Year 7 Mission to Mars: Part 2

On Tuesday 5th July, Year 7 Scientists held their second Press Conference for their proposed Missions to Mars in search of life on other planets. Facing their peers in groups, the students gave presentations they have developed this term and, in some cases, worked on since the last conference. The presentations included advanced plans, details… Read more »


Welcome Days 2016

On Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July 2016 we welcomed our future Year 7s for two days of activities, giving them a chance to meet their teachers, explore the school and make new friends. The students, from primary schools across St Austell, took part in artistic, cooking and design tasks in the Art Block and… Read more »


Frantic Assembly Chair Duet

This term, Year 8 have taken part in Frantic Assembly’s Chair Duets Challenge – ‘the first ever free to take part, digital project for anyone and everyone across the world.’ Chair Duets is one of Frantic Assembly’s simple and accessible devising exercises used to create new material. Mr Tew explains: “Frantic Assembly are a brilliant… Read more »


Annie 2017: The Auditions

This week saw the Drama Studio and Music Block alive with Annies, Orphans and Miss Hannigans, as students from all years took part in the first auditions for next year’s school production of the classic musical. Mr Tew, Miss Nance and Mr Jones led the auditions, which saw students getting into character in groups, practicing… Read more »


ShowJumping Report: Summer

Congratulations to our ShowJumping Team of Evie Bishop, Maddi Adams, Casey Nethertom and Emily Hoskin who competed at the county showjumping competition on Thursday 30th June. “The girls were amazing. Casey and Emily jumped two perfect clear rounds and are now 3rd and 4th in the county. Evie’s horse was absent due to having a tooth… Read more »


Star Students: Conor and Talia

This week’s star students are Conor Selby from Year 8 and Talia Rawling from Year 7, who both attended the ICO Celtic Open (Mixed Martial Arts) Championships in Wales last weekend – Conor came away with a Gold trophy, two silver medals and a bronze medal and Talia came away with two silver medals and… Read more »


Year 7 Science: Mission to Mars!

On Tuesday 21st June, Year 7 played the part of Astronauts and Mission Control in the start of a series of ‘Press Conferences’ on their proposed Missions to Mars. In groups, students faced an audience and set out plans – focusing on who, what, when, where and why – for a journey to the Red Planet…. Read more »


GCSE Results Day 2016

Thursday 25th August 2016 Results are available for Year 11 students to collect in person from Penrice Academy from 10.15-12.00. Students in other year groups who have taken exams may collect their results between 11.30 and 12.00. If students are unable to attend in person to collect results: 1. Please provide a stamped addressed envelope… Read more »


Jake Sets up Britain’s Got Talent Gig

On Wednesday 15th June, Jake Shillaber from Year 8 and Mr Brown headed to Carclaze Primary to set up a special gig for the whole school from celebrity guest Josh Curnow, Semi Finalist from this year’s Britain’s Got Talent. Josh Curnow, who has just returned to Cornwall following appearing on BGT 2016, treated Carclaze to… Read more »


Penrice Progress App

We are pleased to announce that our new reporting tool, the Penrice Progress App is now complete and we would like to trial it with Year 9 parents over the next few weeks before we release it to all parents towards the end of the school year. What is the Penrice Progress App? The Penrice… Read more »

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