July 19, 2018

This year our I LOVE DACA event included guest visits from the Navy, BROOK the River Ribble Trust and Leanne Romley from PREVENT. Students investigated and discussed issues linked to protecting their environment, staying safe online, relationships and sexual health, Me...

July 19, 2018

A group of twelve year 9 students went on a reward trip to “The Bing Bang” festival in Liverpool in July.  The reward trip was earned due to outstanding effort, attainment and improvement  in their GCSE Science lessons.  The students were wonderful role models for the...

July 19, 2018

Last week Year 7 had a visit by one of Lancashire's leading author: Joseph Delaney. Joseph spoke to the students about his novels and his achievements; inspiring our students to want to read and write. Many students bought Joseph's most recent book 'Aberrations' and we...

July 19, 2018

Some of our best behaved and motivated students from Year 7 & 8 were chosen last week to take part in a drama based activity by an outside company SPLATs. The students enjoyed activities such as: mask making, circus skills and performing A Midsummer Night's Dream. Pare...

July 13, 2018

The HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from across Blackburn & Darwen. The 2018 HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards were presented at a gala dinner and...

July 10, 2018

On July 1st 2018, the 102nd anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the grand unveiling of a unique memorial to the fallen of the First World War took place in Darwen Cemetery. Eight years ago the Friends of Darwen Cemetery began work on an idea to com...

July 6, 2018

The year 7 team came third in the rounder’s tournament last night. They beat Our Ladys, St Bedes and Pleckgate. They unfortunately got beat by two rounds against St Wilfrids in the semi-finals. They were absolutely fantastic, a real credit to the Academy.

July 2, 2018

School Direct Trainees (from left to right: Mark McKay, Louise Elson, Tom Holding and John Thomason) pictured here celebrating the successful completion of their teacher training course at DACA.

Since September they have been working towards their PGCE (Post Graduate Ce...

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