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, Joe Whyton who visited the school this week. The student’s from Year Eight who are studying Food Technology, were tasked with linking their … 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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#IPACALearn Competition

On Friday 12th September, four IPACA students will be visiting Stanford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC. The visit has been arranged by ‘TriplePlay’ the UK’s leading digital signage solution. The students will be hosted by Chris Frazer, Chelsea FC’s AV … Continue reading

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Innovative Teaching to Feature on BBC Radio 4

The BBC Radio 4 ‘Educators’ documentary series came to the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, IPACA, today to record an innovative maths lesson and interview the students taking part. The series, which sees presenter Sarah Montague interview the people whose ideas are … Continue reading

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Calling All Local Businesses

Following the runaway success of our Tenner Challenge last year, IPACA has teamed up with Young Enterprise to help our Sixth Form students develop their entrepreneurial and employability skills in a challenging and practical way – using a range of … Continue reading

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Penn House Captains

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy is organised within a schools within schools model, at the heart of our four houses (Wren, Penn, Anning and Coode) are the students themselves. Each house has captains that represent the wider family … Continue reading

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GCSE Results Day

Qi Roy is just one of many students celebrating outstanding results today at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy. Qi achieved 3A*’s, 1A, 4Bs, 2Cs and 1A* with distinction in Maths. More information to follow.

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Commonwealth Games Pride

Well done to former student Jay Lelliott, representing England in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the men’s 1500m freestyle final. Great swim! Read more at http://www.blackmorevale.co.uk/Commonwealth-Games-2014-Jay-smashes-Dorset-record/story-22018294-detail/story.html#40pp3lHhWhETxvDR.99 Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Professor Heppell Visits

Last week Professor Hepple, the Academy’s patron, made one of his frequent visits to meet with staff and students and enjoy getting to know everybody. After touring all the campuses and admiring some fantastic work of the younger children he … Continue reading

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The IPACA Games – A Huge Success Story

On Thursday 17th July 2014 IPACA held it’s first ever IPACA Games at Royal Manor Campus. The vision of Dan Kinsey (Director of Sport)  IPACA games was set up to replace the more traditional sports day in a way that … Continue reading

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IPACA Archers

This term saw IPACA Archers launched successfully with thanks to funding from Synergy Housing. This after school student club has seen fantastic student numbers attending and some real talent emerging.  Students have, as a result, been eligible to attend the … Continue reading

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British Cycling GoRide Sessions

This term saw PE sessions involve peddle power!  The IPACA Outdoor Education department organised 6 British Cycling GoRide sessions for students to experience the thrill of off-road Mountain Biking.  The aim of the sessions was to instil  enthusiasm for this … Continue reading

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Trip to The Bird Observatory and Portland Bill

Young learners from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy were excited to spend the day at Portland Bird Observatory and Portland Bill.   The children had a tour of the Old Lower Light lighthouse which houses the PBO and … Continue reading

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Pupils create their own hair salon!

The youngest pupils at Osprey Quay have created their own hair salon. We have seen Elsa hair do’s and a few hair don’ts! The children have had lots of fun. They are beginning to talk about money in a practical … Continue reading

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