Penrice Plus

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

Penrice Plus Summer Term is now on!

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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.

Activities are split into six categories: Sports, Performing Arts, Art and Culture, Academic, Volunteering and Life Skills.

Summer Term 2017 Clubs

Art: This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills. You will look at a wide range of skills including painting and drawing.

Beginners’ Brass Band: Looking for a chance to learn a new instrument? This is the chance for you to join a group of students in becoming part of a Penrice Plus Brass Band!

British Sign Language: This is a brilliant opportunity for you to learn basic British Sign Language skills. BSL is a very well recognised skills and will be brilliant for your future CV!

Choir: The Penrice Plus Choir is in full swing and they are still looking for people to join! This is a fantastic group of students who are creating the most astonishing pieces of music. This club is guaranteed to leave you feeling part of a fantastic performance.

Cooking and Baking: This club allows students to cook and bake a variety of different things. Students will be looking at how to create different recipes and learning vital techniques for the future!

Crochet: Crochet Club allows students to learn the basic skills of crochet and create various items. Students will be provided with wool and crochet needles and will look at creating a variety of different designs.

Digital Genius: This is a club for those of you who are in love with everything Digital! You will be looking at how iPads can be used around the school and become an expert within this field

Drama (KS3 Only): Have you been involved in school productions before? Would you like the opportunity to spend more time on stage? If so, then this is perfect for you. This is a student-led group where our most able (and experienced!) Year 9 and 10 students will guide you to be the best that you possibly can be!

Forest School: This is a fantastic opportunity for a small number of students to get involved in Forest School activities! You could be creating bird boxes or looking at different types of construction!

Gardening Club: The Gardening Club look after many of the key areas around the school. They work to maintain communal areas and make the school look like a better place to work in!

Global Issues: Are you interested in the different things that are happening around the world? Would you like to find out more about what is going on? If so, then this is the perfect club for you. You will be looking at a range of current issues that are currently affecting the world.

Maths Support: If you struggle with Maths or would just like an opportunity to continue to practise your techniques then these sessions will really help you out! Students will work with a low student/teacher ratio and will be supported in all aspects of Maths.

School of Rock: If you want to use some of our fantastic music facilities and create music with your friends then this is the club! You will be supervised throughout and offered advice on how to improve your musical skills.

Student Media Team: The Student Media Team plays a vital part in promoting Penrice Plus through photography, videography and words. You will be taught how to interview, take the perfect photograph to tell your story and edit your own articles on the school website. You will also help cover school events.

Summer Sports: This is a massive sports programme that is set to hit Penrice on a Thursday! You will have a wide range of sports that you can choose from and these will involve all things Summer based; everything from athletics to volleyball.


Activities are completely free of charge for students and are in no way compulsory. We do however require students to fully commit as spaces may be limited for some activities and we want to be able to cater for all students who wish to participate.

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 to ensure we have an extensive range of activities available for students to opt for.

This is a chance to help build on what is learnt within the classroom as well as giving students the opportunity to try something new. This opportunity is inclusive to all students and there is something for every student to take part in, if they wish to do so.

If you have any further queries about Penrice Plus and how it is structured please keep an eye on the website for updates or email Mr. Tew at atew@penrice.org.uk.