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 »


Year 8 immerse themselves in cooking in Spanish!

On 10th January,  15 Year 8 students travelled to Truro School Cookery School to take part in an immersive Spanish cookery session. Maria and Manuel led the session, giving instructions in both English and Spanish, discussing the story behind the dishes, and demonstrating and encouraging the perfect technique. The pupils prepared, cooked and ate a… Read more »


Students learn how to Save Lives – Mini Medics 2020

This term Penrice Academy’s Year 7 kicked off 2020 learning with how to save a life. With the Mini Medics programme, presented by Penrice Academy First Aid Instructor and Care Plan Coordinator Mrs McGrath, the students learnt all the basics of First Aid, from the recovery position to how to use a defibrillator. Mrs McGrath… Read more »


Our 24 Hour Activity Challenge – raising funds for the Invictus Trust

The Academy Council selects a local charity to work with ever year and organises several fundraising activities.  This year they have chosen the Invictus Trust, a small charity that aims to support and offer services to local teenagers who are suffering from poor mental health and associated issues.  On 12th  and 13th  December, over 60… Read more »


Raising funds for Macmillan with amazing bakes!

Penrice Academy has a history of successful fundraising initiatives for global, national and local charities and this year kicked off with a baking spectacular to support Macmillan, organised by Year 9 student William Hoare. The hall was filled with customers eager to buy the cakes and biscuits on sale and spend time socialising with friends… Read more »


Exploring Self Image and Identity with Year 7

7DW carried out their Online Digital lesson in tutor time today. We were looking at Self Image and Identity as part of the lesson the students wrote  words on Post-it notes that they would use to describe their partner in the activity. We use the internet and social media every day. We check our phones,… Read more »


Parents – Learn about the Dangers for your Child from the Online World

Just one of the guides available for parents from the National Online Safety

Penrice Academy is committed to protecting our pupils online. The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children.  It is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet. We are delighted to announce that… Read more »


Hundreds came to “Find Your Future” at Penrice Academy’s Open Day

On Thursday 26th September 2019, we opened our doors to hundreds of children and parents for a Careers and Occupations themed Open Day and Evening, with the aim of raising aspirations of the next generation towards success in the future. The Theme, Find Your Future, came from reviewing the many students “experiences” that we offer… Read more »


Fabulous GCSE Results again this year

Our students have achieved amazing results in their GCSE’s this year. 75% of our students achieved Grade 4+ in English and Maths 197 achieved top grades of Grade 8 and Grade 9 70% are making better than expected progress – our Progress 8 score is +0.5, a significant improvement on  last year 37 Students have… Read more »

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