The Portsmouth Grammar Junior School

If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
(Bruce Barton, American Author and Politician)

I have used this quote many times to capture the essence of our philosophy here at the Junior School. Enthusiasm, for children of primary age, is a fundamental requirement and one that will ensure that every child enjoys and succeeds here. Each and every member of our teaching team is expected to develop enthusiastic learners; children who are happy to face the challenges of school, safe in the knowledge that their contribution will always be valued and their enthusiasm rewarded.

I have high expectations of the teaching staff and they in turn expect the children to do their best; both in and out of the classroom. The children are offered a rich and diverse curriculum and the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and enjoyment across a wide range of activities. Our children’s happiness is paramount and their wellbeing essential and so high levels of pastoral care are evident throughout.

The Portsmouth Grammar Junior School offers a unique learning environment for its pupils as our provision, whether academic, sporting or in the preforming arts is of the very highest standard. Taught by enthusiastic and inspirational teachers our children benefit from an unrivalled education and I am proud to be the Headmaster of such an outstanding school. This is my third Headship and I speak from experience when I say that the Junior School offers the very best possible start to our children’s education and prepares them tremendously well for the challenge of the Senior School and beyond.

We are also a family school and there are countless opportunities for you to be involved in your child’s education, a link that is so important and valuable in enhancing your child’s enthusiasm and enjoyment of school. I know that you will share my passion for learning and want the very best start for your child and I am sure that our website will give you an insight into what the Junior School is all about. If you want to discover more then please do visit us; I would be delighted to give you a personal tour and we would love to meet you. 

Peter Hopkinson, Headmaster