The role of our academic staff is to ignite curiosity, imagination and a passion for learning in all our pupils.  The breadth of the curriculum at the school is supported by a cast of teachers that are always keen to share pupils’ interests and to promote their learning and welfare.  

Senior Management Team

  • Head, Dr A K Cotton, BA, MSt, DPhil, MA (Ed)  
  • Bursar, Mr S R Merriam, BSc, CDir, FIoD
  • Senior Deputy Head, Mr D M L Payne, MA, MEd  
  • Deputy Head (Academic), Mr B C T Goad, BSc  
  • Deputy Head (Teaching and Education Development), Mr H R Wiggins, MA  
  • Deputy Head (Innovation), Mr L F Rees, MSc 
  • Assistant Head (Pastoral), Miss F E A Bush, BA  
  • Assistant Head (Admissions and Partnerships), Mrs J Jackson, BSc 
  • Assistant Head (Sixth Form), Mrs R H Clay, BA  
  • Assistant Head (Co-Curriculum), Mr C Ellis, BA, QTS  

  • Head of the Junior School   Mrs A Wilson-Smith, BA, PGCE 
  • Deputy Head of the Junior School, Mr J Ashcroft, BSc, PGCE 
  • Assistant Head (Co-Curriculum, Mr C Ellis, BA, QTS 
  • Assistant Head (Pastoral), Mrs R Evans, BA, QTS
  • Head of Early Years and Infants, Mrs J Millward, BEd

For a full list of academic, support and faculty staff at Portsmouth Grammar School please contact the school office. 

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