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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We welcome applications from families of all faiths and no faith.  All are welcome to join our happy, caring family school.

Normal year 7 admissions must be applied for via the centralised admissions process managed by the Council. Please scroll down for information on in-year admissions.

If you are having any difficulty completing an application or would like further support or information, please contact Mrs E Deakin, School Business Manager on  01785 244236.

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Admissions into Year 7 for September 2024 are NOW open
Please complete your Supplementary Information Form to support your application
Apply online here  -
Applications close 31 October 2023
Parents advised of outcome 1 March 2024


We must have the following forms completed for ALL new students before they start with us.  Please return the completed forms to the school office.

If you are unsure about whether you have Parental Responsibility, please click the link to find out more.

Registration Form

Consent Form (photography)

Biometric Consent Form

Email & Internet Usage      


Admissions Policy 2023-24

Admission Appeals Timetable 2024-25

Admissions Policy 2024-25

Admissions Policy 2025-26



In year admissions information

 An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form below.

BWH in Year Admissions form - 23-24

A hard copy of the application form can be obtained by contacting the school office at or 01785 244236

Completed application forms must be returned to Mrs Deakin, School Business Manager –

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023/24, will be applied. The full admission arrangements can be accessed from our website  or by contacting the school office to request a hard copy.  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list and further information relating to this will be included in the letter sent from the school advising you of the outcome of your application.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful. Please contact Mrs Deakin for further information regarding appeals.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs Deakin –