Chef Dean in Year 6 demonstrating the creaming method in Ms Dutton’s Food Technology class today.
This picture shows Charlie who is celebrating success with AR after scoring 100% on every ...
Pupils from West Base and West Base 2 enjoyed a special ‘Christmas Enterprise Challenge’ when ...
Our Social Enterprise day has generated over 100 fantastic ideas to make a real difference ...
Following a recent Governors’ Business Committee meeting, it was agreed that we would like to ...
Year 6 have been taking part in Bikeability – the cycling proficiency course. The have ...
Young learners from Year 2 to 6 represented every IPACA campus at a well attended ...
See IPACA Sixth Form BTEC Level 3 Dancers in action through three special ‘site specific’ ...
Please note the Report Publish Dates have been amended in the IPACA Calendar. See below ...
Here Year 6 pupils enjoy some specialist Graphics teaching during a lesson with Mr. John ...
The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy celebrated last year’s Year 11 students last night at ...
Young learners from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy have been getting to grips ...
The development of Rugby at IPACA has swept across all ages and been received enthusiastically ...
The IPACA Choir from Osprey Quay and Southwell Campus came together to perform for the ...
Here are Southwell Campus pupils celebrating their IPACA awards this week. Well done to all ...
The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived at Osprey Quay and is filled with exciting new ...
The IPACA 6th Form students went to Weymouth Pavilion as part of a Dorset-wide car safety event called “Safe Drive, Stay Alive”. The morning proved a thought provoking experience. Students saw a dramatized version of a road safety incident based … Continue reading →
Parent and Child sessions will continue at Osprey Quay Campus on November 20th and 27th.On December 4th, 11th and 18th, the sessions will be held at Outlooks Children’s Centre. Parent and Child sessions will begin again at Osprey Quay on Thursday 8th January 2015. Further … Continue reading →
The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy recently played host to a special event showcasing digital excellence among pupils. The event entitled ‘Kidsmeet’ saw First School pupils from Frome Valley, Damers, Milborne St. Andrew, Cerne Abbas, Cheselbourne and St Mary’s … Continue reading →
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The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy opened in September 2012, bringing together five Portland schools, the Grove, Brackenbury and Underhill, Southwell and Royal Manor Arts College.
We are a non-selective, non-fee paying, co-educational state school providing an outstanding learning environment for young people aged 4 – 16, together with Foundation Stage units including nursery and reception age children.
The Academy offers an exciting curriculum, individually tailored to the needs of each student. Building on the friendly family atmosphere that our predecessor schools had a reputation for, our students progress at the best possible pace for them as individuals.
Reflecting the unique resources and position of Portland, the Academy specialises in Environmental Science and in Sports Science. We also place particular emphasis on Entrepreneurship - giving students the confidence to achieve whatever they want in life.
IPACA is sponsored by educational charity The Aldridge Foundation, which helps young people to reach their potential and contribute to improving their communities. The Foundation provides practical help and advice to the Academy, assisting us to learn from best practice nationally and internationally in ensuring we deliver the best possible educational opportunities for our students.
Dorset County Council is the Co-sponsor and has a strong track record of delivering high quality school improvement services, innovative curriculum development and outstanding schools. The Local Authority has played a major role in helping to shape IPACA's vision and as a Co-sponsor ensures the Academy can benefit from being part of the Dorset family of schools.
Professor Stephen Heppell, visionary educationalist, is Patron of IPACA. Stephen is recognised internationally as a leader in the fields of learning, new media and technology, and is Chair in New Media Environments, Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University.
As an Academy we are a state school funded directly and solely by the Department for Education and administered by a charitable Academy Trust. We are not administered or funded by the Local Authority, or our Sponsors. Academy status allows us the freedom to promote enterprise and innovation, while offering a broad and balanced curriculum to students of all abilities.
IPACA is led by Vice-Principals Rob Russell, Stuart McLeod, Darren Marklew and its Governing Body. This body includes Sponsor Governors, Staff Governors, Local Authority Governors, Parent Governors and coopted governors selected by the Academy Trust.
We will be adding more information and pages to our website throughout this year, so please explore using the navigation bar above. There are pages to help you contact each academy campus site, or our main office, information about each campus, and our calendar