Welcome from the Headmaster
Thank you for taking the time to find out about Port Regis. I have been Headmaster since 2010 yet I am struck almost daily by the outstanding range and depth of opportunities on offer to children here and the way in which our pupils make the most of them. There is no better way of appreciating these than to pay us a visit, and I hope that you will find enough on this website to encourage you to do so.
Port Regis is highly regarded for its academic, sporting and extra-curricular successes, and these are clearly important aspects of what we set out to do. On the academic front, pupils achieved the school's best ever results in 2011 then, in 2012, six departments bettered these results! The results for 2013 confirm that all pupils have successfully passed Common Entrance to their first choice schools.
The music department has matched 2013 again in 2014 with four music scholarships including a top Music scholarship to Eton. Endeavour in the Design and Technology studios has led to two Design scholarships while scholarships for ICT, Sport and Art and a further three All-Rounder scholarships demonstrate the extra curricular successes of our pupils and departments. This is the start of the assessment season with further candidates throughout the Spring. I am truly thrilled with these early successes.
While these achievements are outstanding and demonstrate the clear extra curricular and academic strength of the school at this time, one must remember that academic success comes in all shapes and sizes. Our thriving Learning Support Department helps children overcome difficulties in individual subjects with a clear contribution to the overall academic success of the school. None of this could be achieved without happy and well-motivated children, and for me this is the most fundamental aspect of the education we provide. One of the key secrets here, is having talented, hard-working and generous staff!
We aim to equip our children not only with good grades and important academic skills, but also with qualities of character to see them through their lives beyond school. Our most signifcant goal is that Port Regis children should learn how to acquire a perspective on life, allowing them to feel at ease with themselves, their fellows, their teachers and their families. We focus in particular on five values: Hospitality, Perseverance, Reconciliation, Generosity and Respect. We put these values for life at the heart of everything we do.
As you browse this website, you will understand that, while we have the highest expectations for our children in the classroom, on the stage, on the sports field and in all areas of extra-curricular life, we have equally high expectations for them in their interaction with their peers. We aim to produce children who are not only talented and high achieving, but who are also generous of spirit, curious about the world and its inhabitants, alive to its possibilities and engaged with their role in it.
I hope that this website will give you a good idea of the aims, atmosphere and
organisation of this wonderful school. Elizabeth and I would be delighted to welcome you here at any time for a meeting and tour.