Southern Grammar School For Boys Portsmouth 1888-1975

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This website, which has been developed by former pupils of the Southern Grammar School for Boys, Portsmouth (Old Secundrians), records the history of the school from its inception in 1888 until 1975 when, under UK government reforms, it became a comprehensive school.

Our aim is to develop the site using contributions from many former pupils and staff - not just one or two individuals - and we seek your active involvement in this respect; there is more about that in the Old Secundrians and Contributors sections. Having found your way to the site we very much hope that you will now take the next step by getting involved and let us have your contribution.

Latest News

2020 Dinner Update

The 2020 Old Secundrians Dinner will be on Friday 24th April 2020 at the Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth. Put the date in your diaries now - invitations will come out some weeks prior to the event. As always, the Brookfield will hold a number of rooms at a discounted rate for members. These can only be booked with the hotel directly and not through the Association or booking agency websites. Frist come first served.


New Obituary Added - Chris Wickham

An obituary has been added for Crhis Wickham (1952) who passed away on 30th December - click here to read it.

Pre-dinner golf match

Prior to each annual dinner a group of Old Secundrians participate in 18 holes of golf at selected local courses.

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