14.11.2016

Showjumping Report: November

It was a brilliant weekend for the Penrice Academy Showjumping squad. On Saturday 12th November 2016, Christiana Dean (pictured above, middle) competed at Tall Trees Arena representing the Academy – she came 2nd in a huge 1 metre open class. This summer Christiana completed a lifetime dream of competing at Royal Cornwall and her summer… Read more »

11.11.2016

Penrice Remembers 2016

On the morning of Friday 11th November 2016, Penrice staff and students came together in the garden for our annual Service of Remembrance. Students from all years and a variety of organisations – from Scouts and Guides to Army and Sea Cadets – paid their respects to service men and women lost in combat around… Read more »

02.11.2016

Star Student: Arlene, Year 10

This week’s Star Student is Arlene from Year 10. She gained some exceptional extra-curricular experience during the summer to help her reach the ultimate goal of being a paramedic. Arlene explains: “Over the summer holidays I went to Royal Cornwall Hospital and did a day of work experience at the hospital to learn more about… Read more »

01.11.2016

Year 7 Get Extreme with their Reading

Last term our English Department set Year 7 the challenge of submitting a photo reading in the most unusual location, position or situation, as part of the national Extreme Reading initiative. And we have been wowed by the response. Mr Johnson said: “Year 7 – your imagination is truly inspiring! We have seen some fabulous… Read more »

17.10.2016

Showjumping Report: Autumn

Well done to the Penrice Equestrian Team this Sunday at a big Cross Country and Showjumping competition – in some very wet and muddy conditions. Due to the weather the showjumping element was cancelled due to being too dangerous to ride and the girls had to jump across a challenging Cross Country course that caused a… Read more »

03.10.2016

Academy Council Team Building 2016

On Friday 30th September 2016, our Academy Council for this year spent the day together at BF Adventure near Penryn, working together on problem solving activities and team challenges. BF Adventure, an adventure park set in an old quarry, offers a host of activities for visiting schools, colleges and organisations over a stunning 60 acre… Read more »

23.09.2016

Work Experience Awards

On Friday 23rd September during our Year 11 assembly, no less than 58 students were handed Heads of Year Awards for their effort, enthusiasm and professionalism during their Work Experience in July. Mr Sutcliffe explained: “The Head of Year Award goes to students who were nominated by the visiting member of staff, employer or myself… Read more »

23.09.2016

Star Students: Alice and Natalie

Outstanding Work Experience Award On Friday 23rd September during our Year 11 assembly, Alice Avery and Natalie Pramuk were awarded the Outstanding Work Experience Award by Mr Cardigan for exceptional Work Experience placements. Alice, who is keen to work in the media, spent her week with Pirate FM and even featured live on air, and Natalie… Read more »

23.09.2016

Penrice Academy Open Day 2016

On Thursday 22nd September we welcomed young people from around Cornwall to experience Penrice Academy in action. During the day, local primary students spoke French, observed the weather system, explored wartime foods in the kitchen, built digital worlds using computers and even learnt how to summon ‘cursed fire’ in science. The evening saw even more… Read more »

25.08.2016

Penrice Celebrates ‘Best Results Ever’

On Thursday 25th August 2016, our students celebrated what is the best set of GCSE results in the history of Penrice Academy. 72% of our students achieved 5 A*-Cs including English and Maths, with 90% achieving A*-C in English and 78% achieving A*-C in Maths. Despite national reforms to exams, Penrice Academy has managed to… Read more »

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