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Cardinal Heenan is a happy, caring, thriving and inclusive Catholic school where all pupils are able to realise their potential, take their responsibilities seriously, respect themselves and others, and grow in the love of God.
From their first day here Cardinal Heenan pupils will be motivated, challenged and engaged by high quality teaching and so develop a lifelong love of learning. Pupils, in partnership with school and home, will be active, independent and resilient learners who acknowledge their responsibility in upholding the school’s Catholic Christian values. With the support of exceptional pastoral care and guidance, extra-curricular activities and strong community links, the personal development of all pupils will be outstanding. Pupils will then move on from Cardinal Heenan as confident, global citizens equipped to serve each other, the Church, parents and the wider community.
E A Cox
School Council ElectionsFriday, 20 November 2015
A new school council, consisting of ten pupils, will be elected by pupils in the coming weeks. The new body will represent pupils’ opinions on school matters and raise issues with school leaders. It will meet for the first time before the end of term and then every week to discuss issues and...Read more...
Careers EducationFriday, 20 November 2015
Our pupils have participated enthusiastically in a number of careers education events this month. Many thanks to all the organisations who provided mock careers interviews for Year 10 pupils earlier this week. The interviewers were: Sarah Smith of Sarah Smith Family Law; Carmel Gallagher,...Read more...
Digital DayFriday, 20 November 2015
Pupils in Years 8 and 9 enjoyed BIMA Digital Day on Tuesday 17 November. This is an initiative created by the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) to introduce pupils to the possibility of embarking on a career in digital industries. Digital professionals visited us to give...Read more...
Henry VFriday, 20 November 2015
Yesterday 30 pupils enjoyed an enthralling production of Shakespeare’s Henry V, streamed to our school from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon. It was a thrilling experience of Shakespearean theatre at its very best.
Feedback from Parent Forum MeetingFriday, 20 November 2015
Parents gave their views on reporting pupil achievement and attainment at last Wednesday’s forum. As you will be aware, the Department for Education has announced that there will no longer be National Curriculum levels; schools have been given the freedom to set up their own systems for...Read more...
Music SoftwareFriday, 20 November 2015
A new IT development in school gives all our pupils free access to the sheet music creation software Finale Notepad. This software enables pupils to compose, playback and print sheet music at home. A more fully-featured version of the software, Finale Songwriter, is installed on computers in...Read more...
British Comic AwardsFriday, 20 November 2015
Last Friday, six students from Years 9 and 10 attended the British Comic Awards ceremony at Leeds Art Gallery. They enjoyed presentations from the nominated authors about their graphic novels and comics and participated in a drawing workshop led by the creators of Team Ketchup comics, based at...Read more...
Tutor EveningFriday, 20 November 2015
Parents of Year 7 pupils are invited to meet their child’s tutor on Tuesday 24 November from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. Please contact school without delay if you have not yet made your appointment. We look forward to seeing many parents on Tuesday.
Examination SeasonFriday, 20 November 2015
Year 11 mock examinations also begin on Tuesday of next week with GCSE Art controlled tests. Formal written papers begin on Thursday 26 November and continue until Tuesday 15 December. These are very important examinations that will give pupils, parent and the school a very clear indication of...Read more...
Book FairFriday, 20 November 2015
The lunchtime book fair will now run from Monday 23 November to Thursday 26 November, as part of our continuing drive to encourage pupils to read for pleasure. Over 200 titles will be available including fantasy, thrillers, non-fiction, comedy and lots more. Prices start from £2.99. There...Read more...
Training Day Monday 30th NovemberFriday, 20 November 2015
Please remember that Monday 30 November is a staff training day when there will be no school for pupils. School begins again on Tuesday 1 December at 8.55am.
We are now accepting payments online for items such as dinner money, school trips and extra curricula music tuition. Using a secure website called ParentPay you can pay online using your credit or debit card. ParentPay is our preferred method of making payments to school.