The Portsmouth Grammar School

Boys (2 - 18)
Girls (2 - 18)
The Portsmouth Grammar School

At The Portsmouth Grammar School we have a proud history of delivering an outstanding education to our pupils for nearly 300 years. The secret to our success has always been to look forwards. Our outward looking and contemporary approach means that we are able to constantly innovate and develop our provision to ensure that pupils thrive when.

About the school

We wish the members of our community to be both happy and successful, and our purpose as a school is to offer an outstanding education that prepares each individual to lead a fulfilled and purposeful life. The Main Archway is symbolic of our inclusivity as a school community and our desire to expand horizons: 

‘All experience is an arch wherethrough 

                Gleams that untraveled world’, Tennyson         

In the spirit of our founder, Dr William Smith, we encourage our pupils to think not only about where they will be at 18 but where they aspire to be at 25.  Portsmouth is, after all, a city concerned with destinations. 

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 1263 (1263 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £3692 to £5754/term

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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

Financial Assistance

We provide an extensive programme of means-tested financial assistance in the Senior School from 11-18 years and are extremely grateful to our alumni, friends and the school community, whose generosity makes it possible for a growing number of pupils to join PGS each year regardless of their financial situation. 

Assistance with fees is awarded based on financial need and reflects the outstanding academic potential of an individual pupil regardless of their ability to afford the school fees. The main points of entry are at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form and it is typically at these points that financial support is awarded. 


Scholarships are awarded to recognise exceptional academic or co-curricular ability and are not means-tested. All candidates are automatically considered for academic scholarships at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form – these do not need to be applied for.

Additionally, scholarships can al

Fees are displayed in GBP. The above assumes that you have taken advantage of the termly Direct Debit which attracts a 3% discount.

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Admissions Process

Choosing the right school for your child is a very important process.

We are happy to do all that we can to support prospective families in finding out more about the opportunities on offer at The Portsmouth Grammar School and to experience what makes this such a friendly and vibrant school.

We are fully co-educational throughout the school, which means that girls and boys can join from the age of 2½ in the Pre-School. Other main points of entry are 4+ and 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ (Sixth Form). We may also be able to offer places in intermediate year groups and are experienced in supporting families who are relocating to the area from other parts of the UK or overseas. 

To read and download information on the admissions process as well as other information including travel to school, uniform, school lunches, scholarships and financial assistance, please

Finding out more

Key Facts

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