Palmer Catholic Academy

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The Palmer Catholic Academy
Canon Palmer Catholic School.jpg
Motto "Ad Gloriam Dei Et Servitium Omnium"
Established 1900 (1900)
Type Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Headmaster Mr F. Maguire
Deputy Headteacher Mrs Moise-Dixon
Founder Canon Patrick Palmer
Location Aldborough Road South
Seven Kings
Greater London
DfE number 317/4800
DfE URN 137088 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Palmer House, Kolbe House, Heenan House, Mother Theresa House, Bede House
Colours      Navy Blue
Former pupils old palmerians

The Palmer Catholic Academy, previously known as Canon Palmer Catholic School was the first Roman Catholic secondary academy school located in Seven Kings, Ilford, in London, England.

The school consists of 5 buildings, each named after notable Catholic figures. Palmer House, named after the schools founder; Canon Patrick Palmer, Heenan House, Kolbe house, Mother Theresa house and the new Bede House, £4 million new development which was officially opened in September 2008 by the current head teacher, Mr F. Maguire. The school is a specialist Science Mathematics and Computing college. The school recently received an Academy status therefore having the name changed to "The Palmer Catholic Academy"[citation needed]

The Palmer Catholic Academy, is a voluntary aided academy for boys and girls from 11 to 18. Founded as Canon Palmer Catholic School in 1961 with 300 students, it has grown greatly in numbers and stature. The Academy provides an excellent education for all its students. Our commitment to outstanding academic standards is reflected in high achievement in public examinations. Indeed, The Palmer Catholic Academy can now pride itself on being one of the highest performing schools in the country as well as in the local area. The Palmer Catholic Academy also has a sixth form.


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Coordinates: 51°33′54″N 0°05′33″E / 51.5651°N 0.09254°E / 51.5651; 0.09254