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...

June 29, 2018

The Class of 2018 had their annual prom on 28th June at Mytton Fold Hotel. The warm weather added to the evening with students arriving for photographs, receiving awards, crowning our new Prom King and Queen before finally dancing the night away. All students were a cr...

June 28, 2018

On 28th June, we celebrated the Class of 2018 with our annual Celebration Assembly. We hosted 350 parents and students in our biggest event to date where they were treated to photographs of themselves throughout the years and personalised messages and presentations fro...

May 24, 2018

Congratulations to our newly appointed Head Boy and Head Girl, their deputies and Senior Lead Students! These students have embodied what it means to be a DACA student and have been a credit to themselves and the Academy throughout the process. They will take up their...

May 8, 2018

A HUGE well done to Jake Kay! Mrs Fontenell awarded his well deserved prize from @GlobalDT1 for #manufacturingmarch in @DarwenAcademy Year 9 Assembly. Nominated by @FreemanSami for a great attitude and superb effort! #realiseyourpotential #design #STEMDiscoveryWeek

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