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.
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. You will therefore need to download and complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) relevant to the application year of entry below (SIF). From September 2022, the Planned Admission Number (PAN) for entry into Year 7 will be 150.
Year 7 Virtual Open Event 2020
A huge thank you to the 800 + parents and carers who virtually ‘visited’our Open Event. The link to the information and videos is available to view here.
Information about the Year 7 Open Evening scheduled to take place in the Autumn Term 2021 will be added here in the Summer Term.
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 a Supplementary Information Form relevant to the application year of entry (see below). Please refer to the Admissions Policy when applying for a school place. If applying under criteria 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 or 7 please also download and complete a Priest or Faith Leader Reference Form. Please ensure if completing a Priest or Faith Leader Reference form that you submit the form together with your Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in a sealed envelope marked to the attention of the Admissions Manager. Forms can be either posted to the school (to the address below) or hand-delivered to the school reception during school hours. Should you want 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.
GUIDANCE REGARDING EVIDENCE OF CATHOLIC PRACTICE FOLLOWING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark, it is the intention of the governing body to seek a variation from the Office of the Schools’ Adjudicator in relation to Catholic practice. Granting of this variation is, at this time, pending.
On the advice of the Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Southwark the governing body has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted whilst churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to COVID19. This statement has been shared widely with parishes in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis.
The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. If a parent/carer attended Mass at particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) regularly since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.
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 Forms
Please select and complete the relevant Supplementary Information Form (and Priest or Faith Leader Reference Form if applicable) for the school academic year you are applying for.
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.