The new school year begins at 8:55am on Tuesday 4 September for all pupils.

Applications for secondary school places in Leeds for 2019 are now open.
Applications should be submitted using the Leeds online system before the closing date of 31 October 2018. Parents applying to Cardinal Heenan also need to submit a completed SIF form to the school by 31 October.

The Cardinal Heenan Open Day will be held on Saturday 6 October from 11.00am to 1.30pm. All Welcome.

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

Free School Meals

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Your child may be entitled to free school meals no matter what year they are in which could save you £420 per year per child.

You are entitled to free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and...
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Excellent GCSE Results at Cardinal Heenan

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Pupils at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Leeds, are celebrating excellent GCSE results.

68% of pupils gained good passes (grades 9 to 4) in five subjects including English and Maths.  72% achieved a good pass in both English and Maths.  More than one in five of all the grades awarded to...

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GCSE Examination Results 2018

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Leeds

E Abdul 9 (6); T Aisam 9 (5); F Akter 10 (10); T Amores 10 (10); R Angstmann 9 (9); T Archer 9; G Armitage 10 (10); A Barcenilla 10 (10); H Bellamy 10 (10); N Benddif 8 (3); V Besa 9 (9); S Blenkinsop 9 (8); B Boam 10 (10); R Booth 9 (7); N...

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Consultation Outcome

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Following the recent consultation, the school has a new Mission Statement, as follows: 

John Carmel Heenan (1905-1975) was Bishop of Leeds, Archbishop of Liverpool and Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.  This school is a living tribute to a very faithful servant of God.  We are proud to bear...

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Fares Increase on School Buses

Thursday, 19 July 2018

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has just announced that, from the start of next term in September 2018, there will be a fares increase on school bus services contracted by the Combined Authority, including Mybus (yellow bus) services.   On the majority of services, a flat single fare will be...

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Awaiting the Results

Thursday, 19 July 2018

GCSE results will be available in school from 10.00am on Thursday 23 August.  Where parents have requested that results are sent by post, these will be posted by first class mail on publication day, Thursday 23 August.  GCSE results will NOT be issued to telephone callers under any...

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Cricket Champions

Thursday, 19 July 2018

The Year 7 cricket team has finished top of the Leeds cricket league after travelling to second placed Roundhay High School for the playoff final last Friday. 


Having beaten teams such as GSAL and Allerton High along the way, the boys were in good form going in to the match.  After winning the...

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Opera North

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Congratulations to three of our pupils who have been performing at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, and at Leeds Art Gallery this month.  Kathryn Swallow, Year 7, Bronte McCann, Year 8, and Connor Clark, Year 9, are members of Opera North Young Voices.  The ensemble presented...

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