New places to be offered at Portsmouth Grammar School

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THREE fully-funded places for year 7 schoolchildren are being offered at Portsmouth Grammar School under a new scheme.

The Old Portsmouth school is offering the bursary awards under a recently-launched William Smith Fund, which is named after the founder of the school.

Headteacher James Priory said: ‘It is our commitment to make it possible for bright and motivated children to come to PGS regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

‘We created a fund in honour of our founder, William Smith, and actively sought philanthropic support from the school community during a campaign this summer.

‘The generous contributions from the school community mean that we have the amazing opportunity to enhance our bursary support, and to be able to offer these free places to young people who due to financial reasons may not have considered applying to us before.’

The winners of the bursary awards will be able to start Year 7 at the school in September next year.