Purbrook Park School

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Purbrook Park School
Motto Enjoy Enrich Excel
Established 1906
Type Foundation school
Headteacher Mr. Paul Foxley
Location Park Avenue
50°51′32″N 1°02′24″W / 50.859°N 1.040°W / 50.859; -1.040Coordinates: 50°51′32″N 1°02′24″W / 50.859°N 1.040°W / 50.859; -1.040
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116506 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 100
Students 840
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.purbrookparkschool.co.uk

Purbrook Park School is a comprehensive co-educational secondary school situated in Purbrook, north of Portsmouth, Hampshire. The school has an enrollment number of 840 pupils, aged 11 through to 16. It became a trust school in April 2009. Ofsted judged the school to be a "Good School" in May 2015.


The main building has existed on the site since 1769. The original building was built for Peter Taylor MP by the Palladian architect Sir Robert Taylor, who was also the architect of the first Bank of England. The estate was bought by John Deverell in 1839 and remained within the Deverell family until 1919, when the estate was sold off at auction because the cost to run it was too great. The house and its 4 acres worth of grounds were sold at auction to Maurice Hill. The house remained empty until 1924 before County Authorities bought the house and its grounds for £11,000.

The house was converted into a grammar school in September 1924 and was known as Purbrook Park County High School. A new hall and gynamsium were created in 1928 and 1935, respectively. Further outbuildings were made throughout the twentieth century to accompany specialist subjects.

In 2016, a new Discovery Wing was added at the front of the school, with new classrooms, a new Discovery Centre, and a new restaurant and cafe.

Since 1 April 2009, the school has been a trust school.

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  1. ^ "Purbrook Park School". Ofsted. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 

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