03.02.2020

Our 24 Hour Activity Challenge – raising funds for the Invictus Trust

The Academy Council selects a local charity to work with ever year and organises several fundraising activities.  This year they have chosen the Invictus Trust, a small charity that aims to support and offer services to local teenagers who are suffering from poor mental health and associated issues.  On 12th  and 13th  December, over 60… Read more »

13.12.2019

Raising funds for Macmillan with amazing bakes!

Penrice Academy has a history of successful fundraising initiatives for global, national and local charities and this year kicked off with a baking spectacular to support Macmillan, organised by Year 9 student William Hoare. The hall was filled with customers eager to buy the cakes and biscuits on sale and spend time socialising with friends… Read more »

26.11.2019

Parents – Learn about the Dangers for your Child from the Online World

Just one of the guides available for parents from the National Online Safety

Penrice Academy is committed to protecting our pupils online. The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children.  It is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet. We are delighted to announce that… Read more »

23.08.2019

Fabulous GCSE Results again this year

Our students have achieved amazing results in their GCSE’s this year. 75% of our students achieved Grade 4+ in English and Maths 197 achieved top grades of Grade 8 and Grade 9 70% are making better than expected progress – our Progress 8 score is +0.5, a significant improvement on  last year 37 Students have… Read more »

14.06.2019

Penrice Celebrate Outstanding Athletics Achievement!

Boys team

We are proud to announce some fantastic Athletics success here at Penrice Academy.  On 4th June our teams took part in the English School Athletics Association (ESAA) Track and Field South West Regional finals at Exeter Arena. Both of our Junior Girls’, Junior Boys’  and Inter Boys’ teams were competing against some of the top… Read more »

04.06.2019

Inspiring our students – Olympians visit Penrice

photo graph of Olympian and Rowing Club students

Two Former Olympic athletes visited our students at the end of last term.   Olympian Silver Medallist and World Championship Gold Medallist rower, Annie Vernon from North Cornwall (Polzeath) and Vernon Samuels, Triple Jumper Olympian from Bristol shared their success stories and the challenges they had to overcome.

07.03.2019

Our Young Carers

by Sophia What are Young Carers? A Young Carer is a child or teenager who regularly helps someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. What are the effects on Young Carers?  1 in 3 Young Carers spend between 11-20 hours each week caring for family members… Read more »

07.03.2019

Brexit and You

BBC Young Reporters AJ, Corben and Eleanor ask a big question – what is Brexit and how will it affect you? The definition of Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. On the 23rd of June 2016 the UK voted whether to leave the European Union. David Cameron (former PM) decided… Read more »

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