“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

Holy Cross is Catholic High School established by the Catholic Community of the Chorley Deanery under the trusteeship of the Liverpool Archdiocese. We work in partnership with parishes and parents to provide the best possible education for our young people between the ages of 11 and 16, building on the foundations laid in Primary School and preparing for their future development at the Catholic Sixth Form College or other post sixteen establishment or in the world of employment and training.

We stand for a rich Catholic tradition which is based on the Gospels and in the person and teaching of Jesus who is the fullest expression of mankind. We recognise and endeavour to serve the needs of all members of the school community – academic, spiritual, moral, social and physical. We acknowledge in particular the needs of those who are disadvantaged in any way. We value the importance of fostering and developing the potential of each person in justice and equality and in educating each pupil as a whole person, made in the image and likeness of God. We encourage all of them to accept a curriculum, which is challenging of contemporary society and to play their part in it. We believe in the pursuit of excellence, not only in academic studies, but in all that has to do with life.