"Good for outcomes, Good for teaching, learning and assessment, Good for personal development, behaviour and welfare, Good for 6th form, Good for leadership and management - Ofsted 2017"

Cedars Upper School

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"Teachers model how to achieve high quality outcomes." Challenge Partners Review 2019

All Year 8 students and their parents/carers who are interested in learning more about
our school are invited to our Open Evening on Thursday 26 September from
6.00pm to 9.00pm.
There will be presentations from the Headteacher in the theatre at 6.15pm and 7.15pm.
The rest of the evening will provide an opportunity to see the school’s facilities, watch
demonstration lessons and talk to current students and staff.


Welcome to the Cedars Upper School website. We are a proud community of established, expert staff and inspiring, aspirational and curious young learners who work together to ensure we are a caring and supportive place to learn. We are proud of our successful history which illustrates an enriching academic and extra-curricular experience for all our students.

Our curriculum is designed to excite and challenge all students' interests, empowering them to achieve excellence through academic and practical subjects. "Achieving Excellence" is underpinned by our Quality First principles. These outline our commitment to providing an inspiring education, which supports and develops all students' needs and interests. We are entering into an exciting phase which sees us expanding our use of new technologies, further developing our academic success which sees our students flourish in areas such as additional maths and triple science and achieve outstanding results in art, drama and music.

An important part of being a Cedars Upper School student is the understanding that learning is lifelong and takes many forms. We encourage all of our students, from Year 9-13, to take part in the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer: Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, World Challenge expeditions, competing in a wide range of sports, national maths competitions, liaisons with world class universities and fashion, dance and theatrical performances. These opportunities are supported by our excellent facilities, including the full sized 3G pitch, an Apple Mac suite and recently refurbished science laboratories.

A real testament to the positive and supportive learning environment at Cedars Upper School is the number of our students who choose to stay with us and study for their A Levels. The sixth form achieved excellent results in 2018, with the highest average point score per entry in Central Bedfordshire. Our post-16 success is further highlighted through our Football Academy partnership with Luton Town, where aspiring footballers study for three A Levels, while playing in national competitions.

"At Cedars there is a real ethos of community and nurture within the school that is immediately evident." Safeguarding Audit 2019

We are always pleased to show interested students and parents around our school to showcase our successes and give a real everyday sense of what it means to learn at Cedars. Every year many students from out of catchment join us. If you are interested in visiting please contact the Head's PA on hpunter@cedarsupper.org.uk. We look forward to welcoming you.








"Relationships at the school, both between staff and students and between students, are very strong." Challenge Partners Review 2019

"Students trust staff and respond well to teachers' enthusiasm. Their behaviour and attitudes towards learning are strong." Challenge Partners Review 2019

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