Students Achieve Best Results Ever in UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

We are delighted to share the news that six students have qualified for the next round of the highly-competitive UK Maths Trust (UKMT) Junior Maths Challenge, making this year Penrice Academy’s best performance ever in the competition! Held across the UK, the UKMT Maths Challenge is a 60-minute, multiple-choice exam that encourages mathematical reasoning, precision… Read more »


Careers Visit to Norland College

On Saturday 20th May, Mrs Stephen (Teacher of Child Development) took a small group of students to Bath to see what it takes to become a Norland Nanny! Norland College was the first educational establishment to offer any kind of childcare training offering world-renowned exceptional training with 100% of students having jobs within their agency… Read more »


Ghana Trip 2023 – Easter Fundraising Total Announced

The donations have been received and the coins have been counted! We are delighted to share the news that we raised a whopping total of £2,335.48 at the end of Spring Term through our non-school uniform day, student Easter Egg raffle and staff Easter Egg raffle. Over £800 of these funds were raised following incredible… Read more »


Smiles and Laughter at Year 11 Celebration Day

It was a memorable and emotional experience for our Year 11s on Friday as they completed their final timetabled lesson at Penrice, passing a key milestone as they enter the home straight of their 5-year journey with us. All Year 11 students shared laughter and heartfelt warmth as they reflected on their Penrice journey in… Read more »


Ten Tors 2023 Review

Congratulations to our amazing Ten Tors challengers and Ten Tors staff who represented Penrice over the weekend on Dartmoor! Ms Penrose shares more in her review below.


Penrice Expands Breakfast Club with MCKS Partnership

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our Penrice Breakfast Club, which means that no child needs to start the day hungry in our school. Through our collaboration with a charitable foundation, MCKS, we are able to offer a range of breakfast items, including cereals, fruit, breakfast bars and pastries every day from 8:00-8:20am… Read more »


Speedo Mick Visits Penrice

An enormous thank you to the inspirational Speedo Mick for visiting Penrice’s Year 9 students this afternoon, dropping into 12 classrooms to take students by surprise each time!! Speedo Mick features regularly in Mrs Razzell’s weekly Year 9 assemblies as a role model for how tiny steps in the right direction every day can help… Read more »


Over £2000 Raised in 24-Hour Charity Challenge

A dedicated group of 75 Penrice students volunteered to take part in a gruelling 24-Hour Charity Challenge last week, all in aid of Children’s Hospice Southwest. The 24-Hour Challenge is an annual Penrice fundraiser where students volunteer to take shifts dancing, cycling and rowing as a team, non-stop for 24 hours. A fundraising total was… Read more »


Penrice Honoured to Host Regional AMSP Maths Feast

Penrice Academy was lucky enough to be selected to host the region’s Maths Feast yesterday (Thursday 23 March). Run by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), the Maths Feast is a fun educational challenge for Year 10 students which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills. Teams of four students test their maths skills with an all-you-can-eat… Read more »

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