Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our school community. Whether you are already a member of the Cardinal Heenan family, considering joining us as a pupil, a prospective parent or would like to work here, we hope that you will sense the warmth of our vibrant community.

Cardinal Heenan is a well-established, thriving Catholic school with a reputation for the very highest standards, outstanding pupils and exceptional staff.  We instill a love of learning inspired by high quality teaching which develops individual strengths and talents.  We encourage and celebrate creativity, original thinking, imagination, effort and achievement.  

Our Catholic ethos is at the centre of all that we do. We wear the word Veritas (Truth) on our school blazers in memory of St Thomas Aquinas. He lived a life of prayer and study which led him to the Dominican Order, whose motto is Veritas.  He sought truth wherever it could be found and burned with the desire to know the one truth, God, which gives meaning to all truths. We seek to nurture the spiritual development of each individual pupil.  We teach the importance of moral values and showing consideration for others.

Pupils who are prepared to work hard will find Cardinal Heenan a supportive and challenging environment. We have the highest expectations of all our pupils and believe that everyone deserves the very best possible support to realise their dreams and ambitions. We aim to develop self-confidence in all pupils so that they can achieve their potential, regardless of their ability, and remain lifelong learners who are committed to seeking truth. In the words of our mission statement, we ‘inspire excellence by encouraging every individual to be the person that God calls us to be, in preparation for this life and the life to come’.

If you wish to find out more about Cardinal Heenan, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help.

D Kelly


School News

Consultation on Admission Arrangements for September 2020

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

All schools are required to consult regarding their proposed admissions arrangements for the following year before they are determined and published.

Please find herewith a copy of the proposed Admissions Criteria for Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School for 2020 – 2021.

Please send any comments...

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Congratulations to Oliver!!

Friday, 16 November 2018

We would like to say a massive congratulations to one of our ex-pupils, Oliver Casey, for signing a professional contract with Leeds United. A lifelong Leeds United fan, Oliver has worked hard to achieve his dream job! Since leaving school he has been a full time member of their academy and has...

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Newly elected Student Council

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Our newly elected Student Council



Year 11 Information Evening for parents

Friday, 12 October 2018

The presentation from the Year 11 Information Evening for parents is available below.

Year 9 Parent's Information Evening

Friday, 12 October 2018

The presentation from the Year 9 Information Evening for parents is available below.

Holidays During Term Time

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Taking pupils out of school during term time for holidays is not allowed. Requests for leave can only be granted by schools if there are exceptional circumstances, and holidays are not considered exceptional. Requests for leave must also be made to the school in advance, as the Department for...

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Author Visits to School

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

M.A. Griffin – 4/10/18

Year 9 pupils were involved in an author talk from M.A. (Martin) Griffin.  He read extracts from his new novel, Payback, and spoke to pupils about the best place to start a story to have maximum impact on the reader.  He shared his ‘What? So what?  Then what?’ technique...

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Black History Month

Thursday, 04 October 2018

In the run up to Black History Month, pupils at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School have taken part in the Leeds Black History Walk, run by local actor and writer, Joe Williams.

Joe Williams is a Leeds born actor/writer and visiting fellow at the University of Leeds. Over four decades, with a...

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