Cavendish School
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Special school
11 - 16
Other independent special school

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Lady Gomm House
58 Hawkstone Road
SE16 2PA

School Description

Pupils arrive at the school after a difficult time in mainstream education. Typically, their attendance has been poor. They have big gaps in their learning. Many pupils lack confidence. Pupils appreciate the small class sizes here. They get help and encouragement from staff. Staff have high expectations of their behaviour and effort. Gradually pupils improve their attendance and attitudes to learning. They make up for lost time. Pupils are safe and secure at school. Incidents of bullying and poor behaviour are rare. When they happen, staff act quickly to investigate and resolve any issues. This means that pupils get a fresh start every day. Staff teach pupils to look after their physical and mental health. Staff and pupils enjoy a healthy lunch together. Pupils benefit from art and emotional well-being therapies. Through the curriculum, pupils understand how to keep themselves safe in the community. For example, they learn about the dangers of knife crime. Pupils broaden their horizons through outings to places of interest, such as the Tate Modern. Leaders arrange access to impartial careers advice and work experience. All of this prepares pupils well for their next steps.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.