Nursery School hours extend beyond the school day to assist working parents

Nursery School hours and fees

The Nursery School day runs from 8.30am to 3.30pm and free wrapround care is available for girls from 7.30am to 8.30am and from 3.30pm to 6.00pm

The Nursery School is open from 8.30am until 3.30pm for 42 weeks a year including 38 weeks term time and 4 weeks holiday care. Girls are asked to attend a minimum of two sessions per week up to a maximum of ten, depending on availability of places. Morning sessions run from 8.30am to 11.45am and afternoon sessions run from 12.45 to 3.30pm.

Outside these hours, girls can join our Early Birds’ Breakfast Club which runs from 7.30am and our Aftercare Club which runs from 3.30 to 6.00pm to assist the needs of busy and working parents. There is no extra charge for this wraparound care, it is included in the termly fees.

The current fees for the Nursery School are £2,722 per term (full-time). The daily rate is £46.40 plus the cost of a home cooked two course lunch at £3.95 per day.

Holiday clubs are available outside of the 38 week school term for all Nursery and Junior School pupils and these are charged for on a daily or weekly rate. A full day runs from 9.00am to 4.00pm and costs £30 per day (£140 for the week) and extended days run from 8.00am to 5.00pm and cost £35 per day (£160 per week). Places must be booked in advance.

Early Years Education Scheme

Portsmouth High School is a registered provider of the government grant scheme to enable three and four year olds to have subsidised nursery education, if their parents wish, until they become of statutory school age (the term after their fifth birthday).

The school supports the free Early Years entitlement scheme of 15 hours a week. Children are entitled to these free sessions from the term following their third birthday.


Breakfast Club: 7.30am to 8.30am

Morning: 8.30am to 11.45am

Afternoon: 12.45pm to 3.30pm

Aftercare Club: 3.30pm to 6.00pm


We looked at different nurseries and Portsmouth High Nursery felt just right. We liked the idea that the Nursery continues into Reception and girls can go all the way through the school without having to change. It had good ratings, it felt right and we just trusted our feelings.


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Portsmouth High School is part of the Girls Day School Trust

The Girls’ Day School Trust, 100 Rochester Row, London SW1P 1JP
Tel 020 7393 6666