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

Change to guidelines for the provision of secondary school bus services

Tuesday, 05 February 2019

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority organises and subsidises a range of school bus services for around 25,000 pupils and students across West Yorkshire. These services are provided where suitable public transport services are not available.

Given ongoing pressure to reduce local authority...

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Student January Focus - Information for Parents

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Happy New Year 2019

At Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, in line with our school mission statement, we work continually to support our young people inspiring all to excellence and in learning to grow in aspiration.

This term we are focusing particularly in achieving this through three key...

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Disruption to the school bus services

Monday, 17 December 2018

To the teachers, children, parents and guardians of Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School,


As you may be aware there has been some disruption to the school bus services causing delays travelling to and from school.

The bus operating company have been faced with some significant challenges due...

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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



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