16.07.2018

Penrice Elizabethan Fair

On Tuesday 10th of July, the sun rose high above the trees, casting long shadows over the bunting and marquees on the fields at Penrice. The smell of baking bread hung in the air, mixing with smoke from the clay ovens, before drifting across the field on a gentle breeze. Minstrels broke into a spirited rendition of… Read more »

06.07.2018

Mrs Selley Wins National Award!

We are delighted to announce that longstanding teacher and Careers Lead at Penrice, Charlotte Selley, has been recognised as National Careers Leader of the Year by the Careers & Enterprise Company. The CEC annual awards ceremony, held at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire on Wednesday 5th July 2018, celebrated the work of schools, colleges, businesses, and… Read more »

13.06.2018

Year 8’s Morning Mile

Since the start of the summer term, all students in Year 8 at Penrice have been completing a mile walk during tutor time on a Friday morning. Known as the Friday Morning Mile, the event sees the whole Year Group congregate in pairs of tutor groups to walk the perimeter of the field, which works out at roughly… Read more »

11.06.2018

Transition Day 2018

On Friday the 8th of June, we welcomed a large group of Year 6s for their Transition Day. Will from the Media Team reports. Transition Day is designed to help settle any queries and concerns that Year 6s might have in the run up to joining us in September. It’s also a great day of… Read more »

15.03.2018

Mental Health Awareness at Penrice

by Tilly and Amber Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.  In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.   Mental health issues are a very real problem. Penrice helps support students with mental health issues,… Read more »

25.01.2018

Meet Bella the Therapy Dog

Our Media Team Reporters Dexter (Year 7) and Sam (Year 8) caught up with Mrs Kenny to find out all about Bella the Pug – our very own Therapy Dog. Can you tell us about your role at Penrice? Bella and I come to Penrice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we work alongside students in… Read more »

23.01.2018

Mini Medics

This term Penrice Academy’s Year 7 Student Council and Young Carers kicked off 2018 learning the most valuable skill of all – how to save a life. With the Mini Medics programme, presented by Penrice Academy First Aider and Care Plan Coordinator Mrs McGrath, the students learnt all the basics of First Aid, from the… Read more »

08.12.2017

Penrice and Operation Encompass

On Monday December 4th 2017, Penrice Academy became an Operation Encompass School. Operation Encompass is an initiative developed with Devon and Cornwall Police to ensure that the school will be informed of any domestic abuse incident attended by the Police the day after the incident has occurred, where a child from our school has been… Read more »

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 »

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