"An ethos that
intellectual curiosity." Ofsted

"Excellent relations between staff and pupils ensure that lessons proceed in a purposeful atmosphere of mutual respect and good humour." Ofsted

"A lively programme of trips, visiting speakers and extra-curricular studies." Ofsted

"The teaching fires pupils’ enthusiasm, sets high expectations and challenges them to think and learn for themselves." Ofsted

Sixth Form is where students can develop their love of learning and their desire for personal fulfilment.

The Catholic ethos and unique character development programme runs through all aspects of school life.
Independent Education with a Catholic Ethos for Boys 11-18


Welcome to The Cedars School, independent education with a Catholic ethos for boys aged 11-18. Combining a rigorous academic curriculum with an outstanding personalised tutorial system, our rich and varied co-curricular programme ensures that boys receive an all-round education.
At the heart of the school is the idea of personal growth: helping each boy to acquire the moral, intellectual and social virtues that are so important for a happy and fulfilled life, within a framework of Catholic principles. Our aim is to work in partnership with parents to help each boy grow into the best young man that he can become.
To discuss a Cedars education for your son, please get in touch and I would be delighted to meet you and show you around our wonderful school.

Robert Teague


The Eudaimonia Programme underpins the entire Cedars curriculum. It is not just another set of lessons but rather a way of learning, studying and thinking, an approach which takes the interconnectednesss of knowledge seriously.

Click the cover to read our Eudamonia booklet.

The Cedars School Football Tournament

The Cedars School Under 10’s – Seven a Side Football Tournament took place on Thursday 22 March 2018. A fantastic...
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Hilary Term Concert

The Hilary Term Concert played to an appreciative audience on Wednesday 21 March 2018 which was held at The Cedars....
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Cedars School Pupil is elected as Croydon Young Mayor

We were delighted to hear that our pupil William Awomoyi was elected as Croydon’s first ever Young Mayor on Thursday...
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The Stephen Hawking Foundation Film

We are sad to hear of the death of Professor Stephen Hawking, as the Southwark Archdiocese said:  “RIP Stephen Hawking....
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Cedars Action Group Football

Our new ‘Cedars Action’ group organised a marvellous football tournament on Wednesday evening this week! The event was well attended...
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And we shall have… inter-house snow!

Due to the Arctic weather, we have had to cancel all fixtures this week but this did not stop us...
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Open Days & Visits

The best way to appreciate The Cedars School is to come and visit us. The school’s main Open Day is held in the Autumn. To visit the school at another time, please contact us to find a mutually convenient time.

We welcome applications for
11+, 13+ and Sixth Form entry.

See Admissions for details.

Robert Teague

Headmaster since 2013 and was Assistant Headteacher at Wallington County Grammar School and Head of Mathematics at Magdalen College School, Oxford.
Robert co-wrote the Cambridge Pre-U specifications in Mathematics & Further Maths and is Senior Research Associate at Thomas More Institute.

School Prospectus

Qualifications are important but education is about so much more.
Our mission is to nurture and develop the individual child so they may grow to live fulfilled and happy lives. Good character and moral integrity have a positive impact on academic performance so character education underpins our academic programme.


Character is what we make of ourselves and the unique Character Development programme at The Cedars School gives pupils the tools to fulfil their true potential and to become the best possible version of themselves.
The essence of character education at The Cedars lies in equipping pupils with the freedom to make the right choices for the right reasons. This ultimately leads to a sense of purpose and deep personal fulfilment. Lessons in character education help pupils to gain an understanding of their emotions and how they can learn to master them. Our programme fosters the development and study of virtues such as sincerity, hard work, order, cheerfulness, generosity and service to others.


  • Good teaching fires pupils’ enthusiasm, sets high expectations and challenges them to think and learn for themselves.

    Ofsted 2014
  • Excellent relations between staff and pupils ensure that lessons proceed in a purposeful atmosphere of mutual respect and good humour.

    Ofsted 2014
  • An ethos that encourages intellectual curiosity and personal freedom based on the virtues of responsibility and service.

    Ofsted 2014
  • The school’s Catholic ethos is evident in the strong spiritual life of the school and the commitment to service.

    Ofsted 2014
  • The curriculum is enriched by a lively programme of trips, visiting speakers and extra-curricular studies.

    Ofsted 2014
In Gaudio Serviamus

May We Serve Joyfully