Holy Cross Catholic High School, Chorley

For other schools with similar names, see Holy Cross School (disambiguation).
Holy Cross Catholic High School
Type Voluntary aided school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Ivan Gaughan
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 830 pupils in the 11-16 age range, most of whom reside in Chorley itself, or the surrounding villages of Chorley Borough, part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool.

The headteacher, Mr. Ivan Gaughan, joined the school in April 2014, after nine years as Deputy Headteacher at Blessed Trinity RC College, Burnley.


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".

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 on 23 November 2007, the following morning.


The school was judged "good" by Ofsted in February 2014, and "outstanding" by the Archdiocese of Liverpool in March 2014.

Academic Success

The school's academic performance has improved considerably over recent years. Further information is available via the school website.

The school received a grant of £132,921 from the Big Lottery Fund in July 2006[1] 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.

Extra Curricular

The school offers a wide range of enhancement activities, both during and beyond the school day covering sports, the arts, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Young Enterprise and many more. Details can be found on the school website.


External links

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