Mathletics Gold Award!

Congratulations to Alisha in West Base at Osprey Quay Campus, the first child to achieve a Gold Certificate in Mathletics! What brilliant dedication to improving your Maths skills! Here is Alisha proudly showing off her certificate and her limited-edition ‘Mathlete’ … Continue reading

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Climbing Competition 2015

Eleven students representing the IPACA Edgemasters Climbing Club took part in the 12th SW Inter-Schools Climbing Competition hosted by Bristol Climbing Centre on Monday 26th January. This year we entered a senior and junior team consisting of boys and girls from … Continue reading

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Key Dates – Year 11

  Year 11 parents, please see links below for a copy of key dates as we lead up this summers exams. Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable – February – click here to access. Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable – March … Continue reading

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Year 11 After School Timetable

Dear Year 11, Here is the new after school session timetable.   Please click the image above to enlarge. You will note that there have been a few changes and it may well be that after the March mock exams … Continue reading

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Maths for Parents

On Wednesday 28th January, there is a Maths event led by Paul Durber, Head of Faculty for Maths at IPACA and Helen Collins, Primary Lead for Maths. They will be at Southwell Campus from 6.30 to 7.30 to give advice … Continue reading

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Celebration Assembly at Southwell.

Every Thursday is Celebration Assembly at Southwell Campus. Pupils celebrate their achievements and each week, the teachers choose a Learner of the Week and a Citizen of the Week. This week, Mr Blanthorn chose his whole class as Learners of … Continue reading

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Dorset County Council Consultation

Dorset County Council are currently consulting on the proposed changes to catchment areas in the Weymouth area for the 2016/2017 academic year. The closing date for responses is Friday, 27th February 2015. The consultation document can be accessed at https://www.dorsetforyou.com/393425.

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IPACA Archers

Archery Club runs every Tuesday after school throughout the year (excluding GCSE exam times) for Yr6+. Club members have been enjoying shooting with Recurve Bows using a variety of techniques that our Olympic athletes use. They have been shooting from different distances … Continue reading

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IPACA Edgemasters Climbing Club News!

Edgemasters Climbing Club runs every Thursday after school throughout the year for Yr6+. Club members have climbed and abseiled on the Island cliffs and if that isn’t exciting enough……they have been doing it the dark with headtorches! In addition, they have been … Continue reading

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Academy Karting

  The Academy is pleased to announce its first Karting team.  The event is after school, and will leave to get to Salisbury by 4:30 on the 11 March. Practice is on the 11 March with racing to follow on the … Continue reading

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E-Safety Talk

Year 7 pupils from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy were recently visited by the multi-award winning Safe Schools and Communities Team (SSCT) for a special e-safety assembly. The team which was set up in 2005 to prevent and reduce … Continue reading

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Inside Out Workshop (with video)

Pupils from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy experienced Woodland Springs at Inside Out, a performance by artist Hazel Evans’ and colleagues, followed by three days of artist workshops and talks about the South Dorset Ridgeway at their Osprey … Continue reading

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Y5 Computer Science

Young learners at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy have been pushing their own learning forward in Computer Science. The learners from the Portland Academy have been setting their own targets as a part of special ‘Plan, Do, Review’ … Continue reading

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IPACA Choir Delight

Members of the IPACA Choir joined the Jackson Gallery Singers, the Portland Crooners and other members of the community to sing Christmas Songs for delighted elderly residents at Foyle Bank Residential Home. The choir sang for half an hour and … Continue reading

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Dance Showcase (Includes Video)

Wednesday 10th December saw the Autumn Term Dance Showcase held at school for an evening performance. The audience watched a variety of dances from lunchtime clubs and BTEC assignments. Cody and Matt (from Year 11) spent many lunchtimes during the … Continue reading

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Awesome Accelerated Reading

This picture shows Charlie who is celebrating success with AR after scoring 100% on every ‘AR Quiz’ related to the books he is reading. AR (Accelerated Reader), is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice while promoting reading for … Continue reading

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Christmas Enterprise Challenge

Pupils from West Base and West Base 2 enjoyed a special ‘Christmas Enterprise Challenge’ when they were contacted out of the blue by no other than Father Christmas himself and his Christmas Elves! The children, who all attend the Isle … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise Day Update

Our Social Enterprise day has generated over 100 fantastic ideas to make a real difference in our community. I want to ensure that as many good ideas as possible become reality. There will be more than one winner. Some of … Continue reading

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Academy Minibus Consultation

Following a recent Governors’ Business Committee meeting, it was agreed that we would like to consult with you on the use of the Academy Minibus and how it is manned for journeys with students. The rationale is that for local … Continue reading

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Bikeability at IPACA

Year 6 have been taking part in Bikeability – the cycling proficiency course. The have had lots of fun learning how to ride their bikes safely when out and about. The children started off cycling on the school site but … Continue reading

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