Cardinal Heenan

Cardinal Heenan

Catholic High School

Mission Statement and School Prayer
Mission Statement and School Prayer

Our Mission Statement

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” or “Truth”. 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 build a relationship with 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 


The School Prayer

Almighty God, you have gathered us together as members of one body.
Grant that we may realise our responsibilities to one another,
And may truth, honour and kindness abound among us.

Bless all past members of this school community
And grant eternal rest to those who have died.

Help us to build on the best traditions we have inherited
And to hand on to those who come after us the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.

May your blessing rest upon our work,
May your name be honoured in our midst
And your peace guard our hearts.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.