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 »


CELT Schools Sing Together at Inaugural Bonanza

Parents and teachers enjoyed the first CELT Musical Bonanza on Wednesday 8th November at Penrice Academy. Seven schools from the trust – Penrice, Pondhu, Mount Charles, St Mewan, Luxulyan, Newquay Junior and Carclaze – each brought their choirs to perform in front of 200 parents and family members. Everyone represented their school brilliantly and the… Read more »


Students Thank Local Vets for Saving Dora

Dora, one of our school cats, was unfortunately hit by a car over the weekend and consequently suffered a broken leg in three places. Due to the extent of her injuries, her leg has been amputated. The vets have assured us that cats can live full and long lives with three legs, she just might… Read more »


Students Shine at Extraordinary Open Event

It was a pleasure to open our doors to prospective families on Tuesday night for our 2023 Open Evening, showcasing what makes Penrice extraordinary. The school was full of hustle and bustle throughout the event with so much going on! There was a murder mystery to solve in English, a chance to set a teacher… Read more »


Penrice Strikes Gold with Music Enrichment Award

Penrice Academy has been awarded Gold as part of the Cornish Singing Schools Awards 2023 by ASONE Music Hub. The Cornish Singing Schools Award is a programme that promotes singing across all educational institutions in Cornwall and measures commitment to developing and encouraging youth singing. Penrice was one of only two secondary schools in Cornwall… Read more »


New Head Students Announced

As we start a new academic year, we are delighted to share news of our newly appointed Head Students for the Class of 2024. Introducing Owen and Bethany! Their deputies are Travis, Eva, Izabel and Neve. Congratulations all on your successful appointments! Mr Thomas, Assistant Headteacher, said: “There were some incredible students who were not… Read more »


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 »


GCSE Results 2023

ARTICLE UPDATE 26TH OCTOBER 2023: Newly published national school performance data has once again highlighted Penrice Academy as Cornwall’s top state school for a second successive year for both Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores. The full story can be read here. Resilience Leads to Extraordinary Set of Results at Penrice Academy   There was… Read more »

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