Covid-19 outbreak | Portsmouth High School

Covid-19 outbreak

At Portsmouth High School education is continuing during the COVID-19 outbreak using Guided Home Learning.

Students should register each morning online and are expected to work in a similar nature to their timetable and complete work as if they were in a regular lesson. Teachers will be available at normal lesson times to support students and to provide feedback.

Firefly, our Virtual Learning Environment, is used as the central distribution point for remote learning. Firefly contains links to all the relevant systems students may use and will be the single point of contact for school work. Subject areas will be kept up to date and students should check daily at the time of their normal lesson for new assignments.

It is important to emphasise that the school buildings are still open for children of key workers and education is continuing. Pastoral care will continue as normal via Heads of Year, our Welfare Officer Mrs Dale or Deputy Head Mrs Trim.

During the Easter School Holidays from Monday 30 March to Friday 17 April Portsmouth High School will be offering daily holiday care provision for children of key workers in line with the UK government’s request for help during the Coronavirus crisis.

If you are a key worker with a child at the school, and would like to take up this offer of childcare, please e-mail your requirements to

This is an unprecedented situation for all of us and we will keep you updated as things change and continue to support all our students.

Please note the school office can still be contacted on 023 9282 6714.