Holy Cross College Open Events

Thursday 22nd September 2022

Holy Cross College Open Events

We will hosting Open events for current Y11 students in October 2022.  The dates and times of these are here:

  • Saturday 8th October, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
  • Monday 17th October, 5.00 - 8.00 pm

We very much hope Y11 students will be able to attend one of the sessions as they will provide the opportunity to have a look around the college, talk to staff and students and to find out more about the subjects they are considering for study next year.

There will be two sessions per event (4 sessions overall). Visitors are asked to choose tickets for one of these sessions and will be onsite for approximately 90 minutes. Please check the times of your chosen session carefully.  Tickets for the sessions can be booked here

Tickets will allow entry for the student and up to two other family members (i.e. a maximum of 3 people per ticket). We ask that visitors respect this limit and keep to the session times to ensure all guests are able to access the facilities during their visit.


Please note we are unable to offer parking on site to visitors. However, if access is required for disabled drivers/students, please contact the College and appropriate arrangements will be made. There is a public car park off Manchester Road near the Town Hall, about 5 minutes walk away. We would be grateful if parents did not use the car park belonging to Bury Catholic Preparatory School as this is often used by the school. It is very important to stress that parking restrictions operate in a number of streets immediately surrounding the College and these are actively enforced. We hope this does not cause you too much inconvenience.

On arrival, please go to the Main Reception off Manchester Road where you can pick up more information from one of our student guides or a member of staff.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Holy Cross and very much hope that you will find the evening informative.

In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Tuesday 13th September 2022

In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Holy Cross community is deeply saddened at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. In respect of her lifetime of service and the timing of her state funeral, the College will be closed on​ Monday 19th September.

Music at the Heart of Bury Summer Concert

Monday 5th September 2022

Music at the Heart of Bury Summer Concert

At the end of last term we hosted our annual Music at the Heart of Bury Summer Concert in aid of the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. The recording of the concert is now available to view online on our Youtube account:

Congratulations to all our students on their A level and BTEC results

Monday 22nd August 2022

Congratulations to all our students on their A level and BTEC results

We want to celebrate and share the wonderful results that our students have achieved here at Holy Cross College in 2022 and recognise the challenges this cohort have faced and overcome during the last two years given the impact Covid has had on their education since March 2020.

The overall pass rate at A level is 97%.

  • 28% of all grades are A*/A (737 individual grades in total)
  • 54% of all grades are A* - B (1409 individual grades in total)
  • 16 students achieved at least 4 A*/A grades at A Level
  • In total, 95 students achieved 3 or more A*/A grades at A level
  • 19 subjects achieved a 100% pass rate at A Level

Overall pass rate at Level 3 BTEC is 100%

  • 45 students achieved 3 x Distinction Star (D*) grades
  • A further 20 students achieved at least 3 x Distinction (D) grades


From Carina Vitti, Principal of Holy Cross College:

“I would like to congratulate all of our students receiving their A Level and BTEC results today. We are immensely proud of their achievements, as they should be too. We would like to wish them all the very best for the future and to thank them for their excellent contribution to Holy Cross College during their time here with us.”


2022 Charities & Campaigns

Tuesday 16th August 2022

2022 Charities & Campaigns

Thank you to all staff, students, family, friends and the wider community for their amazing fundraising and support to various events at Holy Cross, we raised £2019.47 for charities and campaigns throughout this year.

In addition many thanks to everyone for the huge support in helping to raise £660 to build a well in Ramadan Sinchang Worrie Village, Gambia, the well will benefit 330 people.

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