Palmer Catholic Academy

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The Palmer Catholic Academy
Motto "Ad Gloriam Dei Et Servitium Omnium"
Established 1900 (1900)
Type Academy
Religion Catholicism
Headteacher Ms. A. Moise-Dixon
Deputy head - Pastoral Mr P. Downey
Deputy head - Achievement Mr P. Norris
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 Teresa House, Bede House
Colours      Lime Green
Former pupils Old Palmerians
Website academy website

The Palmer Catholic Academy, previously known as Canon Palmer Catholic School was the first Roman Catholic secondary academy school located in 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 Teresa house and Bede House. 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 Palmer Catholic Academy also has a sixth form. It has had numerous headmasters over the course of its life, including Mrs Allison Moise-Dixon, the first female headteacher at the Academy.

The school promotes predominantly Catholic/Christian values but welcomes students of all faiths.

The school has multiple buildings all named after influential figures of the catholic faith. The school is a science, computing and maths specialist school, while also boasting many regional sporting achievements.


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