Welcome to the The Palmer Academy

The Palmer Academy is a two form entry school for children aged three to eleven, serving the children and families of Whitley, Reading and the surrounding area. We are part of the REAch2 Reading Cluster which also includes Civitas Academy, Ranikhet Academy and Green Park Village Academy.

Although over 400 children attend the academy every day, each and every one of them recieves the commitment of all staff to make sure that their treasured time at school is as exciting and inspiring as possible. Children at The Palmer Academy develop enquiring minds through discovering new concepts and challenging their own ideas. They are encouraged to share their learning in a safe and secure environment that promotes strong self-esteem and respect for others.

We are proud to welcome children and families of over thirty nationalities into our school on a daily basis. We also work hard to support children with little understanding of English in developing the skills they need to help them learn, even if they start at a very early stage. We are an inclusive school, working with other schools, providers and professionals in helping children with special needs to overcome their barriers to learning and find success. We also offer support to families, and value the partnerships between children, parents, the school and the wider community in improving the lives of the children in our care.

On this website you will begin to find information about the classes of children, staff, and learning that makes up The Palmer Academy.  If you would like any further information about the school, would like to arrange a visit, or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on the details below, or by using the 'contact us' form on the menu above. We strongly believe that a commitment to open discussion and feedback wil help us to grow stronger, so please talk to the teachers, support staff, governors and ourselves if we can ever be of assistance.

Mr A Wanford Miss L Thomassen
Executive Headteacher Head of School