Pupils at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Leeds, are celebrating excellent GCSE results.

68% of pupils gained good passes (grades 9 to 4) in five subjects including English and Maths.  72% achieved a good pass in both English and Maths.  More than one in five of all the grades awarded to Cardinal Heenan pupils, across the range of subjects, were grades 9, 8 and 7.

Niamh Cassidy was the school’s top performer, passing seven subjects at grade 9, the top grade, and three at grade 8. 

Six pupils passed all three sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, at grade 9.  They are Benjamin Boam, Heather Bellamy, Niamh Cassidy, Diya Kasamkulam, Zohaib Lateef, Caspar Rea, Shreyaa Sathiyanarayanan and Isabelle Webster.

Star performers in mathematics include six pupils achieving grade 9: Niamh Cassidy, Isabelle Webster, Benjamin Boam, Shreyaa Sathiyanarayanan, Zohaib Lateef and Joshua Zapanta.

Five pupils reached the top grade in English Language: Niamh Cassidy, Ruby Joseph, Cindy Moyo, Caspar Rea and Anhad Wassan.

Headteacher Dominic Kelly said, ‘We are particularly pleased with the school’s strong showing in the key subjects of English, mathematics and science.  Large numbers of pupils have achieved excellent results and made very good progress from their starting points.  Examination successes are due to effective partnerships between teachers, pupils and parents.  Congratulations to all involved and particularly to retiring Headteacher Peter Whelan, who has led the school in attaining these creditable GCSE results.’

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Leeds

E Abdul 9 (6); T Aisam 9 (5); F Akter 10 (10); T Amores 10 (10); R Angstmann 9 (9); T Archer 9; G Armitage 10 (10); A Barcenilla 10 (10); H Bellamy 10 (10); N Benddif 8 (3); V Besa 9 (9); S Blenkinsop 9 (8); B Boam 10 (10); R Booth 9 (7); N Bowman-Wilson 7 (6); C Cariazo 9 (7); N Cassidy 10 (10); E Cavanagh 10 (10); M Cavanagh 8 (4); B Cawthray 9 (7); D Charlesworth 9 (6); N Claassen 9 (9); W Clinnick 9 (9); C Clough 10 (10); I Coleman 10 (10); A Craggs 9 (7); G Da Costa 10 (9); L Dalton 9 (8); M Darley 9 (9); M De Luca-Harvey 10 (4); J Deery 9 (7); L Denison 9 (9); C Dickinson 9 (8); J Doroja 9 (6); O Duffy 9 (5); S Dumdum 10 (10); C Ene 10 (10); D Ewart 10 (6); L Firth 9 (7); O Firth 9 (6); O Flannery 9 (8); J Flynn 5; T Gallo 10 (10); D Gedvilas 10 (10); C Ghosal 9 (8); D Gichia 9 (6); A Gonzalez-Cadiente 9 (7); H Goward 9 (9); C Graham 10 (10); J Grindrod 10 (10); D Groves 9 (8); E Haley 9 (9); E Harkin 9 (9); J Harrington 9 (9); A Hassan 10 (10); D Hepworth 9 (0); T Herrington 10 (10); O Hu 9 (9); M Hudson 9 (8); S Hunt 8 (6); N Hunter 9 (2); J Ingle 9 (4); L Joseph 10 (10); R Joseph 10 (10); D Kasamkulam 10 (10); L Kavanagh 9 (9); J Keane 10 (10); Z Lateef 10 (10); D Lawrenz 9 (4); S Martin 9 (5); S Mastrostefano 9 (8); D Maudson 9 (7); S McCarthy 8 (1); J McDermott 6 (5); K McDermott 3 (3); O McKinney 9 (8); M McWilliams 10 (10); S Midgley 9 (6); M Moilinga 9 (9); G Monkam 9 (7); J Moroney 9 (7); C Moyo 9 (9); L Mulligan 9 (5); P Mulry 9 (8); M Njoya 10 (10); W Nkomo 8 (1); S O'Connor 9 (2); P Ogbe 9 (9); E Ogieva 10 (10); A O'Hara 9 (5); E O'Reilly 9 (9); A Parton 9 (8); K Paterson 9 (3); J Pennington 5 (3); H Phan 10 (10); C Rea 10 (10); S Rea 10 (9); M Roberts 9 (9); C Robinson 9 (5); I Robinson 9 (9); L Roe 9 (7); K Rooney 10 (9); A Ruud 10 (10); S Sathiyanarayanan 10 (10); E Scott 9 (5); N Shah 6 (4); T Shires 10 (8); J Small 10 (10); G Stapleton 9 (6); H Suggitt 9 (2); E Swaddle 10 (9); A Szatkowska 11 (11); S Tafe 9 (1); C Tchokogoue 9 (5); I Todman 10 (10); K Varghese 10 (10); U Ward 9 (9); A Wasson 10 (10); I Webster 10 (10); E Yeboah 8 (0); J Zapanta 10 (10)

The number following each name represents the total number of GCSE passes. The number in brackets shows the passes at grades 9-4.

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 his name.

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.

The Catholic Christian community at Cardinal Heenan

  • helps pupils to know and understand Jesus Christ
  • forms pupils who live the Catholic faith by prayer, sacraments and service
  • makes learning challenging and enjoyable for all so that we will secure the best outcomes and remain lifelong learners who are committed to seeking truth
  • helps all to learn and grow, treating one another with respect and generosity
  • supports parents as the first and most important educators of our children
  • inspires 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
     

Thank you to all the pupils, staff, parents and governors who participated in the discussions.

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 charged (regardless of distance travelled). From 3 September, the changes will be as follows: 

Service type Current fare Fare from 3/9/18
Secondary School Mybus £1.10 £1.25
Secondary School Non-Mybus £1.20 £1.25

On a small number of secondary school services, graduated fares are still charged (fare varies by distance travelled) and they currently vary between 70p and £1.50 per trip. With the exception of the £1.50 fare, these will increase by between 5p and 10p depending on the level of the current fare. The £1.50 fare will not increase.

Money-saving Myday (£2.60) and Under 19 weekly (£10) and monthly (£37) MCard tickets, which can be used on all West Yorkshire bus services, are also available on these services.

Combined Authority will publish this information on their website, wymetro.com/schools, shortly and will be informing parents about the increase in the letter that will accompany their child’s pass in August.  Questions should be addressed to: Debra Bagley, Contracts and Operations Team Leader, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP), Wellington House, 40-50 Wellington Street, Leeds.  LS1 2DE Tel: 251 7427 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 circumstances.  All Year 11 students and their parents are invited to a Presentation Evening in School at 7.30pm on Thursday 22 November when GCSE certificates will be presented.  We look forward to seeing our former students and their parents in November for what is always one of the happiest evenings in the school calendar.

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