Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

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  • Address:
    Chalky Road, Portslade, BN41 2WS

Latest Events

Click here to read about the latest event at PACA: Science and Sport Academies Launch

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA), that opened on 1st September 2011, had a fantastic 2013 winning “School of the Year” in the Argus Achievement Awards and being one of the top 10 improved schools in the country, based on the GCSE results. 

The Academy presents a fantastic opportunity to provide our community with a school that delivers really high standards and has fantastic facilities that we can all be proud of.

PACA will ensure that every student experiences success and is given the best possible preparation for their adult lives. As such, they pledge to make a difference to the life chances of every student attending PACA by:

  • Unlocking their potential and secure success for all
  • Ensuring that they achieve the highest possible qualifications
  • Helping them develop the entrepreneurial skills and qualities required to be highly successful adults in a rapidly changing world
  • Supporting the development of the beliefs and core values to make them highly valued members of their community

Recent Successes at PACA

These are very exciting times for Portslade as PACA is named School of the Year by Brighton Argus - continuing its journey of success.

The Academy is proudly maintaining its commitment to unlocking potential and delivers a 21% increase in A* - C grades at GCSE level in 2013.

PACA aims to develop children’s entrepreneurial skills in order to prepare them for the ever changing and challenging world of work; recently PACA’s Team Utopia came second in the finals of Global Entrepreneur Week in London.

For dynamic and dedicated individuals the Academy presents a fantastic opportunity to provide our community with a school that delivers really high standards and has fantastic facilities that we can all be proud of.

With many exciting new developments planned for 2014 with the launch of the new £12.7 million campus refurbishment and the launch of a science and sports academies for sixth form students,  this progress is likely to continue.

Adult Learning at PACA

We have a full and exciting range of courses to suit all interests.  For a full list of courses and qualifications available please click here

Work Experience

We are always looking for business opportunities for the work experience. Whether you’re a small business or a large company, we would like to hear from you. Please contact R.Checkley@paca.uk.com
for more details.

Principal’s message:

I am passionate about the success of the Academy and all the students in our care. We are at the heart of the local community and strive to be a vibrant, caring and innovative learning community with high expectations and aspirations. We have secured significant funding to ensure the Academy will benefit from an exciting rebuild and regeneration. We will develop the best facilities and new technologies so as to provide the learning environment fit for the 21st century.

We want every student to enjoy their learning and achieve to their full ability and are totally committed to providing the highest quality education for all members of our learning community. We believe that every student can achieve success at school and will ensure that we ‘unlock the potential’ in all our students.

Our specialism are Science and Entrepreneurism. In order to fulfil our vision for dynamic learning, we need to work in partnership with the local community and business world. Our students need to see where their current education will take them.

We expect our students to take responsibility for their learning and provide all the support necessary to help secure success. We want PACA students to be fully prepared for their adult life and we will equip them with the skills, attributes and qualifications necessary to be highly successful in a rapidly changing world. All learners are valued at PACA and ensuring a successful future for all students is of utmost importance to us.

Message from the Sponsor:

"As a former pupil, it is an enormous honour to have the opportunity to be the sponsor of the new Academy.

I have always had a passionate interest in education and I am confident that through improving educational performance we can make a real difference to the life chances of those that attend the Academy.

I am committed to supporting the young people to ensure that this happens." 

Rod Aldridge - Sponsor