Penrice Remembers 2016

On the morning of Friday 11th November 2016, Penrice staff and students came together in the garden for our annual Service of Remembrance. Students from all years and a variety of organisations – from Scouts and Guides to Army and Sea Cadets – paid their respects to service men and women lost in combat around… Read more »


Pirate FM Christmas Toy Appeal

We are proud to be supporting Pirate FM’s Christmas Toy Appeal this year. Penrice Academy will be one of a number of official drop-off points in Cornwall. Can you help raise a smile for some of Cornwall’s most vulnerable and poorly children? Last year people in the Duchy generously donated thousands of toys for Pirate… Read more »


Celebrating El Día de los Muertos

On Tuesday 1st November, our Modern Foreign Language department went all out to celebrate the Mexican festival of El Día de los Muertos – known this side of the Atlantic as Day of the Dead. Mrs Yeo explains: “Despite it’s rather ghoulish name, ‘the Day of the Dead’ is actually a very beautiful celebration that celebrates the… Read more »


Welcome SCITT Trainees 2016

A big welcome from Penrice Academy to this year’s cohort of SCITT Trainees. 48 Trainees (Primary & Secondary) are training with Peninsula SCITT this academic year. They started last Thursday with an Induction day at Penrice which saw them taking part in a series of team building exercises in the Hall. On Monday 5th September… Read more »


Farewell to Harvey

Friday 15th July marks Harvey’s last day at Penrice! Thank you to our wonderful Therapy Dog Harvey, who has worked with hundreds of students over the last 18 months. He’s been on trips, he’s attended events and he’s helped students of all ages deal with anxiety, anger management and exam stress through being a good… Read more »


Farewell from Penrice

On Tuesday we said farewell to those members of staff who are leaving us for new ventures after 1 year, 5 years and in the case of Mrs James, Mrs White, Mrs Clapp and Mrs Brett – over 20 or 30 years. Through laughs, tears and shared memories, speeches were made and flowers and cards… Read more »


Penrice Progress App

We are pleased to announce that our new reporting tool, the Penrice Progress App is now complete and we would like to trial it with Year 9 parents over the next few weeks before we release it to all parents towards the end of the school year. What is the Penrice Progress App? The Penrice… Read more »


Mr Brown Wins at Twickenham!

Over half term, Teacher of PE at Penrice Mr Brown represented his county at Twickenham for the 2016 County Championship Rugby Final! On Sunday 29th May, Cornwall retained their County Championship title by beating Cheshire 35-13 at the iconic stadium. Mr Brown, who has played Hooker for Cornwall for 5 years and Redruth RFC for… Read more »


Star Students: Penrice Awards

On Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th May we held our Awards Evenings for students who are excelling in their subjects and in school life at Penrice. Awards were given across all subjects from English and Maths to Art and Technology, were introduced by members of staff and were handed out by our special guests –… Read more »


Showjumping Report: Easter

During the Easter holidays the showjumping girls headed out for their first British National Show Jumping competition. It’s the first time the British Show Jumping Association has recognised that there are schools with incredible jumping talent within them and have opened their doors to providing competitions for students and their horses and the chance of… Read more »

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