Penryn College

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This article is about the school in Penryn, United Kingdom. For the school in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa, see Penryn College (South Africa).
Penryn College
Penryn College Logo.png
Motto Achieving through challenge
Established 1957
Type Academy
Headteacher Marie Hunter
Location Poltisko Road
TR10 8PZ
Local authority Cornwall
DfE number 908/4149
DfE URN 136852 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,033
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Arwenack, Pendennis, Killigrew, Gluvias
Colours      Black
Publication Pennant
Website Penryn College

Penryn College is a mixed secondary academy school and Sports College in the Cornish town of Penryn, England, United Kingdom. It has 1,033 pupils in the age range 11 to 16 years.[1][2] The head teacher is Marie Hunter.


Established in 1957 in Falmouth, it moved to its present location in 1961, and attained Sports College status in 1998, the seventeenth school to do so.[3][4] A new £26 million building, completed in September 2008, has replaced the original block.[5] New facilities include a sports hall, activity suite, gym, dance studio and drama studio.[citation needed]

On 1 July 2011, Penryn College formally gained academy status.

Academic standards[edit]

After a disappointing set of exam results and a progress mark placing them second from bottom in the county league tables, Its latest Ofsted rating was grade 2 (good), a backwards step from the previous grade 1 (outstanding).[6] and the school has a "leading edge" designation from the Department for Children, Schools and Families.[3] Penryn College was listed as one of the hundred most improved schools by the Department for Education and Employment; other achievements include a South West Education Business Partnership Award, runner-up in the national "Family of Schools" Award, and the Sportsmark.[7]


  1. ^ Ofsted: Penryn College (accessed 30 November 2008)
  2. ^ Specialist Schools and Academies Trust: School Search: Penryn College (accessed 30 April 2008)
  3. ^ a b Penryn College: About (accessed 30 April 2008)
  4. ^ Penryn College: Index (accessed 30 April 2008)
  5. ^ Penryn College New Building (accessed 27 November 2008)
  6. ^ Ofsted report (2006) (accessed 30 April 2008)
  7. ^ Further success for Penryn College Falmouth Packet (9 February 2001) (accessed 30 April 2008)

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Coordinates: 50°10′04″N 5°06′54″W / 50.1677°N 5.1149°W / 50.1677; -5.1149