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 Cavendish.

Cavendish High is an outstanding 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 during 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.

All 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 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 even more please call us, on 01928 561 706, to make an appointment. 

Mrs Elaine Haver

Principal Head Teacher



School Closure Update - 04/01/21

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DFE Helpline

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Stay at Home Advice

Stay at Home advice, issued by the Government, which is as follows: If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) or anyone in your...

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School Contacts in event of school closure

Elaine Haver (Principal Headteacher) PHT@chs.academy John Munro (Acting Deputy Headteacher) john.munro@chs.academy Carole Howard (Chair of...

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Home School Activities

The DfE have worked with a range of organisations to create these resources:
a list of  online education resources for children with SEND...

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National Guidance

Please follow the   links  below Government Guidance   NHS Guidance   DFE Guidance  

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Social Distancing for vulnerable groups guidance

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

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Managing children's anxiety

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Contact Numbers if you need help

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Free School Meal Vouchers

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Letters to Parents

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