Address: 56-58 Portland Place, London W1B 1NJ
Number of Pupils: 290
Ages: 10-16 years
Head Teacher: David Bradbury
Number of Pupils: 390
Religious Affiliation: All faiths welcome
Entrance Procedure: Selection is based on assessment and interview
Contact: Bronagh Preston
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: We hold open mornings and Saturday school tours with the Headmaster throughout the year.
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 and 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. Recent heavy investment will create an unrivalled centre of creative, academic, sporting and technological excellence at Portland Place School. The investment includes the creation of a new studio to benefit their Graphics, Photography, Film and Media department, and a new workshop space for superior Creative Arts provision and a more integrated offer.
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, too.
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.
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. A place for engaged, lively kids’. 85% of pupils achieved five plus A*-C grades at GCSE level.
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