Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

Easy Read

BACA Alumni

Alumni Profiles


We love to here from our BACA alumni and how they are getting on after their studies at BACA.  Here you can sign up to Aldridge Connect, a service for BACA Alumni.  Following this, see how some of our ex-pupils are getting on and how the Academy made an impact on their further education.


SIGN UP TO Aldridge Connect

Alumni Platform for Students

Aldridge Connect is a new service for BACA alumni to access resources and opportunities after they've left school. 

Our aim is that this network will be beneficial to students through continued support beyond school, keeping students engaged with the community and academies, whilst giving them access to a professional network and ensuring students feel that they are part of something bigger.

Benefits for students who sign up:

  • Invites to academy events
  • Potential to become a mentor
  • Sharing interview / CV tips & advice
  • Develop corporate partnerships &
  • Access to jobs & internship opportunities 
  • Access to a regular newsletter 
  • Updates on alumni / student sporting events 
  • 'Where are you now?' surveys (help us share your career success, so that others can learn from your experiences)

How to Join?

In order to join this community, students will need to have a LinkedIn profile, you can create one here.

Once you have created a profile, follow the Aldridge Connect LinkedIn page and add the institution (Brighton Aldridge Community Academy) to your educational history on your LinkedIn page.  You can now access the full benefits of the Alumni group.


How Baca Helped us Succeed

 Emily Spooner - Attended BACA College from 2019-2022

Emily has followed the BACA Cricket Academy programme as well as completing BTEC Level 3 Sports Science diploma.

Emily’s successes also include

  • Sussex Cricket - Women’s debit 2021 and U18 Captain •
  • Sussex Girls Pathway Coach
  • Sussex Cricket Foundation - Community Cricket Coach •

Emily Says:

“I will be really grateful to all the staff at BACA who supported me during my time studying there especially my cricket coach Alexia who put loads of extra time to help me perfect my game”


ben whitmore Attended BACA from 2014-2019

Ben achieved 10 higher grades at GCSE including a grade 7 in Sport before playing for the Brighton & Hove Under 18s. Ben is now studying Sports Science in America and plays men’s soccer in Quincy, Illinois.

Ben says:

“BACA really helped prepare me well for the next steps of my education – I particularly am proud to have studied sport with Mr Smith who gave me so much time and support with my GCSE in Sport”





 Amanda Kangai Attended BACA from 2014-2019

Amanda achieved 11 higher grades at GCSE including grade 9s in Triple Science and also, with the support of the school, self-taught herself Economics. 

Amanda is now following an engineering degree at Cambridge University- one of many students from BACA to attend a Russell Group University.

Amanda Says:

“I will always be grateful to you and all the teachers at BACA for the support and encouragement!!

BACA definitely gave me the best 5 years I could ever possibly ask or wish for”