Holy Cross School is a Healthy School and is recognised as such by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. We work with children and families to build an understanding of good health and wellbeing. All staff work hard to help our children develop healthy habits for life in both their mental and physical wellbeing. We offer children the chance to experience a wide range of sports and events as well as a strong PSHE curriculum developing resilience and an understanding of our mental health. Currently we hold the bronze award and are working towards silver and will then aim for gold!
Outstanding providers are those providers who have been judged to have outstanding overall effectiveness in an Ofsted inspection. There are some instances where some special criteria may apply.
When Ofsted inspects a provider, the inspector will usually make a judgement on the standard of the provider. The very best providers receive a judgement of outstanding overall. Holy Cross achieved an Outstanding Ofsted in December 2016.
Holy Cross School has achieved a Silver Award for our work for the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools programme. A Silver Award is granted to schools that make good progress towards embedding the principles of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child into their ethos and curriculum. We will continue to work on the Unicef goals and towards the Gold Award.
Each year our School is reviewed by a team from Challenge Partners. The review looks at the School as a whole but in addition we are asked to put forward any areas of particular excellence. For the last three years the areas we have proposed have been thoroughly reviewed by the external professionals and it has been decided that they are indeed Areas of Excellence. The accredited areas have been:
January 2018 – Provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities
February 2019 – Intergenerational collaboration – pupils and senior citizens
March 2020 – Pupils as Leaders
April 2022 – Finding Your Voice
March 2023 – Physical, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Holy Cross School has maintained their Transport for London Gold level accreditation, in recognition for setting high standards to inspire others to transform their travel habits and promote active and safer travel, helping to reduce the number of journeys made by car every day.
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. Holy Cross School achieved a Gold Award in June 2023.