Open Evening Wednesday 19th September, 7pm in the College Hall

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.

For further details please contact the College.

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


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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School Prayer

Dear Lord, We thank you for the gift of today and for all that you have prepared for us. Help us to ‘Know Ourselves’ so that we can truly serve you. Let our hands be the hands of Jesus by helping those we meet; let our words be the words of Jesus by speaking with truth and justice; let our hearts be like the heart of Jesus always willing to forgive and find mercy. We pray that today we can fulfil the potential you gave us and we trust that you will walk by our sides as we grow in faith, knowledge and understanding. Amen