Cedar Primary Support Base, Woollam Crescent.  AL3 6EJ.

Cedars is a purpose built centre, opened in the summer of 2019, which lies at our Woollam Crescent, Links Academy site in St Albans. We provide 2 terms of education for young people aged 5-11 years old with SEMH needs, or who could be permanently excluded or at risk of permanent exclusion from their school. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, within a supportive, nurturing environment.  All students are known and valued as individuals and are helped to achieve their potential.

The characteristics that we aim to develop in our students are those of respect, resilience and responsibility, which are the values of our Character School ethos, whilst still aiming for them to fulfil their potential academically. We help them to overcome their barriers to learning and to support them in their next educational steps.

At Cedars we aim to establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are heard when they have a worry or concern. Safeguarding is of paramount importance at Cedars, and feeling safe and secure are the most important aspects of the centre. Cedars ensures students know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.

The staff ratio at Cedars is very high, allowing us to help all the students as much as they need, while always being mindful to develop their independence to allow a successful transition back to their mainstream school.

The Cedars PSB Application Deadline and Panel Meeting Dates: 

  • Application Deadline: 3rd November 2023
  • Panel Meeting: 16th November 2023
  • Application Deadline: 1st March 2024
  • Panel Meeting: 14th March 2024
  • Application Deadline: 7th June 2024
  • Panel Meeting: 20th June 2024

All referrals for Cedars Primary Support Base must be fully completed and sent to: admin@linksacademy.herts.sch.uk

Cedars Outreach Referral Forms

Cedars Primary Support Base offers Tier 3 Outreach Support tailored to an individual child in the DSPL7 area, who presents with significant behaviours or is at risk of permanent exclusion.

Cedars Outreach usually requires the school to have previously received Tier 1 or 2 support for the young person but this is subject to a case assessment.

Referrals to the Cedars Outreach Team can be made by completing the Single Service Request and Assessment and Progress forms. Please see forms below.

All referrals for targeted Cedars Outreach support must be fully completed, including a parent’s/carer’s signature and sent to: admin@linksacademy.herts.sch.uk

To contact our Cedars Outreach Team:


Outreach Referral Forms

Cedars PSB Referral Forms