Head of Sixth Form
Mr Rob Smith
I am incredibly proud to be leading such a successful and unique Sixth Form at Portsmouth High School. This summer we celebrated yet another outstanding set of A Level results marking another year of excellent personal and academic achievements for students.
I start my role as Head of Sixth Form in September 2018 and have been Head of Faculty for Humanities at Portsmouth High School for the past two years. Prior to that I served as a Deputy Head of Sixth Form at a local college before taking up my current post. I bring experience of both academic and pastoral leadership to my new role as Head of Sixth Form.
At Portsmouth High School we encourage our girls to have ambition and to fully embrace opportunity. Key to our success is our offer of an individualised and inspiring learning experience, where girls take risks and seek challenges. Our small teaching groups enable bespoke and personalised attention, and provide an appropriate platform for students to flourish in their confidence and resilience. An all girls’ setting means our students are not burdened by gender stereotypes and make informed and unconstrained choices about their futures, with the help of our expert and dedicated teachers and advisors, who guide them through each stage of the two Sixth Form years.
The life of a Sixth Form student should not be narrowly focused on examinations and results. Portsmouth High Sixth Form offers a distinct step into the future where girls can enjoy all the independence and freedom of A Level study, but in a familiar setting. They can make their next steps and falls with people they know and trust. Sixth Form House is our own little fiefdom, tinged by the smell of burnt toast from its very own kitchen, and past girls will always speak fondly of a happy two years at Portsmouth High Sixth Form.
Do get in touch to find out more, we would be delighted to meet you and find out how we can help you during the next two exciting years of your education.