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Portsmouth High School GDST

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Portsmouth High School GDST

Address: Kent Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3EQ
Website: portsmouthhigh.co.uk
Founded: 1882
Number of Pupils: 500
Ages: 3-18
Fees: Pre-school, reception, year 1 and year 2: £2,574; year 3 to year 6: £3,394; senior school and sixth-form: £4,800
Head Teacher: Mrs Jane Prescott BSc Hons NPQH
Religious Affiliation: None
Entrance Procedure: Informal assessment for entry to the prep and pre-school. Entrance examination in mathematics and English for entry to the senior school and attendance at an activities afternoon. Entry to the sixth-form is dependent on GCSE results and sitting a sixth-form scholarship examination.
Contact: Mrs Kate Duck, PA to the Headmistress
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open doors event – Thursday 5 March 2020 9.00 to 11.00 am (senior school and sixth-form only); outdoor learning experience – Saturday 7 March 2020 10am to 12 noon (prep and pre-school only); open doors event – Thursday 30 April 2020; open morning – Saturday 3 October 2020 9.00am to 12.30pm

The Curriculum

In the prep school an explorer approach ensures girls use thinking skills that apply across the curriculum. The senior school is academically rigorous developing analytical, creative and lateral thinking skills building a firm foundation for sixth-form and university life.

Games & the Arts

The school offers an extensive programme of both traditional sports and over 100 co-curricular clubs including trampolining, boxing and climbing. A creative culture provides opportunities for all talents to flourish and perform in drama and music.

Pastoral Care

A focus on well-being with a strong pastoral team gives each girl the opportunity to be seen as an individual and achieve of her very best.

University Places

Girls leave our sixth-form and secure places at top institutions and study a wide range of subjects.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We encourage independence and develop intellectual curiosity. Girls are nurtured, encouraged and challenged. Our emphasis is on the celebration and remarkable presence of girls. Our pupils are well-rounded and grounded; they are motivated and inspired; they respect fairness and have integrity; they are critical and analytical thinkers.

Outstanding Characteristics

At Portsmouth High School we focus on well-being and through encouraging girls to take on responsibilities and leadership opportunities their confidence grows as they realise what they can achieve. Facing risks and taking on new challenges with a ‘can-do’ attitude takes them forward in leaps and bounds ready for life beyond the school gates.



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