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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We are able to provide a dedicated school minibus service for a cost of £690 per year for students from the following areas:

Minibus 1 - Gnosall, Haughton, Woodseaves

Minibus 2 - Brewood, Coven, Penkridge, 

Minibus 3 - Great Haywood, Little Haywood

Minibus 4 - Stone

Please contact Mrs Deakin for more information at
Places are limited!

For children who catch public service buses 

Public buses are available into school from many different areas and the school and the council have worked in close collaboration to ensure safe transport arrangements are now in place to meet the needs of our students.Currently, face coverings are required on all public transport.   

Parents are asked to provide children with face coverings to be worn during the journey, pupils to use the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance to the vehicle and to use the same seat each time. It is also recommended that pupils wash hands after arriving at school and before and after their journey home. 

And, of course, we would ask that pupil’s queue, board and disembark in an orderly manner.

Low-Income Families

Pupils in year 7 to 11 who are:

  • entitled to, and registered for, free school meals or
  • in receipt of the maximum level of working tax credit - in this case your working tax credit calculation within your award notice will say 'deduction due to income £0.00' 

Income-assessed travel assistance will be provided if:

  • Parents have a preferred school due to their religious or philosophical beliefs. The nearest suitable school would have to be more than 2 miles but less than 15 miles from home. You must be able to prove adherence to the faith of that school if it is a denominational school. For a Catholic school the admissions team will need a copy of your child's Catholic Certificate of Baptism or Certificate of Reception.

 For more information and applications click the link below:

For full and up to date details on routes to our school please click this link.

PLEASE Contact Ann Holt  if you have any questions on 01785 278718