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Welcome to BACA College

Welcome to BACA College


Your Route to Success

At BACA College you will benefit from exciting opportunities that unlock your potential and encourage you to believe you can, while you fully prepare for the future you desire.


Our post-16 provision is unique - we offer a broad range of academic, vocational and technical qualifications that are combined with enrichment programmes and extensive employer collaboration. Our smaller group sizes provide you with the highest quality individual support, from a team that will get to know you as an individual with personal dreams and ambitions.


Beyond the traditional classroom we offer world-class sporting facilities with access to some of the most successful sporting organisations locally and regionally; an award-winning specialist creative digital media faculty; and our new Construction Centre. We provide a rich learning experience that will ignite your passion for gaining the expertise that will be your route to success - whether that is progressing into higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

The outstanding industry connections, evident in all of the specialist academy options, can help launch you into a professional career and lifestyle in these dynamic and diverse industries.  With over 60 exciting industry partnerships, we provide a rich learning experience that will ignite your passion for gaining the expertise that you need to achieve your full potential, whether that is progressing into higher education, apprenticeships or employment.


If you would like to find out more about the courses we offer, please see our prospectus and visit our curriculum page.  To apply please visit our applications page.



We are proud to share the success of the BACA Year 13 cohort who have achieved an excellent set of results.

Principal Bob Speight commented "I am delighted for all of our students for achieving such great outcomes. This is an excellent year group who have had to endure a great deal of disruption to their Sixth Form studies. However, it is fantastic that they have achieved the great results that they all deserve and which will allow them to move on to and flourish in the next stage of their education.

Performance in BTEC courses was outstanding, with students achieving an average grade of Distinction across all courses. Over two-thirds were at Distinction or better and over a third at the top Distinction* grade. Students performed exceptionally well in Creative Media, Entrepreneurship, Sport, Construction and Childcare, with strong performance also in A-level Art, Photography and - for the first year - Psychology. 

As BACA College grows, its curriculum is growing also and next year we look forward to A-level results in English Literature, History, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in addition to our established programmes.

All BACA College students achieved the grades they needed to progress to their chosen destination,

whether further study, employment or an apprenticeship. Students are choosing from a wide range of offers at universities including Brighton, Sussex, University of West England, Nottingham, and Kingston. 

We are also celebrating an Oxbridge place offer to former student Amanda Kangai, who achieved outstanding GCSE results at BACA before moving onto BHASVIC where two A*s and 2 As have seen her accepted to Cambridge University to study Engineering.

BACA College student Subhan Juvaid achieved a Double Distinction in Sport and a B in Psychology A-level. On collecting his results he said: “It was an honour to study here, I am really happy with my results.”

Other notable BACA College student successes include -

Sam Horn - Triple Distinction* in Sport and Sport Science

Tegan Depper - Distinction*s in Media and Entrepreneurship and a C in Art A-level

Chelsea Hancott - A in Childcare and C in Psychology 

George Costin - Double Distinction* in Creative Media and a C in Psychology A-level

Kira Prince - Distinction*s in Media and Entrepreneurship 

Joseph Pavey -  Distinction*s in Sport and Entrepreneurship 

Josh Bundock - Double Distinction* in Creative Media and a B in Photography A-level

Connor Weir -  Distinction*s in Sport and Entrepreneurship 

Head of BACA College Phil Williamson commented, “We are delighted with what the students have achieved through extremely challenging circumstances. They have shown great resilience and character and they should all be so proud. In such a turbulent year I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with making these outcomes so positive and would like to wish the students all the best in their future endeavours”

Other student quotes include - 

“I had an enjoyable time at College and felt able to achieve highly.” Ollie Milne

“I've really enjoyed my time at BACA, in particular getting to play table tennis and being the best I can be.” Owen Brown


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To view the BACA College prospectus please click here.


To find out more, please contact BACA College on 01273 691191.