Holy Cross Primary


A warm welcome to the website of Holy Cross Primary School. We hope you find this website a good source of information and helps you understand more about the life and work of our school. Our website is regularly updated and any important updates will be posted in the ‘updates’ section in the menu above.

Change to P1-3 start to finish times and drop off and collection

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please note that from Monday 25th of April, P1-3 children will now begin school at 9am and finish at 3pm. This will now bring the infant start and finish time into line with the rest of the school.

P1-3 parents and carers may now enter the playground to drop P1-3 pupils off in the infant yard and to collect P1-3 pupils from the infant yard. P4-7 parents may enter the senior yard to collect pupils at the end of the school day.

P2 have created a short video detailing how P1-3 pupils and parents/carers can access the infant yard. The video can be accessed on the link below or through the school website or twitter.

P1-3 Morning Routine.mov

Thank you for your continued support.

Primary 1 Enrolment

Parents/carers of children who turn five between 1 March 2022 and 28 February 2023 should register by 24 January 2022 for starting Primary 1 in August 2022.

A new interactive Primary 1 Enrolment Form is available by clicking the link below:

Click to access Primary%201%20Enrolment%20for%20Registration%20.pdf


Parents/carers can enroll by completing the online form and submitting it along with a copy of their child’s birth certificate and council tax/utility bill to their child’s catchment school on the email: enquiries-at-holycross@northlan.org.uk.

Please note: the form is interactive and can be completed on your computer. You may experience difficulties if you attempt to download and complete the form on a mobile device.

The documents you’ll need
  • A copy (scanned/snapshot picture) of your child’s birth certificate.
  • Council tax notice. You can print a copy on our council tax portal – also available to download to a mobile device.

You can learn more about choosing a school for your child on the Scottish Government website.

If you wish to contact your local primary school regarding registration you can email or telephone them directly.

Parents/carers who want to defer entry for their child to primary school and apply for an additional year of part-time pre-school should register their child for school as described above and complete the deferred entry application form. This document is available from the school.

If you have any questions about deferred entry, please contact the head teacher.

 Early learning and childcare applications

Applications are now open for Early Learning and Childcare applications. Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday 11th February.

Please click on the documents below for the online application form and application guidance:

ELC_ApplicationForm          ELC_Guidance

Further information can be found on the North Lanarkshire Council Website on the following link:


Self-Isolation Information – December 2021

Close contacts should self-isolate and book a test as soon as possible.

If you’re fully vaccinated

If you are a close contact who lives with someone who has tested positive you should isolate for 10 days even if:

  • you have had a negative PCR result
  • you’re fully vaccinated – this means you’ve received 2 doses of an approved vaccine and have had your second dose more than 14 days ago
  • you have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 90 days

Household contacts must always complete the 10-day self-isolation. This includes those under 18 years old. 

If you’re not fully vaccinated

If you’re a close contact and you’re not fully vaccinated, you should self-isolate for 10 days. You do not have to book a test unless you develop new symptoms.

NHS Lanarkshire School and Nursery Information August


1. Letter for the new term – schools – August 2021

2. Letter for the new term – nursery – August 2021

October Update 2021

Please click on the link below to access the latest newsletter:

Holy Cross Update 29.10.21

Primary 1 – Virtual Open Evening 2021

Click the link below to watch the primary 1 virtual class tour.

Primary 1 Virtual Class Tour

Digital Survey

Updated Covid-19 Information – August 2021

We are looking to gather information on digital connectivity at home for pupils. Please take time to complete the survey below.


September ’21 Update Remote learning during periods of absence

Please click on the link for our useful guide 🙂

Remote learning during Self Isolation


Updated Covid-19 Information – August 2021

Please find below updated information regarding positive cases in schools and Nursery classes from NHS Public Health Lanarkshire.

Positive Cases in schools (Please click here)

Positive Cases in Nursery (Please click here)

Home to Nursery Transition

Transition Hub

Digital Learning Support Hub

Please use our virtual digital support hub to access the information and help you require. Simply click on the area within the interactive image to be taken to the correct part of the school website or to external web links.

