Junior School Development Plans | Portsmouth High School

Junior School Development Plans

At the start of this week a consultation started on the proposal for the first phase of our development of the junior school. We are intending to place three new state of the art classrooms and a cloakroom facility at the back of the school. Once this is in place we will look at the possibility of selling number 34 and then continue to plan the next stage of a more permanent solution to the needs of the school. The new, large and bright spaces will provide an exciting place to learn.

The parents I have spoken to this week have been universally in favour of this investment and there is much excitement around the school as we look forward to our new building. The finish on the outside of the structure will be clad in a similar fashion to Pre-Prep and will be in keeping with the rest of the school.

Last Saturday saw the sun shine on our May Fayre. It was an extremely successful event and the theme of Alice in Wonderland worked very well. Girls from Nursery to the Sixth Form entertained the crowd with their singing and the string orchestra played a set during the middle of the day.

Competitive house spirit was evident as mums and dads took part in the tug of war and several of the staff ended up extremely wet in the stocks. There was a host of stalls and other entertainments on offer. The PSA did a wonderful job organising the day and raised lots of money to go towards the pantomime trip.

Four girls from Year 5 spent Tuesday at the Senior School taking part in the baking challenge. They arrived back at school with smiles on their faces having created, in their words, some masterpieces.

Year 6 had a fantastic day on Thursday visiting Harry Potter studios. They took in the animatronics, artwork, modelling and screenplay details which created a host of questions and observations. It is always a successful trip and this year was no different.

I hope you all enjoy the half term break.

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