November 1, 2018

Representatives from Darwen Aldridge Community Academy and Aldridge Education were at the House of Commons yesterday to collect the Academy’s Enterprising Britain Award.

The Academy won the Government’s national award for Building Enterprise Skills, one of four Ent...

October 18, 2018

Around 80 Year 7 Design Engineering students took part in a teambuilding workshop with our RAF STEM Ambassadors on Friday! Students worked in teams to develop cranes, bridges and landing rigs for a rescue mission, using their imagination, creativity, problem solving sk...

October 8, 2018

Last Tuesday afternoon the BAE systems roadshow captured the attention of all year 8 with their 70cm high android talking, thinking and sensing robot that showed just how advanced robotics can be as well as being literally blown away by the wind force of a paramotor.


October 8, 2018

On Friday 26th September Year 12 and 13 students hosted the ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support. We are thrilled to announce that we raised £109.27! We were blown away with our students’ efforts as many gave up their own time to bak...

October 3, 2018

Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst has named the winners of the Enterprising Britain Awards 2018

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy along with regions, universities and businesses including, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce and Fife Council have been honoured for excelle...

August 23, 2018

Students at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy were celebrating achieving top grades in the reformed GCSE examinations. In total 22 grade 9s were awarded to DACA students.

Keyan Etzezadi achieved grade 9s in English language, English literature, biology, chemistry, histo...

August 20, 2018

Paige Williams, who gained A*A A and will be studying biomedical science at Oxford, where she will be joined by Brittany Cooper, who also achieved A* and two As to study medicine.

On results day Brittany said: “I am really happy. I have wanted to go to Oxford since I wa...

August 16, 2018

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy is celebrating the success of its students in producing record breaking results including 3 students who have secured places at Oxford University.

Paige Williams, who gained A*A A and will be studying biomedical science said: ‘I am real...

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...

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