23.06.2022

Students Enjoy Three Days of Enrichment Activities

This week saw Years 7, 8 and 9 take part in three action-packed Enrichment Days here at Penrice. The purpose of Penrice Enrichment Days is to teach and develop new skills in our students that they might otherwise not get to learn in traditional classroom lessons. This is all part of our mission to keep… Read more »

25.03.2022

Curtain Rises on Penrice School Production of Mary Poppins

What a fantastic week it has been here at Penrice! The Assembly Hall was filled to capacity on all three nights of Mary Poppins and every show was greeted with rapturous applause by each audience. This was the first school production since pre-Covid times (2019) and it was certainly worth the wait with classics including… Read more »

10.02.2022

Year 8 Girls’ Team Compete in FIRST® LEGO® League STEM Challenge

A team of Year 8 girls presented live to a panel of judges earlier this morning as part of their entry into the FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge. The FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge develops STEM learning in children aged 9-16, inspiring young people to develop their critical thinking, coding and design skills through hands-on STEM learning… Read more »

23.11.2021

Keanu [Year 8] Crowned Junior National Judo Champion

Penrice Academy student Keanu (Year 8) enjoyed a weekend to remember after winning Junior Under 50kg Gold at the BJC Open National Championships in Kettering on Sunday. Even more impressively, Keanu won all of his fights by Ippon; the judo equivalent of a knockout punch in boxing. Keanu’s memorable run to title glory was very… Read more »

01.11.2021

Race Across the World 2021-22

We return to school after the half-term break full of optimism and excitement as we launch our latest extra-curricular initiative: Race Across the World. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will embark on an educational journey through Europe, South America and Africa respectively. Miss Garrod is on hand to explain more…  

16.07.2021

Students Celebrate Success at Lit REBEL Awards Ceremony

Our inspirational young readers celebrated their passion for the books they’ve loved reading throughout their lunchtimes this half term, giving book reviews and presentations to our senior members of staff and heads of years earlier today. The event started with an awards ceremony which was then followed by some student speeches and a pizza party…. Read more »

01.07.2021

Paralympian Visits Penrice Academy

It was an honour to meet Great Britain Paralympian triathlete David Hill yesterday as he led a PE coaching session with our separate Year 7 & 8 girls’ bubbles as part of the Healthy Lifestyles Champions initiative from Youth Sport Trust David’s visit marked the pinnacle of a seven week after school sports programme for… Read more »

29.06.2021

Pupils Take On Rainbow Run Challenge for Children’s Hospice South West

Throughout last week, students across all year groups took part in the Children’s Hospice South West’s Rainbow Run challenge during their PE lessons. The event was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by all that embraced the challenge. There was a real community spirit and a sea of rainbow colours running around our 1-mile circular… Read more »

14.06.2021

Years 7 & 8 Enjoy Curriculum Enrichment Days

Years 7 and 8 took time out from their usual school timetable from Wednesday 9 June to Friday 11 June in order to take part in Curriculum Enrichment Days. The programme included a range of activities, including one full enterprise day focussing on responsible consumerism, along with two days of life skills workshops including first… Read more »

10.02.2020

Year 8 Go For It in 2020!

On Tuesday 21st January, Year 8 students took part in a variety of workshops across the school, to gain experience in different industries and test out their skills, taking the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the world of work. Over 20 occupational sectors were represented with professional from industries like Coodes Solicitors… Read more »

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