05.11.2015

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 »

23.10.2015

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 »

14.10.2015

Future Chef 2015

On Tuesday 13th October the final school round of Future Chef 2015 took place at Penrice, where six of our top student chefs competed for a place in the next round of the culinary competition. They were tasked with producing a dessert dish of their choice within one hour. After some time practicing at home,… Read more »

09.10.2015

Star Students: 100% Attendance

This week’s Star Students are those who have gained 100% in their time so far at Penrice Academy. Congratulations to: Dan Watkins, Ben Webley, Sophie Dowrick, Liam Best, Frazer Natalie, Lauren Knight, Ben Williamson, Eleanor Cook, Travis Colwell-Sharp, Jamie Dyke, Samuel Cornell, Ryan Ferkin, Max Hamley, Connie Hawthorne, Jolie Kendall, Ben Lewis, Kenneth Menear, Alex Rogers, Abigail… Read more »

29.09.2015

Year 8s Bake for Macmillan

Last week Year 8 held a Cake Sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, following a morning of baking earlier in the week. The students, from 8E0, raised over £130 for the charity, which offers support and advice for those who have cancer. Miss Oldrieve explains: “Jess was the driving force behind the sale… Read more »

25.09.2015

Star Student: Harriet, Year 11

This week’s Year 11 assembly celebrated the achievements of Penrice students who completed work experience placements before the summer break. Awards included Best Log Book in each Tutor Group, presented by tutors, the Head of Year Award, presented by Mr Wood for those nominated by their employers or by Penrice staff who visited during the… 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 »

10.03.2015

Charlotte Whitmore – Football Star

Year 8’s Charlotte Whitmore is excelling in girls’ football, following being selected for part of a 20 player representative squad for Cornwall Schools Girls U14’s. She plays on the wing for Charlestown Girls and Boys, Cornwall under 14s and attends Cornwall FA’S South West Centre of Excellence in Taunton where she receives high level coaching…. Read more »

26.02.2015

Art Certificates

Congratulations to Cameron Horwood, Emily Tromans and Paige Swain who were awarded art certificates for their work in the Spectrum Art is Art competition. Mrs Thomas, from the Learning Inclusion Centre, said: “At the LIC, it’s important to us that every student has the chance to achieve. We entered their work into a competition and… Read more »

10.01.2015

Freddie’s A Star at GCSE Mathematics

Freddie Dunn achieved an A* in GCSE maths – despite only being in Year 8. He originally achieved an A last year but was determined to get an A*. After a lot of hard work and extra study, he reached his goal. Freddie said: “I’m so happy I got the A*. I’ve had a lot of support from… Read more »

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