Meet the Senior Prefect Team

This week, the newly appointed Senior Prefect Team met with Mr Parker for lunch, to discuss the upcoming academic year and the challenges and experiences that come with being a Senior Prefect. Mr Parker said: “Every year I ask the Senior Prefect Team to make sure they leave a legacy. This year the Head Boy… Read more »


Year 11 Creative Art Exhibition

On Thursday 4th June, our Year 11 artists displayed their coursework and exam pieces in the annual Creative Art Exhibition held in the Art Department. This year sees an incredible range of techniques and talents, colours and textures and both light and dark themes – making for an intriguing collection. On behalf of the department,… Read more »


Trip to the Eden Project

On Thursday 5th June, students visited the Eden Project to take part in an English workshop called ‘Quite Write’ The aim was to work in teams to create an event that would bring young people to visit Eden. Abi Tamblyn from 9AJ, explains all… “Went to the Eden Project to complete We were asked to… Read more »


Primary English Day

This week the English Department hosted an Alice in Wonderland Day for a selection of 40 Year 6 pupils from local primary schools. The aim of the day was to enable students from Charlestown, Pondhu, Mevagissy and Carclaze Primary Schools – many of whom are joining in September – to come and show off their… Read more »


Harvey Meets the BBC

On Wednesday 3rd June we welcomed BBC Radio Cornwall Journalist Karen Stuart, to meet our resident Therapy Dog, Harvey. Karen spoke to Mrs Adams, Miss Seberry and Ethan James from Year 7, Harry Boardman from Year 8 and Kieran Smith from Year 9 about how Harvey is settling in to his new job at Penrice… Read more »


Wizard of Oz: Lights and Sounds!

Every great production needs a great Special Effects team – and the boys working on Lights and Sounds behind the scenes on The Wizard of Oz have got it covered. Oliver Pearce and Brett Barnes, from Year 9, have been working on production since they started Penrice. Brett explained: “We do the lighting and sounds for… Read more »


Bake Sale for Parkinson’s UK

Congratulations to 10PW, who raised £95.25 during a bake sale in aid of Parkinson’s UK this week! Lucy Hamley from 10PW, who led organisation of the annual sale, said: “I chose the charity as my granddad had Parkinson’s, so it’s a cause close to my heart.” The event also forms part of the Volunteering Section… Read more »


Penrice Completes Ten Tors Challenge

This weekend, six students from Penrice Academy completed the Ten Tors challenge, which sees teenagers from all over the South West taking on a 35, 45 or 55 mile self-sufficient expedition on Dartmoor. They were the first ever team to fly the flag for Penrice Academy. The 35mile team, who are all from St Austell,… Read more »


Penrice Votes: Mock Election

On Thursday 7th May, as the nation began to cast their votes in the General Election, Penrice Academy students across the school were casting their own votes, following weeks of campaigning by our party representatives. The votes were cast electronically in The Core, by entering unique numbers into a system called ‘My Voice’ – brought… Read more »


Mr Hopkins Recognised by Apple

Congratulations to Mr Hopkins, who has been awarded Distinguished Educator status by Apple! This is a rare honour bestowed on teachers working at the forefront of educational technology and was based on a portfolio of work and presentations. Mr Hopkins is now one of a small number of Apple innovators across the country. Mr Hopkins… Read more »

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