Apply to Year 7
The Holy Cross School is a Roman Catholic secondary school for girls aged between 11 and 18. It is under the trusteeship of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark and has academy status.
Year 7 Virtual Open Event 2021
It was wonderful to welcome prospective students and their parents/carers at our Open Event on Monday 27th September. The event was very popular and was oversubscribed.
Parents/carers and prospective students who were unable to secure a place on one of the three open event sessions are welcome to visit our school’s virtual open event here.
This is an opportunity to find out more about our vibrant school community:
- Watch our School Video to hear about our school’s unique ethos and richly diverse community
- Listen to a welcome talk from the Headteacher
- Hear from the Director of Year 7
- Find out about our school’s provision for SEND, School Chaplaincy and Careers Education
- Listen to Year 7 and 8 students sharing their experience of joining Holy Cross
- Explore a range of departments to learn more about life at Holy Cross and the plethora of experiences and opportunities on offer
- Visit the Admissions Information page
- Find out about our Student Chromebook Scheme and School Uniform
The school is a 5 form entry school, with an intake of 150 students in each year group. There are 5 mixed ability registration groups. All our successful Year 6 applicants will be tested (after offers have been accepted and confirmed) to determine any streaming. Streaming ensures students are taught in the appropriate teaching group for their ability.
Girls transferring from Year 6 at Primary School to Year 7 at Secondary School must submit the Common Application Form (CAF) to their Local Authority Council (LAC). If you do not live in the Kingston borough, you need to apply through your borough’s LAC and you can include Kingston schools in your application. In order for our school to apply our admissions criteria to applications made, our school requires additional information. Please complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if you would like your application to be considered under one of the faith criteria. From September 2022, the Planned Admission Number (PAN) for entry into Year 7 will be 150.
Parents and carers of Year 6 girls with a confirmed EHCP only can book a school tour by contacting the main school office.
Applying for Year 7 entry in September 2022
Please download and complete Supplementary Information Form 2022-23. Please refer to the Admissions Policy when applying for a school place. Application forms should be either posted to the school (to the address below) or hand-delivered to the school reception during school hours. If you would like confirmation of receipt, please include a stamped self-addressed envelope with your application. The closing date for applications for entry in September 2022 is the 31st October 2021.
Please note placing your daughter’s name on the waiting list does not guarantee that a place will become available. Your daughter’s position may move up or down as applicants provide additional information to support their application, or join or leave the waiting list. Please note a new revised waiting list will commence in September at the start of each academic year. If you would like your daughter’s name to remain on the waiting list, please inform the Admissions Manager in writing or by email.
When completing your application form(s), please refer to the Admissions Policy relevant to the school academic year of entry.
Supplementary Information Form
Please complete Supplementary Information Form 2022-23 if you are applying for Year 7 entry in September 2022.
Appeals Information (For 2021 Entry)
You have a legal right to appeal against a decision not to offer your daughter a place at the school that you’ve applied to. You can appeal for a place at your preferred school even though your child may have a place somewhere else. Your appeal will be heard by a panel which is independent of the school. You have the right to attend the hearing to explain your case to the independent appeal panel.
Please note that due to the current uncertainty in relation to the Covid-19 situation, the date for appeal hearings may be subject to change. Further information will be provided if this is the case.