Transport and how to find us

Portsmouth High School is located in the heart of Southsea in Hampshire and is just a five minute walk away from the seafront. The school welcomes pupils from a wide catchment area covering Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight.

Portsmouth High School offers transport provision for pupils from a wide catchment area using the school’s own minibus fleet.

Coming soon – our new minibus route to the area east of Chichester starts in January 2021 picking up from Fontwell, Westergate, the Shopwyke Lakes area and the city of Chichester. Contact our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Charlotte Thomson, to find out more.

For further information on any aspect of travel to and from school on a daily basis, please contact Mrs Thomson who will be happy to help on 023 9282 6714 or via

School Minibus Services


Portsmouth High School offers transport provision for pupils using the school’s own minibus fleet. This offers a more personal door to door service with shorter journey times and more direct routes which benefits pupils and parents alike.

Please note there is some flexibility with pick-up and drop-off points so do contact our Admissions Registrar on 023 9282 6714 if you have a requirement in an area not listed below.

Minibus drivers are all Portsmouth High School staff. Younger pupils are assigned a ‘buddy’ to travel with and girls are dropped right at the school door each day giving peace of mind for parents.

There are currently ten minibus routes in operation in the local catchment area. Route 11 does not start until January 2021.

Route 1
Collection points at Clanfield, Rowlands Castle and Bedhampton.

Route 2
Collection points at Bosham, Emsworth, Havant.

Route 3
Collection points at Denmead, Horndean.and Waterlooville.

Route 4
Collection points at Droxford and Wickham..

Route 5
Collection points at Fishbourne and Westbourne.

Route 6
Collection points at Chichester.

Route 7
Collection points at Birdham, Southbourne and Havant.

Route 8
Collection points on Hayling Island and Langstone

Route 9
Collection points at The Hard railway station and Isle of Wight hover terminal.

Route 10
Collection points at Fareham, Shedfield and Wickham.

Route 11
Collection points at Chichester, Westergate, Fontwell and Shopwyke Lakes area – starting January 2021. Pick-up points to be confirmed.

Please click on the numbers at the top of the map below to show the 10 different minibus routes and the area which the new Route 11 will cover.

Minibus Route Maps


Journey by rail

There are rail services from Southampton, Fareham, Chichester, Havant and Petersfield. Portsmouth railway station (The Hard) is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the school. The school minibus collects and drops off pupils at the station daily.

Travelling from the Isle of Wight

Hovercraft on seafront, travel, Private School Portsmouth

Portsmouth High School can easily be reached from the Isle of Wight via the daily hovercraft service run by Hovertravel Ltd. The school is just a five minute walk from the Southsea hover terminal.

Pupils are met in Southsea by a school minibus and driven to the school door where teaching staff take over their care. At the end of the school day the minibus transports girls back to the Southsea hover terminal for their journey to Ryde where they return to the care of their parents and carers.


Visitors should be aware that there is limited parking on the school site. Disabled parking spaces are available and visitors are asked to respect the fact that these are intended for use by disabled visitors only. Visitors with a disability are asked to telephone the school in advance to ensure a parking space is available for them.