Holy Cross RC School

Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Basuto Road
London
SW6 4BL
Phone 02077361447
Reference Number 100345

Description

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Holy Cross Roman Catholic Primary School is a community-oriented educational institution located in the SW6 4BL postcode area in London. It's a one-form-entry primary school, which means it has a single class per year group. The school serves the local community and has a long-standing religious affiliation with the Catholic Church. As a Roman Catholic school, it strives to provide high-quality education while nurturing the spiritual, moral, and cultural development of its pupils.

According to its recent Ofsted inspection (February 2023), Holy Cross RC School was judged to be 'Good.' Students' behavior was noted to be exceptionally strong and as a result, they made progress in all areas. The school's curriculum was praised for offering a rich, varied, and engaging experience, and there was a focus on inclusive and collaborative learning.

The school has a strong commitment to child protection and pastoral care and is renowned for the quality of its Early Years provision. It provides a balanced, engaging curriculum that promotes academic development alongside creativity, independence, and personal growth.

Holy Cross RC School has ongoing partnerships with local churches and Mass is celebrated regularly. The dedicated staff emphasize the importance of collaboration within a supportive, Christian atmosphere. Despite a challenging setting in a deprived area of London, Holy Cross consistently achieves high examination standards.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 596
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 48.83%
Girls: 51.17%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 86
2 84
3 79
4 80
5 79
6 77

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2019-07-10
Date Description Report
2019-06-18 Short inspection Short inspection
2015-09-23 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-12-09 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2013-09-24 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-01-09 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2008-10-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2004-09-13 Full inspection Full inspection

How many students meet the standards

Reading, Writing & Maths School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Pupils meeting the expected standard 86% Upgrade Upgrade
Pupils meeting a higher standard 17% Upgrade Upgrade

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Subject School Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading 109 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 109 Upgrade Upgrade

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading 3.4 Upgrade Upgrade
Writing 3.3 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 3.9 Upgrade Upgrade

How many students meet the standards

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 23 0
Third Preference 15 0
From another Local Authority 9 0

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GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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