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Principal’s Welcome

We are very proud of our school, which offers a wonderful education; full of opportunities for young people to ‘Aspire and Achieve’. For the last three years, we have been on a journey to become a fully accredited Thinking school. Less than 100 schools internationally have achieved this prestigious status, which is awarded by the University of Exeter. You can read their full report by clicking here.

We credit the thinking school philosophy with helping our young people to establish habits of excellence which lead them to outstanding success in their public examinations. The 2016 exam results place the school as one of the highest performing in the city. 64% of students achieved the gold standard of 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C, including English and maths, and 75% achieved 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C. More than 1 in 4 grades was an A*/A showing that the most able students achieve extremely well with us. Indeed, we are proud of how we support every student, no matter what their academic starting points. According to government measures, the progress we make with our students is outstanding.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to The Portsmouth Academy. Please contact the school reception to find out about our open events, or indeed to book a tour with myself.

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Natalie Sheppard MA, NPQH