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Year 7 Transition

Welcome to The Portsmouth Academy

Welcome to The Portsmouth Academy’s Year 7 Transition page. We’re delighted that your child has chosen to join us in September 2024. As students prepare to embark on the next phase of their educational journey, we understand that this can be both an exciting and anxious time for both students and parents. This page aims to provide you with an overview of the information you may need to help your child prepare for and settle into their new school. 

Parental Communication

If you have accepted a place for your child at The Portsmouth Academy for September 2024, you will have received some or all of the following emails. Please contact Miss Meale at if you've not received this communication from the school or if you've recently changed your email address.


Year 7 Parents Welcome Booklet

Coming soon. 



Uniform Policy

Uniform can be purchased online from  Penelope Ann School Wear or Monkhouse.

You can also visit Penelope Ann's Portsmouth Store located at:

34-36 Tangier Road



Tel:  02392 666142


Equipment List for Students

To be prepared for the learning day, students should have the following items every day. 

  • One:one device (fully charged)
  • Wired Headphones (not wireless) with Aux connection
  • Black or blue pens (at least 2)
  • Pencil 
  • Ruler
  • Red Pen
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Scientific Calculator

School Lunches and Payment System

The Portsmouth Academy has a cashless catering system and payments for school lunches must be made through the school's payment system PlusPay. You will receive a registration email for PlusPay in September when your child goes on roll.

For more information about school lunches at The Portsmouth Academy click here.

Link to the school's payment system PlusPay.

Key Contacts