Penrice Plus

Our Extra Curricular life at Penrice, Penrice Plus, saw an exciting first year, with over half of our student population taking part.

Penrice Plus runs after school on Thursdays from 3.15 – 4.15pm (unless otherwise specified) and offers every student at Penrice Academy the opportunity to take part in activities, learn new skills and build on skills outside the classroom that they already have.

The programme offers a huge range of activities from sport to arts and cultural clubs, giving students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities over the course of the year.

Spring Term 2018

You can now sign up for your choice of activities for Penrice Plus this term

All activities are free of charge but spaces may be limited for some activities and we will operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Click here for the Google Docs form and select your choice for Penrice Plus up until the Easter holidays.

The deadline for completing sign up is 9pm on Tuesday 16th January.  

Our aim is to provide an extra-curricular programme that complements our curriculum and fosters a love of education. Every member of staff will be running or supporting an activity, ensuring that we have a fully inclusive programme that offers something of interest for everyone who wishes to take part. We have also included a number of academic and curriculum enrichment activities this year. If you child has been invited to one of these clubs then you will be informed separately. Regrettably we are unable to offer transport for any child wishing to attend.

If you have any further queries about Penrice Plus and how it is structured please email Mr Knipe at

Examples of Spring Term 2018 clubs available are as follows:
  • Badminton
  • British Sign Language – Beginner Course
  • Choir (Takes place on a Wednesday)
  • Computer Coding Club
  • Creating Art for display around school
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Crochet Club
  • Dance Club
  • Drama Club
  • Digital Image Editing Club
  • Football Club (Takes place on a Tuesday)
  • Boys’ Football Club
  • Girls’ Football Club 
  • Gardening Club
  • German Language and Culture Club (Takes place on a Wednesday)
  • Orchestra Club (Takes place on a Tuesday)
  • Poetry Club (Takes place on a Tuesday)
  • Start Speaking Portuguese
  • Start Speaking Spanish – Duolingo
  • Reading Club
  • Rock School
  • The Great Penrice Bake Off
  • Willy Wonka’s Rainbow Craft Club

In the first year, Penrice Plus helped establish our Student Media Team, who have the task of finding out all about Penrice Plus through words, pictures and video.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see their work.

Music Clubs

Tuesday – Orchestra
Wednesday –
Thursday –
Rock School
Music Theory & Composition

Sport Clubs

Tuesday & Thursday –  Year 7 Rugby
Tuesday — Year 8 and Year 9 Rugby

Friday – Year 10 & Year 11 Rugby