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 […]

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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 […]

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Painsley selected to provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders.

Painsley Catholic College has been selected to become a teaching school hub. 
Teachers across the country will benefit from vital developmental support and expert advice, allowing them to improve a broad range of vital teaching skills, under plans announced by the Department for Education today. 
The teaching workforce will get best-practice and expert advice on how best to engage with pupils, lesson planning, and classroom management, as the teaching school hubs programme is rolled out across the country. 
Painsley is one of […]

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Painsley GCSE results

In what has been a most challenging year for students and staff across the country, students at Painsley Catholic College have achieved above and beyond their potential.   When the Leadership Group at the College gathered students together prior to Friday 20th March, little did anyone know that it would be the last opportunity to teach, guide and mould the wonderful young people at the College.
Following lockdown, the College continued to ‘live’ teach the students via an IT platform, offering […]

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Painsley Sixth Form celebrates A level results

Painsley Catholic College is celebrating a favourable set of A level results. Worth of note in particular is the fact that 31% of all grades were A*/A grades, which is above the national average. In what has been the most challenging year for all students and staff, Painsley is pleased to report that students have been awarded grades that will allow them to proceed to their next pathway.
“When the students were gathered together prior to Friday 20th March, little […]

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How to Make Your VE Day 75 Great British Bunting #GreatBritishBunting #VEDay75

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On Friday 8 May 2020 Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions most VE Day 75 events and street parties have had to be cancelled or postponed but we still want you to be able to mark the occasion, share your pride in our country and honour the men and women of WW2.
You can make your own special […]

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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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