Details of future public events will be shared here when they are confirmed.

Community drop-in sessions:

We will be delighted to welcome anyone from the local community to a regular discussion forum. We hope to be available to answer questions and share ideas on the first Thursday of the month in Impington Sports Centre cafe from 6-8pm.

Pinpoint Conference:

On Thursday 5 March The Cavendish School will have a stand at the Pinpoint Conference in St Ives.  We will be delighted to see you if you would like to find out more information about The Cavendish School.  Entry is free and the event is open from 10am -2pm.

Past events

Information Drop-in event:

This is an exciting opportunity to view drawings and 3D digital models of the proposal for the new Cavendish School. This will be an opportunity to discuss proposals with the project managers/team and representatives of the trust.

Time: 3pm-7pm
Date 2nd July
Address: Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9LX

Discussion Forum:

This event has now passed, please see ‘Summary of Presentations’, the Presentations and the ‘Q & A Document’ for more on the evening. 

Designing educational environments for children and young people with autism

Date: Monday 15 October from 4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: Impington Village College Main Hall

Full Programme and Speakers

We would love to see you at this event for teachers, practitioners, researchers and families. The outline programme is:

1. Keynote Speaker: giving a personal perspective on education

2. Focus sessions: a choice of 3 sessions each with speakers and a panel discussion.

a. Legal, moral and ethical environments

b. Social environments

c. Learning environments

3. Designing for the Future: what is the future of education for children and young people with autism?

4. Question and Answer session

To register for tickets please follow this eventbrite link:

Further details about the forum will be sent out nearer the date once you have registered.

If you are unable to attend the forum but would like to receive copies of the Q&A afterwards then please email

Drop in sessions:  19 July 2016

On Tuesday 19 July there will be informal drop-in sessions for parents of young people with ASC who are interested in the new school proposal.  This will be an opportunity to ask questions and to share your thoughts and experiences. (There is no need to attend the whole session – you can just drop in at a time to suit you.)

Tuesday 19 July, 2 – 3.30pm or 7.30 – 9pm
Carnegie Room at Impington Village College.  Please go to the main school reception on arrival.

Launch Event:  24 June 2016

Our first public event to introduce the new school proposal took place on 24 June and was attended by over 100 people. The evening included a performance of Living with Luke, an original piece of theatre which charts the relationship between a dad and his son with autistic spectrum condition. The play is based on blogs of Danson Thunderbolt, and we thank Steve and Debbie Hannam for sharing their story with us.  The play represents the experience of one family, and we invite other families to share their thoughts so that they can help to inform plans.

This was be the first of many events that are planned in relation to the proposed new school.  To be kept up to date please join the mailing list.