Penryn has a fascinating history, dating as far back as 1239. Due to its location, the small town became a busy port and, by the 18th century there was a large commercial centre which saw half of the town’s population made up of those from overseas. Today, the town acts as an extension of nearby Falmouth, but still retains the nautical quirks that are reminiscent of the past and make it so special.
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Schools in Penryn
There are three primary schools in Penryn and Ofsted reports reveal they are a mixed bag. Penryn Community Infant School has a nursery for younger children, but was told it ‘requires improvement’ in its latest Ofsted inspection. Mabe Community Primary also ‘requires improvement’ but the behaviour and safety of pupils is ‘good’. Penryn Primary Academy (comprised of separate infant and junior schools) is ‘outstanding’ in the eyes of Ofsted.
The only secondary school in Penryn itself is Penryn College, a co-education school for pupils aged 11 to 16. It is reported as ‘good’ by Ofsted.
The town’s most recent educational development is the Tremough Campus – which is part of both the University of Exeter and University College Falmouth. The 70-acre estate, complete with country house, has had in the region of £80 million of new buildings developed under the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative.
Shopping in Penryn
Penryn’s quirky streets are home to several artisan shops, whilst the main street and retail outlets on the outskirts are home to the big-name favourites. For those wanting to seriously shop, it is best to head to nearby Falmouth or Truro.
Those wondering where they can do the weekly shop will be pleased to hear that Penryn has both a Lidl and Asda located just outside of the town.
Transport Links Penryn
Penryn is just a 10-minute drive from Falmouth, and the good road links ensure that the town is well connected. The A39 heads towards Truro, whilst the A394 takes drivers towards Helston, Land’s End, and Penzance. The regular local and regional buses that serve Penryn also make the most of the road connections.
Penryn railway station is located on the Falmouth to Truro line. The entire branch line encapsulates Falmouth Docks, Falmouth Town, Penmere, Penryn, Perranwell, and Truro stations. Falmouth Docks to Truro is just a 28-minute journey in its entirety, and the 14-minute train from Penryn to Truro means passengers can change to other services with ease.