23.05.2024

Medical Mentoring Programme to Launch in September

Careers at Penrice, Medical

We are delighted to announce that we will be launching a Medical Mentoring Programme, starting in September 2024. Interested students attended an introductory talk in the Assembly Hall yesterday (22nd May 2024) to learn more about the offering. The programme will increase awareness of what it takes to study Medicine and Healthcare subjects through fun,… Read more »

14.05.2024

Author Clare Owen visits Penrice Academy

Author Visit at Penrice Academy, St Austell School

Local author Clare Owen visited Penrice on Monday to speak to Year 8 students and lead a creative writing workshop. Clare is a former student of Oxford University where she studied an English degree before spending much of her career in the Creative Arts. Her name came to the fore in 2021 when her novel… 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 »

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 »

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 »

10.10.2022

Titan the Robot Inspires Budding Computer Science Students

Pupils at Penrice Academy in St. Austell welcomed a world-famous, 8-foot-tall visitor into school on Monday 10th October. Jaws dropped as Titan the Robot took to the stage with a mission to both entertain and to plant the seed of inspiration in each student’s brain, showcasing what is possible in Computer Science. The visit of… Read more »

15.07.2022

Curriculum Enrichment Week 2022 – Blog

Final Updates Isles of Scilly – Final Two Days Report written by Mr Banfield:   Friday brought us outstanding weather for the last group to go to Penninis Head to try coasteering, it was quite a sight to see our students taking the plunge (literally) and overcoming their fears to jump off the rocks. Whilst… Read more »

13.07.2022

Team Porthpean Win Sports Day 2022

A great effort by our pupils yesterday who gave it their all on Sports Day! Congratulations to Team Porthpean on romping to victory by a clear margin! There were an enormous range of activities on offer ranging from traditional track and field events to more obscure Sports Day activities such as Archery, BMX Riding, French… Read more »

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