09.11.2018

Penrice Remembers 2018

On Friday 9th November, Penrice Academy students and staff marked Remembrance Day 2018. This year students worked with Oasis Inspire on their Remembrance for Peace project. The project sees an estimated 20,000 plus children around the country reflecting on and discussing peace. Aimee Stevens, Teacher at Penrice who worked closely with Oasis, said: “Remembrance Day… 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 »

05.06.2018

Leila Selected for Cornwall Food Foundation Apprenticeship

Former student Leila Faulkner has been selected as one of the final five for the apprenticeship at the Cornwall Food Foundation! Leila was selected from 150 candidates down to 15 for the first three months, before receiving her place last month. “The dream of being accepted into the Cornwall Food Foundation kept me going through my… Read more »

24.08.2017

Inspirational Results from our Year 11s

Penrice Academy Students Achieve ‘Inspirational Results’ in a Year of Big Changes. Richard Baker, Principal at Penrice Academy, said: “Today our students celebrated phenomenal results, maintaining high standards in English and Maths. We are delighted, proud and inspired by the success of our Year 11s, after a year of big changes in education.” 74% of… Read more »

04.07.2017

Morwenna and MakerClub

Former Penrice Academy student and Deputy Head Girl of 1999-2000 Morwenna Griffin has pursued a career in the tech industry and things are taking off – but MakerClub want YOUR help. In March 2017 Award-winning Brighton education startup MakerClub, at which Morwenna is Head of Education, launched a learning project with kids at its heart called BrightSparks. The… Read more »

12.05.2016

Star Students: Penrice Awards

On Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th May we held our Awards Evenings for students who are excelling in their subjects and in school life at Penrice. Awards were given across all subjects from English and Maths to Art and Technology, were introduced by members of staff and were handed out by our special guests –… Read more »

02.12.2015

Beyond Penrice: Matthew Shepherd

Former Student Matthew Shepherd is a researcher for BBC South West, based at BBC Radio Cornwall in Truro. Earlier in the year he was part of the production team behind the BBC’s interview with students, staff and our resident Therapy Dog, Harvey. You can read about the interview here. We took the opportunity to find… Read more »

03.11.2015

Beyond Penrice: Ross Stembridge

Former Student Ross Snaps Staff for his Portfolio   This Autumn Term, we welcomed back Former Student Ross Stembridge. Ross left Penrice two years ago and is currently studying a Level 3 Photography Diploma at Cornwall College, St Austell. Ross asked if he could return to Penrice to photograph some members of staff, to help… Read more »