Star Students: Alice and Natalie

Outstanding Work Experience Award On Friday 23rd September during our Year 11 assembly, Alice Avery and Natalie Pramuk were awarded the Outstanding Work Experience Award by Mr Cardigan for exceptional Work Experience placements. Alice, who is keen to work in the media, spent her week with Pirate FM and even featured live on air, and Natalie… Read more »


Penrice Academy Open Day 2016

On Thursday 22nd September we welcomed young people from around Cornwall to experience Penrice Academy in action. During the day, local primary students spoke French, observed the weather system, explored wartime foods in the kitchen, built digital worlds using computers and even learnt how to summon ‘cursed fire’ in science. The evening saw even more… Read more »


Open Tours 2016

Outstanding Teaching and Learning At Penrice we offer an academically challenging curriculum that demands the very best from our students. All students will leave Penrice with a broad and balanced range of qualifications that meet the Progress 8 measure.  The high standards that students achieve are the result of outstanding teaching, personal guidance from a… Read more »


Welcome SCITT Trainees 2016

A big welcome from Penrice Academy to this year’s cohort of SCITT Trainees. 48 Trainees (Primary & Secondary) are training with Peninsula SCITT this academic year. They started last Thursday with an Induction day at Penrice which saw them taking part in a series of team building exercises in the Hall. On Monday 5th September… Read more »


Summer School 2016

During the summer break we welcomed a selected group of future students for a 4 day Summer School experience at Penrice Academy. Students joining us in Year 7 took part in a range of fun and educational learning activities across four days – Science Day, Maths Day, English Day and Inspired Eden, which was run by… Read more »


Penrice Celebrates ‘Best Results Ever’

On Thursday 25th August 2016, our students celebrated what is the best set of GCSE results in the history of Penrice Academy. 72% of our students achieved 5 A*-Cs including English and Maths, with 90% achieving A*-C in English and 78% achieving A*-C in Maths. Despite national reforms to exams, Penrice Academy has managed to… Read more »


This Summer: Swamp Circus

Are you living with a trapeze artist, juggler, clown or acrobat and just don’t know it? Nurture your child’s hidden talents this holiday with Swamp Circus’ Summer workshops. Learn to walk the tight-wire, swing on the trapeze, throw and catch a diabolo like a pro, or cartwheel down a tumble track. Try all these fantastic skills… Read more »


£3474.67 for Cancer Research

In December 2015, the Penrice Academy Community took to the field on a misty Wednesday to raise money for Cancer Research through Race for Life. Mr Parker said of the event: “It is an amazing achievement for a group of young people and is a testament to their dedication and hard work – and ambition. Running… Read more »


A Little Piece of Eden

As part of Curriculum Enrichment Week 2016, a group of Year 7, 8 and 9 students worked with Eden Apprentices to create a brand new garden at Penrice. In just two days, Faith Long and Liam Pearce from Year 7, Matthew Gregory-Smith from Year 8 and Kieran Drury, Rhys Cowie and Emily Tromans from Year 9 transformed a… Read more »


Year 9 Enterprise Day

On Monday 18th July, Year 9 took part in their Enterprise Day. Tasked with forming a company to promote how Cornish Schools could be run in more energy efficient ways, students got to work coming up with a name, a business and scientific model and preparing to be quizzed by the judging panel. Teams had… Read more »

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