Holy Cross is a Catholic Primary School under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.  It is maintained by Wirral Authority.  As a Voluntary Aided School, the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions.  


The Catholic Faith and the Teachings of the Catholic Church have an essential role in school life and influence every aspect of the Curriculum. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for and be considered for a place.


The co-ordination of admissions arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority.  For the school’s year commencing September 2018, the Governing Body has set its admissions number at 30.


ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL will be made by the Governing Body.  All preferences listed on the Local Authority Preference Form will be considered on an equal basis with the following set of ADMISSION CRITERIA forming a priority order where there are more applications for admission than the school has places available.




  1. Roman Catholic and non Roman Catholic children who are in the care of the Local Authority (Looked After Children) and previously looked after children.


  1. Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission. 


  1. Baptised Roman Catholic children from the parish of Holy Cross and St. Paul’s.


  1. Baptised Roman Catholic children from other parishes. 


  1. Children currently attending Foundation One at Holy Cross Catholic Primary School.


  1. Non-Roman Catholic children whose parents wish them to have a Catholic education.   


Please contact the admissions department for further details.  Their details are:

Admissions Department

Children and Young People’s Department 

Hamilton Building, Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside CH41 4FD

Phone: 0151 606 2000

Fax: 0151 666 4207