Year 10 Science Day 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, Year 10 immersed themselves once again in the world of Science, with our annual Science Day. The day saw the whole year take part in a range of sessions and workshops, featuring special guests from Cornwall College talking Engineering, Animal Care, Food and Virtual Reality, and the University of Exeter, talking… Read more »


Christiana Rides for #Penrice3580

On Saturday 25th February, Christiana Dean from Year 11 led a Sponsored Horse Ride at the Eden Project in support of our International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. How long have you been riding? I’ve been riding horses and showjumping for as long as I can remember, having a family horse at the age of 4, and… Read more »


Working with an Olympic Athlete

On Tuesday 7th February, Mrs Spurgeon and Mr Jenkin went with our High Fliers to Porthpean for a wet and windy Team Building day. Mrs Spurgeon explained: “The High Flier programme is all about giving this group of our students the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone, teaching them to be more resilient, to overcome challenges… Read more »


Penrice Bag Pack for Invictus

On Monday 20th February, the Penrice Academy Council spent the day at Tesco in St Austell, raising awareness for The Invictus Trust, our chosen local charity for this academic year. The Academy Council, led by Head Boy Gabe Connolly and Head Girl Natalie Pramuk, have already raised hundreds for the charity through selling T-Shirts and… Read more »


Year 8 Lead Life-Like DT Project

This year our Most Able Year 8 Design & Technology students are working on a huge two-term project which will see them meeting with ‘clients’, discussing specifications and planning, designing and constructing a product from scratch. Mr Watson explains: “Our designers have been provided with a context and product stimuli and will need to work… Read more »


Youth Speaks 2017

On Tuesday 21st February, our Year 9 Youth Speaks Team of Natalie Eggleton, Kayleigh Pytel and Shannon Oliver came first in the District Final in Tavistock, having also won the first heat of the Rotary competition at Penrice Academy before Half Term! The Rotary Club encourages speaking and presentation skills in young people and this… Read more »


The #Penrice3580 Fun Run

Penrice Academy Students Raise £12,000 in just FOUR WEEKS. On Thursday 9th February 2017, over 700 students from all years at Penrice Academy took part in a Sponsored Fun Run – the first whole school event supporting the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The Fun Run was the culmination of a month of fundraising –… Read more »


Intermediate Maths Challenge 2017

On Thursday 2nd February, 120 students from Years 9 and 10 sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge. The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 11 or below in England and Wales, Year 12 or below in Northern Ireland and S4 or below in Scotland. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one… Read more »


Dance with 4PS!

4FS and Penrice Academy combined last year to offer high quality dance classes for students at affordable prices. Students involved with 4PS have the opportunity to represent Penrice and Cornwall performing across the county and locally. 4FS also run a series of European projects every summer and 4PS students have the opportunity to be involved with these projects. 4FS… Read more »


NCS Award for Penrice Academy

On Friday 13th January, representatives from the National Citizen Service at Cornwall College visited Year 11 students to present Penrice Academy with a plaque in recognition of the support, time and commitment the school has given to the NCS. The National Citizen Service is a voluntary personal and social development programme for students aged 15–17,… Read more »

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