14.09.2018

Plastic Free Penrice: Seas Our Future

Penrice Academy to Launch Plastic Free Campaign Penrice Academy is to join a growing list of communities around the country with a mission to cut back on single use plastic for the good of our oceans. With the help of St Austell Mayor Gary King and the team at Cornwall’s Surfers Against Sewage, students at… Read more »

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 »

06.07.2018

Mrs Selley Wins National Award!

We are delighted to announce that longstanding teacher and Careers Lead at Penrice, Charlotte Selley, has been recognised as National Careers Leader of the Year by the Careers & Enterprise Company. The CEC annual awards ceremony, held at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire on Wednesday 5th July 2018, celebrated the work of schools, colleges, businesses, and… Read more »

29.06.2018

Be Strong Online

On Thursday 28th of June 2018 we held a training day which saw a number of students become Be Strong Online Ambassadors, helping to develop an initiative to promote positive online behaviour and build digital resilience. Will from the Media Team reports. Be Strong Online is a digital resilience programme for young people from The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign…. Read more »

18.06.2018

Year 7 Create Adverts for Open Day

On Monday 18th June 2018, Year 7 once again took charge of recording our Open Day adverts with Pirate FM – leading everything from planning and scripting to recording and social media treatment. The workshop, run by Rachel and Libby from Pirate FM’s Education & Training, saw 20 students come together to brainstorm what makes… Read more »

05.06.2018

Leila Selected for Cornwall Food Foundation Apprenticeship

Former student Leila Faulkner has been selected as one of the final five for the apprenticeship at the Cornwall Food Foundation! Leila was selected from 150 candidates down to 15 for the first three months, before receiving her place last month. “The dream of being accepted into the Cornwall Food Foundation kept me going through my… Read more »

23.05.2018

Penrice: NCS Champion School

On 23rd May 2018, Penrice Academy were proud to accept Champion School Status from the National Citizen Service for the year 2016/17. The NCS Award highlights the work and support that staff at Penrice have given the programme – notably the encouragement of Penrice students to get involved in the programme each year. In the school… Read more »

18.05.2018

Out of this World Science

On Friday 11th May 2018, the Penrice Academy Science Department and Years 7, 8 and 9 welcomed a very exciting guest –  Mike Grocott from the National Space Centre. Mike’s team have been sponsored by PPG to present some chemistry masterclasses in schools. Year 7s Freya and Evie report “We had an experience that was… Read more »

16.05.2018

Ten Tors 2018

On Friday 11th May, Penrice students once again represented their school and their county at the annual Ten Tors event on Dartmoor. In the 45 Mile category, our Year 11 students set a new landmark with our first full team of six completing the event. Mr de Villiers, Penrice Expeditions Supervisor, said: “It has been a… Read more »

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