Headteacher's Welcome


We are delighted to welcome you to Cardinal Pole Catholic School, a mixed secondary comprehensive school for 11 – 19 year olds. It is an exciting time to join the school, our single-site state-of-the-art building in Morning Lane means you have the opportunity to attend an established school with a wealth of achievements in a brand new building.

This year our exam results reflect the continuing improvements being made at the school, including 81% 5A*-C grades, as well as 70% C grade and above in Maths. Post 16 results continue to be outstanding also, with results not only the best in Hackney, but well above national figures.

Our February 2013 Ofsted reports that we are a “Good” school with many outstanding features.

  • ‘The attendance of students is good. They feel safe in school, enjoy their learning and behave well.’
  • ‘Students make exceptional progress in English & Mathematics.’
  • ‘There are many opportunities for students to attend clubs and extra classes in addition to lessons during the school day.’
  • ‘Teachers make lessons interesting and enjoyable. They are knowledgeable & enthusiastic about their subjects & encourage students to try hard & achieve well.’
  • ‘The leadership is exceptional’

Cardinal Pole is a friendly, vibrant school. We offer a dynamic and successful learning environment where young people have the opportunity to achieve. We want our students to believe in themselves, to have ambitions and to feel confident about their place in life.

Welcome to your new school.

Ms Jane Heffernan

Head teacher




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