Portsmouth High School is committed academic excellence and encouraging girls to be independent, creative and ambitious. This ethos is supported through our co-curricular programme. Our girls are given the opportunity to take part in a wide range of enriching activities which are held during lunch break, before and after school.
Participation in co-curricular activities plays an important part of school life and we strongly encourage all our girls to participate in one or more of the activities on offer to broaden their horizons and give them an opportunity to try something new.
Many activities encourage girls to become team players and relate to their peers socially. Time management skills are improved and learning and excelling in a new activity helps to build self-confidence. Co-curricular activities require commitment and at the end of the programme pupils are encouraged to evaluate the activities they have chosen.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is offered from Year 9 at bronze level to gold in the Sixth Form. It is a very popular activity with most girls participating at least at bronze but many achieve their silver and gold award.