Statement from the Principal

Statement from the Principal

Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is part of the Lionheart Academies Trust. The Trust is led by Beauchamp College, which is steeped in traditions based on academic excellence and holistic development. These are both crucial ingredients in our recipe for success. The high standards and aspirations of our young people coupled with inspirational teaching means pupils at The Cedars Academy demonstrate exceptional achievement. We are proud of the fact that The Cedars Academy has been in the top third of schools in Leicestershire for Progress 8 and results at Key Stage 5 have been outstanding.

We believe that the pupils at The Cedars Academy will make extensive progress. We will rigorously check that all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to achievement. We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.


Laura Sanchez

Executive Principal

At The Cedars Academy, we believe the cornerstones of aspiring to excellence are organisation, discipline and hard work. Our mission is for pupils, regardless of their backgrounds, to make outstanding progress.

We are proud of our successes and the opportunities we provide. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that pupils not only have a rewarding and enjoyable experience of school, but also to ensure that it prepares them for the rigours of future study at GCSE and Post-16. Our close work with our primary partners has enabled us to create a curriculum which builds on prior knowledge and which can be developed to stretch learners.

We want every pupil to feel challenged. We recognise that our brightest learners need opportunities to push them further. Whether this be through using our expertise 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 lecturer to complete a thesis, designed to inspire and prepare pupils to apply for Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.


Maher Rashid