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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

Admissions and Prospectus

The first day when I came to The Palmer Catholic Academy the only thing I wanted to do was make friends.  I have made lots of them.  It is the best thing that's happened to me

(Simran, 7Line)



We recognise that transferring to Secondary School is one of the most important stages of any child's life and our Transition team will work to ease the transition as much as possible.

Through our work with feeder Primary schools your son/daughter will probably be familiar with the academy. New students have often attended lessons here or have been taught by our specialist Sports and Science staff.   Extensive liaison between schools ensures that our Head of Year 7 and the Head of Learning Support are aware of the needs of all children coming into their care.  It is a duty they take very seriously.


Admissions Criteria 2022-2023

Admissions Criteria 2021-2022

Admissions Criteria 2020-2021

Admissions Criteria 2019-2020

Admissions Criteria 2018-2019


Appeals against refusal of admission:

The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 allows parents/carers to appeal against any decision made by or on behalf of the Governing Body in refusing their child admission to The Palmer Catholic Academy. Should any parent wish to exercise this right they should, in the first instance, write to the Clerk to the Governing Body (Admissions Appeals) c/o the Academy.

Parents/carers will be provided with an Appeals Form on which they may state their case for appeal. The Appeals Panel will be made up of persons nominated by the London Borough of Redbridge and will not include any person who made, or took part in the discussion about, the refusal decision which is the subject of an appeal.

Parents/carers making an appeal will have the right to attend the appeal hearing to make their case orally. They may, if they wish, be accompanied by a friend. 

Appeals timetable for children starting secondary school in September 2021

1st March 2021                          National Offer Day - parents/carers informed of outcome of application

30th March 2021                       Deadline for submitting appeals

Up to 17th June 2021              Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline

Up to 21st July 2021                Appeals heard where possible, for late appeals (last day of term: 21st July 2021)

September 2021 onwards     Appeals heard for any appeals not heard before 21st July 2021