How do I apply for a place for my child at Holy Cross?
In order to be considered for a place at Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, a Local Authority application form needs to be completed and returned by the appropriate date, if applicable.
As we are a Voluntary Aided school, Holy Cross Governing Board is its own admission authority, however, applications to Holy Cross are co-ordinated by the Local Authority-Thurrock- and can be made by following the link below.
Application Procedures and Timetable
To apply for a place at this school in the normal admission round, you must complete a Common Application Form available from the local authority in which you live. You are also requested to complete the Supplementary Information Form attached to this policy if you wish to apply under oversubscription criteria 1 to 4 or 6 to 8. The Supplementary Information Form should be returned to Holy Cross Catholic Primary School by 15th January.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application on 16th April or the next working day, by the local authority on our behalf. If you are unsuccessful (unless your child gained a place at a school you ranked higher) you will be informed of the reasons, related to the oversubscription criteria listed above, and you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.
A Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is also required, which can be downloaded here or obtained from the School Office.
Original Baptismal Certificates along with a Certificate of Catholic Practice (available from your Parish Priest) must be submitted for Catholic children, along with the SIF. For Non-Catholic children, the SIF must be signed by a Church Leader.
If you do not provide the information required in the SIF and return it by the closing date, together with all supporting documentation, your child will not be placed in criteria 1 to 4 or 6 to 8, and this is likely to affect your child’s chance of being offered a place.
The criteria for admissions for each year can be found in the policies accessed by the tabs.
In year admissions (2021-2022); Reception Intake 2022-2023.
There is a separate link for Nursery Applications and for the Appeals Process.
Thank you for showing an interest in our school. If you would like to visit the school, prior to making an application, please telephone the School Office on 01708 85300 to arrange an appointment.