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About us

Cardinal Heenan is a mixed purpose-built sixth form that operates in West Derby, consistently rated as 'Good' by Ofsted.  Students have access to first-class facilities including science labs, ICT suites, quiet study areas and a large canteen.

We are a friendly, safe and supportive environment where all of our students enjoy an excellent standard of teaching, access to a wide and challenging choice of courses and the guidance needed to ensure success.  We also offer a programme of exciting and engaging enrichment activities.

Entry to our Sixth Form is open to students who have a genuine wish to continue their education beyond the age of 16.

We offer a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and take pride in our consistently strong results.  Our most recent Ofsted report stated;

"Leaders have developed detailed and appropriate curriculum plans, including in the sixth form. These plans ensure that the curriculum is ambitious for everyone."

"Students in the sixth form ... achieve well."

"Students in the sixth form are clear about where they can get help."

We encourage our students to continue into further and higher education, training or employment and support them whilst they are with us to make the best possible choices and decisions for their future.

“I’ve really enjoyed the independence of sixth form. The environment created encourages me to work independently during my study periods.”

“The career guidance I have received has made me keenly aware of the opportunities available to me for a life after sixth form.”

“The university style of studying and learning prepared us for higher education and employment.”

“Lessons are really interesting and due to the number of lessons a week my learning is supported.

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Applications for Sixth Form for September 2024-25 are now open!

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Please join us at one of our open evenings on either Thursday 19th October or Thursday 23rd November to find out more! No booking is necessary, but you can register to attend in the link below: 

Open Evening Registration