February 7, 2020

Held annually, students in years 7, 8 and 9 are given the opportunity to experience the power of design and technology in solving some of the world's biggest problems. Students can choose to explore one of three contextual challenges inspired by the collections and exh...

January 31, 2020

On Thursday 30th January, sixth form students were invited to Blackburn Youth Zone to discuss the impact of deprivation, austerity, Brexit and the newly elected Government within the Borough.

The event was hosted by a panel of Rt Hon Jack Straw, Chairman of Blackburn Yo...

December 13, 2019

On Thursday 12th December we took 43 year 10 students to watch Manchester United V AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford as part of the DACA 100. Most of the students that attended were from our new GCSE PE and BTEC Sport groups. All students were an absolute credit to the academ...

December 13, 2019

On Thursday 12th December, whilst voters from across the United Kingdom ventured to the polling station, so did students at DACA.  Students had the opportunity to cast a ballot paper in DACA’s own internal General Election. The election mimicked the national event, eve...

December 3, 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local,...

November 8, 2019

Amazing mentoring by our Year9 students - supporting their peers with transition to the academy #Proud #PeerMentoring

November 6, 2019

Outstanding work shared at our @DACASixthform Open Evening, inspiring others to follow their dream into creative, problem-solving, risk-taking pathways! Such amazing work! #design #Engineering #fashion #textiles #GraphicDesign #aspire #aimhigh

September 19, 2019

The Sixth Form Netball Academy have had a brilliant start to the 2019-2020 season. After 3 weeks of pre-season training and fitness the first game was against local rival St Wilfred’s. It was a very tight game throughout but we took the win 26-21 in the final quarter....

September 19, 2019

On the 19th September we took 219 year 10 students to Blackburn Cathedral to attend the Blackburn is Hiring careers aspiration event. This event hosted over 100 Universities, colleges, training providers and local employers. It was represented by all sectors from manuf...

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