Press Release – 2018 – Outstanding GCSE Results at Portland Place School

Portland Place School has celebrated the success of its pupils as they collected their excellent GCSE results today, (23 August).

The leading independent school announces a highly-commendable 92% overall pass rate at 9-4, with significant achievement in the Modern Foreign Languages department which boasts 100% A*-C grades secured in French, Chinese, German and Arabic.

Notably, GCSE Media Studies also records an impressive 100% A*-C grades attained by pupils.

The fantastic results are a fitting start to a newly transformed educational offering at the Marylebone-based school, which has seen a large investment to create an unrivalled centre of creative, academic and sporting and technological excellence in the heart of London. The school has also extended its scholarship programme in a drive to develop talented, local pupils.

Headmaster at Portland Place School, David Bradbury commented: “It has been a successful academic year; the results are brilliant and we are very proud of our pupils and teaching staff for their hard work and commitment to achieving.

“It is pleasing to see that we are going from strength to strength which gives us confidence that our method of teaching, focussing on individual attention in a nurturing and creative environment, enabling our pupils to fulfil their potential while expressing their creativity in our specialist facilities. We wish our pupils the very best and look forward to seeing their future achievements.”

Portland Place School is a leading independent co-educational school for children aged 9-16, located directly in the heart of the City of Westminster. It was founded with a particular purpose in mind: to be an alternative to the intense, large, examinations focused independent day schools of which there are many in London.

The school ethos is to be small, nurturing and be relaxed, encouraging and enabling those who attend to achieve their very best academically, with space to develop and express their creativity and athleticism.

The school has recently announced an investment which includes the creation of a new studio to benefit their Graphics, Photography, Film and Media department, and a new flexible workshop space for superior Creative Arts provision, allowing for a more integrated offer, specifically through Art & Design where students will be able to work and submit their projects in a variety of media – 3D Design, Fine Art, Textiles, Graphics, Photography.

It is also building a contemporary dining facility and developing a larger multi-functional performance area.