Year 9 Enjoy Apprenticeships Field Trip

A big thank you to St Austell Brewery for talking to a large group of our Year 9 students on Wednesday 7th February as part of National Apprenticeships Week. The brewery showcased the career paths they offer via various ‘booths’ within the visitor centre. Our students learnt about all aspects of the business including production,… Read more »


Edie in Year 9 Wins National Young Writers’ Competition

English Teaching, young author competition at Penrice, St Austell, Cornwall

Edie was the first in her home to hear the post clatter through the letterbox and went to collect the scattered array of envelopes that lay on the floor. As she picked up and scanned through the letters, her eyebrows raised with curiosity as there was a standout, bright-teal envelope addressed to her. ‘I never… Read more »


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 »


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.


Speedo Mick Visits Penrice

An enormous thank you to the inspirational Speedo Mick for visiting Penrice’s Year 9 students this afternoon, dropping into 12 classrooms to take students by surprise each time!! Speedo Mick features regularly in Mrs Razzell’s weekly Year 9 assemblies as a role model for how tiny steps in the right direction every day can help… Read more »


Year 9 Experience Spooks and Scares at Bodmin Jail

Year 9 experienced spooks, scares and time for reflection today as they visited Bodmin Jail Attraction on a hair-raising History field trip. The trip was all about exploring the history of capital punishment in the UK and Bodmin Jail has a fascinating past! Built in 1779, it served as a prison until 1923 and our… Read more »


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 »


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 »

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