The Cedars Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
238
AGES
3 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special converter

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data, ONS
0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(18/01/2023)
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87%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
28.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
5.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
51.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
Ivy Lane
Low Fell
Gateshead
NE9 6QD
01914874595

School Description

Pupils thrive at Cedars Academy. All pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils and students attend at one of the two sites. These have been designed to best meet pupils’ individual needs. School leaders have designed pathways which reflect the very different needs of the pupils. This helps teachers to plan teaching and learning to best meet the needs of all pupils. Staff have extremely detailed knowledge of each pupil and student and have developed strong, caring relationships with them all. Most pupils behave exceptionally well. They move around the school calmly and with great respect. There are some pupils who have specific needs which lead them to struggle with self-regulation. Staff respond to these pupils with skill and patience, supporting them to learn how to better regulate themselves. Bullying is rare. Records show that when it does happen, staff act quickly to stop it. This helps pupils to feel safe in school. Pupils trust the adults who work with them. They feel that they can always go to an adult if they need support with a concern. Staff support pupils with SEND skilfully. Pupils who find communication difficult are well supported in their interactions with staff. Pupils rise to the high expectations that adults have for them. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school. Many parents made similar comments about the school, such as one parent who said, ‘I think the staff at the school make a huge effort to support every child to do their best, according to their own individual needs and challenges.’

The Cedars Academy Parent Reviews



84% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 13% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 23% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 52% Agree 32% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 74% Strongly Agree 6% Agree 6% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 6% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>74, "strongly_agree"=>6, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 19% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 13% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 23% Strongly Agree 42% Agree 16% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 3% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>23, "strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 68% Agree 13% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 39% Agree 26% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 13% Don't Know 19% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>19} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 26% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 29% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 13% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 26% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 81% Agree 19% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>81, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 19% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023
Yes 84% No 16% {"yes"=>84, "no"=>16} Figures based on 31 responses up to 23-01-2023

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