Meet the Team – Julie Bailey

Our Chair of Governors, Julie, has been with The Cavendish School since the beginning of the design phase in early 2018. We’ve asked her a few questions to gain a deeper insight into her background and her work: Tell us a bit about your background… I have worked in the education field for a number of years, first starting with …

Meet the Team – Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith recently joined The Cavendish School as our new Deputy Headteacher. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the team and have asked her a few questions so that you can get to know her a little better: Tell us a bit about your background… I have been involved with the autism community for over 10 years, working within mainstream …

In the news: World’s first IB special autism school appoints Deputy Headteacher

We are thrilled to announce that we have officially appointed a new Deputy Headteacher. Having been involved in the autism community for over 10 years, Stephanie Smith joins us having previously worked at Medeshamstede Academy in Peterborough, a similar size school with just over 100 students aged 4 – 16 with autism. Stephanie has already started supporting us as well …

World’s first IB special autism school appoints Deputy Headteacher

The Cavendish School, the world’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) special autism school, opening on the outskirts of Cambridge in Autumn 2021, has appointed Stephanie Smith as its Deputy Headteacher. The Cavendish School will also be Cambridgeshire’s first state maintained special free school for young people with autism, and Stephanie joins having previously worked at Medeshamstede Academy in Peterborough, a similar …

Building work signed off at new special school for young people with autism

The official date for the building work at The Cavendish School, a unique special school for young people with autism, has been set. Commencing on Monday 11 January 2021, The Cavendish School will be built on the south-east side of the existing Impington Village College campus, and will include the erection of one single-storey and one two-storey detached buildings. The …

In the news: Reversing attitudes and championing difference

The ethos of The Cavendish School is one of inclusion and celebration. Providing an educational experience like no other, our students will be welcomed into a holistic, friendly and open learning environment from the moment they first set foot in the school. Judgement and any preconceptions will be left at the school gate as we embark on a journey together …

A world first in Cambridge: IB special autism school to open in 2021

The Cavendish School, the world’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) special autism school is set to open on the outskirts of Cambridge in Autumn 2021. Based in Impington, The Cavendish School will also be Cambridgeshire’s first state maintained special free school provision for young people with autism. Initially admitting up to 40 students in Years 3 to 7, intake at the …

Our virtual launch event

We’re excited to announce that The Cavendish School, the world’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) special autism school is officially set to open on the outskirts of Cambridge in Autumn 2021. Based in Impington, The Cavendish School will also be Cambridgeshire’s first state maintained special free school provision for young people with autism. Join the virtual launch taking place via Zoom on …