Cedars Upper School
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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 four houses named after rivers; Orinoco, Lena, Danube and Zambezi after the school changed to a vertical tutoring system in 2010. In September 2016, the Murray house was removed.
The former houses were named after the patron saints of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; George, Andrew, Patrick and David
- Christopher Barnett, Headmaster since 1991 of Whitgift School
- Helen Boaden, Director of BBC Radio since 2013, Director from 2004-13 of BBC News, Controller from 2000-04 of BBC Radio 4 (also attended school in Ipswich)
- John Gadd CBE, Chairman from 1973-77 of the Eastern Gas Board, and from 1977-88 of the North Thames Gas Board
- Jane Griffiths (politician), Labour MP from 1997-2005 of Reading East
- Julie Hilling, Labour MP from 2010-15 of Bolton West
- Derek Reid, mycologist
- Martin Shirley CBE FRSB, Director from 2006-10 of the Institute for Animal Health
- 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
- Phipps, Claire (2006-07-04). "Couldn't do better". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
- Devlin, Amanda (9 October 2013). "Superhero vs a super waste of our money!". Leighton Buzzard Observer. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
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