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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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Matilda! The Musical

A big shout out to all our stars who took part on the stage and behind the scenes in our production of Matilda The Musical. Over 50 students took part in the production; on the stage, supporting backstage, helping with the music, set, sound and lighting.

Four feeder primary schools, St Austin’s, St Anne’s, Blessed Mother Teresa’s and St Dominic’s, attended the dress rehearsal on the first day and all were really impressed.

The audience really enjoyed the show, commenting, “Wow! Absolutely blown away with the exceptional talent on the stage. Everyone was brilliant, especially Matilda and Ms Trunchball. Well done and thank you to all staff involved” and “What a fabulous show these young people put on, everyone was a star, well done to you all!”

We are extremely proud of this group of students, they have all performed to an amazing standard and supported each other throughout. Thank you to all students and staff for so much support, thank you also to the PTFA who provided refreshments.

Students worked exceptionally hard to stage the production, giving up their lunch times, time after school and weekends.  Well done to everyone!

Mrs E Bott and Mrs A Helliker


Matilda The Musical JR - Book by Dennis Kelly, Music and Lyrics by  Tim Minchin-  Additional orchestrations by Chris Nightingale