Our Evening in Space

On Thursday 1st February, Penrice Academy welcomed some of the biggest names in space science in the South West for an Evening in Space. Spaceport Cornwall, Goonhilly Earth Station and interactive STEM workshop company Wonderstruck fueled the imaginations of over 300 students and parents with rockets, explosions and demonstrations on the present and future of… Read more »


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 »


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 »


Christmas Donations from Year 10

As part of their English Literature course, Year 10 have been studying Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Whilst the story is a seasonal classic, the novella has given us a reminder of the need and poverty that we still see around us today. In Stave 1 we see Scrooge counting his money, “A squeezing wrenching, grasping, scraping,… Read more »


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 »


Penrice Plus: What is MAble?

For Penrice Plus, Will and Dexter from the Student Media Team interviewed Miss Garrod, Bella and Oscar about the school’s MAble programme. Bella and Oscar are part of MAble club, where the ‘most able’ of the students at Penrice Academy go and take part in extended learning in all kinds of subjects to go beyond… Read more »


Experience Penrice: Open Day 2017

On Thursday 21st September 2017, Penrice Academy welcomed 350 primary children from schools across St Austell for Open Day. Kirsty Taylor, Head of Year 7 at Penrice, said: “Open Day is without a doubt one of our favourite days of the year. Not only do we get to spend a day witnessing the smiles and… Read more »


Farewell, #Penrice3580

Penrice Academy Sends Shipping Container of Donations to Sierra Leone On Wednesday 20th September, Penrice Academy marked the end of this year’s epic charity Project, #Penrice3580, with the shipping of a 40ft container to Sierra Leone. The container is filled with donations from the community of St Austell which will transform the lives of hundreds… Read more »


Guides Uniforms for #Penrice3580

On Thursday 29th June, Head Girl Daisy and Deputy Evie, both members of the St Austell Guides, accepted donations of old uniforms for Penrice Academy’s Project 3580 container. From January 2017 to the Easter holidays, the community at Penrice Academy worked on a charity project that brought the whole school together. #Penrice3580, in support of… Read more »


CLASS Blog 2: Understanding Sikhism

Year 11 CLASS has been all about providing knowledge, understanding and discussion for students of the stories behind the headlines. Mrs Malcolm and the CLASS Team explore more. How has the world’s understanding of Islam, for better or worse, changed since September 11th 2001? What is the story of Afghanistan prior to the Taliban’s prominence… Read more »

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