The Four Pillars of Learning

Teaching and Learning at Cavendish School is based around our Four Pillars of Learning: Challenge, Engagement, Feedback and Independent Learning. The concept of our pillars is consistent from EYFS through to Year 11, with its success criteria becoming more challenging as pupils mature.

Our pupils and teachers created the pillars in 2016, based on John Hattie’s research on Effect Sizes (a leading researcher of education, who conducted extensive research into the influences of effective teaching and learning). The pillars underpin our:

  • Approach to learning
  • Planning of lessons
  • Reward system and competitions Assemblies
  • Monitoring systems

Pre-School and Reception

Year 1 and 2

Year 3 and 4

Year 5, 6 and Secondary


Grade 4 or above in both English and Maths

After School programs


Entered for a E-BACC set of qualifications in KS4

Years Established

Celebrating Success

The staff and governors of Cavendish wish to congratulate all of our Year 11 pupils for the fantastic GCSE grades they have achieved this year.

The grades that our pupils have achieved are a reflection of their hard work throughout their time at the school and they can rightly feel proud of what they have achieved. They can look forward to the next stage of their education and we wish them well for the future.