The Portsmouth Grammar School is situated in the heart of historic Portsmouth.


The city is linked to the motorway network by the M27 and M275, and, being central to the city, the road network easily leads you to our door. There is ample parking around the school enabling easy drop off and collection of pupils. 

Until 9.30am on school days you can park free of charge on Museum Road (including coach bays), Cambridge Road and Pembroke Road. It is not limited by time provided your vehicle is gone by 9.30am. In the afternoon, the coach bays are not available and there is an unpublished 20p charge for 15 minutes in Museum Road, Cambridge Road and Pembroke Road.


The train is a particularly popular way of coming into the city each day. Trains come into Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour stations from Haslemere, Petersfield, Chichester, Fareham and other towns just outside Portsmouth. Both city stations are within a fifteen-minute walk of the school. 

Average Train travel times for journeys to Portsmouth & Southsea Station from: 

  • Chichester: 25 minutes 
  • Fareham: 23 minutes 
  • Haslemere: 47 minutes 
  • Havant: 17 minutes 
  • Hedge End: 37 minutes 
  • Petersfield: 31 minutes

Ferries and Hovercraft

Ferries and hovercrafts constantly traverse the water from the Isle of Wight, Gosport and Hayling Island. The Isle of Wight and Gosport terminals are again within a fifteen-minute walk from us.

There is a free minibus service for Junior School pupils from the Southsea Hovertravel terminal to school, returning at the end of the school day.

Coach Service

There is a private coach service run by Lucketts Travel. The coach service operates two routes that bring you straight to the door. These are the Yellow Route which starts in Bishops Waltham, and the Red Route which starts in Meonstoke. 

  • Yellow – Bishops Waltham, Curdridge, Burridge, Swanwick, Park Gate, Sarisbury Green, Warsash, Locks Heath, Titchfield, Fareham, Portchester 
  • Red – Meonstoke, Droxford, Swanmore, Waltham Chase, Shedfield, Wickham 

More details on these services are available on request directly from Lucketts Travel, click here, call 01329 242617 (press option 3) or email by clicking here.


We also operate a minibus service from Chichester via Bosham and Emsworth to The Portsmouth Grammar School, with a return service after school and a route from Hayling Island - see the map below. The timings for travel can be found by clicking here (pdf, 122KB).

Junior School pupils will be supervised from the end of the school day, before being escorted to the bus in time for its 4 pm departure. Please contact the school on 023 9236 0036 for further information.

Hilsea Playing Fields


Hilsea Playing Fields are located approximately 4 miles away from the main school campus and provide the facilities for most of the outdoor sports programme.

All Junior School pupils are taken to and from Hilsea on buses supervised by Junior School staff.

Pupils in Year 7 are taken to Hilsea on buses supervised by Games staff and are escorted back to the school site after games.

All pupils in Years 8 – 11 travel to Hilsea for their Games session on buses supervised by Games staff. Sixth Form pupils can catch a school bus to Hilsea or can make their own travel arrangements to their Games venue.

All pupils from Years 8-11 will be dismissed from Hilsea at the end of the school day.

Staff will always ensure that there are no pupils left at Hilsea Playing Fields before leaving the site. If pupils have not been picked up by 16:15 then the member of staff will arrange for them to be transported back to school.

Parking at Hilsea

Parking is not currently available at the Hilsea Lido due to renovation works on the site. There is parking available immediately on the left-hand side after exiting south on the London Road from the Portsbridge roundabout, you can then safely walk across the bridge towards the playing fields. There is no parking available for spectators at the playing fields.