This week, a survey revealed that, since lockdown began, people in the UK have almost doubled the amount of time they spend reading books. During this same period, the Portsmouth Point blog has experienced a similar surge in readership. And, in this third week of May, the blog published its 290th article of the year … Continued

Musical Theatre at Home

Coronavirus was not able to stop our annual Musical Theatre Evening.  We ran our first live YouTube stream of this concert featuring pupils’ performances recorded in their own homes.  There was some fantastic staging and costumes and some nifty video editing with PGS pupils once again displaying not only their talent but also their ingenuity.  … Continued

Transforming Their Futures

We are delighted that 53 of our Year 13 pupils have chosen to study the Ivy House Award this half term.  This is a truly transformative programme that will give them an edge in this globally competitive world. The film above explains more about the award, which bridges the gap between education and work, equipping students with … Continued


Tuesday, 12th May was International Day of the Nurse (following International Day of the Midwife on 5th May), as well as Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. We were delighted with the response to our appeal to pupils, parents and staff to mark this significant day, celebrating the extraordinary work done by nurses across the world and … Continued

A True Young Leader

Showing great commitment and compassion are two of The Portsmouth Grammar School’s core values. Year 7 pupil, Amelia Jones, displayed both of these when she took the decision to learn sign language during the Covid-19 lockdown and as a result has now completed a qualification in British Sign Language. AJ took on the challenge as … Continued

Busy Bees

From busy bees to hungry caterpillars and number bonding – Reception and Year 1 were busy last week! Reception’s learning about ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ has continued with practical activities to develop their knowledge of symmetry. The children chose lots of different ways to demonstrate symmetry and symmetrical patterns, as demonstrated by Rose. The children … Continued