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.

The Aldridge foundation believe that it is incredibly important for all pupils within its schools to achieve much more than just good GCSE results, we believe that these transferable skills are needed for a successful future, whatever career path you choose to pursue.

Those skills are; Being Creative, Team Work, Having Passion, Determination, Problem Solving and Risk Taking.

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

Email – L.I’Anson@paca.uk.com

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.

“PACA takes the community in its name very seriously. We believe we have as much to gain from being immersed in our community as we have to give” – Kate Scott (Principal)

Ski Trip 2014

Posted on 19 Sep 2013
19th September 2013 Dear Parent/Carer, After our most successful ski trip yet, in March 2013 we are returning to the slopes o...

End of Term Letter to Parents

Posted on 22 Jul 2013
Dear Parent/Carer I am writing to let you know what a great year we have had at PACA for the students as they are now at the ...

Sister School ‘DACA’ 7th Most Improved School In The Country

Posted on 17 Jul 2013
July 2013 Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (DACA), the first school to be sponsored by the Aldridge Foundation, has received...

PACA Students at the Salters Festival of Chemistry

Posted on 13 Jul 2013
On 12th June, a team of four Year 7 and 8 students Regan Dunk, Zachary Parker, Allyshia Vallier and I, Aisha Shabbir went to ...

Principal Letter to Parents

Posted on 21 Jun 2013
21st June 2013 Dear Parent/Carer Further to the recent article in the Argus regarding staffing at PACA, I wish to reassure yo...

End of Term Letter to Parents

Posted on 21 Jun 2013
Early Summer End of Term – 12 July 2013 Dear Parent/Guardian, As you are aware the Academy is going through a very extensive ...