Penrice ShowJumping Success

Report by Miss Trerise If there’s one thing that pulls you away from the news and makes you realise how lucky you are, it’s a day with our amazing students and I absolutely loved my time with them last Saturday for the first round of the Indoor School ShowJumping series. First up were the open… Read more »


Messages of Remembrance

Last week we held our annual service of Remembrance, which saw students in their group uniforms come together in the Memorial Garden to pay their respects to those lost in battle. The students took turns to lay crosses displaying poignant messages written by tutor groups and individuals across the school: Give two minutes for their… Read more »


Studying Buddhism in Year 8

On Monday 16th November the Religious Studies department were delighted to welcome our visiting Buddhist, James Cormack, to Year 8 classes during their study of Buddhism. James is from the Nichiren strand of Buddhism which places emphasis on the Buddha’s teaching: The Lotus Sutra. This year James brought his son, Tom, and fellow Buddhist Michelle…. Read more »


Duke of Edinburgh Training

On Monday 16th November, Year 10 students took part in a training exercise in the gym as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, with the focus of working as a team under adverse conditions. Run by DofE Co-ordinator Mr de Villiers, the task involved teams creating a ‘tank’ out of gym equipment to defend… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Understanding Paris

The events of Friday 13th November in Paris will remain in our minds possibly for the rest of our lives. In the same way we remember the moment we heard about the death of Princess Diana, or the 9/11 news reports, this weekend of death and terror on the streets of Paris will haunt us…. Read more »


National Anti-Bullying Week

Next week is National Anti-Bullying Week.  Our Anti-Bullying Support Team, a group of Year 10 students who are on a mission to stop bullying and support students who feel they may be being bullied, are all set to help make as much noise as possible at Penrice next week. They met this week with Miss… Read more »


Outside School: Scouts and Guides

On Wednesday 11th November our students and staff came together for our annual Remembrance Service by the St Piran’s Cross. The memorial was attended by a huge turnout of students representing a range of Scout, Guide and Cadet groups, proving these movements are still strong in their local communities. The service was also attended by… Read more »


Primary Dodgeball Festival

On Tuesday 10th November Team PE hosted a Primary Dodgeball Festival, for KS2 children from 7 local primary schools. Students from Charlestown, St Mewan, Biscovey, Sandy Hill, Bugle, Lostwithiel and Mevagissey spent the morning in the Sports Hall for the festival, which saw skills in speed, agility and teamwork being tested. Miss Hocking, PE Teacher at Penrice,… Read more »


Remembrance Day

On Wednesday 11th November, members of the Penrice Community came together in the Memorial Garden for a service at the school, to mark the annual Remembrance Day. Students who wear uniforms as part of an organisation outside of school where invited to do so for the service, which saw Mr Johnson leading a two minute… Read more »


This December at Penrice – Aladdin!

Cornwall Hospice Care performs the classic pantomime at Penrice Academy. Cornwall Hospice Care, in association with Brookland Sand & Aggregates Ltd and Wonder Productions, are delighted to announce their 6th annual pantomime production; Aladdin. This year it’s coming to St Austell for the first time and will be held here at Penrice. Along with cries of… Read more »

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