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Welcome to Cedar House School

  • 7-18 yrs
  • Day, Boarding
  • Boys & Girls
  • Good Provider

About Cedar House School

Cedar House School is an independent specialist day and residential school, providing high quality education and care for boys and girls. Based in Bentham, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils exhibiting Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, alongside a range of other associated conditions.

A big warm welcome to our website

At Cedar House School we pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of education and care for all of our pupils. We have established our reputation through working closely with parents, carers and other agencies to ensure that we are able to adapt programmes to meet individual needs.

All pupils are given the opportunities to discover and develop their talents in order to reach their full potential. The excellent facilities on offer, both on the school site and in the wider community, enable pupils to access a range of meaningful learning experiences which encourage them to explore the world around them.

We welcome visits from parents, carers, local authorities and other agencies, so please contact us for further information.

Head Teacher, Stephen Salt

Take a virtual tour

Our unique school environment is the perfect backdrop for teaching and learning.

Press play to take a tour of our inspirational learning environment and listen to the head teacher talk about the comprehensive facilities, learning opportunities this brings and the supportive staff team.

To take a full tour of our school please contact us directly.

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We have officially partnered with the Johan Cruyff Foundation, which was set up by one of the world’s greatest sporting icons. The aim of the organisation is to support and develop sports activities for children and young people all over the world. 

The school’s state of the art Cruyff Court, is an all-weather pitch which supports small group sports, including football, basketball, volleyball and netball, and an additional grassed field area. The aim of the space is where pupils can grow, make friends and improve their mental health. 

Aims and ethos

We are committed to providing our pupils with a happy, nurturing and motivating atmosphere for them to enjoy their learning and where they are encouraged to reach their potential.

We are dedicated to

  • Achieving the highest quality education and nurturing care so that every pupil can achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Developing positive relationships between school, home and the wider community.
  • Providing a happy, positive, secure and caring environment.
  • Offering a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum.

Our school at a glance

Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils with high staff ratios and additional pastoral and academic support.

Dedicated Nurture Group helps pupils to engage with learning in a highly specialised classroom.

Dedicated family liaison to enable consistent communication with parents and carers and to support induction for new pupils.

In-school Educational Psychologist, Art Therapist, Mental Health Practitioners, Holistic Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and a Psychology Assistant, with additional access to the wider Witherslack Group Clinical Team.

Awards and accreditations

Our children's homes

When required, we are able to provide a complete 52 week wrap around care through our Witherslack Group partner children’s homes.

What makes our school unique?

From our tailored curriculum to exploring the news that has us jumping for joy, start your search to explore what makes us truly unique.

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, The UK’s leading education provider for children and young people with special educational needs, as evidenced by sector leading Ofsted judgements and our unmatched placement stability, school attendance and outcomes for young people.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Find out more about our Group here

Make an enquiry

Whether you are interested in your child attending our school or just want to know more information about our offer, contact our team.

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