About Our School

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High is a larger than average school for boys in West Derby, Liverpool. We are a popular and oversubscribed school with an excellent reputation in the sports arena and increasingly in the performing arts.

Our school upholds a traditional Catholic ethos and this is reflected in our school motto – 'Respect, Believe, Achieve.' These words are prominently displayed throughout the school building and serve as a reminder to students and staff alike of the gospel values that underpin our work.

Teaching and pastoral staff care about our learners and expect high standards of behaviour; the result is a close-knit community which visitors to Cardinal Heenan often remark positively upon.

We are proud to have an active role in the local community, our staff and students raise money for a variety of charities and good causes throughout the year and local schools, sporting groups and other organisations use our facilities on a regular basis.

We were awarded specialist sports college status in 2001 and over the years this accreditation has strengthened our reputation for sporting excellence in the region and beyond.  We even use sport in the classroom to inspire teamwork and academic progression in our pupils.

Several years ago our school was selected for the government's BSF rebuilding programme and in September 2012 we moved into our brand new home which has given our boys access to innovative science, art, ICT, media, music, catering, technology and PE facilities plus a new sixth form centre.

Bible Quote

“Everything that breathes, praise the Lord!”
Psalm 150:6

Word of the Week

Bourgeoisie (noun) - (20th - 24th March 2017)

Subject which uses this term: History / Sociology

Meaning: The middle class or capitalists who own most of society’s wealth and means of production.

For example: "The bourgeoisie supported the policy."

Thought for the Week

Week 15 - Joy

"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

Year 7 Prospectus

Year 7 Parents' Handbook

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Outlines