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Education Settings in Portsmouth

In Portsmouth City we have many different education settings that you can consider for your child or young persons education.  This page aims to explain the different types and provide a list of the current settings that are available.

Choosing an education setting is an important decision which will impact on your child/ young person and your whole family, so it is worth spending time looking at the options available. Understandably, concerns are even greater if a child/young person has special educational needs (SEN).

Education Settings in Portsmouth City Local Area

A list of Mainstream Infant Schools in Portsmouth

Bramble Infant School and Nursery, Bramble Road, Portsmouth, PO4 0DT

Court Lane Infant Academy, Hilary Road, Portsmouth, PO6 2PP

Cumberland Infant School, Methuen Road, Portsmouth, PO4 9HJ

Devonshire Infant School, Francis Avenue, Portsmouth, PO4 0AG

Kings Academy Northern Parade, Kipling Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9NJ

Kings Academy College Park Infant School, Crofton Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0LB

Langstone Infant Academy, Stride Avenue, Portsmouth, PO3 6HL

Manor Infant School, Inverness Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5QR

Mayfield School, Mayfield Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0RH

Meon Infant School, Shelford Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8NT

Moorings Way Infant School, Moorings Way, Portsmouth, PO4 8YJ

Penbridge Infant School and Nursery, Lincoln Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5BG

Solent Infant School, Evelegh Road, Portsmouth, PO6 1DH

Southsea Infant School, Collingwood Road, Portsmouth, PO5 2SR

Stamshaw Infant School, North End Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 8NW

Further information on School Admissions in Portsmouth can be found at

A list of Mainstream Junior Schools in Portsmouth

Court Lane Junior Academy, Hilary Avenue, Portsmouth, PO6 2PP

Craneswater Junior School, St Ronan’s Road, Portsmouth, PO4 0PX

Fernhurst Junior School, Francis Avenue, Portsmouth, PO4 0AG

Kings Academy College Park Junior, Crofton Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0NT

Kings Academy Northern Parade Junior, Doyle Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 9NE

Langstone Junior Academy, Lakeside Avenue, Portsmouth, PO3 6EZ

Mayfield School, Mayfield Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0RH

Meon Junior School, Shelford Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8NT

Solent Junior School, Solent Road, Portsmouth, PO6 1HJ

Stamshaw Junior School, Tipner Road, Portsmouth, PO2 8QH

Further information on School Admissions can be found at

A list of Mainstream Primary Schools in Portsmouth

Ark Ayrton Primary Academy, Somers Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4LS

Ark Dickens Primary Academy, Turner Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4PN

Arundel Court PrimaryAcademy, Northam Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1JE

Beacon View Primary Academy, Allaway Avenue, Portsmouth, PO6 3PS

Copnor Primary School, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5BZ

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 9AX

Cottage Grove Primary School, Chivers Close, Portsmouth, PO5 1HG

Flying Bull Primary Academy, Flying Bull Lane, Portsmouth, PO2 7BJ

Gatcombe Park Primary, St Barbara Way, Portsmouth, PO2 0UR

Highbury Primary School, Dovercourt Road, Portsmouth, PO6 2RZ

Mayfield School, Mayfield Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0RH

Medina Primary School, Medina Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3NH

Milton Park Primary School, Eastney Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8ET

New Horizons Primary School, Portchester Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7JB

Portsdown Primary School, Sundridge Close, Portsmouth, PO6 3JL

St George’s Beneficial Church of England Primary School, Hanover Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3BN

St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, Cottage View, Portsmouth, PO1 1PX

St Jude’s Church of England Primary School, St Nicholas Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2NZ

St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Bourne Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4JD

St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School, Taswell Road, Portsmouth, PO5 2RG

Victory Primary School, Allaway Avenue, Portsmouth, PO6 4QP

Westover Primary School, Westover Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6NS

Wimborne Primary School, Wimborne road, Portsmouth, PO4 8DE


Further information on School Admissions can be found at

A list of Mainstream Secondary Schools in Portsmouth

Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth PO3 5XT

Charter Academy, Hyde Park Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4HL

