At Cedar Park School we are working together to develop our children as happy, safe and successful learners that are able to grow in confidence, are motivated and take an independent lead in their own learning journey. Our school values of excellence, respect, responsibility, co-operation, kindness and perseverance form the basis on which we plan interesting and exciting learning opportunities across the curriculum. We feel very proud of our children and our school environment. Visitors to our school regularly comment on the calm and caring atmosphere and the evident enthusiasm the children show in their learning. As a staff we place a strong emphasis on supporting children’s personal development and well-being and pride ourselves in the fact that children enjoy coming to school.
Cedar Park is a one form entry primary school situated in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire. The school is organised in classes by age and we have our own Nursery class which operates throughout the academic year (mornings only). Each class has a named class teacher and at least one additional adult employed to support children in their learning. The school is very well resourced, with excellent outside learning areas, ICT facilities across the school, our own indoor swimming pool, a well-stocked library and sheltered grounds.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection (April 2015) recognised that:
“Cedar Park provides an effective setting for pupils to learn. Pupils of all abilities achieve well because teaching meets their needs. Pupils' attainment at the end of KS1 is consistently above average. Good progress continues in KS2 and pupils reach above average levels in reading, writing and mathematics. Children in the early years make good progress because of effective teaching and well-organised provision. pupils' good behavior and attitudes to learning are a major strength of the school. pupils are very proud of their school.”
Whilst staff and Governors are very proud of what we have achieved, our overall aim remains... to be outstanding in all areas of our work. Cedar Park is a forward-looking school where we strive for high standards in all that we do. We aim for each day to be an exciting one, providing a wide range of experiences and opportunities for children to learn more about themselves and the world around them. We are all committed to our Mission Statement:
“working together to be the best we can”
and have high expectations of ourselves and the children we work with.
We are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and provide a full range of extra-curricular activities where children can have fun, develop new skills and take part in events with children from other local schools. We are supported extremely well by the Friends of Cedar Park School and are very grateful for the effort that they put in to organising family events and improving opportunities for everyone here. Our school website is a way of maintaining good communication with parents, children and our local community. Visits to the school are welcome and as a staff we are always pleased to meet with parents and to help in any way that we can.
With best wishes,
Mrs Helen Gow