Covid-19 outbreak - Portsmouth High School

Covid-19 outbreak

A joyful return to school

Portsmouth High School has now returned to face to face teaching and clubs and activities can now be enjoyed by all pupils.

Find out more about how learning at Portsmouth High School has kept on track during the pandemic – please click here.

Covid-19 safety in school

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

The following Covid-19 safety procedures are applied in school which include:


Extra handwashing facilities are situated outside on all sites so pupils can wash their hands as they enter the school gates and throughout the day as they move between lessons


Covid-19 safety signage is located around the school to remind staff and pupils of the importance of social distancing and adhering to one-way systems


Classes are kept in ‘bubbles’ to avoid cross contamination


Alcohol hand gel and antimicrobial surface cleaner is available at multiple points around the school


Extra cleaning rotas ensure all locations of the school are kept clean after use


Staff wear masks in communal areas


Our Covid-19 risk assessment gives a detailed analysis of all the safety procedures in place to keep pupils and staff safe on a daily basis in school:

Whole School Risk Assessment for Covid-19 Autumn Term 2021