News from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers

Hello and thank you for your interest in Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School in 2017.

Here at Cardinal Heenan our motto is 'Respect, Believe, Achieve' and, through hard work and encouragement, our students are increasingly doing that and more. We take pride in challenging them to reach their full potential in every area of their lives, and at the root of all of this lies the Catholic faith.

I hope that you find this website useful and that it goes at least some way towards answering questions you may have about our school. We hold regular open days throughout the year if parents would like to visit us. Please keep an eye on our school calendar for dates and times .

I would like to share with you with some of our most recent news for January 2017. Firstly, we have just heard that two of our Year 13 boys, Jack Devin and Jake Rose, have been offered places to study at Cambridge University for 2017. Jack will be taking Medicine and Jake will be studying Natural Sciences. Our congratulations go to these students and the teachers who helped them to reach such standards of academic excellence.

Secondly, we are proud to inform you of the new Creative Associations founded and run by a number of our own Year 12 and 13 students. Our Year 12 and 13 students take an hour a fortnight out of their own timetables to mentor younger students (from Years 7 to 11) who are interested in taking up careers in Medicine, Architecture, Engineering and Law. The feedback for this venture, in its early stages, has been most positive, and we hope the younger boys will benefit from the practical advice and motivation that the older students provide.

Also, as you may have heard, Cardinal Heenan is participating in the ‘Liverpool Counts Quality Mark' numeracy pilot programme, which aims to raise standards in Mathematics across the city.

Finally, if you are a parent of a pupil in Year 11 or Year 8, let me take this opportunity to remind you that our 2017 Industry Day takes place on Friday 17th February. This day allows the younger pupils to attend (with you their parents/ carers) 3 workshops linked to careers in industries they have expressed an interest in. Year 11s have opportunities to practise vital skills in mock interviews; visit and find out about our Sixth Form Centre; receive impartial advice about colleges, and apprenticeships, and attend an industry workshop choice. I am sure this will be an interesting, stimulating and practically very useful day for our Year 8 and Year 11 students.

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

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

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