Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to Portland Place. As The Good Schools’ Guide described us ‘Portland Place really does try to understand each individual pupil and help them find the best possible outcome for their abilities and skills.’ We hope that will be your conclusion too with Portland Place Virtual School.

Here at Portland Place Virtual School we believe that exceptional teaching, combined with a modern curriculum 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 a 9 or a 5.  This is reflected in our impressive results in which independent statistical evidence shows that we ‘add significant value,’ often 1 or 2 grades to those predicted by externally administered baseline testing.

Our students look to a variety of options after GCSEs – A level courses, yes, but also BTEC, Foundation courses and apprenticeships. At Portland Place Virtual School we focus on best preparing our students for any of those paths they wish to take. Through the Alpha Plus Group 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 are looking a virtual school which takes advantage of both a traditional Independent school setting whilst offering a unique online offering if you want a virtual school that can achieve excellent results but let a young person have fun in gaining them– 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).