The Portsmouth
Grammar School

Welcome to The Portsmouth Grammar School, a happy and vibrant independent school located in the historic heart of Portsmouth and only a few minutes’ walk from the Solent.

The support our pupils experience at PGS and the challenges they encounter have a shared purpose:  that each individual should be happy and successful, in that order.  In the spirit of our founder, Dr William Smith, we seek to provide excellence in all areas of school life and encourage our girls and boys to think not only about where they will be at 18 but where they aspire to be at 25.  Portsmouth is, after all, a city concerned with destinations.

If you would like to find out more about what makes this such a happy and outstanding family school please click here to view our school film or do contact us to arrange a personal tour. We look forward to welcoming you.

James Priory, Headmaster

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Bringing Literature to Life

Looking beyond the text pupils across the school have been engaged in a range of activities and author visits. A day of creativity and…

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Music, Music Everywhere!

The Spring Term was a musical feast as pupils throughout the school were involved with a range of wonderful performances.   Workshops, masterclasses, musicals…

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Sailors and Pirates Ahoy!

Sailors and pirates roamed The Portsmouth Grammar School as the fun and extremely popular Junior School String Musical Day took over the school. Now…

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Portsmouth Festivities Launches

  At the Square Tower, Portsmouth Festivities announced its programme and unveiled a new form of eventing in the City of Portsmouth. From Friday…

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Beyond PGS

The 4th PGS Universities Fair took place on Tuesday 7th March, attended by over 500 people: pupils from Years 11 and 12, their parents…

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Fire and Ice

Connecting the Curriculum with Ice and Fire Children learn best when they are engaged, challenged, inspired and have ownership of their learning. They gain…

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Rock for Uganda

The Pupils’ Uganda Group – affectionately known as PUG – filled the DRT  with music earlier this term to raise funds for our partners…

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Exploring the Romans

Year Three had a wonderful time learning about Roman Times at the Fishbourne Roman Palace recently. They looked at the beautiful mosaics, marvelling at…

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A Language Masterclass

A small group of Year 10 PGS pupils visited St Jude’s School to co-teach a lesson in Spanish and share their knowledge with the…

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