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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Dress Code


Although we do not expect sixth formers to wear uniform, we do expect a certain standard of dress. You are representatives of your school and role models within the school community.
Students could be refused entry to classrooms or Partnership schools if they are not dressed appropriately.

Clothes should be suitable for a business/work environment therefore they should not be offensive or embarrassing to others

  • Trousers/jeans should be smart/casual, this does not allow rips/holes in jeans;
  • There should be no offensive slogans on clothing;
  • Skirts, shorts and tops should be of a suitable length;
  • Shoes should be of a sensible design.


This dress code applies to all members of the Stafford 14-19 Partnership.