24.11.2022

Hundreds Attend Joint-School Careers Fair

Thank you to all of the exhibitors who gave their time during last night’s Joint-School Careers Fair, hosted at Poltair School. Open to Year 10 & 11, this was the first Careers Fair since pre-Covid in 2019 and the Poltair School Hall was full of hustle and bustle as families attended in great numbers. The… Read more »

14.06.2021

Years 7 & 8 Enjoy Curriculum Enrichment Days

Years 7 and 8 took time out from their usual school timetable from Wednesday 9 June to Friday 11 June in order to take part in Curriculum Enrichment Days. The programme included a range of activities, including one full enterprise day focussing on responsible consumerism, along with two days of life skills workshops including first… Read more »

17.05.2021

National Citizen Service Visit to Launch Summer Programme

Last week, a team from the National Citizen Service (NCS) joined us to promote this summer’s programme that is now taking bookings. Year 11 students have a fabulous opportunity to take part in a two week programme that includes outdoor activities, a community project and much more! Students from Penrice are regulars on the NCS… Read more »

10.02.2020

An Inspector Calls at Penrice!

On 5th February, Drama Impact performed An Inspector Calls to the whole of year 9 and year 11 to support their understanding of this GCSE text. There were around 25 year 11s who took part in a workshop during the morning lesson and three of these students then played a vital role in the opening… Read more »

10.02.2020

Year 11 meet Employers at the Apprenticeship Show, Exeter

On 29th January a group of Year 11’s and staff went to the National Apprenticeship Show at Westpoint, Exeter. The show bought students together from schools across the Cornwall and Devon region to meet with employers and training providers offering all levels of Apprenticeships from intermediate, advanced, higher and degree.   Our students had been prepared… Read more »

27.09.2019

Hundreds came to “Find Your Future” at Penrice Academy’s Open Day

On Thursday 26th September 2019, we opened our doors to hundreds of children and parents for a Careers and Occupations themed Open Day and Evening, with the aim of raising aspirations of the next generation towards success in the future. The Theme, Find Your Future, came from reviewing the many students “experiences” that we offer… Read more »

02.07.2019

Welcome Day 2019

  We are excited about meeting out next Year 7 during our two Welcome Days on 3rd/4th July! The two days have been planned to give our new students a chance to get to know the school before the academic year begins in September.  They will have the opportunity to spend some time talking with… Read more »

05.04.2019

STEM at Bristol University

A glimpse of their futures!  This week Year 8 and Year 10 students have been visiting Bristol University for a STEM conference. They have had a fantastic time conversing with current undergraduate students, experiencing a campus tour and attending taster university lectures on a variety of different subjects; including Biochemistry, Engineering and French. Chelsea said… Read more »

01.04.2019

Energy Quest (STEM) Activities Day

The Energy Quest (STEM) activities day was an engaging way of inspiring our Year 8 students to become scientists in their future careers. In the first session, students were encouraged to look at jobs related to engineering, and were encouraged to think of areas where they could use engineering in relation to careers. They also discussed… Read more »

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