Covid-19 outbreak | Portsmouth High School

Covid-19 outbreak

Portsmouth High School is very much looking forward to welcoming back pupils from all year groups into school from the beginning of September in line with government guidelines.

Extensive Covid-19 control measures have been put in place to protect the safety of children and staff aligned to advice from the government and their official scientific advisers.

The risk assessment for the safe reopening of the school can be viewed via the link below this paragraph. It covers detailed guidance for whole school precautions, staff and pupil activities as well as a cleaning specification designed to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. This will enable the safe day to day operation of the school and its teaching timetable.

Whole School Risk Assessment 24 September 2020

How to enter the Senior School when returning to school in September 2020

If you are a pupil or Sixth Form student returning to Portsmouth High Senior School or Sixth Form in September, watch the short video below to familiarise yourself with the entry route you should take when coming into school.

Throughout the Covid-19 outbreak Portsmouth High School has continued a timetable of education via Guided Home Learning. Students registered each morning online and were expected to work in a similar nature to their timetable and complete work as if they were in school. Teachers have been available at lesson times to support students and to provide feedback.

Firefly, our Virtual Learning Environment, was used as the central distribution point for remote learning containing links to all the relevant systems students may use and is a central point of contact for school work.

Throughout the summer the school buildings have remained open.  The school office remains open for any queries and our Admissions Registrar is available for any admissions enquiries on 023 9282 6714. Pastoral care continues as always via Heads of Year, our Welfare Officer Mrs Dale or Deputy Head Mrs Trim.