Events at Portsmouth High School to which visitors are welcome

Events

Portsmouth High School holds a variety of events throughout the year which visitors are welcome to attend.

Individual appointments to meet either the Headmistress or Head of the Junior School can be made at any time. Please contact our Admissions Registrar to make an appointment.

Sixth Form Entry Day

Wednesday 31 January 2018

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Sixth Form Entry Day

Wednesday 31 January 2018


If you are looking to join the Sixth Form at Portsmouth High School in September 2018, please contact our Admissions Registrar Miss Louise Nunan for further information on our Sixth Form Entry Day on Wednesday 31 January 2018. 

Prospective students can attend lessons in the A Level subjects they are interested in studying and meet current sixth formers and staff. This is an ideal opportunity to experience the style of teaching on offer in the Sixth Form and see the facilities across the school.

Candidates are also requested to sit our Sixth Form Entrance Paper and attend a short interview with the Headmistress and Deputy Head (Academic). For further information, and to register your interest, please see our Sixth Form Entry Day page.

Sixth Form Entry and Portsmouth High School

Gala Concert 2018

Tuesday 6 February at 7.30pm

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Gala Concert 2018

Tuesday 6 February at 7.30pm


Portsmouth High School’s Gala Concert takes place on Tuesday 6 February at the Cathedral of St Thomas, Old Portsmouth.

The highlight of the school’s musical calendar, this year’s concert features Seasons, a newly commissioned work written for Portsmouth High School by composer Toby Hession, based on a poem by Christina Rossetti.

The concert will also feature performances by the school’s individual music scholars, choirs, orchestra and other school ensembles.

Tickets are priced at £6 each and can be obtained by request to receptionist@por.gdst.net Payment can be made via credit card (WorldPay – please telephone our Finance Officer on 023 9282 6714) or cheque made payable to Portsmouth High School and sent to 25 Kent Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3EQ. Current parents can pay via Agora.

Do join us for what promises to be a most enjoyable evening of musical celebration.

Beauty and the Beast

Thursday 15 and Friday 16 March 2018

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Beauty and the Beast

Thursday 15 and Friday 16 March 2018


Beauty and the Beast at Portsmouth High School

Portsmouth High School’s musical performance of Beauty and the Beast takes place on Thursday 15 March and Friday 16 March 2018 in the Senior School hall at 7.00pm.

Tickets are priced at £10 each (£6 concessions) and are available using the online booking form here.


Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton. Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth. Originally Produced by Disney Theatre Productions. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

Musical productions tend to vary in popularity and “on trend” at the moment is very definitely Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. To that end, rehearsals have been well under way throughout the autumn term for our very own production which will grace the Senior School stage in March 2018. 

We have a cast of over fifty girls drawn from Years 6 to 13, and a wonderfully enthusiastic technical crew who are turning their hands to set, costume and make-up design There is a publicity team marketing the show and some very imaginative prop makers engaged in making all sorts of things from fish to tea trollies.

Of course the story centres upon the curse that hangs over the castle and the poor Beast who, along with his household, can only be released from the spell through the love of a young girl. Alongside a handful of major roles, there is a versatile and talented ensemble who multi-role as villagers, wolves, household utensils – and Gaston’s cronies in the nearby village tavern.  The show contains a range a brilliantly colourful and popular songs – the cast are already raising the roof in rehearsal, and we still have two months to curtain up! It’s a great show for all ages alike – tickets are available now. Book now as they are selling fast!

International Art Project 2018

Wednesday 20th June to Friday 29th June 2018

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International Art Project 2018

Wednesday 20th June to Friday 29th June 2018


Portsmouth High School is co-ordinating an exciting international art project this year.

The exhibition is entitled The view from my window; a moment in time and encourages artists of all types and abilities to submit work in the format of an A5 postcard. The exhibition of work will take place between Wednesday 20th June 2018 and Friday 29th June 2018 in the Cathedral of St Thomas, Old Portsmouth with a special reception being held during the evening on Thursday 21st June. The theme links in with the cathedral focus on ‘time’ for this year.

All the art work will be collated into an online catalogue with a printed version available during the exhibition. We will be making the individual A5 cards available from school without charge but artists are free to use their own. We intend to sell as much of the work as possible after the exhibition to raise money for our Sixth Form charity for 2018.

Portsmouth High School has run similar exhibitions in the past and found them to be an excellent way of providing artists with access to a public exhibition when they would not usually have such an opportunity. In 2014 we ran a joint exhibition with Portsmouth High School in Rhode Island, USA and they will be working with us again this year.

Artist Brief Information

International Art Project 2018

Summer 2018 Holiday Club

Starts Monday 30 July 2018

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Summer 2018 Holiday Club

Starts Monday 30 July 2018


During the summer holidays in 2018 Portsmouth High School will be offering a Holiday Club in Southsea for children aged 3 to 11 years for the period Monday 30 July to Friday 24 August.

Our multi-activity day camp programme will bring together a balanced mix of sport, creative arts and crafts with outdoor fun and cookery. There will be a unique story week especially for early years children. Activities will ensure children get the very best out of their school holiday. Each week the camp will have a theme and will include a range of games, tasks, sporting and creative activities.

Holiday Club is open to all Junior School aged girls and boys from 3 to 11 years, including children who are not currently pupils at Portsmouth High Junior School. Why not bring along a friend, brother, sister or cousin? All children are welcome to join us, whether for a single session or the whole week.

For more information please visit our dedicated Holiday Club page at http://www.portsmouthhigh.co.uk/holiday-club-in-southsea

Stay and Ballet

For toddlers and pre-schoolers every Wednesday during term time

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Stay and Ballet

For toddlers and pre-schoolers every Wednesday during term time


A warm welcome to join us for our weekly Stay and Ballet sessions run by Manic stage productions for toddlers (all walkers) and pre-schoolers.

Stay and Ballet runs every Wednesday during term time. Sessions start at 9.30am and there is music and storytelling through dance. Ballet costumes are very welcome but not essential and we are happy to have babies along to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the music.

The cost is £4 per session including refreshments (£3 per week if you sign up for the whole half term). Pre-booking using the form opposite is preferred but not essential. Alternatively, please telephone Mrs Fergie Cox on 023 9282 4916. We look forward to welcoming you to Stay and Ballet.

Stay and Ballet at Portsmouth High School

Booking form
for Stay and Ballet

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