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

Resilience Leads to Extraordinary Set of Results at Penrice Academy   There was heartfelt joy and happiness at Penrice Academy this morning where the Class of 2023 opened their result envelopes surrounded by family, friends and very proud teachers. The positive relationships forged between students, teachers and parents over five years were visible throughout the… 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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.

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