Cavendish Primary School

Federation Consultation

On this page you will find information about the proposal to federate with Knowleswood Primary School.

You may be aware that Cavendish and Knowleswood primary schools have been working closely together since September with Noreen Dunn as Executive Headteacher. Both schools have greatly benefited from this close partnership although this is currently only a temporary arrangement.

To continue this beneficial partnership, discussions between the Governing Bodies of the two schools have taken place and we are proposing a Federation between the schools. This will formalise the partnership between the two schools and allow staff to be appointed on a permanent basis. This will allow both schools to continue to work together on a formal and permanent basis.

Both schools will remain on their respective sites; the children will attend the same school as before and the schools will retain their own budgets. There will however only be one governing body which will have strategic oversight of both schools.

In the link below is the information for the full statutory consultation process which will commence on Monday 25 February 2019 and end on Friday 12 April 2019 at 5pm. This process is outlined in the linked document which gives greater detail of the proposal and meetings at the respective schools for you to share your views and ask further questions. If you require a paper copy of this document, please contact the school office.

Parents’ Consultation Meetings will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 9.00am and 5.00pm. If you wish to attend please inform the school office.

Consultation responses must be done in writing either direct to the relevant school office or through the Survey Monkey link below.

We believe this to be a very exciting proposal for the future of children’s education in both schools and we hope that you share our enthusiasm.

Upcoming Events

September 20, 2019
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning

    September 20, 2019  8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Cavendish Primary School, Hall Rd, Bradford BD2 2DU, UK

September 25, 2019
  • Year 6 Visit to Blackhills Campsite

    September 25, 2019
    Blackhills Scout Campsite, Lee Ln, Wilsden, Bradford BD16 1UB, UK

    The childrenwill each attend a half-day session:

    Class 6R will leave school at 9.00am returningto school at approximately 13.30pm

  • Class 6C will leave school at 11.30am returningto school at approximately 3.30pm

  • Children in 6R will need to bring their school uniform to get changed into on their return to school.

     The cost ofthis trip is £14.00.

     Please remember ParentPay can be used to make payments. Alternatively, payments can be paid in cash at the school office.

     A packed lunch will be required – no fizzy pop, glass bottles or chocolate bars. If your child is entitled to free school meals, a lunch will be provided. 

    Children will need to come to school wearing suitable clothes for the outdoors e.g.jogging bottoms/leggings, wellingtons/walking shoes and with a waterproof outdoor coat.


    Contact Us

    Hall Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2 2DU
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