15.07.2016

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 »

13.07.2016

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 »

10.06.2016

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 »

08.06.2016

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 »

12.05.2016

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 »

13.04.2016

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 »

21.03.2016

SCITT Trainees in Charlestown

Last Thursday 17th March our Secondary SCITT Trainees headed to Charlestown to simulate a school trip, to help them gain experience of leading large groups on trips outside of the school environment. The Trainees were tasked with planning everything from Risk Assessments, EV Forms and road safety on the way to considering behaviour, leading group… Read more »

04.02.2016

iPenrice: Learning with iPads

On Thursday 4th February Penrice Academy welcomed representatives from Western Computers for a ‘learning with iPads’ event to talk to guests from schools and colleges across Cornwall about the merits of technology in the classroom. Dan Hopkins, Apple Distinguished Educator and Maths Teacher at Penrice, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome Western… Read more »

28.01.2016

National Young Carer’s Day

On Thursday 28th January our Young Carers came together to celebrate National Young Carer’s Day, welcoming Liz Digweed from Kernow Young Carers, to talk through any issues, questions and ideas they may have. KYC provide support outside of school, offering exciting day trips and activities. The day also marked the unveiling of their brand new logo…. Read more »

18.12.2015

Race for Life 2015

On Wednesday 16th December the Penrice community took to the field in the name of charity for the Penrice Academy Race for Life. “I was so impressed, proud and happy to see staff and students embracing Race for Life with such enthusiasm, despite the rain and fog.” (Mrs Stevens) Well done everyone who ran, walked,… Read more »

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