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 »


Year 9 Boys Claim County Football Title

There were scenes of celebration on Tuesday evening as Penrice Academy’s Year 9 Boys produced a memorable second-half turnaround to clinch the Football County Cup. Hosted at Sticker Football Club, the boys faced a showdown against a talented Redruth School team. The ability of the Redruth team was clear to see in the first half… Read more »


Oliver JR – Penrice Academy Production 2024 Review

There was a memorable spectacle at Penrice Academy last week as the curtain rose on their highly anticipated 2024 school production of Oliver JR. Full of classic, iconic songs like “Consider Yourself”, “Food Glorious Food”, and “Oom-Pah-Pah”, the audiences across three nights toe-tapped and clapped along throughout the shows.   Performing to over 200 people… Read more »


Students Awestruck on Imerys Careers Trip

Over 100 Year 9 students donned high-vis jackets, safety goggles and hard hats on Wednesday as they headed on a memorable field trip to local Imerys facilities. Imerys is a multi-national company that specialises in the production and processing of industrial minerals. They employ 16,900 people worldwide and have major China Clay operations here on… Read more »


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 »


Penrice Students Experience Youth Election

Tuesday 20th February marked voting day for Penrice students as children across the UK were encouraged to ‘Make Their Mark’. Year group by year group, they visited the Assembly Hall to cast their vote for the next member of Youth Parliament. There were four candidates standing to represent the Newquay and St Austell constituency. The… Read more »


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 »


Anticipation Rises for Oliver JR!

There is just over one month to go until our talented actors and actresses take to the stage for Penrice Academy’s 2024 school production of Oliver JR. Full of classic songs like “Consider Yourself”, “Food Glorious Food”, and “Oom-Pah-Pah”, this is set to be a toe-tapping, engaging and truly memorable spectacle.


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 »


Penrice Grateful for Cost of Living Support

A huge thank you to Morrisons and DISC Newquay for supporting Penrice families who may be struggling during the current cost of living crisis. Morrisons Newquay and Morrisons Bodmin have been supplying us with food parcels throughout this term. Morrisons customers who purchased pre-packed bags during their shops have made a huge difference to families… Read more »

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