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 »


Ten Tors Training 2017

During the first weekend of March 2017, Penrice Academy students braved the elements on Dartmoor for Ten Tors Training. The event was held over 2 days and included an overnight camp under canvas in Princetown. Over 200 students from around 16 different schools and other youth training organisations were present, all competing for space on the… Read more »


Working with an Olympic Athlete

On Tuesday 7th February, Mrs Spurgeon and Mr Jenkin went with our High Fliers to Porthpean for a wet and windy Team Building day. Mrs Spurgeon explained: “The High Flier programme is all about giving this group of our students the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone, teaching them to be more resilient, to overcome challenges… Read more »


Penrice Bag Pack for Invictus

On Monday 20th February, the Penrice Academy Council spent the day at Tesco in St Austell, raising awareness for The Invictus Trust, our chosen local charity for this academic year. The Academy Council, led by Head Boy Gabe Connolly and Head Girl Natalie Pramuk, have already raised hundreds for the charity through selling T-Shirts and… Read more »


Youth Speaks 2017

On Tuesday 21st February, our Year 9 Youth Speaks Team of Natalie Eggleton, Kayleigh Pytel and Shannon Oliver came first in the District Final in Tavistock, having also won the first heat of the Rotary competition at Penrice Academy before Half Term! The Rotary Club encourages speaking and presentation skills in young people and this… Read more »


Star Student: Sadie, Year 8

Back in September 2016, Sadie from Year 8 attended the Bring Your Child To Work Day at HMS Drake at Babcock, Davenport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. The day – a first of its kind for Babcock – was a fantastic opportunity for school children to visit the Dockyard and see first-hand the wide range of… Read more »


Penrice and Age UK

This term, a selection of Year 10 and Year 11 students have been visiting Age UK’s St Austell Day Centre, based at St Johns church, once a fortnight to spend time with the community. The visits form both part of Thursday’s Penrice Plus initiative and go towards the Volunteering section of the girls’ Bronze Duke… Read more »


Cornwall Careers Show 2016

On Thursday 13th October 2016, the whole of Year 10 from Penrice Academy attended the Careers Show in Wadebridge to experience life beyond Penrice. The Careers Show sees over 100 exhibitors come together at the Royal Cornwall Showground to give visiting students the opportunity to ask questions, try new things, discover existing skills and passions… Read more »


Penrice Academy: Future Stars

Last year a selection of Music students from Penrice Academy spent two days recording at St Austell College to create their very own CD known as Future Stars. “I am so incredibly pleased with and proud of the recordings our students have made after some really hard work. It sounds great!” (Mr Jones) You can… Read more »


Geographers in Charlestown

On Thursday 29th of September,  Mr Buse and  Mr Banfield took our fantastic Year 10 Geographers to Charlestown and Carlyon Bay to investigate the research question: “What has caused the cliff slumping in various locations in the St Austell Bay area?” Mr Buse explains: “We explored the erosional processes around the area and completed various surveys, including landform… Read more »

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