Welcome to

Cavendish High Academy

May I take this opportunity to say hello and offer you a very warm welcome on behalf of all at The Cavendish High Academy.

Cavendish High is a school for young people with special educational needs, aged 11-19 years. We are an ever progressing school that chose to convert to Academy status in 2014. The school is designated for students with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) with SLD. Other special educational needs may be considered through an Education, Health and Care Plan on an individual basis. Our students all have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).

We have high expectations of all our young people and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to achieve and be successful. We offer a range of learning pathways through our bespoke, relevant, flexible and exciting curricula.

Our staff are highly skilled and committed to ensuring our young people have the best possible foundation to journey on into adulthood. The journey is a joint collaboration between the students, their families & or carers and the school. By working together we can secure a better future for all our young people.

We hope that you find the website informative and that it gives you a greater understanding of what we have to offer.

If you wish to visit us to find out more about what our school can offer please call us, on 01928 561 706, to make an appointment. 

Mrs Elaine Haver

Principal Head Teacher









Policies & Documents

The Cavendish High Academy policies and a range of documents that must be published by the Academy can be accessed from this page. Please note if...

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Cost of Living Crisis

Affordable Food Halton’s social supermarkets  are open to all, offering reduced priced food and household items: Queens Pantry: Queens Avenue...

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Online Safety


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Parent Notices

Dear Parents & Carers, Cost-of-Living Payment Many parent/carers are feeling a bit lost over when each cost-of-living payment will be made...

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Useful Links

activehalton.co.uk http://www.sense.org.uk

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Parental Responsibility Guidance

Please find below a link to updated guidance for Schools on Parental Responsibility from the Department of Education, this is the latest guidance...

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Times of the School Day

Children arrive at school from 9am and access breakfast clubs during tutor group time followed by registration at 9:15, with the majority of lessons...

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Term Dates & INSET days

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Mission Statement / Aims

The Cavendish High Academy Ethos & Values The Cavendish High Academy respects the dignity and worth of each individual pupil. Through a caring and...

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School Organisation and Staffing Senior leadership Team
Principal Head Teacher  
3 Assistant Principal Head Teachers
School Business Manager...

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Safeguarding & Child Protection

Safeguarding & Child Protection Our first concern is the safety and welfare of our children. In most cases this involves helping people to...

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Our Approach to the Curriculum At Cavendish we aim to provide a curriculum that meets the needs of all our children and young adults offering a...

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Speech and Language Therapy

  Speech and Language therapy at Cavendish is coordinated by Chatterbug.  Chatterbug have been commissioned by the Local Authority and Clinical...

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The Cavendish High Academy was last inspected by Ofsted on 27th & 28th June 2023. This was the second ungraded inspection since the school became an...

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Awards & Projects

The Cavendish High Academy is a SSAT Leading Edge School.  We are currently working on the Exceptional Education Framework and are very happy to have...

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