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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Pegasus: Remembering Our Roots

On Wednesday 13th April, Pegasus students enjoyed a trip to Luxulyan woods for a new project called Remembering Our Roots. The day gave our students the opportunity to develop a sense of nature connection and to learn bush craft and wilderness skills. Miss Seberry explains: “It was a lovely day out – the students felt… Read more »


Star Students: Year 11 Awards

On Wednesday 23rd March we held our annual Year 11 Awards, celebrating the achievements of those students who have gone above and beyond in particular subjects, awarding an ambassador for each subject and celebrating, with their families in the audience, their time with us at school. Awards were based not only on contributions in individual… Read more »


National Young Carer’s Day

On Thursday 28th January our Young Carers came together to celebrate National Young Carer’s Day, welcoming Liz Digweed from Kernow Young Carers, to talk through any issues, questions and ideas they may have. KYC provide support outside of school, offering exciting day trips and activities. The day also marked the unveiling of their brand new logo…. Read more »


Bowling with Be:Me

The Penrice Academy Be:Me group met at Ozzell Bowl this week for a team building activity. Joined by Learning Supervisor Mrs Spala Bell and Mr Parry, who founded the group, the aim of the group is to support students from a non-British background and to help the wider school community gain an appreciation of different cultures. ”I… Read more »


Pegasus Students Explore Cardinam!

On Friday 4th December, 11 Year 9 students, Miss Seberry, Mr Hugget and Mr Matthews from the Forest School and Harvey the Dog, all met in Cardinham Woods as part of the Exploring the Environment strand of the Penrice Pegasus Award. Miss Seberry explains: “The Pegasus Award aims to boost confidence and set achievable and meaningful… Read more »


Anti-Bullying Week

Last week, the Penrice Anti-Bullying Team were on a mission to spread word of the support they offer to students who are struggling within friendship groups or think they are the target of bullying. In pairs, the team went into tutor groups each morning to explain what they do and where and when to find them. Some of… Read more »

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