‘Fish and Ships’ – Enterprise Success

Students from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community have had more enterprise success at the first ever ‘Fish and Ships Festival’ over the Easter Holiday. In total two student built boats were sold at the event and an order for a … Continue reading

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Students speak at Google HQ

  Students and staff from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy have presented at an exclusive Google UK event. ‘Atmosphere’ was an invitation-only event for Executives interested in finding out how cultural change and technological advancements are re-shaping the … Continue reading

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IPACA Planning Appeal Is Upheld By Inspector

The Planning Inspectorate has announced the decision by Neil Pope, the inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to rule on the appeal by the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy against the decision of … Continue reading

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Outstanding Enterprise

Parents and children packed out the main hall at Osprey Campus for the first annual IPACA Tenner Challenge Awards. IPACA entrepreneurs of all ages were inspired to set up their own business or social enterprise, through taking part in the … Continue reading

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Learning Binary Numbers

Young learners have been learning to count in Binary this week at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy. The children in West Base at Osprey Quay Campus had a fantastic time learning this new secret code and have enjoyed … Continue reading

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Hindu Festival of Holi

Young learners from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy have created their own mural for the Hindu Festival ‘Holi’ Holi is also known as the Festival of Colours. Holi is traditionally celebrated by throwing powdered paint into the air, … Continue reading

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Sensational Beach Visit

Young learners at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy have been using their senses to discover what we could see, hear, smell and touch at the beach.

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Staff Football Match

Wednesday 2nd April saw a good match up between St. George’s Primary School Staff and IPACA Staff in their first football encounter. The game was played in a good spirit and all involved had great fun. We look forward to … Continue reading

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Sports Relief Huge Success

Sports Relief was a fruitful afternoon of fun fulfilling activities for all to enjoy and embrace across the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy. Wednesday afternoon was spent with the children from Southwell Campus, Reception to Year 4; here they … Continue reading

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Chromebooks Impacting Dance

Chromebooks are having a huge impact across the curriculum here at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy. The above pictures show the portable devices being used in Dance. Having access to the internet means students can research other dances to … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Invention

Young learners at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community have been studying ‘Inventions that changed the world’. The knowledge harvest (carried out at the start of a topic) highlighted that the children wanted to focus on the earliest inventions. With this … Continue reading

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Mystery Skype Call to Iowa

Year 6 students from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy tried their first ever mystery Skype call today with Mr Spracklen and Mrs Taylor. The picture above shows the students in Iowa crowded around the laptop to talk to … Continue reading

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IPACA Entrepreneurs Interviewed

Charlotte Pascoe, one half of the IPACA Tenner company ‘StormsRUs’, and her mum gave a brilliant business master class on BBC Radio Solent. Charlotte explained how they doubled their original £10 start up capital to print the first edition of … Continue reading

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UK Rock Challenge

IPACA goes to Bournemouth and performs to 2000 people - On Tuesday 11th March 43 students and several staff and helpers embarked upon a journey to Bournemouth Pavilion. The day was an early start, leaving Royal Manor Campus at 0630. Bleary … Continue reading

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Chromebooks at Southwell Campus

Primary pupils at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy have the equivalent of a new ICT Suite after 30 new Google Chromebooks have been delivered at Southwell Campus. The devices will benefit from Southwell Campus’ new Super-Fast Fibre Optic … Continue reading

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Art and Photography Competition

Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy students are invited to take part in an exclusive ‘IPACA Competition’ for the upcoming Fish and Ships festival. See below for more information -

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Southwell Park Artist's Impression

IPACA Planning Appeal Hearing

Following the conclusion of the public hearing into the appeal by the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) against the decision of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s planning committee to refuse permission for the development of a new campus … Continue reading

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Part of History

Students from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy were part of history on 7th March when they went to Wembley Arena for the first ever UK We Day.  The day saw speakers as diverse as HRH Prince Harry, Al Gore, … Continue reading

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GSUS LIVE

Have you been wondering what was in the large lorry parked outside the main office of the Royal Manor Campus? The only clue to the identity of the vehicle lay in the letters stencilled to the side of the lorry … Continue reading

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Parent Pit Stop

Parent Pit Stop at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy is a chance for parents to get together for a chat, cup of tea and on this morning bacon rolls! Parent Pit Stops have been supported by Karen Griffith … Continue reading

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