Portchester Community School

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Portchester Community School website. We hope that the site will convey some of our ethos and culture and prove to be both informative and easy to use.

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The school's curriculum is good, providing well for the needs and interests of its students
Ofsted 2013

First Level 2 Rights Respecting Secondary School in the UK


Early Closure Wednesday 24th September 2014

In order to prepare for the open evening the school will finish at 1.10pm on this day


Portchester Celebrates Examination Results

The students and staff of Portchester Community School were celebrating an excellent set of examination results as they gathered at the school on Thursday 21st August.

Overall results were up 12% on last year using the government's' current measure of 5 A* to C Grades including English and Maths - this year's figure being 45%.  EBACC (another measure) was also up by 12%.

65% of students achieved at least a C grade at Maths and over 50% in English. 

There were no fewer than 18 students who achieved five or more A*/A grades, and eleven with eight or more  A*/A grades.

George, Jasmine, Jess and Hannah celebrate their 37 A* and A Grades!

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Headteacher's Newsletter

Click here to read the latest Headteacher's Newsletter which contains information on our GCSE results and key dates for the forthcoming year


Celebrating 75 Years of Portchester Community School

1st September 1939 - 1st September 2014

Portchester Community School has sustained 75 years of quality service to its local community

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us with this celebration


 Chris Lubbe- bodyguard to Nelson Mandela for eight years visits Portchester School.
July 21st 2014

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Portchester Community School Sports Day
17th July 2014

'Another Triumph'
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'Sports Day Special Publication'

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Steel Pans/Samba - free Workshops
Saturdays 8.30 - 9.30am
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Year 9 Linguists visit South Downs’ College

On Wednesday 2nd July, eight of our Year 9 GCSE students visited South Downs’ College to take part in the annual ‘Gifted and Talented Linguists’ Day’.  Students were able to extend the language that they are studying for GCSE and also have lessons in two new languages.  Our students had a go at Mandarin, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian and British Sign Language.  

The feedback from our students was unanimously positive and all enjoyed the day enormously.  They were very enthusiastic about the sessions they attended and they also enjoyed their first experience of what studying at college is like.  The students were fantastic ambassadors for our school and we look forward to keeping in touch with the South Downs’ staff and students next year.


Hampshire Book Award Voting Day
June 27th 2014 at Bridgemary School

Chloe Harris, Rachel Greenaway, Caitlyn Jackson, Dipshika Purja, Alex Witherden, Emily Hensman, Mollie Munday, Emily Laver, Sam Martin, Bethan Findley, Charlie Cane

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The Hampshire Book Awards was held at Bridgemary School on the 27th of June 2014.  Portchester, Bridgemary, Brune Park, Cams Hill and Hamble Schools chose a selection of students to read 6 books over the course of 16 weeks. We all came together today at Bridgemary School to discuss what we thought of the books, completed a quiz and voted for a winner.  The winner was Bodyguard: Hostage by Chris Bradford.  Wonder by R. J. Palacio achieved 2nd place and After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross won 3rd place. Bethan Findley - more reviews here

Portchester Gala 2014

Brilliant sunshine was the setting for the 2014 Portchester Gala.  The school community was well represented by the PTA and the day Nursery, both of whom won prizes in their own categories which were awarded by local MP Mark Hoban.  Many thanks go to the ladies of the school PTA who organsied the school's contribution, and to Mr Grant and Mrs Lloyd who along with their classes made the wonderful car and banners for our Grease-themed entry.  Students on the parade had a great time and considerable funds were raised for the school.

PTA member Sarah LeMay, Mark Hoban MP and some of our students

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International Day at Portsmouth University

On 18th June, eight students from Year 8 took part in the Fareham and Gosport Schools’ International Day at Portsmouth University with the aim of learning more about different cultures and languages.  Our students took part in different workshops such as Chinese Language, Sevillanas Dancing, Czech Festivals, Italian Gestures and Colloquial French as well as tasting foods from all around the world, which went down especially well! 

Our students represented our school brilliantly and all enjoyed the experience enormously.  Comments from the students included: 

  • It was beyond brilliant!
  • I am so glad I had the opportunity to go!
  • I would love to go again!
  • It was fun and a great way to earn new languages!


Faith and Football Final

Portchester Community School students once again represented the school with honour in the latest Enterprise Challenge finals.  The "Fizz" team comprising Jasmine Amos, Laurel Boxall, Emma Brookes, Izzy Lipington and Lauren Sturdy made it all the way to the final with their innovative range of bathtime treats which have been successfully marketed at the Cascades Centre in Portsmouth.  Although they did not win the competition this time they were commended by the judges.  Laurel and Emma have also been nominated for scholarships at the prestigious Enterprise Business College linked to Portsmouth University.  The school is proud of you all!

The girls with Pompey FC legend Linvoy Primus


Intermediate Maths Challenge Success 2014

Pupils at Portchester Community School achieved 2 Gold, 9 Silver and 8 Bronze Certificates in this year’s UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge.  Over 200,000 pupils from across the UK sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge with roughly the top 6% receiving Gold Certificates, 13% Silver and 21% Bronze.
Portchester’s highest achieving student, Raoul Scribbans was invited to participate in the next round of the challenge – called the Pink Kangaroo and Raoul achieved a Certificate of Merit, the highest award in this category.
The Intermediate Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and is aimed at students in Years 9, 10 and 11.
Here is a sample question from this year’s Intermediate Maths Challenge:

You are given that m is an even integer and n is an odd integer.  Which of these is an odd integer?

A  3m + 4n       B  5mn       C  (m + 3n)2       D m3n3       E  5m + 6n


Metameer Visit 2014

On May 15th Portchester School once more played host to our friends from Metameer school in the Netherlands.  Over 50 students and staff from our partner school were involved in activities as diverse as wheelchair basketball and classroom discussions, as well as a visit to the castle.

Metameer staff and students were unanimous in their praise of our friendly and helpful students who acted as guides and mentors for the day. An international football match on the 3G pitch at lunchtime resulted in a narrow win for England.  A promising omen ahead of the world cup perhaps?

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 National Festival of Music For Youth - Again!  

Once again Portchester Community School will be represented by the steel band at the final of the International Festival of Music For Youth in Birmingham this July.  Few schools can aspire to the standards required to reach this pinnacle of achievement, and congratulations must go to Mr Beadell and his musicians for their continued success.