Portsmouth Grammar School – Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Portsmouth Grammar School, known to many as PGS is an independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18. THere is a junior school of a little over 400 pupils and a senior school with a little over 1,100 pupils.

The school was founded in 1732 for boys only and was a boarding school but is now a highly-rated co-educational day school. It has close connections to Oxford University and the Royal Navy. The senior school’s present premises were previously known as Cambridge Barracks and are where Admiral Nelson spent his last night before leaving on his ship HMS Victory for the Battle of Trafalgar.

Portsmouth is a port on the south coast of England about 70 miles (110km) south west of London. It is one of the UK’s most important naval ports and has the oldest dry dock in the world. It has a population of just over 200,000 and a very proud naval history. Admiral Nelson’s HMS Victory is on display in Portsmouth and it is a busy ferry port as well.

Once they are ready, please click on the class name below to see the animals that the school’s pupils have sent to be cared for at the Bowdleflodes’ zoo.

The school’s own website can be found here.

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