Summer Holiday Club | Portsmouth High School

Summer Holiday Club

Holiday Clubs in Southsea

Multi-activity programmes designed to ensure your children get the very best out of their school holidays


Portsmouth High School’s Summer Holiday Club is now full and booking has closed. 

Please telephone the Finance Officer Helen Harris on 023 9282 6714 if you have any required updates for your existing booking.


Join us for a summer of Holiday Club fun with lots of exciting activities both indoors and out.

Holiday Club is for children aged 3 to 11 years and will run during the week beginning Monday 27 July until Friday 21 August. Your child does not have to be a pupil at the school in order to attend. All children are welcome to join us, whether for a single session or a whole week.

Our multi-activity programme brings together a balanced mix of science, arts and crafts, sport, cookery, drama, dance and outdoor activities. We ensure that children get the best out of their school holiday. Each week Holiday Club has a different theme and includes a range of games, tasks, sporting and creative activities. This year we are pleased to introduce a dedicated science week in our Senior School science department for all budding scientists from 8 to 11 years.

Sports and Dance Week
Week 1: Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July (ages 3 to 11).

Arts and Cookery Week
Week 2: Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August. Arts Week is for children aged 3 to 7 and Cookery Week is for ages 8+.

Drama and The Great Outdoors
Week 3: Monday 10 August to Friday 14 August (ages 3 to 11).

Seaside Week (Early Years) and Science Week (age 8 and over).
Week 4: Monday 17 August to Friday 21 August
Seaside Week is for children aged 3 to 7 years. Science Week, for children aged 8 to 11 years, is based in our Science Department at the Senior School.

Holiday Club prices
Holiday Club costs are £30 a day or £150 a week for the shorter day 9.00am to 4.00pm and £35 per day or £175 per week for the extended day from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Medical Form
Before Holiday Club starts we will also need you to complete a Medical Form which must be returned in confidence to the Holiday Club Organiser Mr Graeme Oliver, Portsmouth High School GDST, 25 Kent Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3EQ by Monday 20 July 2020. The Medical Form can be downloaded here.

Terms and Conditions

Changing your booking
Seven days notice is required and the school will endeavour to change the dates within the same holiday season (e.g. summer), subject to availability at no extra cost.

Cancelling your booking
A minimum of 14 days notice is required to cancel a booking. All monies paid will be refunded less the equivalent of £10 per day cancellation fee. In the case of cancellations with less than 14 days notice, we regret that no refund is available except in the case of injury/illness which has been certified in writing by a registered medical practitioner accompanied by a letter to the school.

Insurance
All children in our care are covered by our Public Liability Insurance.

First Aid
In the event of an accident, first aid will be administered to children in our care, and the emergency services will be called if necessary.

Child Exclusion
If, on the rare occasion that a child proves incompatible with the general well-being of the group e.g. bullying, disruptive or aggressive behaviour, the school reserves the right to exclude such children. No refund will be made for any remaining days booked and any costs associated with the exclusion, including transport home, will be the parent’s responsibility.

Please note: children are required to bring packed lunches and snacks every day.  Portsmouth High School is happy to accept Childcare Vouchers as payment for Holiday Club. For a list of providers, and the relevant codes, please click here.