Freya’s Story: The William Project

This term Penrice English launched an auspicious Creative Writing Competition on the theme of ‘equality’. Miss Sigrist explains: “I felt equality was an apt issue to explore, as the power of language can and has been used to change the world.” “As a department we were really excited to see what our students created and… Read more »


Penrice Christmas Decorations

Christmas season in upon us and our amazing team of new designers in an after school club have made our school a festive place to be by adding a pinch of Christmas magic to it. They made reindeer heads out of Penrice’s recycled cardboard and it only took 2 hours to make all of them!… Read more »


Remembrance Crosses 2017

On Friday 10th November, our students proudly laid their crosses, remembering those who gave their tomorrow for our today. The Last Post was performed once again by Lia. Students came together in their forms to write messages on a wooden cross, to lay in the garden during the service. Adam from the Student Media Team… Read more »


Penrice Plus: What is MAble?

For Penrice Plus, Will and Dexter from the Student Media Team interviewed Miss Garrod, Bella and Oscar about the school’s MAble programme. Bella and Oscar are part of MAble club, where the ‘most able’ of the students at Penrice Academy go and take part in extended learning in all kinds of subjects to go beyond… Read more »


Crochet Club Penrice Plus

This week at Penrice Plus we visited Crochet Club to find out what it’s all about. Penrice Plus gives students at Penrice the opportunity to try new things and develop new skills. Crochet is a great example of this. We spoke to Kiera to find out what she likes about crochet. She said: “I really… Read more »


Inspirational Results from our Year 11s

Penrice Academy Students Achieve ‘Inspirational Results’ in a Year of Big Changes. Richard Baker, Principal at Penrice Academy, said: “Today our students celebrated phenomenal results, maintaining high standards in English and Maths. We are delighted, proud and inspired by the success of our Year 11s, after a year of big changes in education.” 74% of… Read more »


Year 7 Make Adverts with Pirate FM

On Tuesday 13th June our Year 7s immersed themselves in the world of radio when we welcomed Pirate FM for a series of workshops on creating adverts. The students, chosen by their teachers to represent the Academy on air, worked in groups to brainstorm ideas of how best to tell mums and dads about Penrice… Read more »


£16,500 for #Penrice3580

24 hours of Sport sees fundraising term for #Penrice3580 end on a high   From 1pm Thursday 23rd March until 1pm Friday 24th March, 33 Year 11s at Penrice Academy played 24 hours’ worth of sport, in aid of the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The event was the culmination of 8 weeks of whole-school… Read more »


Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

On Thursday 30th March, Penrice Academy welcomed the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra string quintet, Resonate Strings, for a morning of workshops. All our of string players and students from The Roseland and Charlestown School took part in the workshops, which featured violins, violas, cellos and double bass. Mrs Karen Frost, CMST Strings Teacher, said: “I’m so proud… Read more »


Star Students: BBC School Reporters

BBC School Report 2017 On Thursday 16th March 2017, Penrice Academy students took part in BBC School Report for the third year running, and ended the day representing their school on national television. Over 900 schools across the country take part in BBC School Report and this year Penrice lead the agenda for the South… Read more »

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