Penrice Academy

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Penrice Academy
Motto 'Believe, Achieve, Succeed'
Type Academy
Principal Richard Baker
Chair of Governors Amanda Barnes
Location Charlestown Road
St Austell
PL25 3NR
Coordinates: 50°20′16″N 4°46′09″W / 50.337899°N 4.76930°W / 50.337899; -4.76930
DfE URN 136573 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,350
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Colours Black and Gold
Publication Communicate

Penrice Academy is an age 11-16 academy school and specialist Language College in St Austell, Cornwall, England. Around 1,350 pupils attend the College.


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.

The Penrice Logo


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.

Academic performance[edit]

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.

Notable former pupils[edit]


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