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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BWH Parent, Teacher & Friends Association

Our  PTFA welcomes a wider membership, not just parents and teachers from the school but also ex-parents, ex-teachers, ex-staff or governors and general well-wishers. The Parent Teacher & Friends Association helps to fund items and services that the school budget cannot stretch to; this might be a new school minibus new seating for the school hall or additional resources in subject areas.  Throughout the year the group holds quizzes, barn dances and make your own jewellery evenings and is always looking for fresh ideas and inspiration.  We would love to hear from you if you are able to help out.

We meet regularly at the school, but members do not have to attend every meeting.  The combined efforts of parents who support the school are very much appreciated.  Please do consider giving a bit of your time or just drop us an email with any ideas or suggestions at:

Working together, the PTFA makes a huge difference to the school:

  • Hosting social opportunities for everyone to enjoy
  • Raising funds to provide the school with resources over and above what the school budget can do.
  • Supporting school events and helping turn them into the successes they are.

If you are not able to give your time to support the PTA, there are other ways you can help.  


   Register with the Giving Machine

  • Shop online via TheGivingMachine    It’s really simple, you enter your favourite shops via TheGivingMachine and a percentage of your shopping bill is converted into a cash donation for the school, at no extra cost to you. With over 1,500 stores participating including Amazon, John Lewis and Tesco taking part, you can really help make a difference.



From just £1 per month, you can take part in this school lottery.   As more people do so the revenue raised will increase, as will the value of the prizes.  Just £12 annually (for one number) will enter you for 12 monthly draws and the more numbers you have the greater your chance of winning!

Welcome to the BWH 200 CLUB – a great way for you to support us whilst having a bit of a flutter! Here’s how it works… 

You complete and sign the attached membership form and Standing Order mandate for £1 a month (or £12 annually) or pay by cheque.

 This buys you one membership number (we will allocate), which enters you into the monthly draw. All participants must be over 16.

 The draw will take place at PTFA Meetings, usually held on the first Wednesday of each month.

 If you win, a cheque will be posted to your home address and the name of the winner published in the weekly Bulletin and on the PTFA Facebook - ‘BWH Parent Teacher Association’. Please advise in writing to if, in the event of a win, you do not wish your name to be published in the bulletin or on the 200 Club Facebook page.

 The monthly prizes will be £30, £15 and £10. The balance of proceeds goes to the school to help fund equipment, resources and opportunities for pupils.

 Any queries, please email


Word icon  200 Club Application Form 

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Another way to support the school is by using ‘everyclick’ as your search engine. Every time you use EveryClick, money will be donated to the PTFA (make sure you indicate that the donation should be made to the school).


 If you are interested in the PTFA, please come along to the next meeting, we’d love to hear from you.

 You can also follow us on Facebook to keep up with the very latest news and events.

Thank you