Penrice Community College is
an age 11-16 state school and specialist Language College in St Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Almost 1300 pupils attend.
It opened in the 1960s as a secondary modern school
Secondary Modern School, becoming a comprehensive in the
Languages taught include French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian,
Japanese and some Cornish. It is also an International School
having received a Gold International School Award from the British Council
in November 2006.
The college has a teacher training programme and has achieved
status. It has been
awarded second specialist status in Vocational Education and is
collaborating with other local schools and colleges on vocational
courses. The headteacher is David Parker, who took over fully in
The uniform was changed in September 2006 by the students filling
out a form in PSHE lessons in June 2006. The old uniform was blue,
black and white, the new one is now only black and white.
It achieves reasonable, above-average GCSE results. Like most
secondary schools in Cornwall, it does not have a sixth form.