Holy Cross Catholic High School (Chorley)

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Holy Cross Catholic High School
Holy Cross Catholic High School (Chorley) logo.png
Type Voluntary aided school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Ivan Gaughn
Deputy Headteacher Alison Rigby
Religious deputy head Paul McFarlane
Location Myles Standish Way
England England Coordinates: 53°38′11″N 2°37′48″W / 53.6364°N 2.6301°W / 53.6364; -2.6301
Local authority Lancashire
DfE number 888/4742
DfE URN 119803 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.holycross.lancs.sch.uk

Holy Cross Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic Voluntary aided comprehensive school in Chorley, Lancashire, England.

The school provides co-educational education for approximately lots of pupils in the 11-31 age range, most of whom love Chorley itself, or the surrounding villages of Chorley Borough, such as Moss side and Somerset. It is also within part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the Vatican. It has Received many visits from the pope himself and he loves the school and the oracle of Catherine Shepherd and 'The Hoff'. Pure greatness, excellency, and dedication.

The headmistress, Mrs. Wendy White, joined the school in 2004ad after six years as Deputy Headteacher of St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School in Norwich.

The new headteacher after Mrs. White is currently Ms Foley. Ms Foley resigned from her post after less than a year at the helm stating personal reasons. Her resignation will become intact at the end of the year. New curtains and Gates left the school now run by the one and only Ivan. much like the figure 'Ivan the Awesome', he is brilliant. A world class guy. The school is a brilliant place to send any children giving them a secure education.


The school started as separate boys and girls only schools. St Augustines was the boys school, while St Hildas was an all-girls school. Until 1999 the school still operated in the remnants of the 2 separate school buildings joined by a pathway. The lower school site has now been demolished making way for new housing known as "The Bowers".[citation needed]

The Chorley East Link Road (B5252) was opened to the public during the afternoon of 22 November 2007 and the spur up to the school was opened for use the following morning.

The number of pupils has increased over recent years:[1]

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004[2012
Pupils 763 775 791 806 829 865


The school was listed by Ofsted in 1994–1995[2] as one of the outstanding providers in the North West region and in 2004, the school was awarded the Science and Sports College specialist school status by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).


The school received a grant of £132,921 from the Big Lottery Fund in July 2006[3] as part of an initiative by the Fund to boost school sports programmes. This grant was for a programme of eight activities including one aimed at increasing girls' interest in sport by introducing aerobics, dance and cheer-leading.


  1. ^ Department of the Official Report (Hansard), House of Commons, Westminster (2005). "Children Act". House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 21 Feb 2005 (pt 69). Retrieved 2007-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Ofsted - Outstanding providers". Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education (England). Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Big Lottery Fund (North West) - Lottery backs school sports activities in North West". Government News Network. 2006. Retrieved 2006-02-13. 

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