Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, Chalky Road, Portslade, Brighton BN41 2WS

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

Chalky Road

Portslade

Brighton BN41 2WS

01273 416300

contact@paca.uk.com

www.paca.uk.com

Academy

Pupils (11-19) 651

Absence 6.5%

Free school meals 15.2%

Special needs 1.2% (14%)

English not as first language 5.7%

2015 GCSEs

Number of Key Stage 4 students: 115

Five or more good GCSEs: 63% (4 of 9)

EBacc: 14% (7 of 9)

GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 67%

2014 GCSEs

Number of Key Stage 4 students: 151

Five or more good GCSEs: 51% (5 of 9)

EBacc: 10% (8 of 9)

GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 61%

2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 60% (6 of 9)

2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 38% (9 of 9)

2015 A-levels

A-level students: 16

At least three with AAB in key subjects: 6% (3 of 4)

A-level points per student: 694.9 (2 of 4)

2014 A-levels

A-level students: 13

At least three with AAB in key subjects: 8% (2 of 4)

A-level points per student: 631.9 (2 of 4)

2013 Points per student: 644 (4 of 4)

2012 Points per student: 542.8

Headteacher Katie Scott

Chair Zenna Atkins

Inspection November 13 2014

Overall effectiveness Requires improvement

"The quality of teaching is inconsistent in the academy. This is impacting on the standards in mathematics, history, music, media studies and photography, as expectations are not high enough."; "Marking is not good enough and does not help students to improve their work."; "The data that the academy uses to monitor the progress of all groups of students is not presented sharply enough. It does not help teachers to plan effectively nor does it show how all students are progressing from their starting points."; "The sixth form has not provided adequate guidance to students when making their subject choices. This has led to poor standards in academic subjects and students not completing their courses."; "The governing body and the academy sponsors are providing effective leadership. Their guidance has supported the rigorous planning and monitoring needed to make the necessary improvements."