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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Sixth Form 

BWH is part of The Stafford Sixth Form Partnership, as by working together, the Stafford high schools are better able to offer a wider range of subjects. 

Sixth Form Open Evening - 24th November - All welcome!

VIRTUAL SIXTH FORM INFORMATION EVENING – Tuesday 24th November at 6.00pm on Zoom

To Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 985 9576 5547

Passcode: 3Y6V6D

The evening will be organized to allow you to listen to a general introduction to Sixth Form life at BWH and an explanation of the application procedure and the Stafford Sixth form partnership – Mrs McKie, Mrs Broomhall and Sixth Form students.

You will then have the opportunity at 6.30pm to visit three departmental areas in which Curriculum Leaders disseminate subject-specific information and answer any of your questions.

 Specific subject zoom codes will be available shortly.

Blessed William Howard Sixth Form prospectus and Stafford Sixth Form Partnership prospectus will be available online.  There will also be an introductory talk given by Mrs Broomhall during assembly when the online application process will be communicated in detail to students. This process will be supported further by tutors.

 We look forward to ‘seeing’ you.

 Yours faithfully

 Mrs L McKie

Senior Assistant Principal


Click here to see department videos.


Courses for 2021

Curriculum Offer 2021

Courses available at BWH for 2021:
English Literature,
Philosophy & Ethics,

For support in making your subject selection please click here

Applications must be made online after 30th November. on as they open.

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About us

Blessed William Howard's place in The Stafford Sixth Form Partnership enables our students to access a much wider range of courses and qualifications which may not all be available within our school.

We aim to accommodate our students on appropriate courses and to maintain the pastoral care and enrichment which we consider to be a strength of our school.  Where students may wish to study subjects off-site our position within the Stafford Sixth Form Partnership facilitates this.  



The aims of Blessed William Howard Catholic Sixth Form are to:

  • Support the decision-making process in Year 11 as students make their plans for Post-16 education.
  • Support the development of independent study skills during the transition from GCSE to A-Level where appropriate.
  • Ensure effective links with external careers advisory services and encourage work experience Post-16.
  • Support students when making job/course applications for higher education and preparation for interview.                         
  • Encourage students to become involved within the school community through a variety of enrichment activities.
  • Promote spiritual development within the ethos of a Catholic Sixth Form in its academic, spiritual and pastoral roles.
  • Provide a mentoring programme that allows students to set targets to help support their progression
  • Encourage student participation in the running of the Sixth Form and their responsibility for their environment.
  • Provide effective liaison with other Post-16 providers within the Stafford Sixth Form Partnership.
  • Support the aims of the school by acting by the School Mission Statement and the Sixth Form Learning Agreement

 "The dedicated Sixth Form facilities at Blessed William Howard are really good. Modern and spacious with plenty of access to IT equipment."  - Morgan O'Brien