Welcome to the Cedars Academy! We are part of the Lionheart Academies Trust, a Leicestershire-based Multi Academies Trust steeped in traditions of academic excellence and holistic development. We are extremely proud of the high standards and aspirations of our young people which, coupled with inspirational teaching, means pupils show a positive attitude to their learning. Through working hard and aspiring to excellence, we achieve the best possible outcomes for our pupils. It is these high standards that have placed the Cedars Academy in the top third of schools in Leicestershire for Progress 8.
We want every pupil to aspire to excellence. We recognise that our aspirational learners need opportunities to progress. Whether this be through inspirational teaching of the GCSE and A-level curriculum, or through working closely with our STEM partners on programmes which place a strong emphasis on exploring STEM career routes. We also work with the Brilliant Club, offering our most able pupils the opportunity to study with a University to complete a thesis, designed to inspire and prepare pupils to apply for prestigious universities. It is these high standards which lead to attainment in all areas.
At the Cedars Academy, we seek to remove any barriers to attainment. Inspirational teaching allows students to make progress in their learning, whilst our high standards ensure pupils achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all that we do, each and every pupil will succeed
We are committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from our staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives. We are a driven institution where pupils’ success lies at the core of all planning. We are aspirational, bold and ambitious for pupils’ futures.
At the Cedars Academy, our mission is for pupils, regardless of their backgrounds, to make outstanding progress. We are committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence. Moreover, inspirational teaching, coupled with vibrant and exciting extra-curricular opportunities, ensures our pupils aspire to excellence in all that they do. These key values put pupil success at the core of our work.
We’re so excited that you’ll be joining The Cedars Academy as one of our new Year 7s; here you will find all the information you will need.
Ready? Here we go…
We can’t wait for you to join us in August 2022! We know that this is a big step for you to leave Primary School and get ready to join us at Secondary School, so we want to put you at ease and prepare you as best we can.
So, we have put together a booklet with useful information and activities that you can have a go at before you join us. You will receive a paper copy to complete, but you can also download and print one using the link below.
We’re part of the Lionheart Academies Trust, a family of 11 schools around Leicestershire and Kath Kelly, the CEO, would like to welcome you to the Lionheart Family too.
During each week at school, you’ll get to see the Principal, Mr Rolfe, and Mrs Sanchez, at assembly or in the corridors, however, someone else you’ll get to know is Mrs Philpot, Head of Year 7. She will ensure you settle in well and stay with you throughout your year 7 journey.
Hear what our current students have to say about life and learning at The Cedars Academy.
This is what your typical day will look like in year 7. Your day will be split into five lessons, with a morning break and lunchtime to relax, meet friends and make new ones.
Here’s an example of what your timetable could look like. We’ll give you your actual timetable when you start at school and be on hand to help you find your classrooms until you get to know your way around.
Now on to something very important – fashion! Well, maybe not quite, but uniform is definitely an important part of school life. It helps all our students belong to The Cedars Academy community and we love seeing our students dressed so smartly every day. So, what will you need to wear?
You will need to wear a blue school blazer with our school emblem, a white stiff collared shirt and a school tie, with a black or grey knee length skirt or black or grey tailored trousers. You can wear shoes or trainers, however they must be all black.
Uniform is ordered through Schoolwear Solutions. Please find out more about your uniform here.
There’s lots of other support and information that will ensure you have the best possible education during your time with us at The Cedars Academy, which you may or may not need, including SEND.
We are committed to helping you fulfil your potential, which is why we organise our teaching to meet your needs. So, if you require extra support, our learning support assistants will work with you, to help you become an independent and resilient learner. If you’d like to learn more, you can do so here.
Here are our top tips for getting ‘Secondary School Ready’ so you’re ready and raring to go. See you soon!
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