Inside Junior Orchestra

Junior Orchestra takes place every Tuesday afternoon in the Music Suite. It’s for passionate Penrice musicians to come together and experience playing together as an orchestra. Mr Jones, Music Teacher, said: “This is a friendly and fun orchestra for beginners up to Grade 3. Even if you can’t play anything yet, you can join in… Read more »


Discussing PHSE with Bodmin College

On Monday 5th October, a selection of Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 students from Penrice Academy and Bodmin College came together in The Core to discuss the teaching of PHSE at their schools. The students discussed what had been taught in the past, what was currently being taught and what they believe would be… Read more »


Penrice Host and Win Rugby Tournament

On Tuesday 29th September, we hosted the U16 Army 10S Rugby Tournament 2015, inviting schools from all over Cornwall to compete in a round-robin style event. After a full afternoon of highly competitive rugby, Penrice emerged as winners. The eight teams – Newquay Treviglas, Helston, Richard Lander, Fowey, Penair, Penryn and Redruth – joined hosts… Read more »


Inside Poetry Club

“I really like Poetry Club – it’s a chance to be creative in all sorts of ways. I love English, and Poetry Club is like English lessons but with no limitations at all!” (Maria, Year 8) Poetry Club, run by Mr Jackson and Mr Larham, is an opportunity for students to be creative without boundaries…. Read more »


Senior Prefect Team Activities

On Thursday 24th September, before taking on their Open Day duties, our Prefect Team, led by the Senior Prefects, took part in a number of activities designed to test their skills in leadership and assertiveness. Mr Wood, Head of Year 11, said: “Learning to be assertive when necessary is an important part of being a… Read more »


Year 8s Bake for Macmillan

Last week Year 8 held a Cake Sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, following a morning of baking earlier in the week. The students, from 8E0, raised over £130 for the charity, which offers support and advice for those who have cancer. Miss Oldrieve explains: “Jess was the driving force behind the sale… Read more »


Year 10 Historians at Pendennis

Year 10 historians were blessed with a beautiful day to visit the Carrick Roads last week, as this cohort prepare for their controlled assessment tasks which require them to investigate the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the costal defences surrounding the estuary. Allowed to explore the grounds of Pendennis Castle in… Read more »


Sport Report: 18/09/2015

This week in Sport has seen all extra-curricular clubs get up and running with some excellent numbers attending; over 100 boys participated in Rugby and 70 girls participated in Netball.  Below is a full list of all the extracurricular school clubs in PE this term: Monday – Year 7/Year 9 Boys Rugby Training and Year 7/Year 8 Girls Netball… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: A Proud Week for Penrice

  Two weeks into the new term and already the school is into its routines; the Year 7 no longer look lost and the new Year 11 Senior Prefect Team have smoothly taken over and are running break and lunch times. We have run two Information Evenings this week for prospective parents and this year… Read more »


Star Students: Our Year 7s on the Radio!

On Tuesday 15th September, Pirate FM pitched up their mobile ‘studio’ just outside The Core to broadcast live from the school for the day. Lead by presenter Scott Temple, the team were excited to get a taste of the day to day life of students at Penrice Academy and spoke to a range of members of… Read more »

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