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Palmers College

Palmer's Sixth Form College

We are a warm and welcoming independent sixth form college in Essex providing post-16 education to over 2000 students. Based in Grays, Thurrock - Palmer's College boasts a fantastic team of teaching/support staff alongside superb new facilities. The College spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years. A further £650,000 has been awarded to the College this year.

There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.

We are confident that your son/daughter will be offered the highest quality of teaching, learning and support within a safe, welcoming and well-resourced environment.  

Student Testimonials

  • Onome

    "I chose Palmer's College because it had everything I was looking for and many of my friends were also going there. I've made lots of new friends here and feel I have matured."

    - Onome, 17 from Royal Docks Community School
  • Abbie

    "I chose Palmer's College because it had everything I was looking for; great courses, excellent teachers and being in control of my own future."

    - Abbie Maquire, 17 from William Edwards School
  • liam

    "I chose Palmer's because it had the ICT course that I wanted to study. Also, being a wheelchair user, the accessibility at Palmer's enables me to get around easily and with confidence."

    - Liam Megran, 19 from Hassenbrook Academy
  • Rebecca Street

    "Palmer's had the best teachers and facilities compared to other colleges."

    - Rebecca Street, 17 from The Appleton School
  • Katie Sewell

    "I knew school sixth form wasn't for me as I wanted the independence and the chance to meet new people. I'm so happy I chose Palmer's!"

    - Katie Sewell, 17 from Harris Academy


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