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The Portsmouth Grammar School is a leading private co-educational day school situated in the heart of the vibrant, cosmopolitan coastal city of Portsmouth. Pupils come from the city, its environs and other countries to benefit from the excellent teaching, superb pastoral care and co-curricular opportunities that the school is renowned for, and progress to top universities as a result. The school’s guiding mission is that each individual be happy and successful, in that order, and this is achieved through providing excellence in all areas of school life and encouraging pupils to shape their own education and future. Through a choice of A Level or International Baccalaureate courses, Sixth Form students can reach their highest ambitions, whatever they may be.


The school’s modern facilities include a brand new Sixth Form Centre, a state-of-the-art Science Centre, a Music School, a modern dining and theatre complex, a fully refurbished library and numerous courts and pitches at Hilsea Playing Fields, the 17.5-acre area where the majority of the school’s outdoor sports programme takes place.

Sports & Arts

The range of clubs and societies on offer to Portsmouth Grammar School pupils is vast and the school has a national reputation for the quality of its co-curricular provision. Sports such as rugby, hockey, tennis, netball, cricket and rounders play an important role in every pupil’s life. Aside from sport, the school aims to be fully inclusive and to encourage all pupils to take part in activities that both excite and challenge them to achieve their full potential. Whether it’s Astronomy Club, Art, Music, the International Society, Drama, Cookery Club, Stock Market Club or the Model United Nations, there is plenty of choice available to pupils.

Student Life

All pupils are placed into one of four houses when they arrive at the school. Pupils are encouraged to feel a huge sense of pride in their house which provides them with a place to spend time with their friends, and the opportunity to represent their house in numerous competitions ranging from sport and music to drama and academic work. The healthy yet friendly rivalry between houses gives students a sense of belonging and fellowship.

School Information

11 - 18

Biology, Business, Chemistry, Civilization, Design Technology, Economics, Electronics, English Literature and Composition, Geography, Geology, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Mathematics - Advanced, Philosophy, Physics, Physical Education

French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish

Chess Club, Astronomy Club, Art Club, Music Appreciation, International Club, Drama Club, Cooking Club, Stock Market, Model United Nations (Model UN)

Rugby, Hockey, Tennis, Netball, Cricket, Rounders

Multiple Year, Spring Year, Fall Year