Dorset School Games

Mountain Bike Event 2015 This term has seen yet another exciting Outdoor Education opportunity arise as children from IPACA took part in the Dorset School Games Mountain Bike event held at Moors Valley Country Park in Ringwood.   This is the … Continue reading

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Maritime House Update

Work on the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy’s new multi-million pound campus is well underway at Maritime House. See below for a selection of recent photographs –   If you want to find out more about Maritime House, we … Continue reading

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Samsung Digital Classroom

Samsung launches Digital Classroom for local community at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy.   Samsung Electronics UK today opens its next Digital Classroom at IPACA Sixth Form on Portland, following the opening of Samsung Digital Classrooms across the … Continue reading

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Competition

To celebrate the launch of the Samsung Digital Classroom at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, you could win a Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet, see below for more information -

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Google International Conference

Sixth Formers from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy were asked to share their innovative approach to learning with a worldwide audience. The event, organised by Google’s Education Team in California, showcased the very best in education from around … Continue reading

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Sidmouth Academy visits IPACA

On Friday a group of 16 students from Sidmouth Academy visited the Royal Manor campus. Their academy is on the verge of changing from organising it’s students in year groups, to having mixed age family groups and Houses, like IPACA. … Continue reading

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IPACA Attendance Awards

See below for a selection of pictures from our recent IPACA Attendance Awards – The evening was a positive event for all involved, special thanks to Aster who are are working in partnership with us to raise attendance.

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Tall Ship Voyages 2015

Over Easter,  eleven of our students went aboard Weymouth’s Tall Ship ‘Pelican of London’ with the destination for the voyages being the Channel Islands and France. During the first week the ship was unable to make it beyond our local … Continue reading

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Case Study Film

At the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, we are proud to celebrate our partnership with European Electronique and HP. The below film has recently been produced as a Case Study of our work -

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Appointment of Principal and Chief Executive

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Principal and Chief Executive to lead IPACA. This is one of the most exciting opportunities in education. We are looking for someone who recognises this opportunity and has the passion and ability  to … Continue reading

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Our New Principal and Chief Executive

We asked learners about who they would like to be the new Principal and Chief Executive, see below for a selection of their responses –  

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Exam Countdown

KS2, KS4 and KS5 learners have started their focused revision and preparation for their exams which are now only a matter of days away. In the above picture, AS level Philosophy and Ethics students prepare for their exam later in May. … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Voyages 2015

Over Easter,  eleven of our students went aboard Weymouth’s Tall Ship ‘Pelican of London’ with the destination for the voyages being the Channel Islands and France. During the first week the ship was unable to make it beyond our local … Continue reading

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Jeff Kinney – LIVE from New York

Young learners from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy recently enjoyed a special live webcast with international best-selling Author Jeff Kinney. Jeff who is famous for writing the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series joined the Portland Academy learners live … Continue reading

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VE DAY CELEBRATIONS

On Friday 8th May, we will be joining the nation in commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). Children at Osprey Quay and Southwell Campus will be taking part in a range of activities throughout the … Continue reading

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Principal and Chief Executive

As our Chair of Governors, John Tizard wrote this week, Pentir (recruitment company appointed by IPACA) would welcome the opportunity to meet with parents and carers at Royal Manor Campus at 5:30pm on Thursday 30th April. This meeting will be … Continue reading

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Supportland Day

Today, learners and staff from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy took part in ‘Supportland Day’ at Tesco’s in Easton. The day of fun was to raise awareness of the work of the Portland Centre in Fortuneswell, which offers support, advice and … Continue reading

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Year 5′s scale new heights!

  Year 5 students from Southwell campus are taking to the island’s cliffs this term as part of an exciting outdoor education programme run by our Outdoor Education Department. Students will experience rock climbing on our very own island cliffs … Continue reading

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MH Drop-In Session

On Wednesday 15th April, the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy held our first community drop-in session about our new school at Maritime House. This was a great opportunity for parents, carers and members of the wider IPACA community to … Continue reading

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Y10 at Cycle Centre

This week saw Year 10 students from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy visit Bournemouth Cycle Centre. The Year 10 students rode like pro cyclists powering down the straights into turns and even throwing in a flying lap or two! … Continue reading

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