Appointment of a Principal and Chief Executive

The Board of Governors of IPACA have announced that Joss Hayes has been appointed as the Academy’s new Principal and Chief Executive.  John Tizard, Chair of Governors said: “After a long, robust and inclusive process Joss was the unanimous choice of the Board … Continue reading

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Tennis Success!

A tennis team from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy have won the Pengilly’s tournament for Year 3 and under at the Wey Valley Tennis Centre! Korbin, Clara, Amelie and Izaak put on a great team and individual effort … Continue reading

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Bournemouth University Visit

This week, learners from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy have been taking part in a ‘Aim Higher’ visit to Bournemouth University. Learners had a tour of the campus and also worked on how to budget so that they … Continue reading

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Gardening Club

Gardening Club at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy kicked off this week in the beautiful summer sunshine! See below for some pictures. All are welcome to attend at Osprey Quay Campus every Wednesday from 3:30pm.

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PE with Marine Commandos

Last week a group of learners at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy had the opportunity to work with the Marines as part of their PE lesson. They worked in groups on team building and cooperation problems. This included … Continue reading

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Summer Sun Something’s Begun…

The summer term is upon us which means lots of fun and exciting opportunities for our children to get stuck into. The children have been enjoying our summer activities such as athletics, striking & fielding games and outdoor activities both … Continue reading

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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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