We Dance United!

On Thursday 28th April, Penrice Academy hosted We Dance United, a dance showcase bringing together young dancers from across St Austell and celebrating incredible talent. The night saw performances from Penrice students, as well as dance groups 4ps, 4FS, Emerge, Made in Cornwall and performances from students from Cornwall College. Miss Nance said: “Dancing with… Read more »


Cali and Jake at the Royal Albert Hall

Over the Easter break, Year 8’s Cali Sage and Jake Trembath from Year 9 performed at the Royal Albert Hall with the Junior Girls’ and Junior Boys’ sections of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. The NYCGB aim to be the most inspirational and innovative organisation for young singers in the UK. They ‘discover… Read more »


Open Day at the SFC

On Thursday 21st April, the Student & Family Centre held an ‘open day’ for students across the school to pop in and talk to the staff about what they do – while celebrating the Queen’s Birthday. Students spent break and lunch being arty with cake decorating and drawing, as well as ball games and Twister… Read more »


Primary Science Day: Biology

On Wednesday 21st April, the Penrice Science Department welcomed 31 Gifted and Talented Year 5 students from local primaries for an activity day exploring Biology. Students from Mevagissey, Pondhu, Carclaze, Mt Charles, Charlestown and Bishop Bronescombe were given the opportunity to use microscopes to view their own cheek cells as well as an array of other weird… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: The Summer Term

Welcome back and I hope you all had a restful Easter break. It was a busy time for a number of our staff and students who took part in a wide variety of activities. Our Golf Star Ricardo in Year 10 had some incredible success at county level, our Show Jumping Team, led by Miss… Read more »


Pegasus: Remembering Our Roots

On Wednesday 13th April, Pegasus students enjoyed a trip to Luxulyan woods for a new project called Remembering Our Roots. The day gave our students the opportunity to develop a sense of nature connection and to learn bush craft and wilderness skills. Miss Seberry explains: “It was a lovely day out – the students felt… Read more »


School Nurse Team: Sugar Swap

On Wednesday 15th April the St Austell School Nurse Team completed an interactive Health Zone with students at Penrice Academy. The Team have been concentrating on different topics each term, and this week was all about sugar and fat content of popular food and drinks. Previous topics include Smoking, Alcohol and Healthy Eating, and next half… Read more »


Student Reviews: Midsummer

This week, Year 8 students were given the task of writing their own reviews for this term’s Whole School Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They had to think about all the elements of a good review – from forming an opinion and picking their favourite parts, to being fair, descriptive and interesting for the reader…. Read more »


RipScene at Eden

Last Saturday, Penrice Academy’s Young Enterprise team, RipScene, attended the Spring Trade fair at the Eden Project competing with other Cornish schools.  Mrs Hanton explains: “RipScene demonstrated their talents as young entrepreneurs and used their enthusiastic and effective sales techniques to gain customers.  The team received commendation from the judges on the efforts they showed… Read more »


The Man Engine Project

On Tuesday 22nd March and Thursday 24th March, Year 8 students took part in four workshops run by Golden Tree, where they investigated aspects of Cornwall’s mining heritage including the role of women, the engineering advances and the personal stories of miners far away from home. Students were also able to get hands on with… Read more »

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