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 »

10.10.2022

Titan the Robot Inspires Budding Computer Science Students

Pupils at Penrice Academy in St. Austell welcomed a world-famous, 8-foot-tall visitor into school on Monday 10th October. Jaws dropped as Titan the Robot took to the stage with a mission to both entertain and to plant the seed of inspiration in each student’s brain, showcasing what is possible in Computer Science. The visit of… Read more »

17.01.2022

Year 10 Catering & Hospitality Students Taste Army Life

Year 10’s Catering and Hospitality students were visited by the Army this morning as their cooking skills were put to the test using real Army ration packs. The workshop began with a presentation on Army careers, focussing on the Royal Logistics Corp and what life is like being a Chef in the Army. Students learnt… 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 »

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 »

10.02.2020

Year 8 Go For It in 2020!

On Tuesday 21st January, Year 8 students took part in a variety of workshops across the school, to gain experience in different industries and test out their skills, taking the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the world of work. Over 20 occupational sectors were represented with professional from industries like Coodes Solicitors… Read more »

10.02.2020

Year 8 immerse themselves in cooking in Spanish!

On 10th January,  15 Year 8 students travelled to Truro School Cookery School to take part in an immersive Spanish cookery session. Maria and Manuel led the session, giving instructions in both English and Spanish, discussing the story behind the dishes, and demonstrating and encouraging the perfect technique. The pupils prepared, cooked and ate a… Read more »

23.08.2018

Year 11’s ‘Sensational’ GCSE Results 2018

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 »

06.07.2018

Mrs Selley Wins National Award!

We are delighted to announce that longstanding teacher and Careers Lead at Penrice, Charlotte Selley, has been recognised as National Careers Leader of the Year by the Careers & Enterprise Company. The CEC annual awards ceremony, held at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire on Wednesday 5th July 2018, celebrated the work of schools, colleges, businesses, and… Read more »

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