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 »


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 »


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.


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 »


Curriculum Feature: Business Enterprise

There has been fierce but friendly competition between our Business Enterprise students over the past few weeks who have been competing on a stock and shares simulator, each with a £100,000 initial investment. We recently visited a Year 11 lesson to find out more! The stocks and shares simulator is part of the curriculum unit… Read more »


Year 11 History Students Immerse Themselves in WW1 Medicine Workshop

Year 11 GCSE History students from Penrice and Poltair participated in an eye-opening and poignant joint-school workshop today which focused on WW1 medicine. Led by visitors David and Richard from Frontline Living History, the workshop explored the various injuries suffered in WW1 and the medical treatments used to help soldiers on the frontline. The purpose… Read more »

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