Sport curriculum | Portsmouth High School

Sport curriculum

The sport curriculum is broad and balanced and encourages participation at all levels of expertise...

The sport curriculum across the school is broad and balanced encouraging participation at all levels of expertise. There is also a wide choice of co-curricular sports offering girls the opportunity to try something new and discover new interests and talents.

Outstanding facilities
There is a fully equipped sport England standard sports hall and outdoor sports area at the Senior School and netball/tennis courts at the Junior School.

The school also has use of some of the best sports facilities in the local area including co-ownership, with the University of Portsmouth, of a multi-use games area of four floodlit courts and access to a synthetic turf pitch for hockey and football as well as a grass athletics track. The school also uses university sports halls and fitness suites.  A swimming pool, synthetic turf pitch and athletics track are also hired from HMS Temeraire.

A competitive spirit…
As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, Portsmouth High School has unique opportunities to take part in many GDST tournaments competing across 26 schools all over the

country. Competitions are held in gymnastics,cross country, netball, hockey, tennis, rounders, athletics, golf and swimming and the standard is consistently high. The school also regularly competes in national schools’ competitions and in many local leagues as well as against other schools in the local area.

Sports Tours
Sports tours are a regular highlight of the sport calendar. The last hockey and netball tour to Barbados saw a squad of 32 girls set off on an 8,000 mile round trip to experience the challenges of strong opposition—and blazing temperatures. Sports tours offer the challenge of play in a different culture and climate against a variety of talent and players always come home enlivened and passionate about their sport.

Sport Scholarships
Sports Scholarships are awarded to girls going into the Sixth Form at Portsmouth High School.

Opportunities in individual sports

Case studies on Sports Scholars

Portsmouth High School sisters set for sailing success


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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