Year 7 Admissions 2023 Entry
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.
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 2023, the Planned Admission Number (PAN) for entry into Year 7 will be 150.
Year 7 Open Event for entry in September 2023
Our annual Year 7 Open Event took place on Monday 26th September 2022. This is an opportunity for parents and prospective students to meet subject teachers, talk to students, listen to the Headteacher’s talk, take a student-led tour of the school grounds and speak to admissions personnel. You are welcome to watch our school video to hear about our school’s unique ethos and richly diverse community.
Open Mornings October 2022
Parents of Year 6 girls only were able to book a place at one of our Open Mornings held in October. Priority was given to parents who were unable to attend the Open Evening.
Applying for Year 7 entry in September 2023
Please download and complete Supplementary Information Form 2023-24. 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. Please note we do not accept applications forms and relevant documents sent via email. The closing date for applications for entry in September 2023 is the 31st October 2022.
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 2023-24 if you are applying for Year 7 entry in September 2023.
Appeals Information (For Year 7 entry in September 2023)
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.