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Admissions

Holy Cross is a Catholic School under the trusteeship of the Archdiocese of Liverpool. It has maintained status within St Helens Local Authority.  As a Voluntary Aided School , the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions.The coordination of admissions is undertaken by the Local Authority. 

The Admission Number for the 2021 reception year intake is 30.

To apply parents must complete a local authority preference form.  This can be done online at: https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/admissions

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If you require a paper copy of this application booklet please ask at the school office.

All Enquiries about school admissions should be made through the Local Authority School Admissions Section 01744 671035

 

Applying On-line for a School Place

Applying for primary school for September 2021-2022

Apply through www.sthelens.gov.uk

Applying for a Reception Year Place

A common application form will be enclosed in the primary education information for parents’ booklet and published on St Helens Local Authority (LA) website no later than 11 September 2020. Parents will also be able to apply for a school place online.


The form will invite parents of St Helens children to express three preferences for schools both in and outside St Helens LA. They will also be asked to rank their preferences and, if they wish, the reason for these. Parents can return completed forms to any primary school in St Helens or directly to the Local Authority. A tear off slip will be attached to the bottom of the application form and be given to the parent as proof of receipt. For those parents who submit an online application an email receipt will be provided. The closing date for applications will be 15 January 2021.

Parents living outside St Helens LA can obtain a copy of the booklet from St Helens People’s Services Dept or St Helens Council’s website. They will, however, be advised to complete their home local authority’s application form.

 

Applying for a Place in Nursery

Click the link below to access information regarding admissions for Nursery

Nursery Admissions

January, April and September 2021 admission

If your child turns three after 31 August 2020 and you wish to apply for January, April or September 2021 admission, the online application system has now opened. 

Before you apply

  • Read the nursery education booklet, which contains useful information about the application process, including how places will be allocated, definition of home address and how late applications will be dealt with.
  • Clarify any issues you are not sure about with staff in the School Admissions team on 01744 671035 or email schooladmissions@sthelens.gov.uk.

30 hours' funded childcare

Some working parents are eligible for up to 30 hours of funded childcare/early education per week (for three to four-year-olds). As a result this may have an impact on the number of pupils that maintained schools can offer places to.

The places allocated by the local authority are for the universal 15 hours of funded early education that all three and four-year-olds are entitled to. If you are interested in taking up the 30 hours' funded childcare, you should contact the nursery to find out if they will be offering 30-hour places and whether there is any availability. You should apply for an extended entitlement place through the nursery after you have secured the 30 hours' free childcare eligibility code from the Childcare Choices website.

 

Applying for a Secondary School Place

Click the link below to see the arrangements for admissions from St. Helens Council

Arrangements for admissions to secondary school 2021

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