Pinhoe C of E Primary School

Cedar Tree Federation

Welcome to the Cedar Tree Federation from the Executive Head - Mrs Rachael Saim

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Cedar Tree Federation. I joined the Cedar Tree Federation as Executive Head in September 2021.

Currently, we have two schools in our Federation, Pinhoe C of E Primary School & Nursery and Woodbury C of E School. Both of our schools are Voluntary Aided and we work closely in partnership with the Exeter Diocese, to deliver a high quality education to all pupils underpinned by a strong Christian ethos. Our aim is to grow the Federation and evolve, in order to provide excellence to children who live in Devon.

If you are a school who may be interested in joining our Federation,  please do contact either school office and leave your details. 

What is a Federation?

A Federation is a family of schools, with each school retaining its unique character within its own community; its own name and uniform.

Each school will have a separate Ofsted and Church SIAMS inspections and end of Key Stage 2  performance data is published separately.

The current admissions process will remain the same with children being admitted to each school under their individual Admissions Policy.

Benefits of being a school within a Federation:

  • Sharing experienced and proven senior leadership;

  • Sharing teaching expertise;

  • Access to teaching resources;

  • Increasing opportunities for the children to mix with a wider group both academically and socially;

  • Greater access to a wider range of resources and opportunities to make some savings to reinvest in children’s learning;

  • Joint planning and curriculum development opportunities for staff;

  • Joint professional development  training of staff to impact on children’s’ learning;