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Cedar Road Primary School

At Cedar Road we are committed to being an inclusive school, providing the best possible standard of education for every child.


The pupils have the opportunity to choose extracurricular activities.

These vary from term to term.

Please speak to the school office if you would like more information.

From time to time we are able to have visiting sports coaches from local teams for soccer, rugby, tennis, basketball and cricket. The children are given opportunities to experience live theatre and music through groups visiting school and trips to the theatre. Children are also taken on class trips as part of their studies and there is an opportunity for a residential experience.


At Cedar Road we offer a breakfast club and an after school club.

These are run by Oscars Out of School Club, who  give parents more flexibility with their working hours. For more information about their before and after-school care please contact the school office.

Cedar Road School works hard with parents and children to ensure a smooth transition at key points of a child’s school life, especially upon arrival in Reception and leaving to attend Secondary School.

We have close links with all the necessary outside agencies involved with children’s successful progression through school. We can help with advice on who to contact for any problems for which parents may need outside help.

We recognise that our parents and community are an important and rich resource. If you can offer any help or service that you feel would benefit our school, please get in touch with us. Likewise, if you feel that there is anything that we can do for you or the community we serve, please tell us.

As a David Ross Education Trust Academy, we believe that enrichment can help to raise academic standards, enhance performance and teach life skills that will equip our pupils for an ever-changing world.

Primary enrichment gives students the chance to participate in activities that supplement learning and enable them to broaden their skills and experiences, identify talent and enhance it.

What sort of skills does enrichment teach?

  • Determination to succeed
  • Teamwork
  • Winning and losing with grace
  • Respect for others
  • Tolerance
  • Confidence in yourself
  • A sense of fun and enjoyment
  • Creativity
  • Focus and attitude
  • Health benefits

Academies across the Trust are encouraged to work collaboratively to make the most of the opportunities on offer.

Extended School Day Enrichment Programme

At Cedar Road Primary School we offer an Extended School Day Enrichment Programme. This consists of staff-led clubs and external providers. Staff-led clubs are free of charge and change throughout the year to ensure a wide variety of choice, such  as art, coding, choir, sewing, table tennis and multi-skills.  They run from 3:30-4:30. 


In addition to this, we offer a variety of externally provided clubs which have a small charge. The sessions run before and after school. 

Clubs may include:

  • Science 
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Basketball 
  • Performing arts. 

and many more. Full details can be found on our weekly newsletter. 

Partnerships with Theatre

 Over the past few years Cedar Road, and other DRET Northamptonshire schools, have been developing their partnership with the The Royal & Derngate Theatre and The Corby Cube. This has included workshops within our schools, participating in the Shakespeare Schools Festivals, participating in DRET Music Festivals and working with the Northern Ballet.


Our most recent opportunities include:

  • KS2 Residential trips to  Whitmoor Lakes and Kings Park. 
  • Nevill Holt Farm: A working farm available to our schools for day trips or camping overnight. 
  • Specific musical instrument whole class lessons led by Northamptonshire Music Services.
  • KS2 Swimming  - All of our children have been swimming with a qualified swimming instructor.
  • DRET Primary Cup
  • STEAM events at Northampton University 
  • Author visit- GR Dix
  • Local arts visits
  • Life bus

For further information about the enrichment opportunities that are on offer please contact:


Head Office:
01476 566 801