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 »


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 »

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