Students Voice

VI Form

“At Sixth Form the independence and freedom of work is encouraging and helping to develop my independence.”

Edward Lewis Business BTEC, BTEC IT

“I have enjoyed the flexibility within my timetable. The freedom of choosing the subjects has motivated me further in my education.”

Joseph Walton Business, Psychology, English Language

“The advanced nature of the A Level courses is difficult but manageable and interesting within the environment and support of the academic staff to learn and build upon independence.”

Darcy Shuttle-worth Business, Psychology and Biology

“Painsley Sixth Form has taught me the value of hard work and the importance of being dedicated and thorough. It has also supported me well through my journey of making my path towards university.”

Molly Allen Maths, Eng Lit and History

Retreat Day

“I thought the activities were very relaxed and enjoyable. It made a change for us to have time to share prayer, team build and learn more about each other and ourselves.”

Niamh Tomlinson

“Today’s retreat day was great. I have done a shield of armour and through it learned about myself. I have also learned that God is always here among us. I wrote a letter to my future self that made me realise that God has helped me through this year. I also found out that my friends thought I was kind.”


“I wrote a letter to the future me, I enjoyed the team work session because it was great fun. I learned that God has blessed me and is everywhere.”


Year 10

“The school supports me academically and pastorally as I know I can speak to teachers whenever I need help with anything.”

Alfie Lummis

“The school provides a club at lunch for homework support which helps me to keep organised and finish my work on time which is something I have struggled with.”

Keirajay Weeden

Year 9

“The best thing about Painsley are the friends that I have. I really enjoy lessons and I learn a lot, we cover a  lot of topic areas. The lessons also progress at a  good pace for me. Painsley are good at tracking homework and  I receive good feedback. I think homework is beneficial . The teachers are great, very nice and I feel that I can go and speak to people.”

Jess Jane Colton Zen

“From  a mental health perspective Painsley is very supportive , my pastoral lead comes into the group every morning and the Emmaus tutors themselves always ask the group how they are doing.

We enjoy lessons especially ones that are made interactive.  Lessons are productive we are challenged and pushed. We would recommend the school to other friends. The schools focuses on the right things.”

Joslyn Plant and Aoife Zen

Year 8

Megan Collins (D9), Maxwell Owen (D9) and Emily Allcock (F8) and they commented on the following:

  • The food in the canteen is excellent and the staff there are lovely
  • They go through chronology each week in Emmaus and they are grateful that their tutors go through their achievement points with them
  • They find the pastoral and citizenship sessions informative, and that it is good to cover less academic topics which will prove useful to them in life beyond GCSES and A-levels
  • The careers sessions are interesting and they enjoyed the session today on STEM
  • In general they feel like staff members care about them. They commented that the staff members might not always do what the student thinks is best for them at the time regarding sanctions, but that they understand it is what is best for the student in the long run
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