Congratulations to Carter

Congratulations to Carter who was crowned Daniel Ricciardo Series DRA Champion & 3rd in the DRS62 overall Championship. The owner of the Daniel Ricciardo Series said, when presenting Carter's trophy, he has made history as they have never had an academy driver on the overall podium ! Well done!

Top Marks for Painsley!

Data released today places Painsley Catholic College as the best performing school in the Staffordshire Moorlands area and the second best performing high school in terms of progress in the whole of Staffordshire with the highest attainment. The key measure used for high schools is the Progress 8 score – this is the measure of progress that students make between Y6 and Y11 at GCSE across all subjects and ultimately establishes whether the individual has progressed at, above or below the...

Painsley Catholic Academy welcomes Cardinal Griffin College as its newest member school

Painsley Catholic Academy is delighted to announce that as of 1st September, Cardinal Griffin Catholic College, in Cannock, joins the multi academy taking the total number of high schools and sixth forms in the MAC to three, along with the existing 13 primary schools. The move will bring with it countless benefits for the College, including a drive to provide exceptionally high quality and inclusive education – the Painsley MAC delivers high quality education across their schools, including for disadvantaged pupils...

Painsley Celebrates GCSE results

Students at Painsley Catholic College have achieved above and beyond their potential, reflecting the outstanding quality of education that Painsley offers, as our Ofsted report (May 2022) documents. The GCSE outcomes reflect this success as the College is celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results with 90% of the Year 11 students at the non-selective academy achieving the standard pass (grade 4) in English and 84% in mathematics. Furthermore, the College is delighted with the fact that 81% achieved the...

Painsley Sixth Form Celebrate A Level Results

Painsley Catholic College is delighted to report that initial results show a 25% A*/A, 58% A*/B and 99% pass rate at A level. Additionally, all students completed an EPQ (Extended project qualification) achieving 43% A*/A, 57% A*/B and 100% A*/E. Mrs Rachel Waugh, Principal said, “2023 has been a hugely successful year for Painsley Sixth Form College in so many ways.  We were rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in May 2022.  The inspectors praised our enrichment, careers provision and quality of...

T Level students Achieve Merit in Digital Course with Outstanding Industry Placements

In a remarkable achievement, this year’s cohort of dedicated students at Painsley Catholic College have successfully completed their Digital T Level course with flying colours, each earning themselves a well-deserved merit. The students not only demonstrated exceptional proficiency in their exams and coursework but also excelled during their 45-day industry placements, further enhancing their skills and real-world knowledge. The Digital T Level course, known for its comprehensive curriculum, rigorous training, and focus on practical application, has provided these students with an...

Sports News

Sports News! Last week was a very busy week for the PE department with rugby, netball and football fixtures all taking place. The year 11 boys football team unfortunately lost to Moorside and Blythe after two very interesting games of football. The boys should be proud of their achievements over the 5 years representing Painsley and have shown a great attitude throughout. We wish them well as they continue their footballing journeys and look forward to seeing some of them representing the...

Painsley Catholic College has been reaccredited as a World Class School for 2023

We are delighted to announce that Painsley Catholic College has been reaccredited as a World Class School for 2023.  The World Class School Quality Mark (WCSQM) was first achieved by Painsley in 2017 and since then, the school has maintained very high standards in order to gain reaccreditation. WCSQM is a charity concerned with developing the skills, competencies and characteristics young people need to thrive in an ever-changing global economy.  It provides schools with recognition beyond an Ofsted inspection grade as...

Multi Academy Celebrates Being Better Together with Day of Spiritual Development.

Multi Academy Celebrates Being Better Together with Day of Spiritual Development. Almost 500 members of staff from 15 Catholic schools across Staffordshire came together for the first time for a special day of celebration and spiritual development. The Painsley Catholic Academy comprises thirteen primary schools and two secondary schools, as well as two sixth forms and a teaching school hub. The multi academy was expanded in 2018 but with the impact of having to maintain ‘bubbles’ over the past few years...

Quality Award and Centre of Excellence Status for Geography Department

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark as well as being recognised as a Centre of Excellence for fieldwork by the Geographical Association.  The Secondary Geography Quality Mark is awarded on the basis of the written portfolio evidence including student work, lesson plans, resources and fieldwork.  It is a prestigious award that recognises high-quality geography in secondary schools.  The department gained the additional accreditation as a ‘centre for excellence for its extensive fieldwork provision, running trips for...
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