Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to Portland Place.

The Good Schools’ Guide described us as

‘a small, nurturing school in the heart of London with a distinctive ethos. Ideal for lively and engaged youngsters, it’s a godsend for parents looking for unpressurised environment that offers inspirational teaching and great opportunities ’

We hope that will be your conclusion too.

Here at Portland Place we believe that exceptional teaching, combined with a modern curriculum inside and outside the classroom, provides the best stimulus for children to become inquisitive, open-minded and creative learners and achieve beyond exams.  We believe that all parents wish for is the knowledge that the grades their child achieves are the very best.  This is reflected in our strong results that show ‘significant positive value added’ by at least 1 grade – Cambridge CEM data.

Our students look to a variety of options after GCSEs – A level courses, yes, but also BTEC, Foundation courses and apprenticeships. At Portland Place School we focus on best preparing our students for any of those paths they wish to take. We partner with DLD College to provide a seamless route for our students post-16 but we fully support our students into any course and college when they move on from Portland Place.

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

David Bradbury


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,...

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