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 Alan Routley (YoE 1938)

Sadly, we have received a letter from Kathleen Routley regarding the death of her husband Alan (YoE 1938). 

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Death of Dan Verrier YoE 1954

I'm very sorry to have to record the death of a very old friend of mine, Dan Verrier (DOE 1954), on Sunday 12 July.

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Death of Graham Crowder YoE 1959

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

An obituary is available to read here (click this link).

News Updates

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Messages & Notices


The Association continues to receive generous donations from members. These are very welcome and help to pay for the administration and postage running costs we have. If you would like to make a donation

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The Association is always pleased to receive any news, messages or other interesting information from members. Please send to us using this contact form

Archived News & Messages

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.