Painsley Celebrates GCSE results

Painsley Celebrates GCSE results

Students at Painsley Catholic College have achieved above and beyond their potential, reflecting the outstanding quality of education that Painsley offers, as our Ofsted report (May 2022) documents. The GCSE outcomes reflect this success as the College is celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results with 90% of the Year 11 students at the non-selective academy achieving the standard pass (grade 4) in English and 84% in mathematics. Furthermore, the College is delighted with the fact that 81% achieved the standard pass and 63% the strong pass (grade 5) in both English and maths. Indeed, well over a third of all grades were at the higher 7-9 grades.

Staff at the College crafted the curriculum and assessment to tailor the students’ exam preparation. Mrs Waugh, Principal, commented: “I am proud and delighted that the teaching staff worked with such commitment and professionalism to support, guide and reassure the students throughout the academic year. The outcomes of this are evident in the excellent results received by the students.”

Top performances include: Keira Bennett (grade 9 x4, grade 8 x6 and grade 7 x1), Samantha Dalgleish (grade 9 x4, grade 8 x6 and grade 7 x1), James Davies (grade 9 x8, grade 8 x3), Sophia Ferocino (grade 9 x8, grade 8 x2, Distinction * x1), James Howard (grade 9 x10, grade 7 x1), Samuel Mcallister (grade 9 x10, grade 8 x1), Jamie Potts (grade 9 x8, grade 8 x2, grade 7×1), Gracie Turner (grade 9×7, grade 8×3, grade 7 x1).

The students who have made the most significant progress from KS2, averaging 2 or 3 grades higher than the expected standard, include Sebastian Best, Louis Campbell, Oliver Carrington, Alfie Clarke, Joseph Harrison, Rebecca Haynes, Jack Hodge, Madeleine Horne, Grace Sheehan, Luca Worthington-Harris. Special mention must also go to William Simpson who not only achieved fantastic GCSE results, but is also recovering from a heart transplant which he received days after completing his examinations.

Mrs Waugh continued: “I am thrilled to be able to share these phenomenal results with the students. The students have worked with drive and determination throughout the last five years, despite the obvious difficulties they have faced. Regardless of the legacy of disruption to their learning and with little contingency in place they have gone on to shine. I wish the students every success as they continue their journey and I look forward to welcoming the majority of the students into the Painsley’s Outstanding Sixth Form in September (as graded by Ofsted in May 2022). I would like to pay particular thanks to the dedication and commitment of the staff at Painsley, teaching and non-teaching, who constantly provide an exceptional learning experience and willingly go the extra mile on behalf of the students. I am truly grateful to them all for their professionalism. I would like to thank our parents who have supported the students and the staff of the school throughout their time at the College; the effective partnership between home and school is instrumental to the success of the students.”

Painsley Catholic College is the home to The Golden Thread Teaching School Hub, Behaviour hub and Maths hub. In this capacity, Painsley works closely with other schools to ensure the very best practice in relation to teacher recruitment, retention, and professional development and behaviour systems for the benefit of all the students.

Parents interested in sending their child to Painsley should be aware that parents have the opportunity to attend Open Evening on Wednesday 13th September at 6:00pm, which will include a tour of the college, an address by the Principal and an opportunity to discuss questions with the Leadership Group and Senior Student Leaders. To sign up to the Opening evening please visit

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