Cedars Upper School

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Cedars Upper School
Established 1921[1]
Type Academy
Headteacher Steven Palmer
Location Mentmore Road
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7 2AE
England Coordinates: 51°54′29″N 0°40′26″W / 51.907958°N 0.673969°W / 51.907958; -0.673969
DfE number 823/4011
DfE URN 137462 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1300[2]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 13–18
Website School Website

Cedars Upper School is an upper school and sixth form with academy status, located in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England.

History[edit]

The Cedars, location of the school from 1921 to 1973

The school was founded as a grammar school in 1921 in Church Square, at the end of the High Street in Leighton Buzzard. The house was formerly occupied by Mary Norton. In 1973 the school became a comprehensive school and moved to its current location on Mentmore Road. Leighton Middle School was founded at the former location.[1][3]

The school became a specialist Mathematics and Computing College in September 2006,[4] and due to the specialism, the school also became a Microsoft Sponsored School. The school then converted to academy status in September 2011.

Oliver Duff(currently Editor i newspaper) is a former ex-Cedars Upper School student.[5]

Houses[edit]

The school now has five houses named after rivers; Orinoco, Murray, Lena, Danube and Zambezi after the school changed to a vertical tutoring system in 2010.

The former houses were named after the patron saints of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; George, Andrew, Patrick and David

Awards[edit]

  • David Heather, 2006, The Guardian regional award for "Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cedars Upper School 2008 Prospectus, accessed 23 October 2008
  2. ^ Ofsted Inspection Report 2006, accessed 23 October 2008
  3. ^ Sheila Meekums - The history of Leighton Middle School
  4. ^ https://secure.ssatrust.org.uk/registration/schoolsearch.aspx?id=8204011 Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
  5. ^ Devlin, Amanda (9 October 2013). "Superhero vs a super waste of our money!". Leighton Buzzard Observer. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Phipps, Claire (2006-07-04). "Couldn't do better". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 

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