Parent/Carer Information

This area of our website contains lots of information that parents and carers may find interesting or helpful.

CEDAR – an online portal to monitor your child’s progress

What is CEDAR?

It’s an online portal that we use to communicate with parents/carers about their child. It contains lots of useful information about your child, including: 

You should login regularly to see how your child is progressing.

How do I create a CEDAR account?

  1. Click on this link to create an account:
  2. In the Parental Email box enter your email address (this needs to be the one you provided during enrolment, if you need to change it, email and in the Student Reference box enter the six numbers under your child’s name on their student ID card. Click the Submit Form button.
  3. An email will be sent to you with a link. Click the link and set a password (it must be at least eight characters in length) to finish creating your account. The link expires after 24 hours. 
  4. You can then access CEDAR at any time using your personal email and password. Log-in here:

Download these instructions as a PDF.

Any problems or questions?

We will be happy to help you. Please email or call 0161 231 9200.

Parent and Carer communication

All the emails and letters we’ve sent to parents/carers so far during the 2021-2022 academic year (and for the 2020-2021 academic year too).

We ask that parents/carers provide more than one emergency contact for their child and let us know if any contact details change. To update your contact details, get in touch by email at or call 0161 231 9200.

Chris Butterfield deals with queries from parents/carers and other members of the public (

Online Safety

The following links provide information about being safe online:

Mental Health Support for Parents/Carers 

The following links provide information and support about mental health:

Apply for Sept 2023

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 January 2023.