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    On Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th October, the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy welcomed international ...

Maximising Year 11 Performance

Parents of Year 11 students, from all the Houses, gathered at Royal Manor Campus to join with the Academy in planning a route to exam success next summer. It was a busy evening and parents found out about: The Year 11 Performance … Continue reading

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IPACA Sixth Form Opens

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) has opened the first Sixth Form in the history of education on Portland. Vice-Principal, Rob Russell, said, “It has long been our vision to provide our community with high quality post-16 education … Continue reading

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Young Learners Investigating Maths

Here young learners take part in a Maths Investigation. The task was to make as many squares as possible using just 20 straws. Their record was 9 squares, how many can you make? Read more at - http://oqwest.blogspot.co.uk/ 

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Year 6 Thriving at Royal Manor Campus

Year 6 students settle into some focused group work during their first week at the Royal Manor campus. The ‘all through’ philosophy at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, and the idea that learning should be driven by ‘stage’ … Continue reading

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Fuelled for Learning

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) has launched its own in-house catering service at start of this term. IPACA is on the cutting edge of excellent school catering and ahead of government school meal reforms. Vice Principal, Robert Russell, said, “It … Continue reading

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#IPACALearn Competition

On Friday 12th September, four IPACA students will be visiting Stanford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC. The visit has been arranged by ‘TriplePlay’ the UK’s leading digital signage solution. The students will be hosted by Chris Frazer, Chelsea FC’s AV … Continue reading

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Innovative Teaching to Feature on BBC Radio 4

The BBC Radio 4 ‘Educators’ documentary series came to the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, IPACA, today to record an innovative maths lesson and interview the students taking part. The series, which sees presenter Sarah Montague interview the people whose ideas are … Continue reading

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Calling All Local Businesses

Following the runaway success of our Tenner Challenge last year, IPACA has teamed up with Young Enterprise to help our Sixth Form students develop their entrepreneurial and employability skills in a challenging and practical way – using a range of … Continue reading

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Penn House Captains

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy is organised within a schools within schools model, at the heart of our four houses (Wren, Penn, Anning and Coode) are the students themselves. Each house has captains that represent the wider family … Continue reading

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GCSE Results Day

Qi Roy is just one of many students celebrating outstanding results today at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy. Qi achieved 3A*’s, 1A, 4Bs, 2Cs and 1A* with distinction in Maths. More information to follow.

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