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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Students Celebrate A level Success

Students at Blessed William Howard Catholic High School collected their A-Level results today.  Taking into account the school’s full academic A-level entries 97% students were successful at grades A* to E.

 Phil Smith, Headteacher said, “I am delighted that so many of our students achieved the grades that will see them gain admission to their university of choice.   Well done to the students, their parents and the staff who have supported them.”

Top performers include:

Sarah Lewis with 2A*s in Biology and Chemistry with an A in mathematics.

Luke Underwood who got 2A*s in Chemistry and mathematics with an A in Physics.

Eleanor Gaffney with 1A*  in English Literature and 2As in History and mathematics.

Mary Palmer, who achieved 3As in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

 Twins, Sophie and Louise Jones, also performed well – especially in their BTEC performing art (Dance) where both girls received distinction.  Congratulations to Joe Rhodes and John Wood who have now secured their places at Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham University to read Music.


Above: Eleanor Gaffney                               Louise and Sophie Jones




 Joe Rhodes                                                 Luke Underwood