Sunday 25th June 2017

Hundreds Attend Our Year 6 Open Evening

Cardinal Heenan is always oversubscribed, and will remain as popular as ever in 2015 on the strength of our Open Evening.

More than 300 parents, sons - plus a few daughters - visited our school for our Open Evening for boys looking to join our Year 7 next September.

The evening started with a presentation by headteacher Ms Smyth, introducing those people new to the school to its Catholic ethos, and the sense of community that engenders between students, and between students and staff.

A group of students briefly talked about their experiences at the school, from joining us from primary school, their involvement with school clubs and sports teams, how they have been supported by their teachers and, for the Sixth Form students who spoke, how this influenced their GCSE results.

The chair of governors, Mr Tremarco, said that while Cardinal Heenan is a very popular school, those boys who meet the criteria and select us as their first choice, are usually given a place. He emphasised the need for parents to fill in the forms correctly and before the October 31 deadline.

Everyone then went around the school, visiting our departments and seeing for themselves what our school has to offer.

Ms Smyth said: "It was a really successful evening. We are always proud to show people our school and It was great to see so many people interested and wanting to know more.

"The parents were extremely positive about our pupils and how well they spoke of their experiences of the school. They could see the sense of pride that the children have in the school and the genuine appreciation they have for the support they get in all sorts of ways from our staff.

"Our students and staff are what make our school special, and I'd like to thank them for their time and effort preparing for their evening and the warm welcome they gave to everyone."

For more information about applying for a place for September 2015, visit our Admissions page.

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Pandemic (noun)

Subject which uses this term: Science, Geography

Meaning: An epidemic that sweeps across continents or the whole world.

For example: "Scientists are working hard to ensure the world does not see another viral pandemic."

Thought for the Week


"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