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 »


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 »


Sell-Out Crowds Enjoy Matilda Jr.

Our school production of Matilda Jr. took to the stage last week in three sell-out performances on the 14th, 15th and 16th March! Full to the brim with catchy songs and high energy dance numbers, audiences gave standing ovations every night. The story centres on Matilda, a young girl with wit and intelligence far beyond… Read more »


Penrice Musicians Perform at Songfest 2023

We were delighted to participate in the annual Songfest festival earlier this month, taking a group of talented musicians to Launceston. Mr Brodey, Music Teacher, shares more…


Penrice Prepares for Matilda Jr. School Production

*** UPDATE: 9th March 2023 – WHILST ALL DATES WERE SOLD OUT, WE ARE OCCASIONALLY RECEIVING SOME TICKET CANCELLATIONS. PLEASE KEEP CHECKING PARENTPAY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR LAST-MINUTE TICKETS *** Penrice Academy is thrilled to present our 2023 School Production of Matilda Jr, the award-winning musical based on the original Roald Dahl classic. This… Read more »


Performing Arts – Autumn Term 2022 Round-up

This term has been a very busy term for the Performing Arts department at Penrice Academy which culminated in our end of term Winter Concert last Tuesday. Mr Brodey shares a round-up in this Performing Arts blog which summarises the term gone by.


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 »


Year 11 Conquer the 24-Hour Charity Challenge

13:30 The last dance!!! – Congratulations to Year 11 on completing the #24HourChallenge!!!! ? ? Dancing, cycling and rowing, non-stop for 24 hours! ✔️ Over £3,000 raised in total for Young Lives vs Cancer, Kidney Care UK and The Brain Tumour Charity, all of which have close personal ties with students/staff at Penrice ❤  … Read more »


Curtain Rises on Penrice School Production of Mary Poppins

What a fantastic week it has been here at Penrice! The Assembly Hall was filled to capacity on all three nights of Mary Poppins and every show was greeted with rapturous applause by each audience. This was the first school production since pre-Covid times (2019) and it was certainly worth the wait with classics including… Read more »


SongFest 2022 – Pupils Take to the Stage at The Plymouth Pavilions

A musically-talented group of 15 students performed live on stage at the Plymouth Pavilions yesterday as part of SongFest 2022. The event was organised by Cornwall Music Education Hub and saw schools come together from across Cornwall and Devon to sing in one giant ensemble. SongFest took place across 6 locations – Penzance, Falmouth, Wadebridge,… Read more »

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