Telephone: 0161 789 4386
Headteacher: Mrs A Bell
School type: Voluntary Aided
Total number of places for nursery: 26
Total number of places for reception: 45
Total applications received by offer day for reception: 76
Breakdown of reception offers at offer day (19 April 2022): All applicants offered
Total numbers of reception offers made: 43
Total reception vacancies: 2
Holy Cross and All Saints School is a Roman Catholic Primary school provided by the Diocese of Salford and is maintained by the Salford Education Authority as a Voluntary Aided school. The school’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications and admissions. For the school year commencing 2023, the Governing Body has set its planned admissions number at 45 for children in Reception to Year 6 and at 26 for the Nursery class.
Admission to the school will be made by the Governing Body in accordance with the stated parental preference subject to the following set of criteria, which will be used to form a priority order if there are more applications for admission than the school has places available.
The Governing body is the admissions authority. Admissions are included in the remit of the Curriculum, Pupils and Admissions Committee.
The Governing Body shall consider all applicants at the same time after the closing date for admissions. Parents will be notified of the Governors’ decision by the Local Authority on a date determined by the Local Authority and published in the Information booklet to parents and on their website.
In the autumn term all parents who have expressed an interest in a school place will be sent a copy of the Local Authority ‘Primary Admission Booklet’ which gives details of the LA co-ordinated admissions arrangements. These are available from Local Authority offices, public libraries and primary schools.
Admission to the school will be determined by the Governing Board. Parents mustcomplete a Local Authority Preference Form which can be obtained from the school office or apply online. Parents must adhere to the relevant closing date (see Salford Council Website).
All applicants will be considered by the Governors at the same time in a fair way according to the published criteria. Parents who wish their application to this Roman Catholic School to be considered against the priority faith criteria should also complete the supplementary form. If the school is oversubscribed failure to complete the supplementary form will result in your application for a place in this school being considered against lower priority criteria as the governing body will no information upon which to assess the application on the basis of the applicant’s baptism.
It is the duty of governors to comply with class size limits at Key Stage One. This means that the school cannot operate classes, in Key Stage One, of more than 30 children.
All parents who list their preferred schools on the Local Authority’s Common Application Form are regarded as having made valid applications. An additional or supplementary form may also have to be completed for applicants considered under faith criteria of faith schools, for boarding schools and for selective schools.
A parent is any person who has parental responsibility for or is the legal guardian of the child. Where admission arrangements refer to ‘parents attendance at church’ it is sufficient for just one parent to attend. ‘Family members’ include only parents, as defined above, and siblings.
Parents will be informed of the governors’ decision by letter. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place for brothers and sisters in subsequent years.
Each Roman Catholic applicant will be required to produce a baptismal certificate.
Parents should check carefully whether they are resident within the parish boundaries of Holy Cross.
All applicants will be required to provide proof of address, by supplying an original, up-to-date, council tax bill together with a current utility bill.
Children for whom the governors accept that there are exceptionally strong medical, social or welfare reasons associated with the child and /or family, which are directly relevant to the school concerned. Supporting professional evidence will be required. This may be from whatever source(s) the applicant feels are most appropriate. Examples of such evidence are doctors, health visitors and social services.
If a child has a statement of special needs naming a specific school there is a duty for the school to admit the child.
If in any category there are more applications than places available, priority will be given on the basis of proximity to the school.
Distance will be measured in a straight line from the centre point of the child’s home address (including flats) to the centre point of the school, using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority.
Where a child lives with parents with shared responsibility, each for part of the week, the ‘home’ address will be determined as being the address of the parent who is in receipt of the child benefit.
The governing body reserves the right to give special consideration to twins or triplets etc. to prevent breaking the sibling link.
Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling. The governing body reserves the right to give special consideration to twins or triplets etc. to prevent breaking the sibling link.
If the school is oversubscribed, a waiting list will be maintained. This will be ordered according to our admissions criteria as stated above.
All applications will be considered at the same time and after the closing date for admissions which is 15 January 2023. Applications received after this date will be treated as a late application and will not be considered until after the main allocation of places has taken place.
Late applications will be considered in accordance with the published admissions criteria. Parents will be notified if a vacancy subsequently arises.
If an application for admission has been turned down by the Governing body parents can appeal to the independent appeals panel. This appeal must be sent in writing to the clerk to the governors at the school within 14 days of notification of refusal. The date of notification will be 2 working days after posting by first class post. The parents must give their reasons for appealing in writing and the decision of the appeals panel is binding on the governors. The outcome of the appeal is binding on the parents and on the governing body.
For ‘In year’ applications received outside the normal admissions round, if places are available they will be offered to those who apply. If there are places available but more applicants than places, then the published admissions criteria will be applied.