Penryn College

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Penryn College
Penryn College Logo.png
Poltisko Road

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TR10 8PZ

MottoAchieving through challenge
Local authorityCornwall
Department for Education URN136852 Tables
Head teacherPaul Walker
Age11 to 16
HousesArwenack, Pendennis, Killigrew, Gluvias
Colour(s)     Black
PublicationNews reports on website

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 Paul Walker.


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]

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 10 (Very Bad), a backwards step from the previous grade 6 (ok).[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 deprived 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[permanent dead link] (accessed 30 April 2008)
  3. ^ a b Penryn College: About Archived 2007-11-22 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 30 April 2008)
  4. ^ Penryn College: Index Archived 2007-11-22 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 30 April 2008)
  5. ^ Penryn College New Building (accessed 27 November 2008)
  6. ^ Ofsted report (2006)[permanent dead link] (accessed 30 April 2008)
  7. ^ Further success for Penryn College Falmouth Packet (9 February 2001) Archived 8 July 2007 at (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