Somerset Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 3AA
10 reasons to choose Portswood Primary School
Main point of differentiation
Portswood Primary School is one of the best state primary schools in Southampton, ranking in the top 100 in the country, with a Schoolsmith Score® of 73. It also has one of the best academic records among local primary schools. (read the area review here)
Portswood Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 3 members of HISP Multi Academy Trust ltd. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. It is one of the 5 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Southampton LEA.
Average class size
Portswood Primary School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Portswood Primary School ranks in the top 1% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 3% of schools.
The Portswood Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately, with cross-curricular linking when appropriate. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Portswood Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Portswood Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and instrument ensemble. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Portswood Primary School
The Gregg School (1.9 miles); King Edward VI School (2.5 miles).
St Anne’s Catholic School (1.7 miles); Wildern School (4.5 miles); Thornden School (5.3 miles).