Last weekend, a selection of Year 11s attended a Maths camp at PGL Windmill Hill in Hailsham. The students took part in a range of activities from canoeing to climbing. Check out the pictures below.

Dear Parent/Carer,

PACA is proposing a new school day format. Click on the following link to find out more information.

14 May 2015 – New School Day Format

The School operates a cashless catering system in the canteen. As from Monday, 18th May, the canteen will not take any cash for payment of food.  Click on the following link to read more.

14 May 2015 – Cashless Catering System

Thank you.

Last Thursday, PACA’s Year 13 sports students ran a primary school athletics competition. This was part of OCR Cambridge Technicals Level 3, where students are required to organise a sporting event. Congratulations to Peter Gladwin for coming first but also well done to Mile Oak and St Nicolas for taking part. Check out the photos below.



On 26th March, PACA hosted a Welcome to PACA afternoon for the families of all Year 6s who will be joining the Academy in September. This aimed to help parents understand more about the school.

Cameron McKechnie of Mile Oak Primary School and Kaitlin Emery of St Nicolas  Primary School both won a Kindle Fire for their fantastic coverage of the event. Congratulations and check out the photos below.


How can you best support your Son or Daughter as a Parent or a Carer?

It can be very difficult for young people growing up – finding their way, making decisions and keeping up with peers. This time of year is particularly stressful with exam season approaching and the pressure of doing well at school mounting . There are some things you can do to better understand and support your child:

  • Help them draw up a realistic revision timetable - Stress Free Revision Timetable
  • Make sure they take lots of breaks
  • Ensure they are eating and sleeping well
  • Be aware that this time of year can cause stress and anxiety and they may be feeling emotional

For more tips, read this worksheet - Exam and Revision How to help your child

As part of National Mental Health Awareness Week, PACA will be holding a short, informal session for parents/carers on young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing with speakers, refreshments and information to take away on 14th May between 4.30 and 5.30pm.

  • Find out about common mental health conditions in young people
  • Hear from speakers talking about how you can support your child
  • Find out about research and initiatives which can be helpful
  • Meet staff in the Academy who can offer support for Mental Health concerns
  • Refreshments and information to take away
  • Relaxed and informal – all welcome

Mental Health Week Mind

School nurses from Sussex Community Trust will be arranging to meet with year 7 students to talk about their role when they visit the school. Part of this session will involve the distribution and completion of a questionnaire to support healthy lifestyles. The student will have the option on the questionnaire to ask to meet with the school nurse individually if they wish. They will also be advised of the weekly drop in run by the school nurse.

It will be the Y7 student’s choice to complete the questionnaire. All questionnaires will be collected by the school nurse at the end of the talk and will be held confidentially.  School nurses will always encourage young people to discuss with their parent/carer if they see the school nurse.

We are excited to be holding an official launch event for our new alumni network. Join us at PACA on the 15th June between 6 and 8pm for an evening of wine and cheese and reliving old memories!

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There are many exciting things happening in the world of STEM at PACA that Dr Oprandi, our STEM Centre Manager has put together a dedicated STEM newsletter below.

Download the STEM Newsletter  here.

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The total amount raised at PACA’s cake sale was £198.26! Thank you to all who donated cakes and to those who purchased. This money will help those affected by the recent disaster in Nepal. Please see photos attached from the day’s activity.

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This year’s Prom will be held on the 26th June at The Grand Hotel, Brighton.

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Why should you go?
•  You’ve worked so hard; you deserve a treat!
• Your teachers want to celebrate with you!
• You’re only a Year 11 Leaver once in your life – embrace it! J
What’s included in the price?
• Hire of the Grand’s spectacular ‘Albert Ballroom’
• Photographer
• DJ and disco
• Two course luxury buffet
• Complimentary soft drink