Portsmouth High School A GSG School
- Portsmouth High School
25 Kent Road
- Head: Mrs J Prescott
- T 023 9282 6714
- F 023 9281 4814
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.portsmouthhigh.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Portsmouth
- Pupils: 359
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £13,188 pa
- Open days: October + Open Mornings throughout the year. Individual tours available.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Portsmouth High Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Parents feel that school’s small size is its strength – girls can't get lost, literally or otherwise. Numbers on school roll are down – head reckons this reflects economic climate but bewildered parents suggest more marketing might work. School wouldn't...
What the school says...
Our school aims to foster an atmosphere of ambition and enterprise, a devoted advocate for single sex education, Headmistress Mrs Jane Prescott BSc PGCE says there is no subject stereotyping. Girls are encouraged to develop their own voice and views and this inspires a confidence to take risks and tackle new challenges. We recognise pupils as individuals and aim to nurture both intellect and wellbeing, this focus on wellbeing has sent results soaring.
We are one of twenty six GDST schools and therefore have the benefit of belonging to a network hugely experienced in girls learning. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysParents feel that school’s small size is its strength – girls can't get lost, literally or otherwise. Numbers on school roll are down – head reckons this reflects economic climate but bewildered parents suggest more marketing might work. School wouldn't want to be larger than 500 though, says head. Small numbers mean staff and girls know each other well, and the curriculum can be tailored to individuals…
Since 2011, Mrs Jane Prescott BSc PGCE NPQH. Was deputy head of Leicester High School, then deputy head of Loughborough High School, with a background in the army. Energetic and engaging, she is liked and admired by parents and pupils alike. Very focused on the well-being of her charges (she feels that the girls’ well-being is the most accurate indicator of the school’s success).
She is ‘very hands on’,...