PACA has developed a close working relationship with the University to develop the curriculum at the Academy and ensure a wide range of educational opportunities for its students. The University supports the Academy’s specialisms and provides opportunities to enrich and enhance learning. In particular, the Academy works with the University to build students’ aspirations, encouraging more to consider higher education as an option after leaving school.
PACA also works in close partnership with the Innovations Unit at the University of Sussex to develop entrepreneurship amongst our students and the wider community.
The Academy plays a full part in the local family of schools in the city and we also work closely with the Council on the development of the community services (PACA Adult Education, the Community Library and Sports Centre) hosted on our campus.
We also work closely with a wide range of local businesses and leading organisations to offer our students access to expert teaching and training, top-class specialist facilities and work experience opportunities. These range from over 60 industry partners in the local digital media industry to Sussex County Cricket Club and Burgess Hill Town Football clubs – partners in our sports academies.