September 6, 2019

In the summer of 2019 elections were held to find a new Head boy and Head Girl. From the many candidates who put themselves forward and who

made excellent campaign videos aimed at persuading students and staff why they should vote for them, two winners emerged… 

August 23, 2019

Students at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy were celebrating achieving top Grades 7-9 in this year’s GCSE examinations. Of all Grades, 21 were at Grade 9s, 59 Grade 8s and 100 Grade 7s. This represents a significant increase in top Grades from last year and the acade...

August 23, 2019

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy students are celebrating some outstanding post 16 results this year. Provisional indications are that 45% of all A level grades achieved were A* – B and that nearly half of all Applied / Vocational subjects were passed with top Distinc...

July 29, 2019

Eleven pupils from a Darwen high school have travelled to Uganda to work with children from the Acholi community.

Along with two teachers, the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy pupils worked in partnership with the CRED Foundation, a registered UK charity.

The pupils too...

July 29, 2019

Congratulations to former Darwen Aldridge Community Academy student Evie Hargreaves who has secured a place on Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s Acting Degree.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is one of the most successful and well-respected drama schools in the UK. I...

May 9, 2019

Sammy Brown (Y11), Georgina Brown (Y9), Sian Edwards (Y9), Jentai Scales (Y8), Will O’Hara (Y8) and Ibtihaj Aziz (Y7) took part in the Young Writers Mission Impossible:  Catastrophe Competition.  We are very pleased to announce that they have all been selected as final...

May 2, 2019

Congratulations to Ava Nicholson for Winning the Open age (16+) female Kumite gold medal in a National Karate competition. She came away with a Silver Medal in the Kata catogery.

Ava Nicolsan Profile:

  • Duration: Karate training for 6 years

  • Club: Blackburn Budokwa...

April 26, 2019

During this academic year, every Year 7 student, during their Design Engineering lessons, has investigated, designed and manufactured the fastest rocket-powered race car for ‘Race for the Line’, a national competition where students from over 200 schools compete across...

March 12, 2019

On the 7 and 8th March 2018, DACA marked National Careers Week by hosting their annual BWD Hive Skills Showcase – an interactive event organised by DACA, Hive Business School and Inspira. The aim of the event was to increase the amount of engagement between students, b...

March 11, 2019

Tutors, parents and students attended a special assembly to recognise the achievements of all our Year 8 students, a year group who have many talents and are making fantastic progress. Each tutor group also gave a short presentation where they talked about their achiev...

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