Star Students: Penrice Awards

On Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th May we held our Awards Evenings for students who are excelling in their subjects and in school life at Penrice. Awards were given across all subjects from English and Maths to Art and Technology, were introduced by members of staff and were handed out by our special guests –… Read more »


Baking Bread with Chartwells

On Thursday 5th May, a group of our most enthusiastic and talented Year 7 Catering students took part in a Bread Skills workshop led by Paul Martin, the Head Chef for Chartwells, who provide the school meals at Penrice. Mrs Knowles said: “The students worked in teams to produce a range of shaped bread rolls and… Read more »


Workshop with the Royal Marines

On Wednesday 4th May, selected students from Years 9 and 10 received a visit from the Royal Marines. Miss Seberry explains: “The students behaved amazingly throughout all of the sessions and you could see it was of huge benefit to them all. Those who would usually lack confidence were fully involved and students channelled their… Read more »


Young Enterprise Finals 2016

Earlier this term our Young Enterprise team presented their ideas at the finals at RNAS Culdrose. Lucy Warne, Megan Wenmouth, Lowenna Cleary, Kieria Hewett and Jake Richardson – also known as RipScene – were highly commended for their presentation and professionalism and were ranked 3rd or 4th in most categories. Mrs Hanton said: “The students… Read more »


Ten Tors 2016

Huge congratulations to Jack Hoskin, Bella Nash, Brett Barnes, Aron Snell, Niall Blackbeard and Josh Barden Waters for completing the 2016 35 mile Ten Tors challenge at the weekend! “Ten Tors is a great event that fosters a spirit of adventure in young people and allows them to push themselves to realise their capabilities. For… Read more »


Penrice Has Got Talent 2016

On Thursday 5th May, Penrice students once again entertained an audience through song and dance at Penrice Has Got Talent. Congratulations to Timmy Cocklin in Year 8 who was voted winner for his dance performance – which he choreographed himself. Well done Timmy! “It is never easy playing in front of an audience but our students… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Hidden Talents

The Regional Schools Commissioner has said about Penrice this week: ‘There is significant capacity at Penrice and everything that should be done is being done to raise results.’  This is fantastic news and a real confidence boost for the school. The education landscape is ever shifting and this just reassures me and the rest of… Read more »


Penrice at Pirate HQ

Zip it, Block it, Flag it! (Part Two) On Thursday 5th May, nine students from Year 8 were invited to Pirate FM HQ in Redruth for an exclusive behind the scenes tour, to experience recording in a studio and have a chance to interview Pirate’s Neil Caddy on life as a radio presenter. The visit… Read more »


Maths Challenge: The IMOK

The International Mathematical Olympiad and Kangaroo (IMOK) Leading on from our hugely successful Intermediate Maths Challenge, two students have done fantastically well. Jack Parr qualified for the Pink Kangaroo (25 multiple choice questions) and scored in the top 25% from 5,346 students, scoring 90 out of a possible 135. The average score was 72. Jack… Read more »


Kernow Youth Book Award 2016

Last week, the winner of this year’s Kernow Youth Book Award was announced at the annual Award Ceremony, which this year was held at The Eden Project. Penrice Academy Librarian, Mrs Stark, explains: “The idea of holding Cornwall’s own book award started nine years ago with a small group of enthusiastic School Librarians. The aim… Read more »

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