Principal’s Welcome

Principal’s Welcome

We are very proud of our school, which offers a wonderful learning environment full of opportunities for young people to ‘Aspire and Achieve.’ We are unique in Portsmouth, and indeed along the south coast, in being a ‘thinking school’. This may sound a little odd, after all surely all schools put ‘thinking’ at the heart of what they do! However, in our school students are given special tools which help them to learn how to think. We also help them to develop 16 ‘habits of excellence’ which set them up for success in education, and indeed in a career of their choice.

Our results speak for themselves. We are among the best schools in Portsmouth for enabling students to gain A’s and A*s in a broad range of GCSE subjects. Excellent behaviour, fantastic facilities and brilliant teaching combine to make our school an exceptional place to learn. We much prefer to demonstrate this and warmly welcome tours of the school, at any time. Please contact the school to arrange one. I hope that you find the website useful in providing much more information about the quality of education we provide. May I draw your attention, in particular, to our ‘fertile questions’ which provide a flavour of the exciting and ‘thought-full’ questions we enjoy exploring with our learners.

Kind regards,


Natalie Sheppard



Key Dates

Y11 Leavers Prom Fri, 01 July 2016 18:30 Fri, 01 July 2016 23:00
Event: End of Term Wed, 20 July 2016 15:00 Wed, 20 July 2016 16:00
INSET DAY 1 Mon, 05 September 2016 08:45 Mon, 05 September 2016 15:00
INSET DAY 2 Fri, 21 October 2016 08:45 Fri, 21 October 2016 15:00
INSET Day 3 Tue, 03 January 2017 08:45 Tue, 03 January 2017 15:00