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)


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.


Best Ever GCSE Results

2015 saw 63% students gaining 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths. PACA was also the second highest for progress and third for attainment in GCSE English in the City.


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.

PE Bulletin 27-06-2016

Posted on 27 Jun 2016
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Fantastic Cricket Result

Posted on 27 Jun 2016
Some great news for a grey, overcast monday morning…   On Saturday 25th June, the Aldridge Cricket Academy played ...

Success at Town Sports

Posted on 22 Jun 2016
Last week saw the students of PACA’s athletics team take part in the annual Brighton and Hove Town Sports event at the Withde...

PE Bulletin 20th June 2016

Posted on 22 Jun 2016
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Posted on 20 Jun 2016
Playing at the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy in Brighton and Hove Disney’s The Lion King JR. is playing at Portslade A...

PACA Car Boot Sale 9th July 2016

Posted on 14 Jun 2016
Following the success of our last car boot, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy are holding a car boot sale on Saturday 9th ...