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 »


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 »


New Friendships Made at Year 7 Summer Academy

The 2023 Penrice Summer Academy finished on Thursday last week with a celebration of three fun-packed days! Our new Year 7 students enjoyed learning new survival skills, solved mysteries using CSI Science and found out how to save lives during volcanic eruptions. They also made hedgehog bread, enjoyed archery and programmed robots to sing and… Read more »


Year 6 Families Enjoy Mandarin Taster Lesson

A big thank you to all Year 6 families who attended a Mandarin Taster Lesson this week. The Taster Lessons were available across three afternoons, Monday to Wednesday. Each lesson included learning the 4 different Mandarin tones (level, rising, fall/rise, falling), learning how to count to 10, how to write numbers in Mandarin and, finally,… Read more »


Ten Tors 2023 Review

Congratulations to our amazing Ten Tors challengers and Ten Tors staff who represented Penrice over the weekend on Dartmoor! Ms Penrose shares more in her review below.


Penrice Honoured to Host Regional AMSP Maths Feast

Penrice Academy was lucky enough to be selected to host the region’s Maths Feast yesterday (Thursday 23 March). Run by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), the Maths Feast is a fun educational challenge for Year 10 students which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills. Teams of four students test their maths skills with an all-you-can-eat… Read more »


Children’s Author Ben Davis Visits Penrice Academy

Penrice Academy welcomed a special guest on Wednesday 22nd February when renowned children’s/teen’s author Ben Davis visited the school. Mr Davis spent the whole day at Penrice, hosting two assemblies and two creative writing workshops. The assemblies had the attending Year 7 and Year 8 students full of intrigue with the reading of extracts from… Read more »


Penrice Prepares for Matilda Jr. School Production

*** UPDATE: 9th March 2023 – WHILST ALL DATES WERE SOLD OUT, WE ARE OCCASIONALLY RECEIVING SOME TICKET CANCELLATIONS. PLEASE KEEP CHECKING PARENTPAY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR LAST-MINUTE TICKETS *** Penrice Academy is thrilled to present our 2023 School Production of Matilda Jr, the award-winning musical based on the original Roald Dahl classic. This… Read more »


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 »

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