Penrice Gears Up for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 #NAW2023

We are getting ready to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2023 (NAW2023) next week, taking place from 6th to 12th February 2023. NAW2023 brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to celebrate the value, benefit, and opportunity that apprenticeships bring. Mrs Lorraine Turner, Our Head of Careers, and all tutors will be educating students about apprenticeships during… Read more »


Year 9 Experience Spooks and Scares at Bodmin Jail

Year 9 experienced spooks, scares and time for reflection today as they visited Bodmin Jail Attraction on a hair-raising History field trip. The trip was all about exploring the history of capital punishment in the UK and Bodmin Jail has a fascinating past! Built in 1779, it served as a prison until 1923 and our… Read more »


Year 11 History Students Immerse Themselves in WW1 Medicine Workshop

Year 11 GCSE History students from Penrice and Poltair participated in an eye-opening and poignant joint-school workshop today which focused on WW1 medicine. Led by visitors David and Richard from Frontline Living History, the workshop explored the various injuries suffered in WW1 and the medical treatments used to help soldiers on the frontline. The purpose… Read more »


Musicians Shine at Winter Concert 2022

Our talented musicians took to the stage on Tuesday night as they performed in Penrice Academy’s annual Winter Concert. The highly-anticipated event welcomed spectators into the school for the first time since Covid-19 and seat reservations were snapped up with all tickets sold out well in advance. There were a huge variety of performances including… 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 »


Character Days 2022 – Blog

The purpose of our #CharacterDays is to develop our students as well-rounded people, nurturing them to become kind, caring and empathetic young adults who are ready to make a positive impact on the world when they leave Penrice. Below is a timeline/blog providing you with updates across the two days (Thursday and Friday). Body Image… Read more »


GCSE Results 2022

Penrice Recognised as Top-Performing Cornish State Secondary School for Progress 8 and Attainment 8 National 2022 GCSE data published by the Department for Education has identified Penrice Academy as Cornwall’s top-performing state secondary school for key metrics. Penrice featured at the top of the tables against 30 other Cornish secondary schools with a Progress 8… Read more »


Two New Furry Arrivals on Penrice Farm

As if the Penrice Academy Farm couldn’t get any better… this term we have welcomed two new, furry additions! Students have visited the farm in numbers during break and lunch this week to visit our two farm cats/kittens. They have both been introduced to the large animals this week and love playing with Delphi the… Read more »


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 »

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