Toddler and parent groups - Portsmouth High School

Toddler and parent groups

Stay and… find out more!

Portsmouth High Prep School is delighted to run Stay and… sessions offering a unique experience for the very youngest children to enjoy on a weekly basis during term time.

Join us for Stay and Explore


Close up of marshmallows on a fire, enjoying outside fun at Private School Portsmouth

Why not put on your wellies and join us for outdoor fun? All sessions are led by forest schools specialist Mrs Joan West, in the beautiful grounds of Portsmouth High Prep School.

Children will be encouraged to have fun, touch and explore their natural surroundings, including mud and leaves and sticks. Forest School sessions encourage messy play so it is essential that children dress appropriately. Yogi, the friendly school dog, will also be present at some sessions.

A very warm welcome is extended to all children under 5 years, with their parents, grandparents and carers. Stay and Explore sessions take place every Tuesday morning from 10.30 to 11.30 during term time and each session costs £3.

All Toddler and Parent groups take place at Portsmouth High Prep School, 36 Kent Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3ES.


Stay and Dance


Ballet at Portsmouth High School

Stay and Dance sessions are suitable for all Pre-School children.

Stay and Dance runs every Wednesday in term time from 9.30 to 10.30.

Places must be booked in advance by the day before each session. Please e-mail


Stay and… Pop-up Sessions


Occasionally Portsmouth High School runs different Stay and… ‘Pop-up’ sessions. 

Stay and… ‘Pop-up’ sessions are normally advertised here on our website, on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed @Portsmouthhigh. You will be most welcome to join us.