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Portland Place School

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Portland Place School

Address: 56-58 Portland Place, London W1B 1NJ
Number of Pupils: 200
Ages: 10-16 years
Fees: (termly) £7,470
Head Teacher: David Bradbury
Number of Pupils: 290
Religious Affiliation: All faiths welcome
Entrance Procedure: Interview, reference and assessment
Contact: Registrar, 020 7307 8700
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: We hold open mornings and Saturday school tours in the autumn term. Private tours are available throughout the year.

The Curriculum

Portland Place School was founded as an alternative to the intense, large, examination focused independent day schools of which there are many in London. At Portland Place, our creative approach to academic study helps your child find their own path to learning. It’s the same goal, but with a different journey. The result? Our students are successful – on their own terms.

Games & the Arts

Competitive and recreational sport has always had a special place in Portland Place. Whilst some pupils have gone on to represent their county and country, we also take pride in stating that most of our pupils have represented Portland Place in an inter school fixture, because we recognise that sport develops self-confidence and leadership. Arts music and drama are very popular at Portland Place, and our students benefit from visits to the wealth of art and performances on offer in London. Symphonfree is offered to all Year 7 pupils, supplying them with a free musical instrument and lessons for a year.

Pastoral Care

We believe that the happier your child is, the more likely it is that they’ll be receptive to new ideas and in the right state of mind to learn. At Portland Place, your child won’t be tested left, right and centre, but will have the time and space to discover how they like to learn. The atmosphere is relaxed so our students are more relaxed.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Here at Portland Place we believe that exceptional teaching, combined with a modern curriculum inside and outside the classroom, provides the best stimulus for children to become inquisitive and creative learners and achieve beyond exams.

Outstanding Characteristics

The Good Schools Guide describes us as ‘small, nurturing and refreshingly relaxed. A haven of creativity in the pushy, academically competitive world of London day schools. At Portland Place, we also offer a unique hybrid school for Years 6-11, combining four days of online teaching with the option to attend the school in person one day a week. Termly fees for Portland Place Online are £2,985.

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