Peripheral Team wins Best Business Pitch

Eight students from year 10 had the opportunity to take part in the Year 10 Gifted and Talented Business & Economics Club ran and organised by Mr C Bradbury, Mrs A Parker and Miss B Blackburn. The students attended the club every Wednesday lunchtime over the past 5 months to take part in the programme; they gained a valuable insight into the world of business both theory and practical elements. The end project was for groups to create and...

£16,500 Raised by The Painsley Catholic Academy for CAFOD’s Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.

The Painsley Catholic Academy is delighted to announce that its schools have collectively raised £16,500 for CAFOD’s Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.  The academy comprises two Catholic high schools and thirteen Catholic Primary schools in Staffordshire and started their fundraising in March. Primary school activities included sponsored walks, fun runs, making and selling craft items including their own story books, bake sales, film nights and many more.  Two primary schools asked students to bring in loose change and used the coins to fill in...

Awards Evening to Celebrate Success 

Painsley Catholic College was delighted to be able to return to a face to face awards evening on Wednesday 6th April, after a couple of years of disruption due to Covid.  The event was still scaled down, in order to reduce infection risk, however, 147 students were invited to receive awards on the special evening with one guest to accompany them. Students from Years 7 to 10 received Outstanding Attainment and Progress Awards, 64 of these going to Year 7 students...

Painsley Students Celebrate Majority Win at Future Journalist Awards

We are delighted to announce that twelve of our students have made the winners list of this year’s Future Journalist Awards.  The awards were announced during an awards ceremony held at Staffordshire University. The awards are an annual competition hosted by the university’s journalism department and organised by third-year Sports Journalism students.  Open to young people aged seven to 18, the competition gives aspiring journalists a way to showcase their work, submitting an article, review, or blog, or creating a short video...

Beauty and The Beast Performance from Students

From 16th-18th February, over 80 Painsley Catholic College created the enchanted world of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, the well loved fairytale which tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is trapped under the spell of an enchantress. The high-selling production at Painsley was created by the team of students from age 11 to 18, who were not only performers, but stage managers and technicians too. The musical was a complete team...

Cross Country Success

We had some fantastic performances by some of our students  at the County Cross-Country, ranging from Year 7 to Year 13. We had a handful of students that have now qualified for the next stage, which is amazing. Congratulations to the following students won their age group race with ease: Fynn Churton – Year 13, Nathaniel Rowe – Year 10 and Caitlin McCarney – Year 9! Nathaniel Rowe has also recently competed in and won the Midlands Championships cross country competition. He...

Painsley Celebrates GCSE results

In what has been another challenging year for students and staff across the country, students at Painsley Catholic College have achieved above and beyond their potential. Throughout the lockdown and during periods of self-isolation, the College continued to ‘live’ teach the students via an IT platform, offering a full timetable to all Year groups. Indeed, Painsley continued to develop expertise in the remote delivery of the curriculum. There is no doubt that this commitment is an indicator of the outstanding...

Painsley Sixth Form – Bridge to Success

In what has been another challenging year for students and staff, Painsley Catholic College is very pleased to report that students at its Sixth Form students have been awarded grades that will allow them to proceed to their next pathway. “We are proud and delighted that the teaching staff worked with such commitment and professionalism to ‘live’ teach all of our students during lockdown and periods of self-isolation and subsequently went on to grade students in a thorough and moderated...

New £1 Million Purpose-Built Digital Hub Completed at Painsley

Painsley Catholic College, in Cheadle is celebrating the opening of its brand new purpose-built ‘Digital Hub’ building. The digital hub has been built exclusively to accommodate those students who are studying the new T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development, a qualification that combines academic work with technical skills and is equivalent to three A-levels. Painsley was picked as one of the first schools in England to offer this new flagship vocational qualification back in September 2020. The new building...

World record donation from Painsley to Mary’s Meals

The Painsley Catholic Academy has raised £120,000 for the global school feeding charity, Mary’s Meals, an amount that beats any other single donation from an academy. The impressive donation is enough to feed almost 8,000 children for a whole school year through Mary’s Meals. Back at the start of the academic year in September 2019, the 15 schools within The Painsley Catholic Academy, pledged to raise £100,000 for their chosen charity, Mary’s Meals, in a campaign they called 20:20 for...