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.
In November 2017, the Lionheart Academies Trust launched Cedars Martin Sixth Form.
Cedars Martin combines the excellence in provision and teaching from both The Cedars Academy and Martin High School, forming a state of the art Sixth Form College in Birstall, Leicestershire. We pride ourselves in enriching the lives of our Post-16 students both academically and holistically, whilst ensuring they are fully equipped with life-long skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of Higher Education and the ever-evolving workplace.
Our vision for ‘Academic Excellence and Holistic Development’ means we are ambitious and aspirational for our students and staff, and fiercely committed to equality of opportunity. We expect students to strive for academic success, aiming for top performing universities and to go above and beyond to realise their full potential.
Students in the sixth form can expect to be taught by expert teachers in small groups where they will be supported and challenged to make rapid progress and meet exacting high standards. Students have access to excellent resources and facilities across two sites including the Palmer Tomkinson Centre which is our Post 16 Hub.
The Cedars Martin Sixth Form is committed to the holistic development of every student. Both The Cedars Academy and Martin High School have a small school ethos, where personalised learning and pastoral care is at the heart of the school. This continues to be the ethos within our combined Sixth Form.