Holy Cross College (UK)

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Holy Cross College is a Catholic Sixth Form College on Manchester Road in Bury, England, UK

Admissions[edit]

It has around 2,200 pupils. It offers education for pupils ages 16–19 including A Levels and a limited selection of Undergraduate degrees.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Anna Friel - Actress (Brookside, Pushing Daisy's)[1]

History[edit]

The Holy Cross College was formed in 1979 as a sixth form college with just over two-hundred students. The site and buildings had previously been the Bury Convent Grammar School, a direct grant Catholic girls school founded in 1878 by the Daughters of the Cross.

Academic performance[edit]

Holy Cross College entered the top 10 sixth form colleges in the country, placing 8th on the list in 2007,[2] and was placed 2nd in the country in 2008. Holy Cross has been voted a 5 star best small company to work for in 2010.[3] Students from the college regularly gain places at the Sutton 13 universities (Cambridge, Imperial, Oxford, LSE, UCL, York, Warwick, Bristol, Nottingham, St. Andrews, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Durham) and around 85% of students enter into some form of Higher Education[citation needed]. Holy Cross College has close educational links with Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/when-anna-and-beth-kissed-margaret-anna-friel-plays-brooksides-lesbian-pinup-monique-roffey-met-her-1440368.html
  2. ^ Holy Cross One Of Top Ten Colleges (from Bury Times)
  3. ^ http://www.bestcompanies.co.uk/AccreditationPublishedList.aspx

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°35′05″N 2°17′57″W / 53.5848°N 2.2991°W / 53.5848; -2.2991