Welcome from the Head

The Portsmouth Grammar School was founded in 1732 by Dr William Smith, Physician and Mayor of Portsmouth, who was determined that, like him, the young people of Portsmouth should have access to a transformative education, and flourish through spirit, vision, and learning.


Nearly 300 years on, we remain true to a founder’s vision today: a forward-looking school located in the historic heart of Portsmouth. We encourage our pupils to envision their life at 25, and we prepare them to make a positive contribution in whatever pathway they choose.

Meeting our pupils and staff is the best way to understand what sets The Portsmouth Grammar School apart. We warmly invite you to visit us and look forward to welcoming you here in person.

Mr David Wickes