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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Enterprise Fayre

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THIS WEEKS MENU

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) launched its own in-house catering service in September 2014. IPACA is committed to excellent school catering, see below for this weeks menu -

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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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IPACA Solar Eclipse Safety Info

Please click the following link to access important safety information about the Solar Eclipse taking place on Friday 20th March, 2015 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v6lDMK3zQQIG1sX5dTYCCkbWMhgrW1DMIPKnViUc_II/edit?usp=sharing  

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Year 8 – KEY DATES

Key dates for Year 8 Choices: Year 8 Initial Assembly                              Wednesday 18th March Year 8 Reports issued                                 Wednesday 18th March Year 8 PCE                                                       Wednesday 18th March Choices Booklet issued                               Thursday 19th March KS4 Choices information Evening       … 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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Penn Week

Penn charity week finished with a flourish as brave members of staff dismissed the bleak weather and took a soaking to raise money. After a week of nice weather it was a shame that Red Nose Day brought a chilly … Continue reading

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Evening at the Penn

On Friday 6th March,  Penn House Captains organised an ‘Evening at the Penn’. Under the watchful eye of Chris Wilson, the students  prepared and served canapes to guests at Pennsylvania Castle on Portland. There was entertainment provided by Mr Mullender … Continue reading

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Bike Breakfast Success!

On Thursday 12th of March IPACA held its first ever cross campus Bike Breakfast, it was a huge success with over 150 bikes and countless scooters parked over the three campuses! Bike Breakfast is an initiative from Sustrans a British charity to … Continue reading

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World Book Day 2015

IPACA celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 5th March.  The children and many of the staff dressed as their favourite book character for the day including Mrs Trunchbull, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Cat in the Hat!

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O2 Touch

Weymouth and Portland Rugby Club are offering FREE O2 Touch workshops and will be taking place at Osprey Leisure Centre. 5.30pm-7.00pm (March 6th – May) All students, parents and staff of IPACA welcome! For more information, please speak to Mr. … Continue reading

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IPACA Students to Set Sail on Pelican

  Almost 40 young people will set sail aboard Weymouth’s Tall Ship the ‘Pelican’ this spring as a result of funding from the Chesil Sailing Trust. The Dorset-based charity with a national focus, is enabling 37 lucky young people to … Continue reading

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Inspired Writing

Today children and parents arrived at Southwell and Osprey Quay Campuses to be met by “concerned staff”, police, reporters and some “over turned” learning spaces. With a cordon of police tape sealing off the “crime scene”, the children moved into … Continue reading

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The Big Pedal

IPACA is joining in with the Big Pedal, the Big Pedal  is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. Powered by Sustrans and funded by … Continue reading

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Primary PE Update

This year has been a successful and productive year in Primary PE. The children have had many opportunities both within the curriculum and through our extra curricular clubs and activities. The  Year 1 and 2 pupils have had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Evening at the Penn

On Friday 6th March, Penn House Captains are organising an ‘Evening at the Penn’. The students will be preparing and serving canapes to guests and there will also be entertainment provided by other students from all four Houses, including a … Continue reading

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World Book Day 2015

On 5th March we will again celebrate World Book Day.  All children and staff are invited to dress up as their favourite character from a book, there will also be craft/art competitions and storytelling. All children will receive a £1 … Continue reading

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