Portsmouth High Junior School A GSG School
- Portsmouth High Junior School
36 Kent Road
- Head: Mr Marshallsay
- T 023 9282 4916
- F 023 9281 4814
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.portsmouthhigh.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 2 to 11 with a linked senior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Portsmouth
- Pupils: 133
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £7,890 - £9,555 pa
- Open days: October 8 2016
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: Portsmouth High School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The girls we met, from reception upwards, were keen to share their thoughts about their school. They like an awful lot of things, from fraction Fridays (a chocolate or fruit cake gets divided into fractions before consumption) to their favourite teachers. Most of the girls' criticisms concerned lack of space and décor. ‘The paintwork in the hall is wearing away’, said one…
What the school says...
Girls are encouraged to make their own choices and become increasingly independent as they progress through the school. There is a strong element of phonics and numeracy in the Early Years daily routine. Mathematics is taught daily and dedicated and well-qualified staff are supported by specialist teachers including in languages. The sense of belonging and familiarity with the whole school helps prepare the girls for what lies ahead ensuring a smooth transition as they leave the Juniors and progress to the Senior School. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since January 2014, Paul Marshallsay; studied physical education at Exeter University. Joined the school as deputy head in 2011 and became acting head in 2013. He started his teaching career at Victoria College in Jersey before becoming head of department at Burgoyne Middle School in Bedfordshire, followed by deputy head at Yorston Lodge School in Cheshire. Has taught all age groups from reception to sixth form, specialising in a variety of subjects including physical education, mathematics, geography and computing. He is married with one daughter.
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