21.03.2020

Latest DfE guidance for GCSE grades determination 20 March 2020

GCSE grades determination – the latest information from the Department for Education 20 March 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, The Department for Education (DfE) have now released some further guidance as to how GCSE grades will be determined. The grade a student will achieve, in each subject area, will be based on a range of data known… Read more »

10.02.2020

Year 11 meet Employers at the Apprenticeship Show, Exeter

On 29th January a group of Year 11’s and staff went to the National Apprenticeship Show at Westpoint, Exeter. The show bought students together from schools across the Cornwall and Devon region to meet with employers and training providers offering all levels of Apprenticeships from intermediate, advanced, higher and degree.   Our students had been prepared… Read more »

07.03.2019

Feature: Space X

SpaceX is designing, manufacturing and launching advanced rockets and space crafts. It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, the CEO and lead designer of SpaceX. He is also the co-founder, CEO, and product designer of the global car brand Tesla who, on the 1st of July 2003, took the world by storm with its… Read more »

12.10.2018

Angus – Champion Swimmer

Meet Angus, Year 11’s champion swimmer It was an amazing summer for Angus. On Friday 3rd August 2018 he competed in the 50 metre breaststroke at Pond’s Forge, Sheffield in the English National Summer Swimming Championships. Only the fastest 20 swimmers in England in each age group are invited.  Only 2 other boys from Cornwall… Read more »

23.08.2018

Year 11’s ‘Sensational’ GCSE Results 2018

It has been a sensational morning for our Year 11s, opening some of the best results Penrice has ever seen. In another year of uncertainty with the new grading system, Year 11 should be immensely proud of their determination to achieve the highest positive progress grade ever recorded at Penrice – smashing last year’s outstanding… Read more »

16.05.2018

Ten Tors 2018

On Friday 11th May, Penrice students once again represented their school and their county at the annual Ten Tors event on Dartmoor. In the 45 Mile category, our Year 11 students set a new landmark with our first full team of six completing the event. Mr de Villiers, Penrice Expeditions Supervisor, said: “It has been a… Read more »

19.02.2018

Somerset Trampoline Competition

Last term, Owain Brociner-Allen from Year 11 took part in a regional trampoline competition in Somerset, competing against a range of ages and experiences. Owain told us all about it. “It was fantastic; I went to Somerset and took part in a completion representing the school – any age could apply but I was competing… Read more »

28.11.2017

U14 County Netball 2017

Report from Team PE On Saturday 18th November, our girls did the Academy and themselves proud when they finished 4th in the County!   There were 2 pools and the girls finished runners up to Penryn (only coming 2nd to them and winning all of our other games). This meant that they had to play… Read more »

22.09.2017

Farewell, #Penrice3580

Penrice Academy Sends Shipping Container of Donations to Sierra Leone On Wednesday 20th September, Penrice Academy marked the end of this year’s epic charity Project, #Penrice3580, with the shipping of a 40ft container to Sierra Leone. The container is filled with donations from the community of St Austell which will transform the lives of hundreds… Read more »

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