer for Cedars pupils to get to school.

Letter to Parents December 2018

December 14, 2018
Please click here to view the end of term letter for December 2018.

Certificates for exams taken in Summer 2018

November 19, 2018
Certificates for exams taken in Summer 2018 are now available to collect from the main reception.   These must be collected in person, or a letter of authority will be required to allow a family membe…

Star Pupils at The Cedars Academy

October 22, 2018
Two pupils at The Cedars Academy achieved some of the highest grades in the country. Ella Fox, 16 gained three 9’s one of only 2050 pupils in the country to gain the top grades in the new harder Maths…

Elite Athlete’s Visit

October 22, 2018
On Wednesday 4th October, our students experienced an amazing opportunity that all our Year 11 GCSE PE students were involved in. The PE department organised an elite athlete: GB Hammer Thrower – Tayl…