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

Past pupil receives apprentice of the year at Leeds United

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Cardinal Heenan would like to say a massive congratulations to Oliver Casey, past pupil, who this week received apprentice of the year at Leeds United. Oliver signed his professional contract for the club earlier in the season and it looks like he's going from strength to strength! We wish him...

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Thanks to Dr Hagerty and The Rhodes Trust

Friday, 29 March 2019

Thank you to Dr Hagerty for presenting a cheque for £1500 on behalf of the Rhodes Trust. This money allowed us to install two Basketball Hoops.

Dr Hagerty began his teaching career on the site where chchs stands and was the first Headteacher that Mr Kelly ever worked for.

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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Momo Info

Friday, 01 March 2019

MOMO Online Safety Guide for Parents


Recently, the Momo Challenge has been covered extensively in the news and the disfigured avatar has been popping up all over the internet.

Please see the information guide for parents.

In line with all online safety advice we would suggest that parents are...

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Year 11 Examination Preparation Evening

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

An information evening is being held on Thursday 14 March at 7pm in the School Hall to support Year 11 parents and pupils in preparation for the examinations.


For more information follow the link here

GCSE English Language Mock Exams. Dates for the diary

Monday, 25 February 2019

GCSE English Language Mock Exams. Dates for the diary:

7th March: AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 (Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing)

15th March: AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 (Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives)

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