27.02.2017

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 »

15.07.2016

Behaviour Week

This week, 10 students have been working with staff including Mrs Farr and Mr Cardigan on the STOP programme. The STOP Programme is all about learning to take control of behaviour, working through problems, coming together as a team and self-reflection. The week involved activities from team games in the gym to stepping out of… Read more »

11.07.2016

Surfing at Perranporth

On Friday 8th July, Miss James led a band of adventurous students out of the rainy greyness of St Austell into the sunny climes of Perranporth. Suntan lotion rather than raincoats were required as the group, aided by Mr Cardigan -Penrice’s answer to top surfer Russell Winter – and Mr Larham, enjoyed a two-hour surf… Read more »

07.07.2016

Star Student – Jenna, Year 9

Jenna from Year 9 has been nominated as Star Student by Mrs Lynne Gouldsmith who looks after the Young Carers in Penrice Academy. Earlier this year Mrs Gouldsmith nominated Jenna for the Young Carer category of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Awards. Although Jenna was not shortlisted, the MS Society wanted to congratulate her on… Read more »

15.06.2016

Star Students: Penrice in Bloom

On Tuesday 14th June, Penrice students from both The Pegasus Award group and the Forest School cohort were selected to take part in a community gardening project in St Austell. “Young people these days can get a bad name sometimes but these students have done a wonderful job and their effort and attitude today has… Read more »

10.06.2016

Penrice Progress App

We are pleased to announce that our new reporting tool, the Penrice Progress App is now complete and we would like to trial it with Year 9 parents over the next few weeks before we release it to all parents towards the end of the school year. What is the Penrice Progress App? The Penrice… Read more »

08.06.2016

Transition Day 2016

On Tuesday 7th June we welcomed Year 6s who are joining us in September to give them a chance to experience what life is like at Penrice Academy, through three exciting activities. Mr Matthews explains: “We had three activities for the students to try on the day. To help students find their way around the… Read more »

10.05.2016

Workshop with the Royal Marines

On Wednesday 4th May, selected students from Years 9 and 10 received a visit from the Royal Marines. Miss Seberry explains: “The students behaved amazingly throughout all of the sessions and you could see it was of huge benefit to them all. Those who would usually lack confidence were fully involved and students channelled their… Read more »

22.04.2016

National Award for Young Carers!

Penrice Academy has become the first school in Cornwall to receive the Bronze award for work in ensuring that Young Carers don’t miss out on education. “Young Carers have been a massive support network for me at home and at school, if I’m struggling or just need someone to talk to, I always have the… Read more »

21.04.2016

Open Day at the SFC

On Thursday 21st April, the Student & Family Centre held an ‘open day’ for students across the school to pop in and talk to the staff about what they do – while celebrating the Queen’s Birthday. Students spent break and lunch being arty with cake decorating and drawing, as well as ball games and Twister… Read more »

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