Digital Support Hub
Need Further Assistance? Technical Support Form Microsoft Teams Videos & Paper Guides Digital Learning at Holy Cross Sumdog Login Epic Login Oxford Owl Login Reading Eggs Login Reading Eggspress Login Early Level Website Links First Level Website Links Second Level Website Links

Need Further Assistance?

If you need further assistance please contact the school by phone or email. Please use the details below:

Telephone: 01236 632124

Email: enquiries@holycross.n-lanark.sch.uk

Digital Learning Support Videos

Please find below a series of videos to support the use of Microsoft Teams at home during the school closure. Further support can be found in the ‘Digital Learning / School Closure’ tab.

Accessing daily learning and navigating the class team

Navigating Teams and accessing daily tasks


Uploading work to the class team to own folder

Upload completed work to folder


Enabling Powerpoint with recorded content

Enabling recorded content on Powerpoint online

Enabling recorded content on a Powerpoint that has been downloaded to the device


Joining and Navigating NL Virtual Classroom Team

Joining and Accessing NL Virtual Classroom Team

Navigating the NL Virtual Classroom Team

Winter Hardship Payment

The document below has FAQ regarding the Winter Hardship Payment for low income families. If you need further support please contact the school.

Winter Hardship £100 Payment FAQ’s

Primary 1 Enrolment for New School Year and Early learning and childcare applications


Early Learning and Childcare Applications

Eligibility for entitlement

It can get a bit confusing working out when your child’s free entitlement can start depending on when their birthday is. The funding dates for 2021/2022 are as follows:

  • Children who reach 3 years of age between 1 March 2021 and 12 August 2021 can take up their ELC placement from August 2021.
  • Children reaching 3 years of age between 13 August 2021 and 28 February 2022 can take up their ELC placement the day after the child’s 3rd birthday.
  • Parents/carers of children applying to North Lanarkshire Council from another local authority should be guided by the Cross Boundary Protocol.

Applying for an early learning and childcare placement

Children will normally attend an ELC establishment closest to their home but you can apply to any establishment, in accordance with the admissions policy, should you wish to do so.

Applications should be returned to your first choice of ELC provider by Friday, 12 February 2021. All applications should be sent to the enquiries email of the receiving ELC.  Our email address is enquiries-at-holycross@northlan.org.uk

Click here to download the application for ELC.

Guidance can be found here:


Primary 1 enrolment for children attaining age 5 between 1st March 2021 and 28th February 2022

There is a new system for Registration of Infant Beginners.  Guidance can be found here:

All applications should be sent to the enquiries email of the receiving school.  Our email address is  enquiries@holycross.n-lanark.sch.uk

Primary 1 – Enrolment Form

Placing requests can be sent to ef.placingrequests@northlan.gov.uk

Transport forms can be requested from ef.transport@northlan.gov.uk

Your child’s birth certificate must be provided, along with a current council tax bill.  A scan or screenshot will be accepted and should be attached to the email.

The deadline for applications is 22nd January 2021

Technical Support with Teams and Glow

We are here to help support you and your child with using Microsoft Teams. Your child should now have been issued with updated Glow Login details. A guide along with four help videos can be found below to help with accessing Teams. If you require a password reset for Glow please ask your child to inform the class teacher who will then reset it. If you require further support with Teams, please complete the technical support form below:

***Please note, when logging the Microsoft Teams App for the first time, @glow.sch.uk  should be added the end of your child’s username i.e. gw12bloggsjoe@glow.sch.uk

Support Materials for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Pupil Booklet Updated

Video 1: Downloading the desktop app / mobile device app

Video 2: Signing into the desktop app / mobile device app

Video 3: Inside Teams

Home Learning Packs – 5th May 2020

We have produced some learning packs so that you can, if you wish, download them for to give you additional tasks. Click on the links below  to access:

Primary 1 Home Learning Pack

Primary 2 Home Learning Pack

Primary 3 Home Learning Pack

Primary 4 Home Learning Pack

Primary 5 Home Learning Pack

Primary 6 Home Learning Pack

Primary 7 Home Learning Pack

Supporting Children During Unsettling Times

North Lanarkshire has produced the following information to support your child during this difficult time. The document can be accessed below.  Further resources are being developed and will be available in due course.

Click here – Supporting Children

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