15.09.2015

Pirate FM Broadcast Live from Penrice

This afternoon we welcomed local Cornish radio station Pirate FM for an Outside Broadcast. The event saw the broadcast team – including presenter Scott Temple – pitch up their mobile ‘studio’ just outside The Core for the day. Scott then broadcast his show as normal, including music, travel and weather, in between speaking with staff… Read more »

11.09.2015

Star Student: Kathryn, Year 9

On Saturday 5th September, AFC St Austell Poltair Park hosted this year’s Gorsedh Kernow ceremony. Alongside the initiation of 20 new bards and the presentation of Gorsedh Kernow’s special awards, competition winners were presented with prizes across a number of entries. Amongst them was this week’s Star Student, Kathryn Taplin in Year 9, nominated by… Read more »

11.09.2015

Principal’s Blog: The First Week

The first week of the new term is over. Our new Year 7, the 55th year group to start at this school, are finding their feet and feeling part of the academy and the number of requests to help find classrooms has dropped to a trickle. The weather this week has felt more like the… Read more »

04.09.2015

Principal’s Blog: Welcome Back

Welcome back to a new school year and to our new website, which is much easier to use and contains a lot more information. We will be using the website and Facebook pages to give even more information about the academy; what we are doing, dates, holidays, trips and news, so please do keep checking… Read more »

01.09.2015

Curriculum Enhancement Week

At the end of the last school year, Penrice Academy students immersed themselves in enrichment activities. From sports with professionals, arts and crafts, drama and dance and challenging games at the school to fishing, exploring, surfing, learning, walking, dangling, drawing, mucking and travelling around the UK and Europe – the excitement was relentless. It was also Work Experience… Read more »

20.08.2015

GCSE Results 2015

This morning Penrice Academy was awash with smiles as our 2014-2015 cohort of GCSE students opened their results, culminating in years of hard work and dedication to learning at Penrice. There were some exceptional results this year, with physics, chemistry, biology and photography all achieving 100% pass rates. The average grade per student and the… Read more »

03.08.2015

Beyond Penrice: Tom Deakin

Former Student Tom Deakin Urges Students to ‘Get Involved’ with Politics   Tom spoke in assembly to Year 9s this year, in the run up to the general election. He told them: ‘politics matters – it effects the school you attend, the bus you take, your everyday life. You are the future!” Tell us a… Read more »

10.07.2015

Year 9 Designers Judged by Barclays Bank

Students in the Year 9 Product Design Option have spent the last 10 weeks researching, designing and prototyping a piece of flat packed furniture aimed at University students. The brief was set and supported by Barclays Bank in St Austell, who also periodically visited the students to cover business, profit margin and budgeting skills within… Read more »

08.07.2015

Sixty Second Science!

On Friday 3rd July, Penrice Academy held its 3rd Annual 60 Second Science Day, which saw 40 pupils from local primaries descend on the Science Department for a day of exciting experiments. Pupils from Bishop Bronescombe, Luxulyan, Carclaze, Mount Charles, Sandy Hill, Mevagissey, Charlestown and Pondhu Primary Schools took part in three challenges: Making bubble… Read more »

07.07.2015

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 »

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