Headteacher's Welcome

Cardinal Heenan is a happy, secure, caring Catholic school where pupils are cherished and challenged to achieve. 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. We teach the importance of moral values and showing consideration for others. This is a modern school embracing a strong Catholic ethos, commitment to high academic standards and respect for all.

We provide

• intellectually challenging teaching
• a work-centred environment
• high standards consistently applied in the classroom
• clear rules governing behaviour
• homework for all pupils set regularly
• marking of pupils' work promptly and constructively by teachers
• regular formal examination practice
• frequent monitoring of progress
• defined academic goals
• strong partnership with parents
• extra-curricular activities and enrichment

My role as Headteacher is to lead the school towards outstanding so that our pupils have the best possible opportunities to succeed, whatever their starting point. I am passionate about education and its ability to make a difference. Every young person is precious and has many God-given gifts and talents: some obvious, others not yet known. I am ambitious for every pupil who enters the school. I am supported by a committed, talented staff who share this vision, know our pupils’ capabilities and support them to meet challenging targets. Our mission is to find and develop all our gifts so that every pupil shines with joy, confidence and success.

P Whelan

Headteacher

 

Best Ever GCSE Results at Cardinal Heenan

School News

School Open Day: Thanks for Your Support

Friday, 13 October 2017

I felt privileged to be part of the Cardinal Heenan Open Day last Saturday.  I have worked in many schools over a long careeer, yet I have never been part of such a vibrant, joyous, active school occasion. Over 1,000 visitors came through our doors and were welcomed by 250 pupil guides and...

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Top Rating for Cardinal Heenan

Friday, 13 October 2017

The government’s new interim school performance tables were published yesterday.  Cardinal Heenan is placed in the top 18% of schools nationally by the key Progress 8 measure.  This splendid outcome is a consequence of the strong partnership of pupils, parents and staff.  It results from a great...

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Apply Now for Next September

Friday, 13 October 2017

Parents of children now in Year 6 at primary school who wish to apply for a place for their child at Cardinal Heenan next September should apply online now at 

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Admissions-Secondary-School.aspx

A completed Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is also...

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Information Evening for Year 9 Parents and Pupils: 7.00pm on Wednesday 18 October

Friday, 13 October 2017

Parents of pupils in Year 9 are invited to a meeting next Wednesday which will advise on how parents may provide support for pupils following courses which lead to the new GCSEs and other examinations.  Curriculum Leaders for English and Mathematics will speak briefly about the demands of new...

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Year 11 Skills Building Day

Friday, 13 October 2017

All our Year 11 pupils will take part a day of skills building activities next Monday, 16 October.  This will include a focus on study skills and revision strategies in preparation for mock examinations, assistance in making post-16 education applications, writing personal statements and...

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Year 11 Information Evening

Friday, 13 October 2017

Thank you to all the parents of Year 11 pupils who attended the information meeting yesterday evening.  The session gave parents important information about mock examinations, revision preparation and coursework deadlines.   Advice was offered about how to support pupils at home, as well as the...

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Half Term

Friday, 13 October 2017

The school closes for half term at 3.15pm next Friday, 20 October, and re-opens to pupils at 8.55am on Monday 30 October.

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