New Year 7 enrolment evening
Monday 16th July

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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

Argon, New Science Magazine

Friday, 13 July 2018

Pupils who attend our Science Club at lunchtimes have written and produced the first issue of Argon, a new science magazine.  Congratulations to all our young scientists in Years 7 to 10 on an entertaining, informative, erudite publication.  Editor Ciara Aveyard, Year 10, rightly describes the...

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Sylvia Wright’s 80th Birthday

Friday, 13 July 2018

Special thanks to Emily Caulfield, Elisa Darcy, Aoife Donnelly and Ciara Grieve who helped with a coffee morning to raise funds for the Sylvia Wright Trust at The Queen’s Hall this week. Our pupils assisted with refreshments and helped with the raffle. The event was an activity to mark Sylvia’s...

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Celebrating Reading Day, Monday 16 July

Friday, 13 July 2018

Cardinal Heenan staff and students will engage in our Celebrating Reading Day on Monday 16 July.  All departments in school will be running events to promote literacy and a love of reading.  This year’s visiting authors are:

Alan Gibbons: Back by popular demand, this highly engaging author will...

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Reward Days: Tuesday 17 July and Wednesday 18 July

Friday, 13 July 2018

The school is holding two activity days next week to reward pupils for their good behaviour and to raise funds to support our chosen charities, The Sylvia Wright Trust and St. Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.  

On Tuesday 17 July and Wednesday 18 July 2018 our pupils will be involved a talent show and...

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Information Evening on Monday 16 July

Friday, 13 July 2018

All parents and carers of pupils starting Year 7 in September are invited to an Information Evening on Monday 16 July, the main purpose of which is to share information about your child’s move to Cardinal Heenan and to outline the way in which you need to be involved in your child’s education...

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School Uniform

Friday, 13 July 2018

It is a requirement that all pupils wear the school uniform.  Our uniform suppliers are The School Uniform Shop and APC Clothing.  The school’s expectations and uniform requirements may be found in the Dress for Success booklet here


End of Term on Friday 20 July

Friday, 13 July 2018

Next Friday, 20 July, we will mark the end of another successful year with a Mass of Thanksgiving for the whole school.  Pupils will not be required to bring school bags on the last day of term. Please note the early closure.  School buses will leave at 1.25pm.


Argon, New Science Magazine

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Pupils who attend our Science Club at lunchtimes have written and produced the first issue of Argon, their new science magazine.  Congratulations to all our young scientists in Years 7 to 10 on an entertaining, informative, erudite publication.  Editor Ciara Aveyard, Year 10, rightly describes...

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