Welcome to Cedars Academy! Below you’ll find some important information regarding your child’s transition to Year 7.

Meet the Cedars Academy Team

Mrs Sanchez, Executive Principal - Video

Mrs Dhameja, Vice Principal- Video

Miss Bunney, Lead Senco - Video

Mrs Davies our Head of Transition -  Video

Mrs Farrell, Student Manager - Video

Mr Khan, Head of Year 7 - Video

Mrs Bish, Form Tutor- Video

Mr Clemett, Form Tutor- Video

Mrs Cragg, Form Tutor - Video

Mr Hill, Form Tutor - Video

Mr Foreman, Form Tutor- Video



Tour the Cedars Academy Site

Our Assistant Principal, Mrs Knaggs, wants to show you around our school! You can watch the tour video here.


School Bus Times and Prices

We use Nigel Jackson Buses to transport your child to school. You can find information on bus times and prices here.


Pupil Premium

If your child is currently entitled to Pupil Premium funding, please contact Craig Patterson on to confirm that your child is registered to continue to receive this funding at the Cedars Academy. You can find out more about Pupil Premium at the Cedars Academy here.


Information for current Year 6 pupils joining the Cedars community in August 2020


Transition Pack

Our transition pack aims to help students feel a little more comfortable and excited about starting their journey with us in August; it includes some tasks to work through with parents/carers, and some key information about transition at the beginning of the academic year. It will also give students the opportunity to start their ‘Hero’s Journey’, using the tools developed at Primary School.

To view our transition pack, click here.


STEPS, SLANT and SHAPE at the Cedars Academy 

Our Vice Principal, Mr Rolfe, wants to introduce you to STEPS, SLANT and SHAPE at the Cedars Academy. You can watch our video here


Poetry with Mr Rolfe 

Our Vice Principal, Mr Rolfe, wants to talk a little about poetry. You can watch our video here


Back to School Evening – TBC September 2020

We hope to invite parents/carers to come and experience life as a true Cedars student, alongside your child. Parents/carers will get the opportunity to attend an assembly, try school meals and complete a range of exciting mini lessons to get a sense of the exciting times that await your child when they join us in Year 7.

Transition Activities


The Speckled Band

The Speckled Band work does contain more grown up themes of death and the supernatural.



Week 1



Week 2

Story Extract



Week 3




19th Century Context

Children may wish to complete this set of lessons before moving onto The Speckled Band.


Week 1



Timeline Activity

Week 2



Week 3




Year 6 Transition Challenges





Mrs. Sanchez, Mrs. Bish and Mrs Shaw are excited to tell you about a new opportunity available for you to join within the Lionheart Academies Trust!  

Our very first "Sing your heart out" Virtual choir!

It will be a bit of fun to unite us in song and lift our spirits!

If you want to get involved, and you are ready to "Sing your heart out!" You will need to do the following:

Step 1: Learn the chosen song for your year group!  

Year 6: Just Sing!

Year 7: Just Sing!

#Singyourheartout! Virtual Choir, "Just Sing!" Track and teaching videos

Step 2: Record just your voice (have the provided backing track playing in your headphones and then sing into any device that can record video;  

Step 3: Send your video as a one drive attachment to the following address: 

By Friday June 26th

We will then work some magic and combine everyone’s recording into a music video to share across the trust. 

Please note: Signing up for this means that you have given permission for this to be used amongst the trust and on the website. 

We look forward to seeing some amazing performances soon!

Transition Challenges

Please click here to view.


Useful Information

Term Dates

Timings of the School Day


SEN and Vulnerable Students