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The Cavendish School Ethos

“Committed to achieving our personal best”

The Cavendish School is proud to be an all-ability community school.  Within a safe, supportive and challenging learning environment we want our students to aim high and be happy. We seek to meet all their academic, cultural and emotional needs.

The school’s main aim is to develop our students’ full potential, helping them mature into successful, caring, resilient and respectful young people. 

All members of our very welcoming school community, whether students, staff or Governors, are “committed to achieving our personal best”.  Therefore,

  • We expect high standards of behaviour, attendance, appearance, effort and commitment of all members of that community.
  • We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, expert teaching, valuable enrichment activities and high quality careers advice; these help students develop confidence, independence and a love of learning, and prepare them well for adult life.
  • We provide a high level of support for all students, whatever their talents or ability, in the pursuit of their chosen goals.
  • We offer outstanding pastoral care so that our students engage with the curriculum, make good progress and enjoy what the school has to offer.   
  • We establish strong partnerships with parents/carers and the wider community.

We are proud of our students, and recognise their effort and individual achievements by regularly celebrating their successes in all aspects of school life. We remember our original connection with the prestigious Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge and are inspired by its record of discovery and innovation.


Ofsted say:

"The school programme of themes for the week in assemblies, tutor periods and life skills lessons prepares students well for life in modern Britain. These themes include, for example, respect for individuals, democratic values and the rule of law. Students' wider personal development is also enhanced by a well-planned programme of visits and visiting speakers, where topics such as cyber-bullying, racism and extremism are discussed."


"Students move throughout the school in a calm and orderly manner showing a good degree of regard for the buildings, for each other, and for staff. They show good self-discipline in entering and leaving the school grounds. As a result, the school is a harmonious community."


"Staff, parents and students alike say how well students enjoy being at the school."



Ofsted, May 2015



The Cavendish School
Executive Headteacher: Mr Gary Lewis
Warners End Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3DW
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