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The Cavendish School Sixth Form

At The Cavendish Sixth Form Centre, we strive to ensure that you have everything you need to achieve your ambitions. Whether you’re looking to progress to university or go on to get a job, we have a highly-qualified, motivated and committed staff team who are dedicated to helping you get there.The Cavendish School Sixth Form provides an exciting, stimulating and challenging environment for learning. Results have significantly improved over the last 5 years and we aim to keep improving every year. This progress was recognised in the 2017 Ofsted inspection where the Sixth Form was graded as "Good" noting that, "Students make progress in line with national performance".Head students


Cavendish is a welcoming school, with a proud reputation for strong community relationships both in school and outside. We have our own separate Post 16 Study Centre where tutorials, lessons and assemblies take place. The study area has 25 computers with a working area, the common room and café are available at break and lunchtimes for relaxing which is led by year 13 students with all funds going towards their prom.

We are mindful of the transition from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 and have a team of Tutors and Learning Mentors to support the students. Indeed, this is highlighted as a key strength in the school. The 2017 Ofsted report highlights that, “The PSHE programme, including study skills, CV writing and employability weeks, is effective. As such, students are well prepared for the next stage of education or work".

Sixth form staff and learning mentors work hard to raise students’ aspirations. We are proud of the role our sixth form students take in developing these skills such as leadership projects and mentoring younger students, as well as their progress towards their academic qualifications. All sixth form students are expected to participate in these enrichment activities.

Sixth Form ScienceThe Cavendish Sixth Form belongs to the West Dacorum Partnership for Learning which is a consortium of 3 schools that includes The Hemel Hempstead School, and John F Kennedy Catholic School. The Partnership provides a wide range of choice, offering courses in a variety of combinations.

The school is also part of the Dacorum Strategic Area Partnership that consists of the four West Dacorum schools, three East Dacorum schools (Adeyfield, Astley Cooper and Longdean) and Tring and Ashlyns.


Ofsted say:

"The leadership of the sixth form is effective. There is a strong ethos of achievement, students express a 'hope of doing well' and are keen to learn."


"Outcomes in lessons are good, students in the sixth form are doing as well as or better than students nationally."


"Leaders ensure that staff moderate student work accurately. This gives staff a realistic picture of student progress and consequently staff can better support students."


Ofsted, May 2017

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Executive Headteacher: Mr Gary Lewis
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