Painsley Catholic College
- Painsley Catholic College
- Head: Mrs Rachel Waugh
- T 01538 714944
- F 01538 483962
- E [email protected]
- W www.painsley.co.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Staffordshire
- Pupils: 1269
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
- 1 Full inspection 17th May 2022
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- Linked schools: The Moorlands Sixth Form College
What the school says...
The Painsley Catholic High School is an 11-18 mixed Catholic High School serving a wide catchment area comprising the whole of the Staffordshire Moorlands and parts of the City of Stoke-on-Trent (Leek, Cheadle, Uttoxeter, Tean, Cotton, Oakamoor, Alton, Caverswall, Blythe Bridge and Weston Coyney).
Painsley has an excellent reputation in the community it serves. It has received two outstanding Ofsted Reports and was recognised for excellence in Her Majestys Chief Inspectors Annual Report in 1998. Painsley is a Beacon School, an Eco School and recently gained Investors in People status. The school has received a School Achievement Award for Excellence for the last two years.
Public examination results are consistently higher than the county and national averages, across the ability range, placing Painsley as one of the top schools in Staffordshire. The SAT results place Painsley is the top 25% of all schools in the country. The academic ethos of the school is based upon the development of excellence in the individual pupil.
Sporting provision and achievement at Painsley have been recognised by the prestigious Sportsmark Award. ...Read more
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