Awesome Accelerated Reading

This picture shows Charlie who is celebrating success with AR after scoring 100% on every ‘AR Quiz’ related to the books he is reading. AR (Accelerated Reader), is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice while promoting reading for … Continue reading

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Christmas Enterprise Challenge

Pupils from West Base and West Base 2 enjoyed a special ‘Christmas Enterprise Challenge’ when they were contacted out of the blue by no other than Father Christmas himself and his Christmas Elves! The children, who all attend the Isle … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise Day Update

Our Social Enterprise day has generated over 100 fantastic ideas to make a real difference in our community. I want to ensure that as many good ideas as possible become reality. There will be more than one winner. Some of … Continue reading

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Academy Minibus Consultation

Following a recent Governors’ Business Committee meeting, it was agreed that we would like to consult with you on the use of the Academy Minibus and how it is manned for journeys with students. The rationale is that for local … Continue reading

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Bikeability at IPACA

Year 6 have been taking part in Bikeability – the cycling proficiency course. The have had lots of fun learning how to ride their bikes safely when out and about. The children started off cycling on the school site but … Continue reading

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IPACA Choir Perform

Young learners from Year 2 to 6 represented every IPACA campus at a well attended St Georges Church Carol Service. This is a traditional service of nine lessons and carols. The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community choir sang the first … Continue reading

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BTEC Level 3 Dance (includes videos)

See IPACA Sixth Form BTEC Level 3 Dancers in action through three special ‘site specific’ videos –  

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Change of Dates

Please note the Report Publish Dates have been amended in the IPACA Calendar. See below for new dates – 7th Jan 2015 Y11 Mock reports 9th Jan 2015 Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11 and Y12 Reports 12th Feb 2015 Y11 Progress Reports 27th … Continue reading

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Year 6 Specialist Teaching

Here Year 6 pupils enjoy some specialist Graphics teaching during a lesson with Mr. John at Royal Manor Campus. The pupils were joined by Ryan from IPACA Sixth Form who spends 100 minutes a week working with Mr. John as … Continue reading

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Year 11 Certificate Presentation Evening

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy celebrated last year’s Year 11 students last night at the annual Year 11 Certificate Presentation Evening. The event which was well attended by last year’s Year 11 students and their parents was hosted at … Continue reading

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Pinhole Camera Workshop

Young learners from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy have been getting to grips with pinhole cameras as part of an exciting project. Frances Aitken, an artist from The South Dorset Ridgeway, has been visiting the Portland Academy pupils to … Continue reading

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IPACA Rugby Update

The development of Rugby at IPACA has swept across all ages and been received enthusiastically by our students this year. All students have access to Rugby in their PE lessons and Tuesday Rugby Club is building momentum with a record … Continue reading

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IPACA Choir (includes video)

The IPACA Choir from Osprey Quay and Southwell Campus came together to perform for the first time at All Saints Church Christmas Fair. 50 pupils entertained an audience of over 100 with Christmas favourites Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nose … Continue reading

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Celebration Assembly

Here are Southwell Campus pupils celebrating their IPACA awards this week. Well done to all involved.

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Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived at Osprey Quay and is filled with exciting new titles and all the children’s favourite authors. Books make great gifts and are always welcome for Christmas and birthdays. We hope you will come along … Continue reading

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Year 6 Cooking

Chef Dean in Year 6 demonstrating the creaming method in Ms Dutton’s Food Technology class today.

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IPACA Choir

Over 60 children have joined the IPACA Choir for Christmas celebrations. The IPACA choir will be performing for the first time on Saturday 22nd November at All Saints Church Christmas Fair in Easton at 10.30am. Mr McLeod will be leading them at St … Continue reading

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Sixth Form Driver Awareness

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

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Anti-Bullying Week

See below for two activities you can take part in as part of anti-bullying week, click on an image to expand -

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Parent and Child Sessions

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

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