Edie in Year 9 Wins National Young Writers’ Competition

English Teaching, young author competition at Penrice, St Austell, Cornwall

Edie was the first in her home to hear the post clatter through the letterbox and went to collect the scattered array of envelopes that lay on the floor. As she picked up and scanned through the letters, her eyebrows raised with curiosity as there was a standout, bright-teal envelope addressed to her. ‘I never… Read more »


Penrice Grateful for Cost of Living Support

A huge thank you to Morrisons and DISC Newquay for supporting Penrice families who may be struggling during the current cost of living crisis. Morrisons Newquay and Morrisons Bodmin have been supplying us with food parcels throughout this term. Morrisons customers who purchased pre-packed bags during their shops have made a huge difference to families… Read more »


Local Children’s Author Visits Penrice

Thank you to local children’s author Tina Barrott who visited Penrice on Monday to inspire a group of Penrice students. In an hour-long workshop, Tina talked students through both the creative writing and illustrating processes of producing children’s books, as well as her pathway to becoming a published author. Mrs Hague [pictured left], Reading Champion… Read more »


CELT Schools Sing Together at Inaugural Bonanza

Parents and teachers enjoyed the first CELT Musical Bonanza on Wednesday 8th November at Penrice Academy. Seven schools from the trust – Penrice, Pondhu, Mount Charles, St Mewan, Luxulyan, Newquay Junior and Carclaze – each brought their choirs to perform in front of 200 parents and family members. Everyone represented their school brilliantly and the… Read more »


Students Thank Local Vets for Saving Dora

Dora, one of our school cats, was unfortunately hit by a car over the weekend and consequently suffered a broken leg in three places. Due to the extent of her injuries, her leg has been amputated. The vets have assured us that cats can live full and long lives with three legs, she just might… Read more »


Students Shine at Extraordinary Open Event

It was a pleasure to open our doors to prospective families on Tuesday night for our 2023 Open Evening, showcasing what makes Penrice extraordinary. The school was full of hustle and bustle throughout the event with so much going on! There was a murder mystery to solve in English, a chance to set a teacher… Read more »


Penrice Strikes Gold with Music Enrichment Award

Penrice Academy has been awarded Gold as part of the Cornish Singing Schools Awards 2023 by ASONE Music Hub. The Cornish Singing Schools Award is a programme that promotes singing across all educational institutions in Cornwall and measures commitment to developing and encouraging youth singing. Penrice was one of only two secondary schools in Cornwall… Read more »


New Head Students Announced

As we start a new academic year, we are delighted to share news of our newly appointed Head Students for the Class of 2024. Introducing Owen and Bethany! Their deputies are Travis, Eva, Izabel and Neve. Congratulations all on your successful appointments! Mr Thomas, Assistant Headteacher, said: “There were some incredible students who were not… Read more »

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