23.08.2018

Year 11’s ‘Sensational’ GCSE Results

It has been a sensational morning for our Year 11s, opening some of the best results Penrice has ever seen. In another year of uncertainty with the new grading system, Year 11 should be immensely proud of their determination to achieve the highest positive progress grade ever recorded at Penrice – smashing last year’s outstanding… Read more »

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 »

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 »

02.02.2018

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 »

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 »

20.12.2017

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 »

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 »

24.10.2017

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 »

22.09.2017

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 »

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