Castle View Academy, Allaway Avenue, Portsmouth, PO6 4QP

Mayfield School, Portsmouth, PO2 0RH

Miltoncross Academy, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6RB

Priory School, Fawcett Road, Portsmouth, PO4 0DL

Springfield School, Central Road, Portsmouth, PO6 1QY

St Edmunds Catholic School, Arundel Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1RX

The Portsmouth Academy, St Mary’s Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PF

Trafalgar School, London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9RJ

University Technical College, London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9RJ

Further information on School Admissions can be found at

A list of Special Schools in Portsmouth

Cliffdale Primary Academy
Cliffdale Primary Academy is a designated special school which caters for children between 4 and 11 years of age who are experiencing moderate learning difficulties. In addition the school is specifically resourced to cater for children who have a social communication difficulty including autistic spectrum disorders.

Mary Rose Academy
Mary Rose is a designated special school which caters for children aged between 3 and 19 years of age who are experiencing severe and complex learning difficulties. Some children may have a complexity of special educational needs including physical difficulties, medical conditions and varying degrees of sensory impairment.

Redwood Park Academy
Redwood Park is a designated special school which caters for children between 11 and 16 years of age who are experiencing learning difficulties.

The Harbour School
The Harbour School makes provision for pupils aged 9 to 16 who have a wide range of social, emotional, mental health (SEMH) needs and provides a behaviour support service for all ages to mainstream schools. This provision is provide across four sites in Portsmouth in Cosham, Stamshaw, Tipner and Fratton.

The Wymering School
The Wymering School is a special school for children in the age range 9-16 with a neurodiverse profile where there are significant social communication and interaction difficulties, associated speech, language and communication difficulties and high levels of anxiety and / or associated challenging and distressed behaviour.



A list of Section 41 registered Independent Special Schools

For the  full list of section 41 Independent Special Schools please click here

We have a small number of students placed at independent special schools.

These include:

Southlands School, Lymington – Southlands School is an Ofsted-registered independent specialist school, offering 38-week through to 52-week residential and day placements for boys and girls aged 7-19 years old with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome and other associated difficulties on the Autistic Spectrum. Click here for more information.

St Edwards School, Romsey – St Edward’s is a special school providing care and education for boys who experience social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Click here for more information. 

Coxlease School – A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 18 with behavioural, social, emotional or mental health difficulties. Click here for more information. 

Treloar School – Treloar School and Treloar College provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Click here for more information.


A list of Colleges in Portsmouth

There are many colleges in Portsmouth that offer a range of academic and vocational (related to work) courses that help young people towards independence and finding a job. These courses can build on the young person’s skills and interests.

Courses related to work can include plumbing, electrical installation, office skills, ICT, beauty therapy, catering and tourism.

If you are thinking of going to college make sure you look on the individual college websites to find out when their open days are so you can look around, meet the staff, and see the facilities to help you decide.
You can view the individual contact details below for more information about each Local Offer for post 16 education.

Fareham College
Havant and Southdowns College – 
City of Portsmouth College –
St Vincent College, Gosport –
University Technical College, Portsmouth –

How do I apply for a place at college?
Once you have chosen a course you will need to apply. You can do this online on the colleges own website or you can fill in a paper form. When you apply you will be asked if you have any special educational needs or disabilities, and whether or not you have an education health and care plan ( EHCP). If you have an EHCP Portsmouth City Council Special Educational Needs ( SEN) team will send a copy of your EHC plan to the college you have applied for. The college may invite you for a meeting to discuss your support needs and how they could be met.
Colleges have their own deadlines (cut off dates) for applying to them – make sure you check what these are.

When will I find out if I have a college place?
Young People with Education Health and Care plans will find out which college they will be going to by the 31st of March in the year that they start. Students who don’t have an EHCP will get their offers before August of the year they start. Most students will be invited to enrolment days in August or September.

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