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 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 their child is capable of, be that an A* or a C, a 9 or a 5.  This is reflected in our impressive results where for the second year running Portland Place is in the top 10% of all schools nationally for progress at A – Level. Independent statistical evidence shows that we ‘add significant value,’ often 1 or 2 grades to those predicted by externally administered adaptive testing.

Welcome, also, to our 21st Anniversary year! This is a significant milestone in the life of Portland Place School and we will be holding events throughout the school year to celebrate the achievements of the school to date but also launch Portland Place into its next decades.

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 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).