About our Students

Description of the School and Demographics: January 2018
Cedars Academy is a 3-19 special school serving Gateshead, and a few places out of borough when requested.
Pupils can join the school at any point in their school life, although the majority of admissions take place in primary and KS3.
January 2018: out of the 167 pupils on roll, 58 in KS1&2, 82 in KS3&4, and 27 in KS5; 23% of school population are girls.
We have a growing number of students on roll; our numbers have doubled in the last five years, resulting in plans for increased and improved accommodation both at our school site in Low Fell and a newly established Post 16 provision, 'Cedars College', at Walker Terrace, in the centre of Gateshead.
The majority of our pupils have a moderate learning difficulty combined with specific communication difficulties, and many of our pupils have associated difficulties such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, or other specific Learning Difficulties:

Primary Need (Banding Allocation) identified as:

13% Sensory, Physical or Medical need
19% Social, Emotional and Mental Health need
7% Communication need
30% Autistic Spectrum Condition
31% Cognition & Learning need