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

Death of Graham Crowder YoE 1959

We have had the sad news of the death of Graham Crowder (1959) on Wednesday 27th May 2020.

Graham had a cancer diagnosis on 3rd April and unfortunately at that point it was so serious that soon after that it was clear that even chemotherapy was not an option. He was at home until Tuesday when he went to the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh. The funeral will be on Wednesday 3rd June.

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Latest News items are automatically removed from the Home Page after after a time to keep things tidy. This will be after an event has passed or after a reasonable period. You can still view archived material by clicking here.