A stress free transition to secondary

Year 6 at Portland Place Virtual School provides the opportunity to learn in a happy, creative and supportive environment with individualised support and without the pressure of SATS or 11+ enabling a smooth transition into Year 7.

Create

  • creative curriculum encouraging cross curricular learning
  • creative Arts a real strength of PVS
  • instrumental Music lessons online

Engage

  • small virtual class sizes with close links to KS3
  • encouraging individual interests and passions to support curriculum learning
  • development of responsibility through role modelling, use of structured organisational tools and clear progression and integration with Year 7

Nurture

  • individualised support plans for students with additional needs
  • supportive environment underpinned by a ‘growth mindset’ philosophy
  • regular communication with parents about student progress and class work
  • excellent pastoral care of students

Discover

  • opportunities for residential trips abroad
  • opportunities to access fantastic subject specific facilities (e.g. science laboratories and art studios)

Inspire

  • opportunities to take part in Senior School events and performances
  • extra-curricular activities such as debating and music
  • integrated Apple technology encourages digital learning across curriculum with each student being given their own iPad.