Cardinal Heenan

Catholic High School

Transition Events
Transition Events

The importance of a smooth transition between primary school and high school cannot be underestimated. Cardinal Heenan provides a comprehensive transition programme which is reviewed each year so that our students enter our community feeling safe, cared for and able to continue to make academic progress.
To Cardinal Heenan, transition isn’t just about making sure the curriculum continues at an appropriate level, but about developing the Catholic Values that have begun to be instilled in our students at home and in their primary education. Our job in transition starts early on in primary with events such as those listed below:


Confirmed Event Dates

Event Confirmed Dates Year groups/Key stages
Familiarisation day 25 June 2020 6
Taster Day - Holy Name, St Paul's and St Augustines 6 July 2020 5
Taster Day - (IHOM, Holy Rosary, Sacred Heart, St Urban’s 7 July 2020 5
Sports Day 2 July 2020 4


Planned Event Dates

Event Approximate Dates Year groups/Key stages
Primary school PE lessons taking place at Cardinal Heenan location All year all
Leeds Rhinos foundation festivals Termly KS2
Girls 5-a-side football varies KS2
Cross Country Events November KS2
Leeds Catholic Schools Skipping Competition March KS2
Ambassadors event July 6
Science Challenge Event July 3, 4, 5

Year 7 start the school year on a varied timetable from the rest of the school to allow them time to settle in to how the school runs day to day. It also allows time for our pastoral team (including Tutors) to begin to build long lasting relationships that will continue to strengthen until the students leave us 5 years later.