|Motto||'Believe, Achieve, Succeed'|
|Chair of Governors||Amanda Barnes|
|DfE URN||136573 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Colours||Black and Gold|
The College opened in 1960 as a secondary modern school, Penrice Secondary Modern School, becoming a comprehensive in the 1970s.
It gained academy status on 1 April 2011.
Languages taught include French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese. It is also an International School having received a Gold International School Award from the British Council for a third time in 2012. Other strengths are Creative and Digital Arts, English and Science. The College sends record numbers of students onto A Level Science courses.
The College has a teacher training programme and has achieved Teaching School status. The principal is Richard Baker, who took over in February 2016; From Mr David Parker (2005-2016).
The Academy takes students of all abilities and is open to all.
The uniform has been altered recently to a black blazer, black V-neck jumper with a gold strip around the neck, a gold and black striped tie and black trousers. The prefects wear the same uniform, but with a blue strip instead of the gold, and blue and black ties.
The College achieves above-average GCSE results. Like most secondary schools in Cornwall, it does not have a sixth form and students go onto either Truro College, Cornwall College or Bodmin College
The College is currently graded "Outstanding" by Ofsted and was one of the first schools to be designated a 'Teaching School' in England.