SongFest 2022 – Pupils Take to the Stage at The Plymouth Pavilions

A musically-talented group of 15 students performed live on stage at the Plymouth Pavilions yesterday as part of SongFest 2022. The event was organised by Cornwall Music Education Hub and saw schools come together from across Cornwall and Devon to sing in one giant ensemble. SongFest took place across 6 locations – Penzance, Falmouth, Wadebridge,… Read more »


Year 10 Compete in UK Space Agency ‘SatelLife2022 Challenge’

Over 100 Year 10 students took part in the SatelLife2022 Challenge today as they searched for new, innovative ways in which satellites could improve life on Earth. Promoted as a nationwide search for young space entrepreneurs, the competition is open to ages 11 – 22 and has a prize fund of up to £50,000 available… Read more »


School Closure – Friday 18 February 2022

Dear Parents/Carers As I am sure you aware, a Red Weather Warning has been issued for tomorrow meaning that there is a danger to life from flying debris. The current forecast indicates that winds as strong as 83mph may occur in the St Austell area. As such, we have taken the decision that due to… Read more »


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 »


School Closure – 9 February 2022

Dear Parents, We are pleased to inform you that the mains water supply to the school has now been fixed. Our Site Team have checked over all of the facilities and have confirmed that clean water is now running as usual. Thank you to parents and pupils for your patience and understanding throughout today. We… Read more »


Year 9 & 10 Take On National UKMT Maths Challenge

There have been faces of concentration in the computer room over the past two days as our Year 9 and Year 10 students have competed in the national UKMT Maths Challenge. The UKMT Maths Challenge is an annual event that Penrice is proud to take part in and acts as an enrichment opportunity for our… Read more »


Year 10 Catering & Hospitality Students Taste Army Life

Year 10’s Catering and Hospitality students were visited by the Army this morning as their cooking skills were put to the test using real Army ration packs. The workshop began with a presentation on Army careers, focussing on the Royal Logistics Corp and what life is like being a Chef in the Army. Students learnt… Read more »


Character Development Day Kickstarts the Spring Term

Today we welcomed back all year groups to Penrice Academy as the Spring Term got underway with our Character Development Day. As you may be aware, character development is a big part of our mission here at Penrice; we want all of our students to develop as well-rounded individuals with education both inside and outside… Read more »


Return to School – January 2022 COVID Testing

Ahead of students return to school in January, the Department for Education have requested that all secondary schools test students in person, with the aim to reduce transmission and increase testing uptake. We are one of a small number of schools that have been able to secure PCR tests for our students to further improve… Read more »


Year 9 Take On Energy Quest Workshop

Year 9 have participated in an immersive Science workshop led by Tomorrows Engineers called Energy Quest over the past two days. This was a really exciting workshop giving Year 9 students the chance to find out all about sustainable energy and learn about associated engineering careers, whilst trying to solve the problem of how to… Read more »

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