Cardinal Heenan

Catholic High School

Admissions Overview
Admissions Overview

Choosing a school is undoubtedly one of the most significant decisions that you as a parent will make. We welcome prospective families to this section of our website where you will find all of the key information needed to make your application. Please take the time to read through the policies and FAQs below.
We hope you find our website to also provide you with a feel for the amazing opportunities attending Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School offers and keep up to date with current events by checking our Twitter account.
Alongside open days and school visiting times please do contact the school with any queries regarding becoming a member of our community or if you have any further questions about the admissions process.

Frequently asked admissions questions
Please click below to find links to the answers to some of our most frequently asked admissions questions.

Parents must register their secondary school preferences online with the education authority between 1 August and 31 October by going to
Please make sure you list Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School as one of your preferences.
​You must also complete the Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School supplementary information form (SIF). If your child attends one of the primary feeder schools you can either send the SIF to that school or send it to Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School by 31 October 2019 (For Year 7 entry September 2020).

Admissions outside the normal admission round: Applications should be made to Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School and will be dealt with by the admission authority of the school, i.e. the governing body. If there is more than one application for an available place the governors will make their decision using the oversubscription criteria listed in the appropriate policy for the year group. Unsuccessful applications will be given reasons related to the oversubscription criteria and will be advised of their rights to appeal the governors’ decision to an independent appeal panel.

We are proud to have a community that strive to meet the aims of our mission statement. For more information about what happens at Cardinal Heenan on a day to day basis please take time to make your way through our website and read our prospectus. We hope that it gives you a flavour of our school.

When there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria relevant to the particular year group. By applying to this school parents, or carers, are declaring their support for the aims and ethos of the school.

Cardinal Heenan has a comprehensive transition programme. We also facilitate an open day (usually in October) and facilitate times for parent tours during the school day. For more information on any of these please contact the school via email or telephone.

31 October is the deadline for applications for Year 7 Entry the following September. Offers go out on 1st March. All deadlines are set by Leeds City Council, further deadlines (including appeals) can be found here.

More information on our school buses can be found in the Admissions section under bus routes.

Defined Area Maps.

Defined Area Maps - Cardinal Heenan defined area consists of the following primary school defined areas: Holy Name, Holy Rosary & St Anne’s, Immaculate Heart, Sacred Heart, St Augustine’s, St Paul’s and St Urban’s.

 Holy Name Defined Area.pdfDownload
 Leeds Holy Rosary & St Annes Defined Area.pdfDownload
 Leeds Sacred Heart & St Urbans Defined Area.pdfDownload
 Leeds St Pauls Immaculate Heart & St Augustines Defined Area.pdfDownload
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