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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Safety Measures 


We continue to implement changes in line with the latest guidance and all with the single aim of keeping our children, their families and our staff as safe as possible.  Please keep checking this page to make sure that you are kept up to date, as things are changing regularly.

Currently our school site is fully open to all students who are now back in year group bubbles at break and lunchtime and MUST NOW WEAR FACE MASKS AT ALL TIMES.

Please be aware that for all year groups, parents are not allowed on-site, unless they have an appointment.  COVID Testing Kits have been handed out to students and replacements are available from the school office.   We ask that results are logged on this form and that tests are carried out twice a week.

If your child has any symptoms associated with Coronavirus, please keep them at home and book a PCR test.

School Risk Assessment - Updated January 2022

Year hub arrangements 

Uniform Letter

Year Group 'Bubble' Base Rooms (School Plan)

Tutors, 'Bubble' Base Rooms and Pastoral Leaders 

For children who catch public service buses 

Currently, face coverings are required on all public transport.  

Public transport to school

On the busiest public routes, where there isn’t enough space for pupils and commuters under current limitations, the Transport Team have worked with bus operators to provide temporarily an additional 1,200 seats on 30 pupil-only services, where entitled pupils with passes will travel for free and non-entitled pupils can continue to pay fares. New pupil-only services have been added across the county, including in Burton, Biddulph, Stafford, Uttoxeter, Cheadle, Newcastle, Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock and Coven. The latest public transport timetables, for regular and these additional pupil-only services, are published by each operator.

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 their hands after arriving at school and before and after their journey home. 

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