Welcome To The Holy Cross School
As Acting Headteacher, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. It is a testimony to the outstanding success and leadership of the school that Mr Gibson was asked to be Interim Deputy Director of the Archdiocese of Southwark and share his expertise across the Diocesan Primary and Secondary schools during this academic year. Subsequently, I have the privilege of leading the school in his absence.
First and foremost, The Holy Cross School is a Catholic school. Founded in 1931 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the school is now a thriving learning community with over 950 students, including 200 in the Sixth Form which is in partnership with Richard Challoner School. The ethos of our school permeates all that we do and is enshrined in our Mission Statement:
“We are the Children of God and in the spirit of St Francis and Mother Bernarda we aim to create a happy family environment in which all may grow: In faith, hope and love for God, in love and respect for one another and the world around us, in learning and wisdom so that we may live life to the full and joyfully share this life with others, especially those who are in anyway disadvantaged.”
At Holy Cross we aim to empower girls to achieve excellence. Within a supportive Christian community our students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive difference in their local communities and in the wider world. We are blessed with experienced and talented teachers who work exceptionally hard to ensure that each student makes outstanding academic progress during their 7 years at Holy Cross. In fact, Holy Cross has been recognised as one of the Top 5% of schools in the country for progress made between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4. Academic standards and aspirations are high, but we also offer students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities which develop their unique gifts and talents, together with their self-esteem and positive relationships. This provision is all set within a context of personalised pastoral support. We are confident that Holy Cross will offer your daughter an outstanding education in a safe and secure environment where she will be able to grow and flourish.
Mrs A Lucas BA (Hons), MA, NPQH, PQSI