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)


PACA Open Evening

Wednesday 28 September 2016


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.

Cultural Capital

Posted on 26 Aug 2016
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Congratulations to all our year 11 students.

Posted on 25 Aug 2016
PACA are celebrating another year of results that reflect the hard work & commitment of both students and staff. The new-...

PACA students achieve 100% PASS rate

Posted on 18 Aug 2016
Students and staff at PACA are celebrating another year of 100% pass rate in both A-level and vocational qualifications with ...

Sports Day 2016

Posted on 22 Jul 2016
The sun was out for sports day this year which was a thoroughly enjoyable day for all. The students were brilliant both in th...

Brighton Trip

Posted on 22 Jul 2016
PACA students looked at their city from alternative perspectives during activities week. While a bus to Churchill Square isn’...

Netball Tour

Posted on 22 Jul 2016
On Thursday 14th July, our year 9 and 10 netball team left for their two-day tour. Our first match was at 8:30 at Shoreham Ac...