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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IPACA Edgemasters

This term has seen plenty of great rock climbing from our Edgemasters Climbing Club.  The weather has been kind, allowing us to visit many of the Island’s best climbing venues and experience what visitors travel hours for.  As a result … Continue reading

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Fire Fighting Skills

As part of the broad and dynamic curriculum that IPACA offers it’s students there are opportunities for some to work with the local fire service. Here a Year 10 student receives his training programme certificate following an intensive course where … Continue reading

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St George’s students learn road safety skills at IPACA

Last week 28 year 5 and 6 students from St George’s Primary School successfully completed their Level 1 and 2 Bikeability training at IPACA. The students learned a whole variety of important skills, starting with: An understanding of safety equipment … Continue reading

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Early Years Pupils Thrive At Race Day

On Wednesday the 16th July 2014 all EYFS students at Osprey Quay Campus enjoyed  the very  first Early Years Race afternoon. Pupils were split into to twelve groups that included a mix or reception, nursery 1 and nursery 2 children … Continue reading

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July 2013 Photo Competition

Congratulations to all who entered the July 2013 photo comp (theme Dorset coast/summer). It was difficult choosing the winners – but here they are – Winners – 1. Amy Frost (Wren 2) 2. Louise Fryer (Anning) 3. Mia Griffiths (Southwell … Continue reading

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West Base Reflections

See below for a great Blog post from the West Base Blog (http://oqwest.blogspot.co.uk/)  We wanted to share with you our highlights of the year from West Base. Thank you to everyone who has visited our blog this year, we have had … Continue reading

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Staff Active 8

This term has seen the successful launch of a programme of staff outdoor education activities aimed at engaging staff in a different style of CPD (Career Professional Development).  Both teaching and support staff from different campuses have been Abseiling and … Continue reading

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IPACA Games

Today the PE department are holding the IPACA Games. Students will be off timetable all day and engaged in sporting activity. For more information, please check out our Twitter feeds.  

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IPACA – Windsurf for a Fiver

This term saw six Tuesday evening sessions full of IPACA students learning to Windsurf in Portland Harbour.  This totalled 54 places and over 100hrs of Windsurfing tuition for only a fiver per time!   It was great to see our students … Continue reading

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IPACAWriMo

In May, Mr Wadley and Ms Heppell decided that it was a shame that only Secondary students were allowed to participate in the official NaNoWriMo Novel Writing Month, and so put together plans for an in-house IPACA alternative. Students were … Continue reading

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Southwell Sports Stars

Monday 7th July saw Sports Day return to Southwell campus in spectacular fashion. All children, from Reception to Year 6, spent the afternoon involved  in a variety of different events and games. The afternoon started with the children getting into … Continue reading

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Invitation

It has been known as the Cliff School, Underhill Junior School and, latterly, our IPACA Underhill Campus but on 22nd of July this place of learning will close. To celebrate 101 years of learning in this proud building, IPACA will … Continue reading

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