We have chosen six qualities that we believe will help every PACA student lead a happy and successful life, whatever their chosen path.
We want our students to be passionate about their school, their learning and their life and to get the very best from everything they do. If they have a particular area of interest we will nurture that to the best of our ability.
It is challenging to learn new things, to improve and progress and to be the best that you can be. We encourage our students to be determined and help build their resilience and self-esteem.
3. Risk taking
Our school is a safe school and a great environment to take some appropriate risks. To progress we want our students to be brave, be prepared to speak up and to have a go at something new and understand that getting things wrong from time to time is all part of the learning process.
4. Problem solving
Every opportunity in life and life itself presents problems from time to time. We encourage our students to persevere when things go wrong and to find solutions or ways of working around a challenge.
Success in a school, workplace and community relies on strong teamwork. Learning how to collaborate, work well with and find inspiration through others is a key part of student success.
Our students live in a fast changing world. We want them to be open to new ideas, be lateral and innovative in their thinking and to fire their imaginations. We want to find suitable outlets for their creativity in the curriculum and daily school life.
We have a rich programme of entrepreneurship activities throughout the year ranging from House activities, to the full school Global Entrepreneurship Week activities. We work with local businesses and students have the opportunity to start up small businesses in school.
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Every year the whole school takes part in a variety of Global Entrepreneurship Week events.
Growing our own ingredients
The STEM centre have been growing the ingredients for an organic range of cosmetics and toiletries.
Making TV programmes
The Sixth Form Digital Media Academy has a fully equipped TV studio which sends out broadcasts for Latest TV.
Cosmetic Beauty Range Business with Glass Fusing
A group of students have launched a home grown all organic beauty range.
One of our students has published his own book, a quirky collection of children’s stories.