Penrice Strikes Gold with Music Enrichment Award

Penrice Academy has been awarded Gold as part of the Cornish Singing Schools Awards 2023 by ASONE Music Hub. The Cornish Singing Schools Award is a programme that promotes singing across all educational institutions in Cornwall and measures commitment to developing and encouraging youth singing. Penrice was one of only two secondary schools in Cornwall… Read more »


New Head Students Announced

As we start a new academic year, we are delighted to share news of our newly appointed Head Students for the Class of 2024. Introducing Owen and Bethany! Their deputies are Travis, Eva, Izabel and Neve. Congratulations all on your successful appointments! Mr Thomas, Assistant Headteacher, said: “There were some incredible students who were not… 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 »


GCSE Results 2023

ARTICLE UPDATE 26TH OCTOBER 2023: Newly published national school performance data has once again highlighted Penrice Academy as Cornwall’s top state school for a second successive year for both Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores. The full story can be read here. Resilience Leads to Extraordinary Set of Results at Penrice Academy   There was… Read more »


Curriculum Enrichment Week 2023 – Blog

Curriculum Enrichment Week 2023

Friday 21 July 2023 Living London Life Our Living London Life students are now resting up on their journey home after a non-stop week in the big city!! Safe travels home and enjoy your summer!!! Chef Week Our students on Chef Week had a great time at The Lost Gardens of Heligan earlier this week… Read more »


New Year 6 Students Begin Their Penrice Journey

A massive thank you to our wonderful new students and families who attended the Year 6 Welcome Day and Evening yesterday (Monday 3rd July). Students started the day with an assembly and were introduced to Mr Darbourne who will be their Head of Year. They then attended two lessons in the morning before enjoying their… Read more »


Students Attend The Big Sing at Hall for Cornwall

On Monday 26th June, Penrice Academy joined a host of other Cornish schools in attending the Big Sing 2023 at the Hall for Cornwall. The event, organised by ASONE Music Hub, was an opportunity for children to sing in unison with other students representing a range of secondary and primary schools from across Cornwall. Penrice… 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 »


The Diana Award Visit to Train Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

We were privileged to host representatives from The Diana Award this week as they trained our new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. All students were full of enthusiasm as they finished the day with plenty of ideas ready to implement. The representatives from the Diana Award said: “Penrice students were a credit to the school today. They were… Read more »


3,000 Trained – Penrice Celebrate Mini Medics Milestone

The school community at Penrice Academy has felt a great sense of pride this week after reaching a total of 3,000 students trained in basic first aid. The programme, called Mini Medics, was started by the school in 2017 and is a first aid course designed for children without any confusing terminology, covering CPR, the… Read more »

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