Cedars Upper School
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|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.
Since September 2018 the school has become a component of the multi-academy Chiltern Learning Trust. In April 2019 it was announced that French and German A Levels would be cut "due to limited uptake, making them “nonviable”.
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. In September 2018, the vertical tutoring system was removed and replaced with horizontal tutoring, with the houses being replaced by the year groups and upper and lower sixth being combined.
The former houses were named after the patron saints of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; George, Andrew, Patrick and David
- 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)
- Oliver Duff (editor), Editor since 2013 of the i (newspaper).
- 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 Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 23 October 2008
- Ofsted Inspection Report 2006[permanent dead link], accessed 23 October 2008
- Sheila Meekums - The history of Leighton Middle School
- https://secure.ssatrust.org.uk/registration/schoolsearch.aspx?id=8204011[permanent dead link] Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
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- Devlin, Amanda (9 October 2013). "Superhero vs a super waste of our money!". Leighton Buzzard Observer. Retrieved 11 April 2014.