The Painsley Catholic Academy on Target to Raise £100,000

Painsley Catholic Academy has raised just over £50,000 for Mary’s Meals at the halfway point in the school year.
In September, all fifteen schools within the academy decided to take part in a campaign that they have called ‘20:20 for Mary’.  This campaign aims to motivate each child and staff member to try to raise a target of £20 for the Mary’s Meals charity by February half term, and another £20 by the end of July during 2020.   The overall […]

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Coronavirus – information for parents

Based on the scientific advice of SAGE, the UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

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Mary’s Meals Founder and Global CEO Visits Painsley

Founder and Global Chief Executive of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane- Barrow, took time out of his busy schedule last week to visit Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle.
Magnus addressed all the students at the school along with representative students from its feeder primary schools; St Filumena’s in Caverswall, St Giles’ (Cheadle) St Joseph’s (Uttoxeter), St Thomas’s (Tean), St Mary’s (Leek) and The Faber (Cotton).
All of the schools within the Painsley Catholic Academy are taking part in a fundraising campaign that […]

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Painsley Team wins Engineer of The Year Award

A team of four students from Painsley Sixth Form College won the award for ‘Engineer of the Year’ for the West Midlands region, qualifying for the National Finals of the Big Bang at the NEC in Birmingham next March.
Cameron Lewis, Alexander Mayne, Callum McCready and Tomas Thorley spent six months working on a real-life project for JCB as part of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) run by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT). The students were asked to design a system […]

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Painsley Catholic College Recognised by Education Minister for High Academic Standards

Painsley Catholic College, Cheadle, has received a letter of congratulations celebrating its high academic standards from Rt. Hon. Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for school standards.
The College is praised for its students’ success in terms of academic progress from joining the College at age 11, to the completion of their GCSEs.  The excellent rate of progression is well above the national average and places Painsley in the top 12% of state-funded mainstream high schools in England.
Another success measure […]

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Painsley Footballers Celebrate winning County Cup

Footballers at Painsley Catholic College, Cheadle, are celebrating their latest victory which has seen the team win the title and cup for the best team in Staffordshire.
The team has performed consistently well all year and as yet, remains unbeaten.  The County final was played away against Thomas Alleyne’s High School in Uttoxeter and was a close game (1-1) decided on penalties.
“The boys are a great team, highly skilled and with a great understanding of team play.” commented Football Coach […]

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Special Preview of Alton Towers New Dungeons Experience for Painsley Students

Over forty pupils from Painsley Catholic College were treated to a private Alton Towers ‘Dungeon Experience’ before the new 2019 feature and the park was opened to the public.
Work began on transforming what was ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ into the Alton Towers Dungeon in September 2018 and was completed in just six months – 45,000 man hours.   The 23 actors employed as part of the experience wanted to perfect their performances with feedback from their target audience and so invited […]

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Esther Baskeyfield and Lily Clarke become two of the County’s first Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Ambassadors.

Undergoing a day of training in Rugeley with other young people from Staffordshire, the girls learnt about ways to promote and support the Award within their own schools and clubs.
The girls are planning to raise the profile of the Award in school by updating the DofE noticeboard, establishing a social media presence and regularly contributing to the newsletter.  They’ll also be able to support other students by checking their log books, giving advice and providing practical support on expedition […]

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Gold Standard for Painsley from UNICEF

Painsley Catholic College is the first secondary school in Staffordshire to be accredited as ‘Gold’ by UNICEF UK as a result of the college’s continued commitment to the Rights Respecting School (RRS) programme.
UNICEF UK is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respects the rights of others.
Gold is the highest accolade given […]

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Careers Convention – Thursday, 29th November 6pm – 8pm

Careers Convention – Thursday, 29th November 6pm – 8pm
An evening not to be missed!
Years 8 – 13 are invited to attend our forthcoming Careers Convention which is to be held at the Painsley Sixth Form College, Attlee Road, Cheadle.
This evening is a chance for students and parents to have first-hand access to representatives from over 60 exhibitors which represent a whole host of careers/further and higher education and apprenticeship schemes. Some of these include interior design, dentistry, sport, electricity, […]

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