Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Penrice Academy, I hope you find it friendly, inspiring and all about the students.

Penrice is a fantastic school with a well-deserved reputation for the highest of standards. Our students are happy, they feel they belong here, they feel safe and achieve many successes in all kinds of fields. We are immensely proud of them. Staff and students nurture wonderful relationships that help students to achieve.

At Penrice, every child matters. We seek to work with students and parents to ensure that each individual achieves their full potential. We want all our students to feel challenged, but supported. Our aim is to guide all students so that they gain qualifications, life experiences and the tools to prosper beyond Penrice. School should be about opportunities, new experiences and special memories.

Learning and teaching are at the heart of the school; running a teacher training programme from within the school ensures the highest possible standards, with teachers and trainees working alongside the students to deliver the very best lessons. Embracing technology, teacher input and working together all enhance the learning experience for our students.

The opportunities on offer at Penrice are incredible; multiple sports teams, annual drama productions, termly music celebrations. We have superstars in Catering, enterprising, Media and technology. The list is endless, the results are fantastic and something we are all extremely proud of.

All students have the chance to take part, whatever their level. We also offer trips abroad to France and Spain to help the learning of a modern a language, London to soak up the cosmopolitan culture or opportunities to go white water rafting, snowboarding or, closer to home, climbing, surfing and exploring.

To find out about our school have a look around our website, or please come and visit.

Richard Baker, Principal