Sport Report: 06/11/2015

The start of a new half term has coincided with a new range of activities available for students to participate in both their PE lessons and also their extra curricular provision. Despite being quiet on the fixtures front this week, the students have continued with their excellent commitment to training in Rugby and Netball as… Read more »


Madi and Ashley: Future Chef Finalists!

Congratulations to Ashley Gilder, Year 10, and Madi Cole, Year 9, who are through to the County Finals of Future Chef 2015, after taking part in the latest round at St Austell College on Wednesday. They took 1st and 2nd place on the night, leaving judges really impressed. Madi, who got 1st place with her cooked parmesan… Read more »


Meet Kea the Orang-Utan

Meet Kea – the newest member of Mr Buse’s Year 10 Geography class. Students over the past few weeks have been raising money to adopt a rainforest animal in order to raise awareness for conservation and the negative impact of deforestation, which they have been learning about in class. Kea is a Sumatran Orang-Utan; unfortunately… Read more »


Be a Part of Penrice Music

Penrice Music will be representing the academy at St Austell Festival of Music & Speech in December. The choir are performing on Wednesday 2nd December in the afternoon and the Junior and Senior Orchestras will perform on the morning of Friday 4th December. This is a really important performance for us and the musicians are… Read more »


Star Students: Go Jute Design Winners!

This week the winners of last term’s Go Jute Bag Design competition – to design the front and back of a reusable Jute Bag – were announced. There were some brilliant designs depicting school colours, aspirational words and underwater themes, with strong messages showing real understanding of why the 5p tax now exists. Congratulations to… Read more »


Beyond Penrice: Ross Stembridge

Former Student Ross Snaps Staff for his Portfolio   This Autumn Term, we welcomed back Former Student Ross Stembridge. Ross left Penrice two years ago and is currently studying a Level 3 Photography Diploma at Cornwall College, St Austell. Ross asked if he could return to Penrice to photograph some members of staff, to help… Read more »


Year 7 English: Goodnight Mr Tom

Last term in Year 7 English, students produced some fantastic pieces of art, creative poems and fact files, based on Goodnight Mister Tom, the novel set during World War II, which the students have been studying. Year 7 student Michael said: “I enjoyed this project because it was really fun and I learnt a lot… Read more »


Penrice Academy Fashion Show 2015

On Thursday 22nd October, Year 11 students donned their finest threads for this year’s Fashion Show, which helps begin fundraising for the Year 11 Ball in May 2016. The whole show was an incredible success with our students modelling high fashion like they’d been doing it for years. They – and their audience – loved every… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Road Safety

Road safety has been the theme for assemblies with our younger students this week. This comes from our concern that they are not good at crossing roads. There is a group mentality about if you cross a road with friends, then someone else is watching the traffic. The result is that no one in the… Read more »


Sport Report: 16/10/2015

Another excellent week down in sport with this week’s opposition for both the Girls in the Netball and Hockey and for the boys in Rugby being Newquay Tretherras, a school who always provide excellent competition and matches for all year groups across all sports. Honours were generally about even between the schools, with Penrice recording two… Read more »

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