Virtual Open Evening Materials
Welcome to BACA
Welcome to the virtual open evening section of our website. Here you will find links to helpful sections of our website, as well as materials and resources that we hope will give you an insight into what life is like at BACA.
To book a personal tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, or if you have any queries, please contact us via email at email@example.com or by phone on 01273 691 191.
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Brighton Aldridge Community Academy is a member of the Aldridge Education family of schools. Aldridge Education is a charitable Trust of entrepreneurial community schools and colleges that help young people to reach their potential. We support our schools’ Principals and teachers in rapidly improving the quality of education on offer at early years, primary, secondary and sixth-form levels in order to transform the life-chances of our students.
For further information, please visit the Aldridge Education section of our website - click here.
A Smooth Transition
Our transition programme is designed to help students feel confident and excited about starting life at secondary school. Read more about what we do in our prospectus and by visiting the transition section of our website - click here.
A variety of enrichment activities take place at BACA before school, during break times and after school. We have also developed an exciting BACA 100 initiative to support our students' personal development by challenging them to complete all of the 100 activities before they complete their time at the academy.
To read more about our enrichment activities, visit the extracurricular section of our website - click here.
Developing Enterprising Skills & Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is central to everything we do - through academic lessons, sports, enrichment activities and our rewards system. We believe developing an entrepreneurial mindset will build the confidence students need to succeed and live a productive and fulfilling life.
To develop this mindset we focus on the following key attributes or "enterprising skills":
Cricket at BACA
BACA is the state school partner of Sussex Cricket and one of the few state schools in the country to be named in the Cricketer Magazine's Top 100 Schools.
Whether starting secondary school, working towards GCSEs or in sixth form, this partnership with Sussex Cricket means that BACA students can combine their academic studies with top class cricket coaching in exceptional facilities. For parents there’s no compromise between academic studies and sporting development; no rush to get from school to training every day; and no school fees. Read full details here and in our Cricket Prospectus.
Hear From the BACA Community
Never has the world felt more rapidly-changing than when the COVID-19 pandemic caused massive upheaval in all of our lives. We are incredibly proud of how our students, families and staff rose to that challenge.
In a recent survey, 97% of our parents told us that the academy did a good job under these challenging circumstances. In the same survey, 98% of parents and 93% of students told us I am proud to be a member of the BACA community. Read some of our survey responses below.
BACA have given great support with home learning. My child has received help when she has needed it and been able to communicate with teachers regarding work. The staff have made this happen I want to thank all the staff with baca for the brilliant work and support throughout such a hard time.
BACA has helped me stay in touch with school very well over this period.
BACA Year 7 student
The pastoral support to students has been fantastic with a real focus on mental health and supporting families.
BACA staff member
BACA has been in contact with us throughout, asking about our health, needs, academic support and appreciating my work.
BACA Year 9 student
BACA has maintained the best standard of teaching and learning experience and maintained and supported a feeling of community for the students