Pre-School Learning Experience

Nurturing and developing a lifelong love of learning is at the heart of the Portsmouth Grammar School Pre-School provision.

Our children benefit from a caring and supportive approach to personal development. It is important that our children feel happy, their contribution is valued, and they learn to value the contribution of others.

The children play, learn and grow together under the guidance and care of the Head of Pre-School and a team of professional Early Years Assistants who prepare them for moving up to school.

The transition from Pre-School to Reception is seamless.

Pastoral Care

Happiness and well-being are paramount and essential for success. Pupils are supported by Early Years Assistants ensuring that every child is settled, secure and happy.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

The curriculum in Pre-School is structured around the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and centres on the development of the child in relation to key areas of learning and early learning goals.Pre school students at PGS learning through play at the beachLearning takes on a themed approach and is enriched with lessons in:  

  • French 
  • Music 
  • PE 
  • Cookery  

as part of the Junior School Connected Curriculum. 

The foundations provided during Portsmouth Grammar School’s Early Years ensure not only a smooth transition into Junior School but helps develop a love of learning that will ensure future success and happiness.