Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
Sir Rod Aldridge OBE
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy opened in September 2011, replacing Portslade Community College. The Academy has a specialism in Science, working in partnership with the Royal Insitution.
As a former pupil of the school, Rod Aldridge is delighted to be the lead sponsor, alongside Brighton and Hove City Council as co-sponsor, and the University of Sussex as Education Partner. When construction works are complete, the new Academy will accommodate 1,200 11-16 year olds, with a sixth form of 250.
PACA has one of the best progression to university rates in the City with students gaining places at both the newer and Russell Group universities.
The existing school buildings are currently undergoing a £12.7m investment programme, seeing classrooms refurbished, new ICT facilities, and the transfer of the Sixth Form to the main Chalky Road site.
PACA's vision and ethos will support the highest possible personal achievement for each student:
• The Academy will unlock the potential in all students and ensure success for all
• Students will be equipped with the entrepreneurial skills and qualities that will ensure a positive mind set
and a belief that everyone can succeed and achieve high standards
• The Academy will transform the outcomes for our learning community demonstrated by significantly
• We will provide an exciting and challenging personalised curriculum designed to motivate and engage all
students so that all can succeed.
• The Academy will equip all students with the skills, qualification and values required to succeed in their adult lives.
Working on partnership with Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, The Sussex Cricket Board and Sussex County Cricket Club PACA has launched its first Aldridge Cricket Academy 6th Form Prospectus for male and female students looking to build a career in cricket whilst gaining academic qualifications.