During the Easter holidays, PACA students went to Pila, Italy for a ski trip and it was another massive success!  The students had great fun whilst learning/improving their skiing/snowboarding.  






Here are what some students thought about the trip;

“I never knew how to ski before this trip, but I learnt really quickly thanks to this trip.  It was an enjoyable experience” Amy Martin, Year 11

“What a brilliant ski trip with lots of funny experiences!”  Casey Denyer, Year 10

“I massively improved by skiing ability this year and made good progress”  Riley Haines, Year 10

“It was non stop action.  Best ski trip ever!”  Alfy Gent, Year 10

Thank you to students who behaved exceptionally and represented PACA in a positive manner.

Miss Austin, Mr Vale and Mr Uddin


Juice FM Presenter Talia French

Talia French the Fantastic day time Presenter of Juice FM has agreed to host the @your service awards at PACA on June the 25th.

The awards will highlight the fantastic work that small businesses to in the local area and we are thrilled to have someone like Talia on board with this project.

To find out more about this event please go to  @yourserviceawds on Twitter, you can email atyourserviceawards@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

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At PACA, our Social Action Committee have worked extremely hard over the last 12 months fundraising and building awareness for a number of both local and national charities. We have been nominated by a few of these organisations for the Charity Achievement of the Year award in this year’s Youth in Action Awards. Ran by the Argus, this annual awards event  aims to recognise those within the Education Sector who have exceeded all expectations.

Please click on the link below to submit a nomination or to find out more:


Check out the pictures from this year’s fantastic Aldridge Dance Show at PACA. There was a fantastic turnout on the night including ex-pupil and Academy co-sponsor Sir Rod Aldridge.

One parent, Kim Charman, commented ”Truly entertaining and professional along with fostering great team bonding and effort”. Well done to all the students who were involved and Miss Fitzgerald for organising.

This year’s Hove Business Awards will be hosted at PACA on the Thursday 25th June. Recognising the Academy’s emphasis on developing entrepreneurial skills in all its students, this partnership made sense. Ten Sixth Form students will be planning and overssing the event as part of their Business Studies course.


Don’t forget that this year’s PACA’s Got Talent contest will be held this Friday at 2pm. Tickets cost 50p and all proceeds will go to charity. There is even a rock boy band called Symmetry judging the winner!

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Whilst most of us in Brighton and Hove were left feeling a little disappointed by the total solar eclipse last Friday 20th March, due to the overcast weather, one teacher at PACA managed to perfectly capture footage of it. Check out Mr May’s photo below:


This week is all about Dance at PACA! Fancy getting involved? Why not check out Let’s Dance 2015 at the Brighton Dome tomorrow night or come to the Aldridge Dance Show at PACA this Saturday night.

1. Let’s Dance 2015

Let’s Dance is a celebration of schools and youth dance from Brighton and Hove. 78 schools, groups, universities and colleges take to the Dome stage every year.


2. The Aldridge Dance Show 2015

Join for our annual dance show that promises not to disappoint!

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The University of Sussex will be hosting a Mini School Direct and PGCE Drop in Information Event next week on campus for an aspiring teachers. To find out more download School Direct recruitment event poster

Details are as follows:

Wednesday 25th March

1.00-2.00pm Jubilee G31 

5.30-7.30pm Jubilee Foyer

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If this sounds like you, then check out the exciting opportunity below.