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The Palmer Catholic Academy

Admissions and Prospectus for entry into Year 7 September 2022

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.

Our admissions procedure is set out very clearly.  For Catholic applicants, you do not need a Certificate of Practice from your Parish Priest, but we do need a copy of your child's Baptism Certificate attached to a copy of the Catholic Supplementary Form (see below).  Please return these to the academy no later than 31st October.


Admissions Criteria 2022-2023


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/carer 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 2022

1st March 2022                          National Offer Day — parents/carers informed of outcome of application

30th March 2022                       Deadline for submitting appeals

Up to 17th June 2022              Appeals heard for those submitted by the deadline

Up to 21st July 2022                Appeals heard where possible, for late appeals (last day of term: 21st July 2022)

September 2022 onwards     Appeals heard for any appeals not heard before 21st July 2022