Events at Portsmouth High School to which visitors are welcome


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

Individual appointments to meet either the Headmistress or Head of the Prep and Pre-School may be made at any time. Please contact our Admissions Registrar to make an appointment.

HMS Queen Elizabeth

Join us at Portsmouth High School for the next in our series of Defence Lectures by acknowledged experts.

Elisabeth Braw, an associate fellow at RUSI, is visiting Portsmouth High School on Tuesday 16 October to deliver a lecture on “Why we need modern defence”.  The lecture starts at 18:30 and drinks will be served from 18:00.

Elisabeth is an associate fellow at RUSI, and directs the new Modern Deterrence programme, which focuses on how governments and business can work together to strengthen national resilience.

Prior to RUSI, Elisabeth worked at Control Risks following a career as a journalist where she reported from the United States, Germany, Italy and other countries. She remains a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy and Politico, focusing on European defence and security.

Elisabeth has also been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford. A native of Sweden, she attended university in Germany, finishing her Magister Artium degree in political science and German literature with a dissertation on nuclear weapons reduction in Europe. She speaks German, Swedish and English, and gets by in Italian.

This lecture is open to everyone, you do not need to have a daughter at Portsmouth High School in order to join us. The event will take place at Portsmouth High School GDST, 25 Kent Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3EQ. Please register your interest using the short Booking Form below. We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a most interesting evening.

Modern Defence Lecture
Registration Form

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Visit Portsmouth High School for an immersive arts experience and concert to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the end of WW1.

There But Not There will take place on Tuesday 13th November 2018 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

The first part of the evening will be an immersive arts experience, with guests being invited on a tour of the school, where they will have the chance to explore and reflect on a range drama productions, music, artwork and poetry from the First World War, all telling the human story of war.

The evening will conclude with a concert in the school hall, which will feature both drama and music performances.

On the night we would ask that donations be made to the Royal British Legion.

If you would like to attend, please complete the short form below and let us know how many people are coming. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

There But Not There
Registration Form

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Stay and Ballet at Portsmouth High School

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.

Booking form for Stay and Ballet