01.09.2015

Curriculum Enhancement Week

At the end of the last school year, Penrice Academy students immersed themselves in enrichment activities. From sports with professionals, arts and crafts, drama and dance and challenging games at the school to fishing, exploring, surfing, learning, walking, dangling, drawing, mucking and travelling around the UK and Europe – the excitement was relentless. It was also Work Experience… Read more »

20.08.2015

GCSE Results 2015

This morning Penrice Academy was awash with smiles as our 2014-2015 cohort of GCSE students opened their results, culminating in years of hard work and dedication to learning at Penrice. There were some exceptional results this year, with physics, chemistry, biology and photography all achieving 100% pass rates. The average grade per student and the… Read more »

03.08.2015

Beyond Penrice: Tom Deakin

Former Student Tom Deakin Urges Students to ‘Get Involved’ with Politics   Tom spoke in assembly to Year 9s this year, in the run up to the general election. He told them: ‘politics matters – it effects the school you attend, the bus you take, your everyday life. You are the future!” Tell us a… Read more »

16.07.2015

Trainee Graduation in Truro

Last night we celebrated the achievement of our second cohort of trainee teachers. Congratulations to the 44 new teachers who have completed their Initial Teacher Training year through the Peninsula School Direct programme. During the ceremony at Truro Cathedral, trainees were presented with certificates marking the achievement and staff, trainees and past trainees reflected on… Read more »

10.07.2015

Year 9 Designers Judged by Barclays Bank

Students in the Year 9 Product Design Option have spent the last 10 weeks researching, designing and prototyping a piece of flat packed furniture aimed at University students. The brief was set and supported by Barclays Bank in St Austell, who also periodically visited the students to cover business, profit margin and budgeting skills within… Read more »

08.07.2015

Sixty Second Science!

On Friday 3rd July, Penrice Academy held its 3rd Annual 60 Second Science Day, which saw 40 pupils from local primaries descend on the Science Department for a day of exciting experiments. Pupils from Bishop Bronescombe, Luxulyan, Carclaze, Mount Charles, Sandy Hill, Mevagissey, Charlestown and Pondhu Primary Schools took part in three challenges: Making bubble… Read more »

07.07.2015

Harvey, Meet Harvey!

On Tuesday 7th July, Year 6 student Harvey, from St Mewan, met Harvey, Penrice’s 8 Year Old Springer Spaniel Therapy Dog, on one of two Welcome Days at the school. The days were designed for students joining next year to get to know their classmates and the school before the exciting move to secondary school… Read more »

01.07.2015

The Wizard of Oz: Review

Review by Alice Walmsley and Evie Neale The Wizard of Oz is a magical play full of hope, love, courage and wisdom and the cast at Penrice Academy did not fail to pull off the full range of emotion and passion in their new production. The main characters were played fluently, showing excellent characteristics, taking… Read more »

29.06.2015

Team Thomas on Come Dine!

Last week, two familiar faces were spotted serving up a feast for guests in a Come Dine With Me Cornish special. Maths Teacher Gavin Thomas and Marie Thomas from the Learning Inclusion Centre at Penrice took part in the couple’s edition of the Channel 4 show where contestants take turns hosting a dinner party. On… Read more »

29.06.2015

Inspiring Young Women at College

Last week, a group of Year 9 students from Penrice attended an Inspiring Young Women event at Cornwall College St Austell. The event, delivered by Leading Women UK in partnership with The Cornwall College Group, was packed with speakers, employment information, activities and role models from a variety of industry backgrounds. To challenge perceptions, the… Read more »

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