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 are able to 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 In the afternoons the coach bays are not available and there is an unpublished 20p charge for 15 minutes in Museum Road, Cambridge Road and Pembroke Road.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 in to the city each day.
Trains come in to 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
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 private coach service run by Lucketts Travel. The coach service operates several 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 Denmead.
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 – 01329 823755 or click here to find out more.
Travelling to Hilsea Playing Fields
Hilsea Playing Fields are located approximately 4 miles away from the main school campus and provide the facilities for the majority of the outdoor sports programme.
The 17.5 acre playing fields is home to 4 rugby pitches, an AstroTurf pitch for hockey and tennis, 5 netball courts, 7 tennis courts, 2 first class cricket squares and numerous rounders pitches.
Further information about sport at The Portsmouth Grammar School is available on our Sport website: www.pgssport.uk.
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. Pupils in Years 8 and 9 can be transported back to school if they so wish to be picked up by parents, although we ask for prior written permission to the Director of Sport for this.
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 for Hilsea Playing Fields
Parking is available at the Hilsea Lido which is on the left hand side immediately after the Shell garage and bus stop and before the roundabout.
Additional parking is available immediately on the left hand side after exiting south on the London Road from the Portsbridge roundabout. There is no parking available for spectators at the playing fields.