Another year of stunning results

Limited spaces available in some year groups.

Follow this link at Brighton & Hove Local Authority for information on applying for a place in the school.

General enquiries: click here

Welcome to PACA

PACA is a co-educational school for 11 to 18 year olds based in the heart of the Mile Oak Community in Portslade, Brighton. There has been significant development of the Academy site over recent years with £12.7million being invested in an impressive new state of the art building and fantastic new facilities such as a Dance studio, Mac suite, community library, superb sixth form and a STEM Centre.

PACA6 is still accepting students for A levels, BTECS and Level 2. If your plans have changed for whatever reason, why not come to PACA6 for an informal chat about what we could offer you.

Tel – 01273 416300

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Community School of the Year 

PACA has been awarded Community School of the Year (2016) by The Argus, Youth in Action Awards. We won with a record number of votes, we were delighted to accept this accolade.

Famous Astronaut Visits PACA Today!

Posted on 15 Oct 2015
Today’s guest of honour at PACA was out of this world! Kenneth Dwane “Sox” Bowersox, an United States Navy ...

Starting PACA by Cameron McKechnie in Year 7

Posted on 12 Oct 2015
        “When I first started at PACA, I was extremely nervous, but having spent three weeks here, I hav...

Brighton University Exhibition Includes Year 10 Students Artwork

Posted on 12 Oct 2015
PACA is delighted that the University of Brighton has chosen prints produced by students at Portslade Aldridge Community Acad...

Sir Rod Aldridge – “I Want One of my Pupils to Play for England One Day”

Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Sir Rod Aldridge appears in the sports section of todays Argus. Sir Rod explains that he dreams of seeing one of his Pupils p...

Download the First Sports Bulletin

Posted on 07 Oct 2015
Students have been working hard after school most days of the week and we have had the highest participation levels yet for t...

PACA STEM Club Wins National Award at the House of Lords

Posted on 07 Oct 2015
More than 80% of UK secondary schools have STEM Clubs. However, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) have emerged vict...