We specialise in a number of areas at PACA in addition to the broad based curriculum we follow. The whole school has specialisms in Entrepreneurship and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics).
In the Sixth Form we offer specialist academies in Digital Media, Cricket, Football and Dance and from year 7 academies in Football and Dance. Younger students and our local primary schools have access to these specialisms through a broad range of extra-curricular activities.
We focus on developing entrepreneurial attributes in all our students. The six PACA entrepreneurial attributes are passion, determination, risk taking, problem-solving, teamwork and creativity. We believe these qualities will help every PACA student lead a successful and happy life, whatever they choose to do. These attributes underpin every aspect of academy life and are recognised and rewarded.
We have a fantastic STEM Centre in school and students have STEM sessions as part of their timetable, as well as the opportunity to attend STEM clubs at lunchtime or after school.