Brighton Aldridge Community Academy
1 September 2010 (2010-09-01)
Coordinates: 50°51′32″N 0°05′28″W / 50.859°N 0.091°W / 50.859; -0.091
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Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) is a coeducational academy school in Brighton. It opened on 1 September 2010.
The school replaced Falmer High School and is sponsored by the Aldridge Foundation, an educational charity founded by Sir Rod Aldridge. Dylan Davies became Brighton Aldridge Community Academy’s second Principal succeeding Phil Hogg on her retirement, taking up the role in January 2014.
In October 2010 the school announced a partnership with Sussex Cricket League to promote cricket in the area. The Aldridge Cricket Academy was subsequently formed which allows sixth form students from Brighton Aldridge Community Academy or Portslade Aldridge Community Academy to combine A level studies with an intensive cricket development programme.
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy and Latest TV jointly provide a digital media academy to students called the Brighton Digital Media Academy (BDMA), which launched in September 2015.
The school was rated “Good” in all categories by Ofsted in January 2017.
The building was designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and constructed by building firm Kier Group. The first phase of the new building was finished in September 2010 and all buildings were completed by September 2011.
^ Chiles, Andy (2010-01-27). “New name chosen for Brighton school”. The Argus.
^ Sussex partnership with Brighton Aldridge Community Academy – News – Sussex County Cricket Club
^ “Aldridge Cricket Academy website”. Aldridge Cricket Academy. Retrieved 2015-10-27.
^ “Brighton Aldridge Community Academy – Brighton Digital Media Academy”. www.baca-uk.org.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-27.
^ “Brighton School Celebrates Improved Ofsted Rating”.
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy official website
Proposed Falmer Academy
Buildings and architecture of Brighton and Hove
Listed buildings: Grade I