Talking Academy Trust

MAT Head Teachers catch up with some familiar faces On Tuesday 23rd February we were joined by senior staff from primaries across the Peninsula Learning Trust for a day of personal tours of the school from students and group discussions about life within the schools in the Multi Academy Trust. Mr Baker, Principal, said: “This… Read more »


Beyond Penrice: Byron Moyle

On Tuesday 24th February we welcomed back former student Byron Moyle. Byron is currently studying Creative Media at Truro College and asked if he could return to Penrice Academy to gather footage for his documentary project, with the theme of using technology in the classroom. We took the opportunity to find out what it is… Read more »


Madi Cole: Future Chef

On Wednesday 10th February Madi Cole from Year 9 blew judges away at the regional finals of Future Chef 2016, earning 1st place and a spot in the National Finals to be held in London in March. “Madi has proved herself to be one of the brightest young chefs in the whole of the south west… Read more »


Safer Internet Day 2016

Tuesday 8th February this week was Safer Internet Day and Year 7 spent their assembly and tutor times finding out all about this year’s theme – Play your part for a better internet! A recent study has found that, despite the legal age for Instagram and Facebook being 13, over 80% of young people aged… Read more »


Train to Teach

On Wednesday 23rd March 2016 Penrice Academy will be hosting a free Train to Teach roadshow Information Evening for Cornwall. The event will run from 5pm to 8pm in St Austell. The purpose of the event is to provide information about pursuing a career in teaching and how to apply for training in the South… Read more »


eSafety with Pirate FM

Zip it, Block it, Flag it! On Friday 5th February, Pirate FM parked their high-tech Media Bus at the school ready for a day of workshops with Year 8 students on the subject of eSafety. Paul from Pirate FM, who ran the workshops, explained: “The eSafety Challenge is something we’re really passionate about at Pirate…. Read more »


iPenrice: Learning with iPads

On Thursday 4th February Penrice Academy welcomed representatives from Western Computers for a ‘learning with iPads’ event to talk to guests from schools and colleges across Cornwall about the merits of technology in the classroom. Dan Hopkins, Apple Distinguished Educator and Maths Teacher at Penrice, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome Western… Read more »


Those in Peril: Penrice Drama at HFC

On Monday 1st February, a selection of Year 8, 9 and 10 Drama students participated in a Drama Showcase at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. They spent the day watching a matinee performance, participating in a professional technical rehearsal and making final preparations for their performance of Those in Peril in the evening. This has… Read more »


Year 10 Employability Workshops

On Thursday 29th January, Year 10 students took part in workshops with the Royal Signals in the build up to their work experience placement in the summer term. The representatives from Royal Signals, Blandford, led a presentation highlighting the skills that employers look for in young people, before students took part in challenges in maths… Read more »


Student Working Party: Radicalisation

On Friday 29th January we welcomed Steve Double, local MP for St Austell and Newquay, to speak with some of our students about how Awareness of Radicalisation is being taught in schools. The Working Party of students met in The Core to discuss the upcoming tutor activity which has been developed as part of the… Read more »

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