Amy Connacher, Megan Woodford, Gus Simon, Jamie Piper

PACA6 is still accepting students for A levels, BTECS and Level 2. If your plans have changed for whatever reason, why not come to PACA6 for an informal chat about what we could offer you.

Tel – 01273 416300

Email – L.I’Anson@paca.uk.com


Welcome to PACA

PACA is a co-educational school for 11 to 18 year olds based in the heart of the Mile Oak Community in Portslade, Brighton. There has been significant development of the Academy site over recent years with £12.7million being invested in an impressive new state of the art building and fantastic new facilities such as a Dance studio, Mac suite, community library, superb sixth form and a STEM Centre.

Youth In Action Awards 2016 at the Amex Stadium celebrating schools and young people across the county

Community School of the Year


Community School of the Year 

PACA has been awarded Community School of the Year (2016) by The Argus, Youth in Action Awards. We won with a record number of votes, we were delighted to accept this accolade.

“PACA takes the community in its name very seriously. We believe we have as much to gain from being immersed in our community as we have to give” – Kate Scott (Principal)


Sixth Form Specialisms

PACA’s Sixth Form offers a mix of traditional A Levels and BTECs alongside a number of specialist academies including cricket, dance and football and the Brighton Digital Media Academy.


State of the Art STEM Centre

Students built and raced a Greenpower electric car at Goodwood.


Number One School for Art

2015 GCSE results confirm that PACA is number one place to study Art in the City.


Entrepreneurial Specialism

There is a strong focus on developing entrepreneurial attributes in all our students, passion, determination, risk taking, problem-solving, team and creativity, and they underpin every aspect of academy life.

PACA Y11 Netball Team reach final

Posted on 24 Oct 2016
On Tuesday 18th October, the year 11 girls’ netball team represented PACA in the Brighton and Hove netball tournament. In tot...

Argus Ardingly Car

Posted on 21 Oct 2016
We are delighted that Ardingly College asked PACA to join their Saturday STEM club, to help work on their next World Solar Ca...

Students to appear in internationally acclaimed photography festival

Posted on 10 Oct 2016
The Brighton Photography Fringe ( http://photofringe.org/2016/ ) and Brighton Photo Biennale (http://2016.bpb.org.uk/ ) opene...

PACA are recruiting

Posted on 07 Oct 2016
PACA are looking for an English Specialist, an Administration Apprentice and a Mini Bus Driver. For details please visit our ...

Pegasus Fund

Posted on 28 Sep 2016
The very generous students who helped to fund the teaching programme for the minors in Calais. You can see from the timetable...

September Awards

Posted on 26 Sep 2016
On the 15th of September, PACA hosted its first ever Annual Awards ceremony at the University of Sussex. The evening celebrat...