Harvey, Meet Harvey!

On Tuesday 7th July, Year 6 student Harvey, from St Mewan, met Harvey, Penrice’s 8 Year Old Springer Spaniel Therapy Dog, on one of two Welcome Days at the school. The days were designed for students joining next year to get to know their classmates and the school before the exciting move to secondary school… Read more »


Team Thomas on Come Dine!

Last week, two familiar faces were spotted serving up a feast for guests in a Come Dine With Me Cornish special. Maths Teacher Gavin Thomas and Marie Thomas from the Learning Inclusion Centre at Penrice took part in the couple’s edition of the Channel 4 show where contestants take turns hosting a dinner party. On… Read more »


Cornwall School Games

On Friday 26th June, Penrice and Poltair hosted the 2015 Sainsbury’s Cornwall School Games. The events began with the Cultural Evening on Thursday at Poltair, which celebrated art, dance, drama and music, reflecting student views of sport and Cornish culture. It was opened by our students in Cornish and the audience was treated to original… Read more »


Penrice Academy Awards Evenings

On Monday and Tuesday this week, we presented Awards to Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students, nominated by their teachers for their hard in specific subjects during their time at Penrice. A new addition to the Penrice calendar, the evenings saw students in each Year recognised for their efforts in subjects ranging from sport… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Singing Lessons at Penrice

Singing lessons take place on Wednesday mornings and are run by Mrs Tracey Bailey, a peripatetic singing teacher who offers lessons in Cornwall for children from ages 8-18. Mrs Bailey said: “It’s important that people know you can have singing lessons at school and it can be a huge part of a students’ school life… Read more »


Harvey the Dog

This term we welcomed a brand new member of staff– Harvey the Dog. Harvey, an 8 year old Springer Spaniel, has been enrolled on the Pets as Therapy and Read 2 Dogs schemes and is now officially a member of staff at Penrice; the Academy being his first assignment as a ‘Therapy Dog’. Miss Laura… Read more »


Penrice Votes: Nick Clegg Visit

On Monday 20th April, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Penrice Academy to speak to staff about issues facing the public sector and discuss education. The visit was in support of the election campaign from Saint Austell and Newquay candidate, Stephen Gilbert, in the run up to next month’s General Election. Mr Clegg spent time… Read more »

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