Welcome from the Principal

I am delighted to announce that Painsley will be opening a brand new Sixth Form College in September 2017.  Painsley already has an outstanding reputation for delivering academic excellence and is ranked as the highest performing school in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire (Real Schools’ Guide 2016).  This outstanding and proven record in delivering excellent teaching and learning will continue in the new Sixth Form.

Students will look forward to excellent enrichment opportunities, which will include numerous sports, societies, trips both in the UK and worldwide, and work experience.  There will be a variety of societies available, for example, a medical society which will provide an enrichment opportunity for students wishing to enter the medical profession.  The enrichment programme will include a vast number of university visits, taster sessions and workshops where students will be able to talk and work alongside real-life practitioners.

There will be a wide range of courses available at ‘A’ level and a number of vocational programmes.  In each subject, students will have 9 hours formal taught lessons, with two hours per fortnight tutorials, which follows the university style of learning.  This will be the case in all subjects studied. In addition, students will have access to a personal tutor and mentor system where they will be supported on a one-to-one basis throughout their studies.

The newly refurbished building will provide students with a relaxed and mature learning environment which will include: quiet study zones, group-work rooms and a Learning Resource Centre.  In addition, students will be able to relax and socialise with friends in the refurbished dining room and coffee-hub area.  Furthermore, Sixth Formers will also have access to the Painsley gym.

This is a really exciting time for students to be joining the Painsley Sixth Form.  It is not only crucial that students achieve their academic potential, but it is important that they enjoy their time with us, in a relaxed and mature Sixth Form environment.  We welcome students from other secondary schools of all faiths and none.

I look forward to welcoming you to our Sixth Form in September.

Mr S G Bell BA (Hons), PGCE, MA, NPQH


National Leader of Education

We will offer:

– An outstanding and proven record in teaching and learning

– Academic excellence

– Excellent enrichment opportunities including sports, societies, trips and work experience

– A personal Tutor and Mentor system

– A mature learning environment

– An outstanding bridge to university and employment

– A wide range of courses available

We welcome students from other secondary schools of all faiths and none – all are welcome to apply.

Please contact us for an application form and further information.

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