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  • Painsley Catholic College
    Station Road
    Cheadle
    Stoke-on-Trent
    Staffordshire
    ST10 1LH
  • Head: Mr Steve Bell
  • 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: 1219
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 11th December 2007
  • 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.
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What the parents say...

This school is brilliant and I would send any other children I ever had there if it was possible, however my son has special needs and found the high expectations very difficult to deal with. In the end I had to find him a different school.

Commented on 7th Sep 2017

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking History at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Textiles Technology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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