Here at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School our staff have very high expectations for all students, we have therefore put the following school rules in place:

  • Be polite – treat others as you would like to be treated
  • Do not prevent others from learning
  • Do not cause distress or harm to others with your actions
  • Do not use disrespectful or threatening language
  • Look after school property and that of others
  • Attend school and classes with the right equipment, on time and in full school uniform
  • Do not litter, put your rubbish in the bins around the school site.

Our behaviour policy is based around the following principles:

  • No one can ever be allowed to prevent others from learning
  • Students should never be allowed to make another person feel uncomfortable or threatened
  • Students know that negative 'Actions Bring Consequences'*
  • Conversely positive behaviour and actions will be celebrated and rewarded
  • High standards must be maintained in the classroom as well as on the sports pitch**
  • Clear, consistently applied sanctions are used by all staff when a student chooses to behave inappropriately
  • The whole school community – teaching and pastoral staff, students, parents and governors – has a collective responsibility for improving behaviour.

* 'Actions Bring Consequences' – we have developed this policy to encourage our students to take responsibility for their own actions by learning to accept the repercussions arising from inappropriate choices.

** Our school is well known for its sporting prowess on the sports pitch but our teachers in the PE department have been working hard with colleagues in all subject areas to ensure academic progress is not overlooked via the introduction of the 'Sportsman's Progress Card.'  The card has been in play for several years now and it is used to monitor the attitude, behaviour and academic efforts of the school's most promising sportsmen to ensure they are well-rounded students.  Interventions are employed if performance in the classroom begins to fall.


The internet is now part of our everyday lives. Children, young people and adults alike use it to learn, work, play and socialise via their computers, tablets, phones and games consoles.

The internet can be an interesting and fun place to spend time, it can also be a dangerous place if you are not sensible, responsible and don't know how to stay safe online.

Here are some sources of information and advice for students and parents: