01.07.2016

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 »

01.07.2016

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 »

01.07.2016

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 »

30.06.2016

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 »

22.06.2016

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 »

16.06.2016

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 »

15.06.2016

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 »

10.06.2016

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 »

09.06.2016

Resources for German Refugees

Last term, the Language Department at Penrice Academy teamed up with a school in Germany to help provide refugees with German text books, to help them to master the language. Mrs White explains: “Former Penrice teachers Heiko Döring and Mrs Kerena Rundle, who many in our community will remember, have always kept in touch with… Read more »

08.06.2016

Transition Day 2016

On Tuesday 7th June we welcomed Year 6s who are joining us in September to give them a chance to experience what life is like at Penrice Academy, through three exciting activities. Mr Matthews explains: “We had three activities for the students to try on the day. To help students find their way around the… Read more »

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