- Head Jane Prescott BSc NPQH
How do you recognise a Portsmouth High School girl? You will note it in her success. But you will see it in her spirit.
Nothing daunts a Portsmouth High School girl; whether she is trekking in the mountains as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award or giving a presentation, she will find the inner resources she needs to face any challenge.
Portsmouth High School aims to liberate the potential of girls, empowering them to take up opportunities and prove they have what it takes to be the best version of themselves. Girls leave us as confident, well-informed young women, ready to embark on the next stage of their lives.
With almost 140 years’ experience in delivering outstanding education for girls, it is hardly surprising Portsmouth High School GDST has an enviable reputation for success achieving exceptional examination results alongside an impressive co-curricular programme.
Portsmouth High School is an independent school for girls from Pre-School through to Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form. Set in the heart of Southsea, the school is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust family of schools, the leading provider of education for girls in the country. Teachers have an unrivalled expertise in teaching girls and enabling pupils to discover their talents and reach their full potential.
Prep and Pre-School
The school is situated on two sites just a few minutes’ walk apart. The Prep and Pre-School are located in spacious grounds for a city school and enjoy an on-site all-weather sports pitch, tennis courts, play equipment and an outdoor classroom for forest school lessons.
Senior School and Sixth Form
At Portsmouth High Senior School unrivalled opportunities, and a continued focus on well-being, enable girls to achieve a firm foundation for academic excellence and personal success. Skilled tutors develop each girl’s understanding of her own strengths and pupils are encouraged to take on responsibilities and leadership opportunities.
Our highly successful Sixth Form is a leading independent Sixth Form in Hampshire achieving outstanding A Level results year after year. Our Sixth Formers leave us for highly respected university courses and go on to excel in a range of careers.
Come and visit us
Visit our website and request a prospectus (also available for download), book a personal tour and check out the dates of our next open days. Pupils and staff at the school look forward to meeting you.
- Age range 3 - 18
- Day / Boarding Day
- Religious affiliation None
- 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
- 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
- £2,574 - £3,394 per term
- £4,800 per term
- £4,800 per term
- Find out more about fees >
Bursaries & Scholarships
Bursaries are awarded only to pupils whose performance in the Entrance Examinations is exceptional. All bursaries are means tested and their value is related to the income and financial resources of the pupil’s family. The maximum value of a bursary can be the full published fees.
We aim to assist as many families qualifying for bursaries as possible. However, given the demand, we are not usually able to offer support to all of those who are eligible. Bursary applications must be made online and completed in the autumn term preceding the year of entry to the school.
Scholarships are awarded on merit, irrespective of financial means. Offers are made based upon performance in entrance examinations (for academic scholarships) or outstanding ability demonstrated in disciplines such as music (11+ and 13+) drama (16+) and sport (11+, 13+ and 16+).
Further information and FAQs are available in our Bursaries and Scholarships leaflet which can be downloaded from our website. Do contact our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Charlotte Thomson, if you have any further queries via [email protected] or telephone the school on 023 9282 6714.Find out more >
- Academic scholarships
- Art scholarships
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Music scholarships
- Sibling discounts
- Sixth Form scholarships
- Sport scholarships
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.