The Cedars Academy

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Ivy Lane
Low Fell
Gateshead
NE9 6QD
01914874595
Pupils
180
Ages
3 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(20/9/17)
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84%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
26.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
3%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
45.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals
1%
NATIONAL AVG. 12%
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school provides education for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, between the ages of three and 19. At the time of the inspection, there were no children in the early years. Since the previous inspection, the current headteacher and a new chair of the Inspection report: The Cedars Academy, 19–20 September 2017 Page 10 of 13 governing body have taken up post. The school’s senior and middle leadership teams have been restructured to meet the changing needs of the school. The school’s pupil population, following a decline, is rising again steadily. There is an increase in the proportion of pupils who have primary needs relating to autistic spectrum disorder and social, emotional and mental health needs. The school provides education for sixth-form students on a separate site. The proportion of pupils coming from disadvantaged backgrounds is significantly higher than the national average.

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