Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

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Student Leadership

Student Leadership

BACA house leaders



 We strongly believe that students should have a say in Academy life.  In order to facilitate this, we encourage a student leadership structure that aims to:

  • Offer a range of roles and responsibilities to the student population
  • Promote active citizenship
  • Develop staff and student relationships and communications
  • Widen student engagement
  • Contribute to whole-school improvement.

The main aims of the BACA House Leaders are to work as a team with the Principal, staff and students to create a better school life beneficial to the educational and personal development of all students.

We do this by:

  • Encouraging all students to constructively identify and express their needs.
  • Helping develop a sense of mutual respect and responsibility in all students.
  • Representing the views of students on matters of concern to the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Enhancing communication between the Senior Leadership Team and staff to students.

Each tutor group elects house leaders at the start of the academic year. They carry out regular student voice activities and then feedback to staff. The BACA House leaders usually meet during tutor time on Wednesdays.


BACA are also members of  Citizens UK, a national body of leaders from each city affiliate working collectively to win change on agenda priorities across the UK. We have two student representatives that have been working on local issues,  including improving mental health support in Brighton.

baca bame society

The society meets weekly to discuss and plan projects that promote awareness and recognition for students from all cultural backgrounds across the school. Recent projects have included creating an assembly to educate students on the appropriate usage of religious terms.


“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has helped countless young people on their sometimes difficult path to adulthood.” - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

For the past seven decades, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life.  From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

The world’s leading youth achievement award, the DofE in the UK is proud to be part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, which drives and supports global growth. 

Please see the DofE information leaflet here.


A sports leader’s role is to encourage students to be active. Our sports leaders work together, organising lunchtime activities and raising funds for sports equipment to be used by all our students.