Our mission is to change lives and bring about positive outcomes for all our learners. The Academy is underpinned by an ethos that supports the highest possible personal achievement for each student. We encourage and help all students to develop a passion for learning. In particular we want young people to recognise the potential that they have and we will provide the opportunities to unlock it. We believe that every student can achieve success at school, irrespective of their starting point.
We foster independent learning; students take responsibility for their own
education in order to develop an entrepreneurial attitude of self motivation,
leading to success.
We are very excited about the new state of the art facilities which is on our Chalky Road site. These house our new Sixth Form classrooms and provide facilities fit for the 21st century.
The Academy has a base for each subject, including Science laboratories, as well as social facilities in the Common Room and Hall, organised by our Student Union. 60 networked PCs provide free internet access, Office 2010 as well as digital photography and video-editing programmes. All students take ICT qualifications.
The Aldridge Cricket Academy (ACA) Sixth Form is a unique partnership between Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, and the Sussex Cricket Board, supported by Sussex County Cricket Club.
Both academies delivered record GCSE results in August 2013 and are amongst the fastest improving schools in the country. At Portslade PACA achieved a 21 percentage point rise in one year to 60% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths. At BACA the continued rise to 46% achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths means that the numbers of students achieving that benchmark has doubled in the 3 years since the academy replaced its predecessor school.
The PACA Dance Academy gives students the opportunity to follow their passion for Dance alongside their academic qualifications, broadening their technical, performance and choreographic skills in order to achieve Dancing excellence.
PACA was voted Brighton’s School of the Year by the Brighton Argus in October 2013 and has been recognised as one of the fastest improving schools in the Country. The school has recently benefited from a £12.7 million refurbishment including a brand new Sixth Form centre.
The PACA Football Academy is a unique partnership between Portslade Aldridge Community Academy and Sussex County FA. PACA was voted Brighton’s School of the Year by the Brighton Argus in October 2013 and has been recognised as one of the fastest improving schools in the Country. The school has recently benefited from a £12.7 million refurbishment including a brand new 6th Form centre.
The Football Academy is open to both male and female players with training programmes individually tailored to suit the needs of the individual, delivered by a dedicated coaching team consisting of County FA qualified coaches and other specialist coaches in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology and Coaching.