Our latest Ofsted report: They came, they saw, they were impressed!
On 9th February 2017 Penryn College was visited by Ofsted, five years after the last inspection. Yesterday their report was officially released confirming that our school continues to be a ‘good’ school and that we have definitely improved.
The inspection found that ‘pupils in all years make strong progress in English and mathematics and across a wide range of subjects’. They particularly praised the strong progress of both our most able students and those with special needs, the impressive achievement of boys and the way disadvantaged pupils now do so well at school.
We were delighted they saw ‘so many pupils and teachers smiling and clearly enjoying themselves in lessons’. Importantly, the inspectors noted that “ensuring that pupils are safe and well looked after is at the heart of everything the school does.” This is something we are proud to see acknowledged.
In his letter to parents Paul Walker writes:
"Thank you to all of you who completed the Ofsted Parent View online. Your comments helped the inspectors form an accurate and very positive impression of the school. You will also be pleased to know that, as usual, our students were an absolute credit to you all."
"Thank you for your continued support; it is invaluable. We always welcome your feedback on any aspect of the school. Please don’t feel you have to wait until the next Ofsted inspection! We move on now, pleased that the efforts of staff, pupils, parents and governors have been recognised, and excited about the challenges that lie ahead."
"Last Thursday saw a multitude of book characters come to life as Penryn College staff dressed up as their favourite book character. During tutor time, students watched a story told by staff, took part in tutor quizzes and voted for their most impressively dressed Teacher. The library held competitions, quizzes and craft activities.
Which characters will arrive at Penryn College next year?"
- Mrs Ribenfors -
Best Dressed Winners: Departments - Art and Technology Individual -Mr Marshall and Mr Pettitt Students’ vote - Mr Herring and Mrs Pointon
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If you have any questions please speak to Miss Bagshaw
our Music Administrator.
Everyone loved our Cornish themed week!
Our Cornish themed week was fun and fantastic! Both staff and students had a great time taking part in the various activities across the week leading up to St Piran's Day. The staff judges of our student pasty competition had a particularly good time - as you can tell from the remains of this pasty, which they chose as the winner!
9th Mar Dev/Perf Squads vs Pool Away
15th Mar Perf Squad vs Penrice Home, Friendly
16th Mar Dev Squad vs Mullion Home
9th Mar yrs 7/8/9 vs Truro High Away
16th Mar yrs 7/8/9 vs Penair Home
Penryn V Helston
2- 0 Player of the match - Abbie Downing
4 -0 Player of the match - Drew Robinson
0-0 Player of the Match - Yuki Cornish
Receptionist Closing Date: Monday 13th March at 9am.
We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing receptionist who will enjoy working in a busy school environment. You will need excellent communication skills, have a flexible approach to work, good admin skills and enjoy working with young people.
Art Teacher Closing date: Monday 20th March at 9am
We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious and energetic teacher who can motivate and inspire pupils across Key Stage 3, to join our forward-thinking Art Department.
Exam Invigilator Closing date: Friday 10th March 2017 at 9am
We are looking for people with a good standard of education, clear handwriting along with good verbal, oral and written communication skills who enjoy working with children to support candidates during exam periods.
Full vacancy details and application forms can be found on our website at:
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