Holy Cross School A Catholic Voluntary Academy
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Parsonwood Hill
Whitwick
Coalville
LE67 5AT
01530832799
Pupils
140
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
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4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(4/2/20)
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65%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Holy Cross is a caring and nurturing school. All adults know the pupils well and help them learn to be kind to one another. Pupils do this through looking after the school pet gecko or through the charitable work they organise, such as setting up a clothing bank. The Catholic faith is important in the daily life of everyone in school. One pupil stated that everyone tries hard to live out the school motto, ‘In the light of Jesus we love, listen and grow.’ Leaders want to broaden pupils’ horizons through their curriculum. Pupils enjoy coming to school and say they learn something new every day. They develop a love of reading and most become fluent readers. Not all pupils get off to the best start in reading, as leaders have not organised the curriculum well enough. Pupils work hard and focus well in lessons. Many take pride in their work. Pupils show respect to adults. They are well behaved, including at breaktimes. Pupils have extra help when they find it hard to control their feelings or behaviour. Pupils feel safe in school. They say that bullying is rare but, if it happens, the adults sort it out effectively.

Holy Cross School A Catholic Voluntary Academy Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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