Our vision is to nurture children’s natural enthusiasm and curiosity to learn. By understanding what your child already knows, we inspire learning through excellent play opportunities and a passion for bringing a rich and varied curriculum to life. Our aim is to prepare our Pre-School children for entry into Reception.
The Portsmouth Grammar School Foundation Stage supports children’s individual needs and celebrates their achievements. Children are encouraged to become independent learners who think creatively and reflectively. Working in partnership with parents/carers, the children are encouraged to be supportive, tolerant and work both collaboratively and individually. In showing respect for others and for themselves, the children will develop an attitude that will help them to be successful throughout life.
The ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) inspection in 2016 recognised the outstanding and excellent levels of Early Years’ provision (Pre-School and Reception) at PGS.
The Pre-School is situated within the grounds of The Portsmouth Grammar School. Our purpose-built building is designed on one level and is a modern pre-school facility with wheelchair access. The pre-school benefits from an onsite health and wellbeing centre and our Pre-School staff have expertise in dealing with allergies and SALT difficulties. The Pre-School has the use of excellent school facilities including a theatre, dining hall, adventure playground and minibuses. A thriving toddler group welcomes families from the local area.