International Visitors

On Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th October, the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy welcomed international guests to explore their new innovative and technology-rich environments for learning. The day was attended by Teachers, Headteachers and School District Leaders from across Australia … Continue reading

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Dartmouth Academy Visit

On Friday 17th October, students and staff welcomed guests from Dartmouth Academy to the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy. The visit follows Ms. Chapman, Mr. Dawson and Mr. Fooks’ recent visit to Dartmouth where IPACA and Dartmouth Academy explored … Continue reading

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Sixth Form Open Morning

On Saturday 18th October, students and staff from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy’s Sixth Form opened their doors to the local community. The Sixth Form Centre which has been designed by the students themselves is located in Lerret … Continue reading

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IPACA 2K and 5K Runs

Join us on Thursday 23rd October to run 2K or 5K for two great causes! For more information please email Mr. Kinsey – dkinsey@ipaca.org.uk

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Raising Money for Shine

On Thursday 16th October, the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy’s Parent and Child Group helped raise money for Shine. Shine is a UK charity that shares achievements, challengers and information on living with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida. Jayden, in … Continue reading

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Accelerated Reader Success

The above picture shows some of our wonderful Year 6 readers striking again, all scored 100% in their AR quizzes this morning. The news comes as our Librarian, Mrs. Kelly shared on Twitter (@IPACA_Library) that IPACA learners have already read 8.38million … Continue reading

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IPACA has #goneGoogle video

A video featuring IPACA has gone viral after the technology giant tweeted about it. The video features teachers inspiring their students and pushing the boundaries of 21st century learning with the help of Google tools. See the full by clicking here.

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IPACA on BBC Radio 4 – LISTEN HERE

Broadcast on Wednesday 1st October, 2014, BBC Radio 4′s ‘The Educators’ focused on Salman Khan, the man behind the world-famous Khan Academy. In the programme, full episode available here, Salman Khan talks about how and why he set up the … Continue reading

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MP Praises IPACA Sixth Form Centre

  The MP for South Dorset, Richard Drax, visited the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, IPACA, Sixth Form. Portland’s first Sixth Form opened its door at Victoria Building in Osprey Quay at the start of this term. Richard was keen to visit … Continue reading

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Portland Plan

Doug Pigg talked to Penn students about the Portland Neighbourhood Plan. He spoke about the history of Portland and how people had left their mark and how the planning project now gives young people a chance to make a difference … Continue reading

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Mr. Spracklen speaks in Oregon

Mr. Spracklen recently attended the CEFPI Annual Conference 2014 in Portland, Oregon to present at a Super Seminar. The visit which was fully funded by UK Learning also saw Mr. Spracklen visit a number of innovative schools both in and … Continue reading

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New Leadership Arrangements

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy Board of Governors is pleased to announce the Academy’s Executive Leadership following the resignation of the Principal a few weeks ago. Chair of Governors, John Tizard, said “The Board met yesterday and has agreed that Stuart … Continue reading

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BIG BANG COMING SOON

Don’t forget coming up soon… BIG BANG! Our Open Evenings and Open Day for all Year 6 learners and their parents/carers. Open Evenings – 7th and 9th October – 6:30pm-8:30pm – Osprey Quay Campus Open Day – 10th October – … Continue reading

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Silver Sunday Celebrations

This October, Island Community Action in Partnership with the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy is getting involved with Silver Sunday, an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK.  The day is to celebrate … Continue reading

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IPACA Bake-Off

Students at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academywere given a chance to work with professional baker, Jerry Whyton who visited the school this week. The student’s from Year Eight who are studying Food Technology, were tasked with linking their work … Continue reading

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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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