Are the teachers nice?
Yes, the teachers are lovely! Some of the teachers have been at Cavendish for many years. They will all look after you and help you when you start.
What time does school open and what time does school start
The School doors will be open from 8:20am and you will need to be in your tutor room by 8:40am.
How many lessons per day will I have?
There will be five, one hour, lessons each day and a tutor time session in the morning. You will have a two-week timetable. Each day you will have a different mix of subjects.
What extra-curricular clubs do we run and outside activities
There is a wide range of clubs and activities and these are shared with you in tutor time and on the notice boards around the school. Clubs range from Sports, Music, Drama, Computing, Maths and Homework support. We also offer various school trips that include Skiing, a visit to New York and Morfa Bay in Wales. We also take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Are the tutor groups mixed year groups?
No, tutor groups are made up of only pupils in year 7. We will have 6 tutor groups. There will be a mixture of pupils from different primary schools so you should hopefully be with one or two of your friends.
Can I be with my friends in my tutor group?
Yes, you can be with one or two of your friends in your tutor group. You will be asked the names of your friends before you start.
Do we get lots of homework?
There will be homework set for each subject over a two-week period. There is a manageable amount set and teachers give you an idea of how much time you should be spending on each piece. If you find you are being set too much or not enough you can speak to your class teacher or tutor.
Do you need a computer for homework?
Not all homework tasks are set on the computer but if they are you can ask your class teacher for a paper copy of the homework.
What sports can I take part in?
The PE department strives to give you the best experience possible and we try to cover as many sports as we can on our curriculum. We also try to enter teams in every inter-school competition.
How will I know where my classes are located? Will I have a map?
You will get used to the layout of the school quite quickly. You will go to most of your lessons as a tutor group and stay together. There will be times when you get lost and all the staff and pupils will help you find your way. Maps can be given out if you require one.
Will my primary school teacher tell you all about me?
Yes, we will get some information from your primary school teachers about your character and some of your likes and dislikes. However, Cavendish is a chance for you to start fresh and be the best version of yourself.
Am I allowed to bring my phone to school?
Yes you are allowed to bring your phone into school but we ask that you take full responsibility for it should it be lost or damaged. Phones are not allowed to be used around the school building but can be used at break and lunchtimes outside. Phones should be placed on silent or turned off when in the school building.
How do I buy my school dinners? Are they nice?
At Cavendish, we use a cashless catering system; there are two payment points in school. You enter your pin number (that you will be given when you start) and place your money onto your account. When you visit the canteen, you will select your food and enter your pin number at the cash desk. Your parents can top up your account from home. If you receive free school meals, the money will automatically be placed onto your account. There is a range of different food that you can purchase and there is a menu that is available on the school website.