News from the Headteacher

Newsletter September 2017

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you have all had a good summer. I would very like much to welcome all pupils back to school. In particular, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome our new Year 7 boys. We hope you settle very quickly into the new routines of school and enjoy all your new subjects.

I would like to share with you how delighted I was with our GCSE and A level results this year. Yet again we have seen significant improvements in many areas, with English, Mathematics, Science (Core and Additional) all now performing comfortably above national averages. We are also thrilled to learn that we are now one of the highest performing non-selective all-boys’ schools in Liverpool at GCSE.

This is not to forget our A level students. In 2017, we had an over 98% pass rate at A level, with over 40% of our students achieving top grades! I am delighted to see so many of our young men and women heading off to the universities of their choice to follow a wide range of courses.

While all this pleases me considerably, it doesn’t really surprise me, as I have seen first-hand how hard our staff have worked to help our students achieve their very best and how well our students have responded to staff efforts. Well done to you all!

As ever, we have hit the ground running in the new term, and so I already need to inform or remind you of some important events:

  • 12th September: Bikeability scheme for Year 7 and 8 pupils who cycle to school
  • 15th September: Year 11 Geography Colomendy trip
  • 18th September 6-8 pm: Year 6 open evening
  • 21st and 28th September 3.15 – 7.00 pm: Year 7 Parents Evening with Form Tutors
  • 25th September: Year 11 Blackpool rewards trip
  • 25th - 29th September: Year 11 Assessments
  • 13th – 19th October: Sixth Form Exam week
  • 1st November: Years 10 and 11 Review Evening
  • 15th November: Sixth Form Review Day
  • 20th – 27 November: Year 7 – 11 Revision Week
  • 23rd November: Sixth Form Evening (joint with Broughton Hall)
  • 27th November – 1st December Years 7 – 11 assessment Week
  • 13th – 19th December Sixth Form Exam Week
  • 19th December: Sixth Form Prize Night
  • 21st December: Sixth Form Reward Trip

Thank you for visiting our website. If there is anything you would like to know about our school, and you can’t see it on this website, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Karen Smyth

Headteacher
Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

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