Principal and Chief Executive

As our Chair of Governors, John Tizard wrote this week, Pentir (recruitment company appointed by IPACA) would welcome the opportunity to meet with parents and carers at Royal Manor Campus at 5:30pm on Thursday 30th April. This meeting will be … Continue reading

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Supportland Day

Today, learners and staff from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy took part in ‘Supportland Day’ at Tesco’s in Easton. The day of fun was to raise awareness of the work of the Portland Centre in Fortuneswell, which offers support, advice and … Continue reading

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Year 5′s scale new heights!

  Year 5 students from Southwell campus are taking to the island’s cliffs this term as part of an exciting outdoor education programme run by our Outdoor Education Department. Students will experience rock climbing on our very own island cliffs … Continue reading

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MH Drop-In Session

On Wednesday 15th April, the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy held our first community drop-in session about our new school at Maritime House. This was a great opportunity for parents, carers and members of the wider IPACA community to … Continue reading

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Y10 at Cycle Centre

This week saw Year 10 students from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy visit Bournemouth Cycle Centre. The Year 10 students rode like pro cyclists powering down the straights into turns and even throwing in a flying lap or two! … Continue reading

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Attendance Awards – 30th April

The first ever Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy Attendance Awards are taking place on Thursday 30th April. The event is being supported by Aster Housing, IPACA is very pleased to have Aster Housing continue to support the Academy in it’s drive for better attendance. … Continue reading

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University of Bristol Trip

Year 10 students from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy visited the University of Bristol this week. The trip organised by the Maths Department gave students the opportunity to meet with undergraduates studying Maths and put their skills to … Continue reading

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Tenner Challenge UPDATE

Congratulations to all those who took part in this year’s Tenner Challenge. You all did amazing and created some fantastic businesses. We are going to have an IPACA Tenner Awards Ceremony for all of you and your families on Wednesday June 10th. You … Continue reading

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Boys Dance in London

Six boys from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy visited the London Studio Centre this week. They attended the leading Higher Education vocational dance college which trains students to the highest standard to become future performers in ballet, contemporary, … Continue reading

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Supportland Day

Supportland Day takes place later this month to raise awareness of the work of The Portland Centre, Island Community Action and First Dorset Credit Union. As well as the opportunity to discover more about what’s going on in your community, … Continue reading

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Chesil Sailability Thank Penn House

Today Chesil Sailability thanked Penn House for the £1,454 they raised with the support of the whole Academy during Penn Week 2015. The message came via Twitter in the following Tweets – To find out more about the great work Chesil … Continue reading

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IPACA Year 11 PROM – Friday 26th June 2015

  Year 11 are invited to attend this year’s Prom which is taking place at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy on Friday 26th June 2015. The venue provides the perfect setting and we hope to make this a very enjoyable … Continue reading

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South Dorset Schools’ Orienteering League 2015

This year IPACA has made its’ debut at this local event by entering a Year 6 team who had been training hard during their Outdoor Education sessions with Mr Burton. The League ran over a series of 4 after school … Continue reading

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Summer Term

It’s the start of the summer term, children and staff have been getting out and about. It’s been gorgeous weather today and we have been enjoying some outside learning. See below for some pictures from Osprey Quay Campus -

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Primary PE – Update

This term has been one of the busiest yet for our primary PE department with lots of events such as  sports fixtures, new sports introductions, PE ambassador training and many more ‘in school’ opportunities for our boys and girls. The … Continue reading

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Maritime House Update

We are very pleased to announce that the building contract has been signed by Wates Construction and work will start at Maritime House on 20th April. The works are expected to take 58 weeks and we hope to be open … Continue reading

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Great Fire of London

Pupils from East and West Base One at Osprey Quay Campus and Year 2 pupils from Southwell Campus have been having lots of exciting experiences as part of their unit of work on the Great Fire of London. We have … Continue reading

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Giant Wiggle

Outlooks Children’s Centre, managed by the national Children’s Charity, Action for Children, joined forces today with IPACA Osprey Quay and Sunbeams Nursery to hold the biggest Giant Caterpillar wiggle on Portland. Over 80 children, parents and staff from all three settings took … Continue reading

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UK ROCK CHALLENGE

Students from the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy recently took part in the UK ROCK CHALLENGE at Bournemouth Pavilion. The below is an account of their special day – We set off from IPACA Royal Manor Campus at 6.30am and arrived … Continue reading

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#IPACALearn GCSEPod is HERE

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy now subscribes to a service called GCSEPod which is completely free to your son or daughter (in Year 10 and Year 11). We believe this product will be of great benefit to Year … Continue reading

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