Our Purpose, Ethos & Values

Our Purpose

Cavendish School works hard to provide a rich and balanced educational environment which caters for the whole person-academically, vocationally, socially, morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally and environmentally.
We aim to meet the needs of all our students as well as developing their ability to be independent responsible learners. In this way we will raise aspirations, unlock potential and work to achieve excellence through encouraging a “can do” culture which nurtures confident and competent people.

Our Ethos

Our ethos is based on “Every day is a fresh start”. This allows for mistakes to be made and risks taken with learning in an environment that is safe and caring.
We believe that we are all different but all equal and it is our commitment to inclusion, compassion and understanding throughout all aspects of the life and culture of the school

Our Values

Our learning ethos is firmly rooted in our code of conduct and the values which arise from our purpose statement and our ethos. Our goal is that these will permeate every aspect of school life. We will continually measure and evaluate our performance using the code of conduct and the values as our guide.


The school’s most important asset is its people. They were recruited because they are the right people for the job. They are people that are focused on children learning and succeeding. We endeavour to treat them in a way that values them as the school’s most valuable asset.


We value each individual and will protect their right to freedom and choice. We will work actively against discrimination and social exclusion and seek equal opportunities for all. Therefore we will respect the beliefs and practices of people of all faiths and work to ensure that the school provides a welcoming environment for all. We have a commitment to diversity and reflect this in the way we deliver education.

The Environment

We consider it important to respect the school environment and our local community. We all have a commitment to respect the environment through considering sustainability and bio-diversity. We try to exercise wisdom, integrity and responsibility in the use of all the resources around us.