Blessed William Howard

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of Science.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

At Blessed William Howard Science is a compulsory core subject at GCSE.  Each child is given classes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and can choose the extent to which they study Science at GCSE from Y9 to Y11, whether it be core (single), additional (double)or further additional science (triple). The department has 8 laboratories, all equipped to modern specification to provide a wide range of opportunities for pupils to conduct experiments.

 Each Science subject is also offered at A-level and our dedicated subject- specific staff deliver outstanding lessons. 

Science is an important part of any school curriculum. Our Science Department is at the cutting edge of learning technology with the recent purchase of 60 i-pads used by students to make all aspects of learning as interactive as possible. 

We offer a range of extra-curricular and further curricular experiences.  Last year we took both year 9 and 10 to the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.  We also run Science IMPACT days for several year groups and offer Biology fieldtrips, A-level revision conferences and lectures at universities.   

Last year we also offered students chance to visit the hadron collider and United Nations building in Geneva.

Director of Science – Mr T Dudley

Curriculum Progression Leader - Mr R Cozier

Curriculum Leader of Physics  - Mr M Cartlidge

Head of Biology - Mrs L Harris

Teachers:  Mrs R Broomhall, Mrs Nixon, Mrs C Gibbs, Ms V Patterson

Contact Us

Rowley Avenue, Stafford,
Staffordshire, ST17 9AB

01785 244236

Blessed William Howard is part of The Painsley Catholic Academy, a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales with company number 08146661. Registered office address: Station Road, Cheadle, Staffordshire, ST10 1LH.