In 2016, the Department for Education approved the Trust’s application to open a free school.
This application has the full support of the Cambridgeshire County Council.
As part of this planning process, we have a legal obligation to consult interested parties on whether the Secretary of State should sign a Funding Agreement with Eastern Learning Alliance which will enable The Cavendish School to open.
The Funding Agreement is a contract that details key aspects of the Trust’s responsibilities and how the school must function, such as how it abides by the Admissions Code and SEN Code of Conduct. It also outlines the circumstances in which the Secretary of State can intervene should the school’s performance be considered unacceptable.