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Explore life at Portsmouth High School

Where girls learn without limits


In normal times we would be welcoming visitors through our gates for a full open day experience with activities on offer, places to explore and the chance to meet current pupils and staff. 

Instead, on this page, you will find a wealth of information and videos giving you a taste of what life at Portsmouth High School is like. Listen to Sixth Formers Annalee and Anisa as they talk about opportunities at the Senior School and Sixth Form. Tour our Prep and Pre-School with Head Girl Arabella and meet current pupils in our ‘Meet the Girls’ video. We are delighted to feature alumna, Ellie Webb (class of 2015), who looks back on her time at Portsmouth High and how the school prepared her for life beyond the school gates. Last, but not least, get lost in our stunning 360º Virtual Tour which will take you behind many doors across the school.

Visit us in person
Making a decision about the best school for your daughter is very important. Being able to visit a prospective school is a vital part of that decision making process. For this reason we are offering personal 1:1 socially distanced tours which allow us to tailor the experience to the needs and interests of every family. These take place out of normal school hours to help keep everyone safe in these unusual times. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to book your place.

Explore Portsmouth High School

Meet the pupils, both past and present

Headmistress of Portsmouth High School GDST, Jane Prescott

Meet the Headmistress

Need some help and advice in making that enormous decision about your daughter’s future? Why not meet the Headmistress of Portsmouth High School, Jane Prescott, on a one to one Zoom call? Ask questions, discuss options and find out more about what Portsmouth High School can offer your daughter.

Taster Day for girls in Year 6

If your daughter is currently in Year 6, and looking to join Year 7 in September 2021, she is invited to join us for a morning of taster lessons to give her an insight into life at Portsmouth High School. Lessons will include biology, mathematics, a modern foreign language and design technology. Please note booking is essential.

Astroturf at Portsmouth High Prep School

Book a Tour

If you haven't booked your tour yet, further socially distanced personal weekend tours are available on Saturday 7 November and Saturday 5 December. Twilight tours are also available on Thursday 15 October and Wednesday 25 November. Please note you will need to book a time slot for your tour via the link below.

Independent school for girls in Hampshire

Register your daughter

Register your daughter to sit entrance examinations for entry into Year 7 in September 2021. Your daughter will sit papers in English and mathematics lasting an hour each. Register your daughter now to sit our entrance examinations on Friday 8 January 2021.