Welcome from the Principal

I am delighted to introduce Painsley Catholic College, which is one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. Academic achievement is in the top 100 nonselective schools in the country. This reflects our ‘Outstanding’ status and the wonderful feeling of community that exists in our happy College.

Indeed, Painsley is often referred to as a family due to the quality of relationships and the commitment and dedication of everybody connected to the College. I am blessed to have an outstanding staff, outstanding directors, outstanding support from parents and parishes and, crucially, outstanding and respectful students.

Principle with pupils

The Painsley Catholic Academy


Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are warmly invited to visit Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Number 1 school (2017 Real Schools Guide). You will meet the Principal, staff, students and take a tour of the College to see our excellent facilities, including our recent £1 million teaching block, in action.

Painsley Catholic College offers:

• Outstanding 2017 GCSE results – 90% of students achieved the new standard pass in English and 88% in maths.
• A Christian community with a caring, secure and disciplined environment.
• Consistently outstanding academic results
• A wide range of extra-curricular activities.
• High standards in Sport, Music and Drama.
• An outstanding Sixth Form.
• Painsley has the honour of being a Teaching School, which is a prestigious recognition of the outstanding education provided at the College.
• Painsley is one of only 35 schools in the whole country to be awarded Maths Hub status. This is in recognition of our excellence in Maths.

Painsley Main Parents’ Evening Flyer


Painsley Catholic College was designated as a national Teaching School in March 2014 by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

This status recognises our strong track record of working collaboratively to support the development of other schools, as well as the outstanding practice within the school itself.

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