24.03.2016

Star Students: Year 11 Awards

On Wednesday 23rd March we held our annual Year 11 Awards, celebrating the achievements of those students who have gone above and beyond in particular subjects, awarding an ambassador for each subject and celebrating, with their families in the audience, their time with us at school. Awards were based not only on contributions in individual… Read more »

17.12.2015

Star Sports Students: County Rugby

George Tregilgas and Josh Barbery from Year 11 were selected to play rugby for Cornwall Schools against Devon last Sunday. Mr Tucker explains: “Both played for the A team who were in the game at half time with the score 17-14 to Devon. In the second half Cornwall suffered a couple injuries which enabled Devon… Read more »

17.12.2015

Year 11 Blog: Work Hard Play Hard

There are 15 school weeks left until most Year 11s start their exams. Most subjects have finished their GCSE content and controlled assessment. All students will start revising in lessons. 100% attendance is vital now; if they miss a lesson now they miss the chance to go over content from previous years.  Every day and every lesson… 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 »

30.09.2015

Senior Prefect Team Activities

On Thursday 24th September, before taking on their Open Day duties, our Prefect Team, led by the Senior Prefects, took part in a number of activities designed to test their skills in leadership and assertiveness. Mr Wood, Head of Year 11, said: “Learning to be assertive when necessary is an important part of being a… 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 »

16.09.2015

Senior Prefect Team Bonding Day

Last Friday our Senior Prefect Team took part in a day of teamwork, bonding and leadership development at BF Adventures. The day saw the students tackling a zip wire, canoeing and getting involved in water courses as a team in the old quarry, in order to strengthen and develop their relationships outside of lessons and… Read more »

18.06.2015

Opening of the Garden

On Thursday 18th June, the Academy Council came together in the sun to open the school’s new garden and outdoor classroom, complete with two signposts pointing in the direction of prominent cities around the globe. In their final speech as Head Students, Billie and Toby thanked the Site Team – who constructed the outdoor classroom… Read more »

08.06.2015

Meet the Senior Prefect Team

This week, the newly appointed Senior Prefect Team met with Mr Parker for lunch, to discuss the upcoming academic year and the challenges and experiences that come with being a Senior Prefect. Mr Parker said: “Every year I ask the Senior Prefect Team to make sure they leave a legacy. This year the Head Boy… Read more »

05.06.2015

Year 11 Creative Art Exhibition

On Thursday 4th June, our Year 11 artists displayed their coursework and exam pieces in the annual Creative Art Exhibition held in the Art Department. This year sees an incredible range of techniques and talents, colours and textures and both light and dark themes – making for an intriguing collection. On behalf of the department,… Read more »

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