Cavendish C of E VC Primary School

Welcome to our website


We warmly encourage all prospective parents to come and visit us in our school. Set in a Victorian building and lovely grounds, including our Forest School area; with a dedicated Reception suite and 4 additional classrooms, children grow and flourish. Please contact us, details below, to arrange a visit. Details of applying for a school place and the application process can be found on our admissions page (located under the information tab). We look forward to meeting you. 

The village of Cavendish itself is a rich curriculum.  We believe that our school is an asset and focus for the community.  Our approach is cross-curricular, with an emphasis on high quality activities which inspire children to ask questions and engage fully in their learning. As our children grow up we encourage them to look at their environment, culture and heritage, and so understand their part in contributing to the development of their community, and the wider world.

The Staff and Governors of Cavendish School believe that children’s learning and development is affected by their experiences both within and outside school.  We understand and accept the importance of good relationships between the school and home and take pride in our close home-school liaison and the informal daily contact with parents.  We stress the family feeling within the school, whilst the contribution and co-operation of each individual is highly valued. We encourage each child to participate fully, show compassion and consideration, and achieve their very best.

In June 2017 the school was rated "good" by Ofsted. "Under the calm and assured leadership of the headteacher, pupils at Cavendish Church of England Primary School develop into confident, reflective and your team ensure that pupils receive high-quality learning activities.....". You can view the full report here.

As a Church of England School, we are also inspected under the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Framework (SIAMS). In June 2015 the school was awarded "Outstanding" in the SIAMS inspection ."The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Cavendish as a Church of England school are outstanding".     You can view the full report here. 

The school is situated on the edge of the village green, with open fields behind, and a large play area, built of natural wood in front. It is a Victorian building built in 1863 as an all age school.  Later it became a 5-11 primary school and then a 5-9 school. Recently it has returned to a 4-11 primary school. A large extension, designed to blend sympathetically with the original building, was completed in December 1993.  Further extensions followed in 2007 and 2010. There are now four classrooms, two outside courtyards, a children's kitchen, and a large hall which includes the school library. Our grounds have been developed for a range of activities and uses, and include a gazebo, pavillion, children's vegetable beds, wildlife area, woodland habitat and a quiet area for spiritual reflection. The grounds have been further extended in 2014 to include a dedicated sports field.

From September 2011 nursery aged children may attend school on a full-time basis.  Pupils leave us after their 11th birthday. They then move on to secondary education.

Printed copies of any of the information on this website are available free of charge. Please request this via the school office. In addition all items are available in larger print, or can be discussed with your child's teacher.

*We are looking for school governors! Click here to find out more.*

School Uniform        Download school uniform order form here.  The form includes details of prices and sizes available.


Mission Statement

We are a Church of England School with a Christian ethos.
We aim to help our children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
We aim to create an ethos of well-being through good relationships between all.
We encourage an eager questioning outlook on life.
We have high expectations of our children.
We place emphasis on individual and group approaches to learning.
We provide an artistic and musical appreciation in our children.
Contact Us

Head Teacher & SENCO -
Miss Cheryl Wass    

Bursar & Secretary -
Ms Nadia Fenn   

Telephone -
01787 280279    


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