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.


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.


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.

Year 11 revision sessions this half term!

Posted on 09 Feb 2016
This half term PACA are offering the year 11 pupils the opportunity to come to bespoke revision sessions. Please see the time...

Trip to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament

Posted on 29 Jan 2016
Our year 13 pupils History and Law pupils had a fantastic opportunity to visit Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament...

STEM Club News

Posted on 29 Jan 2016
A recent STEM project at PACA was to design the body work for our Greenpower race car out of clay, as is standard practice in...

Holocaust Memorial assembly

Posted on 29 Jan 2016
This week saw PACA mark the incredibly important anniversary of the Holocaust with a whole school assembly led by our Princip...

Student Software

Posted on 28 Jan 2016
All PACA students are able to download and install Microsoft Office onto their home computer (PC or Mac) and their tablet or ...

Positive Parenting Programme

Posted on 26 Jan 2016
Fantastic opportunity for Parents of teenagers. Please see attached for information about upcoming talks for parents of teena...