Cedars Upper School
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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.
The school became a specialist Mathematics and Computing College in September 2006, and due to the specialism, the school also became a Microsoft Sponsored School. The school then converted to academy status in September 2011.
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
- Cedars Upper School 2008 Prospectus, accessed 23 October 2008
- Ofsted Inspection Report 2006, accessed 23 October 2008
- Sheila Meekums - The history of Leighton Middle School
- https://secure.ssatrust.org.uk/registration/schoolsearch.aspx?id=8204011 Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
- Devlin, Amanda (9 October 2013). "Superhero vs a super waste of our money!". Leighton Buzzard Observer. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
- Phipps, Claire (2006-07-04). "Couldn't do better". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
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