Student & Family Centre

Here at Penrice we recognise that, for some children, school is not always an easy experience. Children occasionally face social and emotional challenges which can impact on their learning.

The Student & Family Centre works closely with school staff and external agencies and with families, parents, carers and students, to provide a friendly and warm environment and a caring ear when needed.

Parents are able to contact the Student & Family Centre for an informal chat to discuss any worries they may have about their child or for information regarding parenting support.

The Student Family Centre is open from 8am – 3.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact: 01726 72163

Your Student Family Team

Year 7 and Year 8 – Kirstin Libby (Ext 291,

Year 8 and Year 9 – Fiona Edgington (Ext 290,

Year 10 and Year 11 – Beverley White (Ext 294,


 The SFC supports students with the following issues:

  • When they are feeling unhappy and need someone to talk to
  • Falling behind with their work/homework
  • Those with low attendance or at risk of exclusion
  • Help with organisation and stress management
  • Help with anger management, low self-esteem and self-Image
  • Sexual health advice, gender issues and relationships
  • Support following loss or bereavement
  • Advice on self-harming and anxiety


In fact, any problem that impacts on a student’s well-being whilst at Penrice Academy, the SFC Team are there to help. We also provide:

  • Take 3 Parenting Support Group
  • Access to external Agencies
  • A Counselling Service
  • Group work
  • Mediation
  • Restorative Justice
  • Advice on Stopping Smoking
  • Family support
  • A drop-in service


Every Wednesday lunchtime: The School Nurse Team runs a Drop-In for students who have any health concerns.

Every Thursday break and lunchtime: The Young Carers Drop-In is held for any students who have a family member at home with a medical condition.

Every Friday break and lunchtime: the Anti-Bullying Support (ABS) Team are available to meet with any students who are or have been bullied.

Our Aim:

To support and encourage students to achieve their best. We are a bridge between home and school so please get in touch.