04.03.2024

Local Author Justyn Edwards Visits Penrice

A massive thank you to Justyn Edwards, author of the Great Fox series, who visited Penrice on 1st March to inspire our Year 7 students. Mr Edwards began the day by speaking in assembly to all Year 7s, explaining how he became a published author only as recently as 2022 before wowing students with an… Read more »

23.11.2023

Local Children’s Author Visits Penrice

Thank you to local children’s author Tina Barrott who visited Penrice on Monday to inspire a group of Penrice students. In an hour-long workshop, Tina talked students through both the creative writing and illustrating processes of producing children’s books, as well as her pathway to becoming a published author. Mrs Hague [pictured left], Reading Champion… Read more »

04.09.2023

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 »

17.07.2023

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 »

15.06.2023

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 »

25.05.2023

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 »

24.05.2023

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 »

23.02.2023

Children’s Author Ben Davis Visits Penrice Academy

Penrice Academy welcomed a special guest on Wednesday 22nd February when renowned children’s/teen’s author Ben Davis visited the school. Mr Davis spent the whole day at Penrice, hosting two assemblies and two creative writing workshops. The assemblies had the attending Year 7 and Year 8 students full of intrigue with the reading of extracts from… Read more »

03.02.2023

Curriculum Feature: Science

Miss Forshaw’s Year 7 Science class was full of intrigue and curiosity yesterday as students became sleuths in a ‘whodunnit’ pollution incident, investigating PH levels in soil on behalf of Mr Tweed. Four fictional businesses were suspected of dumping/releasing industrial waste on Mr Tweed’s agricultural land, polluting the soil and destroying all of his crops…. Read more »

17.11.2022

Character Days 2022 – Blog

The purpose of our #CharacterDays is to develop our students as well-rounded people, nurturing them to become kind, caring and empathetic young adults who are ready to make a positive impact on the world when they leave Penrice. Below is a timeline/blog providing you with updates across the two days (Thursday and Friday). Body Image… Read more »

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