Current News

Our virtual launch

Join the virtual launch taking place via Zoom on Wednesday 21 October at 6pm, to meet the school team, hear about the school’s journey to date, key updates on plans for the school, what lies ahead of the opening next year and, most importantly, get answers to any questions you may have. For more information, click here

Progress update – July 2020

We are pleased to confirm that plans for the opening of The Cavendish School, the new special free school for young people with autism, are progressing well. 

If you are interested in finding out more about The Cavendish School, we are holding a series of small, socially distanced group visits for prospective students and parents, as well as professionals, to the site, where you will have the opportunity to see the plans, meet members of the senior team and get answers to any questions you may have. For more information, click here

Coronavirus Update

Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed changes in our lives and those of our children that we would never have thought possible and have had to adapt to at an astonishing pace. We have seen our schools and teachers respond with energy, commitment, kindness and love. I’m sure many parents share my experience of reading with my children messages from school that crossed the physical distance between us and made us feel closer as a school community than ever.

For many of us, our daily lives are focused on meeting the pressing needs of our families, friends and neighbours or carrying out vital roles in society. However, some of us have time we can give to looking ahead to the time when our children are again able to go to school – to learn together, to play, to share ideas and to rebuild our school communities.

The Cavendish School team are still meeting and still planning. Of course, we have many uncertainties and many challenges to face, but we remain committed to doing everything we can to get The Cavendish School built and ready for the first pupils as soon as possible.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be letting you know about recent developments – it’s been a busy year for The Cavendish School and The Morris Education Trust already!

Julie Bailey, Chair of The Cavendish School Local Governing Body

Julie Bailey

Additional Funding & Opening

Additional funding for the Cavendish School has been approved to allow us to open a school catering for an increased capacity of 80 students.  We are delighted to confirm that the school is now scheduled for completion in time to open in September 2021.

Welcome to The Cavendish School

The Cavendish School will be a special free school dedicated to children with autism. We will cater for 80 young people aged 7 to 19 (Year 3 to 13) in a newly constructed building on the site of Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire. We received approval for the school in April 2017 and are working towards an opening date of September 2021.

The Cavendish School is part of the Morris Education Trust, which was constituted in October 2016 with the aim of forming a local family of cross-phase/setting schools in Cambridgeshire. The Trust website is at:

We hope that this website gives you an insight into this new special school and we would love to hear from you with any thoughts and suggestions so please do get in touch or join our mailing list.