Welcome

Welcome to Portland Place, a school that The Good Schools’ Guide described as ‘a godsend for the discerning parent.’ We hope that will be your conclusion too.  Here at Portland Place we believe that warmth, care and happiness are essential ingredients of a successful education.  We believe that all parents wish for is the knowledge that the grades their child achieves are the very best their child is capable of, be that an A* or a C, a 9 or a 5.  I hope you feel our results are impressive and reflect this.  What the bald figures do not show is the “value-added” an education at Portland Place brings to our pupils.  There are ways this can be measured and those figures for our pupils are some of the very best. But value-added is so much more than a number can capture; it is the breadth of experiences available to pupils. Part of that value-added is the superb range of co-curricular opportunities available to our pupils.  Our school is located in three buildings in very close proximity to each other in central London.  As our pupils get older and move more freely around Portland Place it is like a gentle introduction to life at university or at work, where the student belongs not only to a school or college but to a wider community.  Being at the centre of one of the world’s great cities allows us to make the education we offer even more exciting.  If you want a school that can achieve excellent results but let a young person have fun in gaining them; if you want a school that really does know, care and respect your child as an individual and not simply a statistic; if you want a school that believes you need more than classroom activities to stimulate a young mind – then please do come and see us; you will be made very welcome. 

 

David Bradbury 

Headmaster  

 

David Bradbury was previously the Deputy Head Academic at South Hampstead High School GDST. Before that he worked in a variety of maintained and international schools in various leadership roles including Assistant Head and Head of Science. He teaches physics, though he has also turned his hand to the other sciences and mathematics at times. He enjoys cryptic crosswords, cooking and archery (when he gets the chance).