Summer

 

The school is now closed for summer.  Have a safe and happy holiday.

GCSE results will be available in school from 10.00am on Thursday 23 August.  (GCSE results will NOT be issued to telephone callers.)  

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

New Year 7 Pupils: Download the recommended holiday reading list Here

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

School News

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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Serbian Adventure

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Austin Bowler, Year 9, has spent 10 days in Serbia after being selected to attend an elite training camp and tournament hosted by the professional basketball team Red Star Belgrade.  Austin travelled with the City of Leeds Under 18 Academy, for whom he plays.  The boys participated in a...

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Bradford Bulls

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Two of our Year 11 pupils, Isaac Coleman and Ciaran Dickinson, are amongst six recruits who have just signed contracts for the Bradford Bulls Under-19 squad.

The newspaper photograph titled ‘Six of the Best’ shows Ciaran Dickinson (far left) and Isaac Coleman (far right).  Bradford Bulls...

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Farewell and Welcome

Thursday, 19 July 2018

At the end of term we say goodbye to a number of staff: Mrs Banks is leaving after five years’ service as a highly effective teacher of religious education at Cardinal Heenan.  She has been instrumental in achieving excellent public examination results in RE.  Mrs Wild, Progress Learning Centre...

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