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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Free School Meals (New parents)

Please note that if parents wish to apply for free school meals for pupils starting or moving school from September 2020

  • for those moving between Staffordshire schools, after 16 April the council will write to all those parents for pupils in all year groups where they are able to move their claim to the new school 
  • for brand new starters they will accept applications from 1 June onwards. Please do not apply or submit any applications until after this date.       


For any queries regarding free school meal claims please contact 0300 111 8007 or email