Year 7 Admissions
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 2024, the Planned Admission Number (PAN) for entry into Year 7 will be 150.
How to apply – please click here to watch a presentation video for step by step guidance about the application process.
Year 7 Open Evening
Our annual Open Evening for Year 7 entry in September 2024 took place on Monday 25th September. The Open Evening 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. Details about our Year 7 Open Evening for entry in September 2025 will be posted here in the Summer Term.
Open Mornings in October (Autumn Term)
Our Open Mornings took place on the 9th, 11th, 12th and 16th October. Parents/Carers were asked to contact the school office on 0208 395 4225 to book their place on one of the Open Mornings. Please note priority is given to those unable to attend the Open Evening.
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.
Waiting lists will be maintained by Kingston Council until 30th June 2025. Parents/carers must re-apply via Kingston Council Admissions if they would like their child’s name to be added to the waiting list for the 2025-26 academic year.
When completing your application form(s), please refer to the Admissions Policy relevant to the school academic year of entry.
Supporting Documentation Form
Please complete the SDF form if you are applying for Year 7 entry in September 2025 and would like your application considered under one of the school’s faith criteria. Catholic applicants can optionally complete the Certificate of Catholic Practice Form if they would like to evidence their daughter’s Mass attendance.
Please complete the SIF form if you are applying for Year 7 entry in September 2024 and would like your application considered under one of the school’s faith criteria.
Determined Admissions Policy Documents for entry in September 2025
The admission arrangements for entry from September 2025 have now been determined. The consultation period ran for a period of 6 weeks from Tuesday 31st October to Tuesday 12th December 2023.
Appeal Arrangements (For Year 7 entry in September 2024)
If you have not been offered a place at The Holy Cross School the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Please access the booklet at the link below for information about the appeal process.
If you wish to appeal, please click on the button below for a link to the appeals form. You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.
Please click the button below for the appeals timetable.
For further information regarding admissions, please contact the Admissions Manager via email@example.com.