The Palmer Catholic Academy
Redbridge, United Kingdom
About The Palmer Catholic Academy
The Palmer Catholic Academy is a place where the Catholic faith is fostered and developed in the context of respect for each individual's freedom and dignity. Everyone is treated with respect, dignity and equality, regardless of sex, race or ability. The Academy works positively and tirelessly to counter the inequalities children may face outside school. We believe in the importance of building up the self-image and aspirations of all. Great importance is placed in developing a sense of community in the school as a whole and awareness in each student that they are cared for within the community. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the students permeates the whole curriculum. Our aim is to provide a happy and secure learning environment, giving all our students the opportunity to develop spiritually, socially and succeed academically. We believe that education is wider than simple academic subjects and strive to provide a broad and balanced education. Nonetheless, the central importance of academic success is fully realised. We follow the example of our founder, Canon Patrick Palmer - to do all things to the Glory of God and the Service of all.
GCSE success continues in 2018 with 89% of students achieving 4+ in English, 84% 4+ in Maths and 80% 4+ in both Maths and English.
The Palmer Catholic Academy offers a diverse range of CPD activities that meet the needs and requirements of all staff at various stages of their professional career. Professional Development Groups allow staff to opt in to sessions that focus on particular areas of pedagogy to deepen understanding and share good practice. Opportunities are also given to emerging leaders to lead on various initiatives across the academy.
The Palmer Catholic Academy is ideally located with excellent transport links for both buses and trains (TFL Rail - Seven Kings Station).
This school continues to be good.- Ofsted - February 2017
Students are smartly dressed and show great pride in their uniforms.- Ofsted - February 2017
Students are motivated and focused on their work.- Ofsted - February 2017
An ambitious culture of high expectations has been established.- Ofsted - February 2017
The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.- Ofsted - February 2017