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 received the following notification:

"We are delighted to inform you that your school's application for accreditations of transforming practice in 'Climate for learning' and 'Leadership through moral purpose' have been successful.

 This means that your school has met the highest standards of the Framework for Exceptional Education and that your work in this area is amongst the most effective practice nationally.

Congratulations to you and all your colleagues on this achievement."


We are also currently working towards a number of other Awards and Quality Marks:

Rights Respecting Schools Award - GOLD

Best Practice with Teaching Assistant Award 

Leading Parent Partnership Award



Our wonderful students and staff are currently working on a variety of projects and working towards gaining more awards and accreditation for all of the hard work we do at Cavendish.  

  • Three of our amazing students have won a prestigious award as part of the Liverpool Hope Story Writing project. We are very proud of their efforts. You can read their fabulous story below. 

  • You may have seen in the local news the Signing Project that one of our amazing KS4 students, Lyla, has started.  Lyla has set herself a target of teaching sign language to 100 different businesses.  She has already been out and about in the area to start delivering the classes.  If you would like Lyla to teach some sign language to your business please do get in touch with us at school.                  To read all about Lyla's project click here - Signing Project 

  • We have an Eco Council and are working towards the ECO Schools Award. 

  • Post-16 students have :

    • worked on the Mencap Employ Me programme and also the Around the World Challenge.

    • worked with SENDiASS on a consultation on young people's views on Halton services.

    • Worked with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Halton supported internships to continue to look at supporting our students with their lives beyond the academy.

  • We worked on the GUAG project explored how sustainable development goals can be used to create excitement and practical action in schools, promoting sustainability and embedding it within school curricula. This was in conjunction with partners from Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, Hungary and Austria.

  • We represented England on the AGES project – a gender equality project.  Two of our amazing teachers, Paula Burke & Donna Tofts, have had the opportunity to present on the work our students have been doing at European Conferences in Portugal & Hungary.  Read all about the project here: AGES Project


These are the awards we already hold:

  • The National Nurturing Schools Award,
  • Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award 
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Gold Mark.