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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Pupil Premium

Blessed William Howard Catholic High School is committed to narrowing gaps and ensuring that every pupil excels.  The 'Pupil Premium' is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The proportion of students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding at Blessed William Howard is broadly in line with the average for similar schools nationally. Whilst the exact umber of students can vary across the year, here the current breakdown of Pupil Premium students in each year group:

Year group Percentage of PP students
7 24%
8 30%
9 24%
10 27%
11 26%


There are a range of reasons why a child is allocated Pupil premium funding including the following;

  • Your child is currently entitled to free school meals or has been at some point over the last 6 years
  • You are currently guardian for a child in your care
  • One or more parents is, or has been, in the Armed Forces

 2023-24 Pupil Premium Statement and 2022-23 Review (to be reviewed September 2024)

The Pupil Premium at BWH 2022/2023

2022-23 Pupil Premium Statement and Interim Review

2022-23 Pupil Premium Statement and 2021-22 Review

Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium Policy

If you have any questions about our Pupil Premium implementation, please contact  Mr S Wells (

If you believe that your child may be eligible for free school meals, please follow the link to the Staffordshire County Council website.

Our Pupil Premium Charter



Pupil Premium Statement - 2021-22 and Interim review

Pupil Premium Statement - 2020-21 - Reviewed

Pupil Premium Statement for 2020-21

Review of PP Spending 2019-20

Pupil Premium Vision Plan 19/20 

Eligibility for Pupil Premium

Review of PP Spending 19/20

Pupil Premium Review 18/19