The Portsmouth Grammar School

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 2 - 18 years

About The Portsmouth Grammar School

The Portsmouth Grammar School is a co-educational, selective independent school for students aged 2-18, situated in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire.  Portsmouth Grammar is organised into a pre-school, junior school and senior school. Despite being non-denominational, it has close ties with Portsmouth Cathedral. The independent school is registered as a charity, with governors serving as the trustees. Of the 1,143 students in the senior school, 679 are boys and 464 are girls. 

The Portsmouth Grammar School was founded in 1732 through the instruction of Dr William Smith, a former mayor of Portsmouth. More recently, the school has constructed a science centre with 19 laboratories, and a new sixth-form centre.   


Dr Anne Cotton

Values and vision

The Portsmouth Grammar School's focus is on ensuring that all students are happy and successful. Teachers maintain high standards in all aspects of school life and consider it a duty to help pupils realise their goals. The school offers a Combined Cadet Force programme for students in Year 9 and above, and runs its own model United Nations.

ISI report

“Portsmouth Grammar School is highly successful in meeting its aims. The pupils' achievements and learning are excellent. Pupils achieve excellent results in national and international examinations and make good progress at GCSE and excellent progress at A level and in the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.” 

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Address: High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 239 236 0036