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.

For further information on any aspect of travel to and from school on a daily basis, please contact our Admissions Registrar, Charlotte Thomson, on 023 9282 6714 or

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.

The ten minibus routes currently in operation in the local catchment area are:

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

Route 2
Collection points at Emsworth, Havant and Langstone.

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

Route 4
Collection points at Droxford and Wickham..

Route 5
Collection points at Fishbourne and Wickham.

Route 6
Collection points at Chichester.

Route 7
Collection points at Birdham, Southbourne and Emsworth..

Route 8
Collection points on Hayling Island.

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

Route 10
Collection points at Fareham.

Please click on the numbers at the top of the map below to show the 10 different minibus routes.

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. They travel back over to Ryde and return to the care of 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.