Welcome from the Principal

Mrs S Jepson – Head of Sixth Form   shj@painsley.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs E Williams – Pastoral Lead  ew@painsley.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs L Baskeyfield – Pastoral Lead   lba@painsley.staffs.sch.uk

Ms J Woollaston – Pastoral Lead   jho@painsley.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs S Barlow – Pastoral Lead  stb@painsley.staffs.sch.uk

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 continues in the Sixth Form.

Students have excellent enrichment opportunities, including numerous sports, societies, trips both in the UK and worldwide, and work experience.  There are a variety of societies available, for example, a medical society which provides an enrichment opportunity for students wishing to enter the medical or  medical-related professions.  The enrichment programme includes a vast number of university visits with lectures, taster sessions and workshops where students have the opportunity to talk to and work with real-life practitioners.

There are a wide range of courses available at ‘A’ level and a number of vocational programmes.  In addition, students have access to a personal tutor and mentor system where they are supported on a one-to-one basis throughout their studies.

The Sixth Form building provides students with a relaxed and mature learning environment which including: quiet study zones, group-work rooms and a Learning Resource Centre.  In addition, students can relax and socialise with friends in the dining room and coffee-hub area.

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.

Mrs Waugh



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.