Welcome to Cavendish Close Junior Academy

I am delighted to be the new Principal at Cavendish Close Junior Academy, I have worked there since 2003. I started as a class teacher then went on to be the Deputy Principal for a number of years. I am very passionate about Cavendish Close and believe we are offering the children the best education possible, we have worked collectively to improve the provision for all our pupils giving them every opportunity to succeed now and in the future. 

 I am extremely proud the progress we have made in particular: 

  • The significant 24% improvement in Year 6 outcomes for pupils.  These improvements mean that we are in-line with national expectations for the first time in the recent history of the school.  This is a fantastic achievement and a result of improved curriculum provision...

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Overall Attendance

Weekly Target


Current Achievement


COVID-19 Response 

Our Academy is committed to keeping everyone safe during these challenging times caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. At this time, we are doing all that is reasonably possible to protect our staff, children and their families. We have taken a range of measures to ensure that we are compliant with all government recommendations.

We encourage all children who are well to come to school every day. Please support us by adhering social distancing and wearing a face covering when dropping off or collecting your child.

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To view the Trust's response to COVID-19 please click here.

Nelson St Philip's CE Primary School

Deborah Drive, Chaddesen, Derby DE21 4RJ

Mrs Clair Goodwin: Office Manager

Mrs Michelle Tague: Principal

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