We were delighted this term to hear that The Portsmouth Grammar School was included in the Schools Sports Magazine Top 100 Sport Schools.

PGS Sport was placed 70th on the Top 100 list compiled by School Sports Magazine this year and we are extremely proud to be the only co-educational school in Hampshire to have made the top 100. This is a brilliant reward for the hard work and commitment that our pupils, and of course our staff, dedicate every week to PGS Sport.

“Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to make participation in sport such an enriching and rewarding experience at our school,” said Dr Anne Cotton, Head of The Portsmouth Grammar School. “Being included in the list this year is a fantastic achievement and one that our pupils and staff should be very proud about.”

In compiling their list School Sport Magazine give more weighting to success in a range of sports rather than single sports and those sports with more schools competing. Reaching the top 30 puts you in the top 1-3% of the country’s state or independent sporting schools while the top 100 puts you in the top 3-10%. PGS have been included this year primarily due to our success in reaching the last 16 of the Natwest Rugby U18s Cup and our third place in the National Hockey Championships (team pictured left).

“It is great to be included in this list,” said Director of Sport at The Portsmouth Grammar School, Mr Evan Stewart. “Our team work incredibly hard to provide a range of sporting activities that our pupils can engage with and hopefully, find that one sport that they love to play. We aim to encourage their love of a sport as well as looking after their health and well-being in general as we believe this is the best way to find success at any level. This has been particularly challenging this term with all our sport activities being run remotely. In addition to the sterling work of our Sports teachers, pupils were offered specialist classes in activities such as virtual dance lessons and fitness sessions, delivered by local businesses such as The Box Portsmouth. All of this combined helped to keep our pupils highly motivated and energised during this challenging time.”

Once again, huge congratulations to the Sports Department, and particularly to all the pupils who have helped make the year such a successful one for Sport.