15.02.2019

The Outdoor Learning Environment

Penrice Academy Opens a Brand New Farm This spring, staff and students at Penrice Academy are excited to launch the Outdoor Learning Environment – also known as the Penrice Farm, a project that has been a year in the making. The Outdoor Learning Environment offers students the opportunity to learn outside, gain agricultural skills and… Read more »

07.02.2019

Safer Internet Day 2019

‘Safer Internet Day: Together for a better internet’ Safer Internet Day 2019 took place this Tuesday 5th February, with the theme of the importance of consent and choice. The theme encourages young people to work together to be positive, safe and respectful online, empowering them to take control of their digital lives and consider how… Read more »

23.01.2019

Penrice Presents \m/

For those about to rock… Penrice Presents: School of Rock Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn some extra cash posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious Prep School. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding,… Read more »

23.08.2018

Year 11’s ‘Sensational’ GCSE Results

It has been a sensational morning for our Year 11s, opening some of the best results Penrice has ever seen. In another year of uncertainty with the new grading system, Year 11 should be immensely proud of their determination to achieve the highest positive progress grade ever recorded at Penrice – smashing last year’s outstanding… Read more »

16.07.2018

Penrice Elizabethan Fair

On Tuesday 10th of July, the sun rose high above the trees, casting long shadows over the bunting and marquees on the fields at Penrice. The smell of baking bread hung in the air, mixing with smoke from the clay ovens, before drifting across the field on a gentle breeze. Minstrels broke into a spirited rendition of… Read more »

13.06.2018

Year 8’s Morning Mile

Since the start of the summer term, all students in Year 8 at Penrice have been completing a mile walk during tutor time on a Friday morning. Known as the Friday Morning Mile, the event sees the whole Year Group congregate in pairs of tutor groups to walk the perimeter of the field, which works out at roughly… Read more »

02.02.2018

Our Evening in Space

On Thursday 1st February, Penrice Academy welcomed some of the biggest names in space science in the South West for an Evening in Space. Spaceport Cornwall, Goonhilly Earth Station and interactive STEM workshop company Wonderstruck fueled the imaginations of over 300 students and parents with rockets, explosions and demonstrations on the present and future of… Read more »

25.01.2018

Meet Bella the Therapy Dog

Our Media Team Reporters Dexter (Year 7) and Sam (Year 8) caught up with Mrs Kenny to find out all about Bella the Pug – our very own Therapy Dog. Can you tell us about your role at Penrice? Bella and I come to Penrice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we work alongside students in… Read more »

23.01.2018

Mini Medics

This term Penrice Academy’s Year 7 Student Council and Young Carers kicked off 2018 learning the most valuable skill of all – how to save a life. With the Mini Medics programme, presented by Penrice Academy First Aider and Care Plan Coordinator Mrs McGrath, the students learnt all the basics of First Aid, from the… Read more »

20.12.2017

Christmas Donations from Year 10

As part of their English Literature course, Year 10 have been studying Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Whilst the story is a seasonal classic, the novella has given us a reminder of the need and poverty that we still see around us today. In Stave 1 we see Scrooge counting his money, “A squeezing wrenching, grasping, scraping,… Read more »

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