Sport in the curriculum - Portsmouth High School

Sport in the curriculum

“The sport curriculum across the school is broad and balanced encouraging participation at all levels of expertise...”


Portsmouth High School is delighted to announce work will soon begin on a new SuperSport asphalt multi-use games area with surrounding landscaping at the senior school.

The development will create a vibrant competitive space with full size netball and tennis courts giving added opportunities to develop and enhance the school’s sport curriculum offer and fixtures programme.

For more information on this exciting new development visit our news story here.

CGI Portsmouth High School new sports surface

The sport curriculum across the school is broad and balanced encouraging participation at all levels of expertise.

There is also a wide choice of co-curricular sports offering girls the opportunity to try something new and discover fresh interests and talents.

Outstanding facilities
There is a fully equipped sport England standard sports hall and outdoor sports area at the Senior School and an all-weather sports pitch and netball/tennis courts at the Prep School.

The school also has use of some of the best sports facilities in the local area including co-ownership, with the University of Portsmouth, of a multi-use games area of four floodlit courts and access to a synthetic turf pitch for hockey and football as well as a grass athletics track. The school also uses university sports halls and fitness suites.  A swimming pool, synthetic turf pitch and athletics track are also hired from HMS Temeraire.

A competitive spirit…
As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, Portsmouth High School has unique opportunities to take part in many GDST tournaments competing across 25 schools across the country. Competitions are held in gymnastics, cross country, netball, hockey, tennis, rounders, athletics, golf and swimming and the standard is consistently high. The school also regularly competes in national schools’ competitions and in many local leagues as well as against other schools in the local area.

Sports Tours
Sports tours are a regular highlight of the sport calendar. The last hockey and netball tour to Barbados saw a squad of 32 girls set off on an 8,000 mile round trip to experience the challenges of strong opposition—and blazing temperatures. Sports tours offer the challenge of play in a different culture and climate against a variety of talent and players always come home enlivened and passionate about their sport.

Sport Scholarships
Sports Scholarships are awarded on merit to girls entering the Senior School at Portsmouth High School.

Candidates are expected to show excellent skills in a range of sporting activities and an ability to work as part of a team. They will be expected to demonstrate leadership skills and an ability to motivate others together with a real passion and commitment to sport.

For more information on sport scholarships please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page.