INSET Day, School Closed to Students, Friday 1st December

Year 11 Information Evening: 6:00-7:30pm, Wednesday 6th December

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 2023. 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 them 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 2023, 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

If you weren't able to attend our Parents' Information Evening on the 4th July, please click on the link below to view the Welcome booklet which was distributed to parents at the event. If you have any questions about any of the information contained in the booklet, please contact the school. A list of key contacts is at the end of this page. 

Year 7 Parents Welcome Booklet


Uniform Policy 2023

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

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
  • Knowledge Bank

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