Interview: MasterChef’s Kate Attlee

Kate went to Penrice from 1999 to 2003 and was Head Girl in her last year. She recently starred on BBC MasterChef where she reached the Quarter Finals! The Media Team’s Sam caught up with Kate on Twitter for School Report. Hi Kate, I’m Sam from Year 8! Thanks for talking to me for School… Read more »


Upcoming: Romeo and Juliet

by Molly and Tia Pictured: Erin and Jude, two members of the cast. Today we interviewed some of the Romeo and Juliet cast to see how they are coping with the new play. Edie, Sadie and Ebony were all interviewed and said: “It was very hard at the start to learn the words as it’s… Read more »


Gun Safety: Saving lives at Penrice

One news topic on everyone’s minds recently is the school shooting in Florida.             On February 14th 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. 19 year old Nikolas Cruz (a former student of the school) carried out the attack with a semiautomatic rifle. Seventeen school students were killed and fourteen… Read more »


BBC School Report 2018

This week our Student Reporters tackle a huge question: Why might American schools have to give training in using weapons, while schools in the UK teach staff how to save a life? We learn more about our Mini Medics Programme and our defibrillator, explore the place of women in society in 2018 and speak to… Read more »


Meet Bella the Therapy Dog

Our Media Team Reporters Dexter (Year 7) and Sam (Year 8) caught up with Mrs Kenny to find out all about Bella the Pug – our very own Therapy Dog. Can you tell us about your role at Penrice? Bella and I come to Penrice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we work alongside students in… Read more »


Computer Coding Club

Penrice Plus is back! And so is the Media Team’s Sam, who headed straight to Computer Coding Club to find out all about it. Computer Coding is an important skill to have and one that could take you far in the future. This week in Penrice plus we got techno with the computer coding group… Read more »


Year 8 GO 4 IT 2018

On Wednesday 10th January, Penrice Academy once again opened its doors to a range of local and regional industry experts for Year 8 GO 4 IT Day. The day saw our Year 8s taking part in activities across the school, meeting professionals, improving skills and trying their hand at new things. GO 4 It day… Read more »


Our Celebration Poem

In their Final Celebration Assembly of the year, Year 8s Emily, Lia, Freja, Ebony and Hannah performed an original poem about moving into each year at school. by Freya Varley It’s strange that at some point in every day We turn aside from our lives and say: “What’s happening tomorrow?” We’re wasting time that we… Read more »


Year 8’s Client Based DT Project

It has been a busy 8 weeks for our budding Year 8 designers, as they have modelled and finalised designs with their clients. Mr Watson explains… The process has been met with enthusiasm and confidence by all involved and the ideas have been phenomenal. Not only have our Year 8’s been able to gather feedback… Read more »


UKMT Team Challenge 2017

Congratulations to Oscar Barber, Harvey Barnett, Stephanie Clemo and Maisie Craddock who took part in the Regional Final of the UK Mathematics Trust Team Challenge. The team came a very respectable 5th place out of 17 in the Regional finals at Penair on Monday 27th March 2017. The UKMT Team Challenges promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and… Read more »

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