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.
The Government introduced a Post 16 Bursary Scheme to enable schools and colleges to provide some financial support where a student’s financial circumstances are a barrier to their learning.
Students could be eligible for a Bursary for Students in Vulnerable Groups or a Discretionary Bursary. They must be at least 16 and under 19 on 31st August of each academic year and meet the residency requirements. Please download the policy document which outlines eligibility criteria and documentation required for both types of Bursary.
Please complete the relevant application form (see link below) and hand in or email copies of associated documents to Rhonda Gray in Post 16 Office as soon as possible after admission in September. The closing date for applications will be Friday 17 September 2021. Students who become eligible during the course of the academic year should contact Post 16 Office so that they can make an application for funding based on their new circumstances.
It is important to note that the available fund is limited. The School/College is under no obligation to make payments and failure to comply with the terms of the Attendance Policy and/or the Learner Agreement will result in further funding not being available.
Students who are deemed eligible should be aware that to receive support through the bursary throughout the year:
They must maintain a minimum of 97% attendance
There must be no unauthorised absences during the school day or persistent lateness
They must maintain acceptable levels of behaviour, as outlined in the Learner Agreement
Students who fail to meet the above criteria will be required to meet with a member of the Post 16 team and may have further bursary payments suspended.
The assessment criteria and award level of the vulnerable student bursary is set by the Education Funding Agency. All vulnerable student bursaries will be paid via BACS directly into a student’s bank account provided on the application form.
For discretionary bursaries the school/college will either purchase items on behalf of the student or on rare occasions payments will be made via BACS directly into the student’s bank account upon receiving receipts for any school equipment purchased.
For further information please contact Rhonda Gray, Post 16. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please view the full Policy here.
If you wish to apply for a Bursary please click here.
Further details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund