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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Sixth Form Open Evening

19th November, 2014 – 6:30pm – Osprey Quay Campus – For Year 11 Students, Parents and Carers    

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Staff Band Perform

Last Friday saw a whole host of activities to raise money for ‘Children in Need’ across the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy. At lunchtime students at Royal Manor Campus paid donations to watch the staff band perform and see … Continue reading

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IPACA Heat Video

Today saw hundreds of students fill the hall to see the premiere of  ’IPACA Hear – Tough Mudder 2014′, a film featuring IPACA staff taking part in the Tough Mudder Challenge in aid of Help for Heroes. For those that … Continue reading

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Children in Need

Pudsey Bear has been popping up all over the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy as part of efforts to raise funds for BBC Children in Need 2014.

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Kidsmeet at IPACA

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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Be Safe, Be Seen Assembly

On Children in Need Day, Southwell Campus pupils at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy welcomed Jonathan Dixon from Sustrans for a ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ Assembly. Pupils were asked to make their bikes or scooters bright to remind … Continue reading

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Quiz Night

Organised by Friends of IPACA, Back to School Quiz Night will take place on Friday 21st November, 7:30pm at Southwell Campus.

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Celebration of Achievement 2014

Well done to everyone recognised at tonight’s Celebration of Achievement, for full details of all our award winners, please see above. Thank-you again to Sir Rod and Lady Carol Aldridge for being our guests of honor this evening, we appreciate your … Continue reading

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Pupil Voice in Action

The Year 11′s have responded to Mr. Dawson’s question concerning how they want to be rewarded for their progress since September. See below -     A day at school when they do not have to wear school uniform 10 21% … Continue reading

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