PACA hosted St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Sports Day on 30th June. A very successful day was had by all and we even got a mention in their newsletter below.

“Many parents also commented on the brilliant Sports Leaders from PACA who helped throughout the day. They praised their enthusiasm and their kind nature with the children. We are very grateful to PACA for letting us hold this event at their school and allowing us to use their brilliant facilities.’

St Mary's Newsletter July 2015

Check out all the latest news below from PACA’s fantastic STEM Centre.

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Please note the dates below for exam results in August

Thurs 13th Aug for A Level & Level 3 courses

Thurs 20th Aug for GCSE & Level 2 courses

Both will be held in the Hub 10am – 12noon.

At the recent Big Bang Show, PACA was delighted to win the Coast to Capital “STEM Club of the Year” award. All of the students were fantastic in showcasing their STEM projects but it was the Natural Cosmetic Beauty Range Project that impressed the judges the most. The enthusiasm of the students also shone through. The Big Bang is the biggest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths in the UK and is designed to bring science and engineering to life for young people.

PACA also won the Gatwick Airport Electronics Prize for the 3D Periodic Table project. This project reached the TeenTech Grand Final and PACA came a very close second. 

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On Thursday 9th July, the PE department hosted PACA’s first Sports Awards evening to celebrate the sporting success of our students this academic year. Over 200 students, family members and friends attended the event which rewarded those that have represented PACA in a variety of teams and have shown commitment, improvement and enthusiasm for sport. The evening was a roaring success and saw over 60 students from Year 7 to Year 13 receiving medals, trophies and certificates. Thank you to all those that attended and congratulations to the winners and all those that have participated this year!

Sports Awards Evening

Parents and Carers, please note the Principal’s end of term letter , also available on the letters home page

8th July 2015 – End Of Term Letter

The below letter from Brighton and Hove Council outlines some changes regarding School Attendance.

School Attendance Letter June 2015

DFE research suggests that if a student’s attendance improves by 1%, attainment improves by 5-6%. Therefore, in order to support excellent attendance across the City, Brighton & Hove City Council has revised the Code of Conduct. The revised document is an important part of a range of strategies and policies we use to support excellent attendance and attainment for students.

In Brighton & Hove we aim to ensure that all pupils attend school all of the time and our commitment is to promote excellent school attendance.  We know that this is a priority for all schools.  Pupils who attend school all of the time are more likely to positively develop academically and socially, improving their life chances.  Schools will be using various strategies to support students and families and working together to raise attendance. Where a need for an external support agency is identified, it will be discussed with families and appropriate referrals will be made.


This year’s It’s Your Service Awards, in conjunction with Hove Business Association, proved to be a celebration all round. The awards night was successfully organised and ran by 10 Sixth Form students, who are all studying Business Studies here at PACA. Congratulations to all the local businesses who won their category and to the students for a great night!

Check out the photos below and some of the local press coverage on the event.


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Note to all Parents, Carers and students. Please see the attached lost property list. If anything is yours, please collect this from Student Services before 13th July 2015

Lost Property List


The official prom pictures from 2015 are now ready to purchase. Find yours at http://www.photoprinting.co.uk/login_shoot…

Check out some of  the other pictures taken at the Prom for Year 11 students below. This fun filled event was held at The Grand Hotel in Brighton.