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A statutory notice has been issued to close the Cedar Centre Community Special School from July 2018.

This is part of the Local Authority's changes to SEND provision in Brighton and Hove. 

Click the links below for more information.


Special School and PRU Reorganisation Newsletter

Click the logo above for the latest news from the Local Authority on the development of the new hubs for special needs and alternative provision education.

Welcome to cedar centre school

Cedar Centre, situated in Hollingdean, Brighton is a school for pupils aged 6 -16 with complex needs. We cater for a large range of pupil needs, including: moderate learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, ADHD, mental health and medical needs. We personalise learning to meet the individual needs of the pupils and place a high emphasis on developing young people's personal progress. We have a dedicated staff team and work alongside a range of other professionals to ensure our young people can transfer successfully to post 16 provision. Pupils undertake a range of accreditation both at Cedar Centre and other providers


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Cedar Centre is part of the CDP Federation of 3 complex needs schools in Brighton and Hove working collaboratively with Patcham House and Downs Park to provide high quality education to pupils with complex needs across the city.

Admission to Cedar Centre is for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of special educational needs.

If you would like to come and visit our school please contact the school office on (01273) 558622 or contact office@cedarcentre.brighton-hove.sch.uk. For more details regarding our admission process please see our admissions page.


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Welcome to Cedar Centre School

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ofsted report

The school's most recent Ofsted inspection was in November 2013; the Ofsted Report is available here. This good result was achieved by the hard work and support of all the staff, students and their families.




Important Information for Parents/Carers

term dates 2017/2018

Please click below for Brighton & Hove school term dates  including Cedar Centre Inset days, and Brighton and Hove school term dates for 2017-18. 

term Dates 2017 2018

Bad weather procedure

In the event that school has to be closed because of bad weather, parents and carers will be informed as follows:

  • Notice on the school website
  • Messages on Heart Radio 
  • Inclusion on the closed schools list on the Argus website
  • Text via Teacher to Parents

​We will use the same systems to notify parents and carers of continuing closure and of the date of school reopening

If the school has to close due to worsening weather conditions, the text messaging service will be used to inform parents and carers. For pupils' safety, they will not be released to go home unless parents/carers have given permission for them to do so.


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