ZooLab visit - Mar 2020
The secondary department had a visit from ZooLab to support our animal topic. The ranger, Anna, brought in lots of animals for us to meet and we learned about what they looked and felt like, what they ate and where they lived. Lots of children (and staff) loved getting up close to these amazing creatures and learning more about them. Our thanks to Catherine Booth for her fundraising that paid for this fantastic experience!
World Book Day 2020
We had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day. There were lots of stories with sensory activities for the whole school to enjoy!
Chinese New Year 2020 - Lion Dance
We were treated to a fantastic Lion Dance to help us celebrate the Chinese New Year. Thank you to Suki's Dad (Grasshopper class) and your colleagues for giving us an amazing show, and also a even bigger THANK YOU for your incredibly kind donation of £500 for the school.
Christmas Lunch 2019
Our annual whole-school christmas lunch. Laura and her team of kitchen elves excelled themselves as this year we have more pupils and staff than ever before. It was absolutely lovely - thank you!
Reindeer Run - Dec 2019
Our annual 'Reindeer Run' in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. Thanks to all of the parents and carers who came along to support us - we hope you had fun!
Christmas Jumper Day Disco - 2019
We've all been getting into the festive mood for Christmas Jumper Day. This afternoon we sang and danced along to some classic christmas songs too!
Primary Nativity - 2019
This year our Primary Department put on an absolutely fantastic Nativity play, helped by some siblings! Our Sing and Sign choir also performed to get us in the christmas mood!
Secondary Carols Sing-a-long - 2019
Our Secondary department put on a very festive carol performance, with some brilliant outfits, singing and signing!
Christmas Fayre 2019
Thank you to everyone that came to our Christmas Fayre on Sunday. It was a great success and we have raised the bar yet again. We have smashed our previous totals and made an amazing £2,500. We could not have achieved this without our sponsors, Chancellors. Thanks also to all the businesses, families and individuals who have donated prizes towards our raffle, we are extremely grateful.
Head2Head Pantomime - Nov 2019
Portesbery students enjoyed a Multi-sensory Pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' performed by Head2Head Theatre. This fantastic show was funded by Surrey Heath Arts Council and attended by Councillor Edward Hawkins.
Harvest Festival - Oct 2019
Thanks to everyone that joined us and/or donated food and drink for our Harvest Festival. Your kind donations will be delivered to the Trussel Trust very soon!
Leavers' Assembly - July 2019
At this year's leavers' assembly we celebrated the achievements of some our of our students, who are either moving to a new department or leaving Portesbery to start new adventures into adulthood. Good luck from all of us at Portesbery - we will miss you!
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2019
Our annual event which showcases the talents of our pupils and staff. The standard was as high as ever this year, with some excellent props from some of the classes. The winners this year were Beech Class with their rendition of 'Do-Re-Mi' from the Sound of Music. In second place were Bee class with their Disney adventure, and Ladybird were third with their bicycle race!
BBQ & Celebration Evening - July 2019
Thank you to everyone that attended our annual BBQ & Presentation Evening. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves and are very proud of your child's achievements this year!
Secondary Sports Day - June 2019
fantastic Secondary and Post 16 Sports Day! All students took part and enjoyed showing off their skills throughout. It all finished with a very competitive parent/Grandparents/siblings race which was won by Jake Gaines! Well done all!
Family Fun Day - June 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended our Family Fun Day, it was a brilliant day with such an amazing turn out. We want to say a massive thank you to all the parents and staff that volunteered on the day - you helped make the day a great success. We managed to raise a fantastic £2,000! (A big thank you to Suki's Dad (Grashopper Class) for your very generous donation!). Also, a MASSIVE thank you to Healthy Smile Dental Practice in Deepcut for sponsoring the event.
Primary Sports Day - June 2019
It was a fun filled and mostly dry afternoon of sport from all Primary classes. Lots of enthusiasm and some excellent participation from all. Thank you to all families who joined to support and especially the extra competitiveness during the parents and siblings race! Looking forward to a sunnier day next year.
Secondary Army Assault Course - June 2019
The secondary and Post 16 departments were joined by some soldiers from the army who set up a fantastic assault course for them. It was a great course and the soldiers helped all students to have fun while working around, over and under obstacles! Well done for all your hard work!
Isle of Wight - May 2019
Some of our students in the Post 16 Department have enjoyed an amazing trip to the Isle of Wight.
May Day Celebrations 2019
As part of our May Day celebrations, we all enjoyed a picnic lunch surrounded by our home-made bunting, followed by a dance around the maypole and a crown parade!
ASD Awareness Day - April 2019
We had a fantastic day celebrating and raising awareness of Autism for National Autism Awareness Week. All classes participated in a Box session, then spent the afternoon choosing from a range of activities. Some went for a wood walk, others got messy in sensory play, a few chose to have fun on the swings and bikes, and lots enjoyed a well earned pamper in a relaxation session. Plus, we raised £38.28 for the National Autistic Society! Thank you for all your support.
The Wizard of Oz - April 2019
The Secondary and Post 16 classes were 'off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz'! The whole cast performed fantastically and we even had our very own Toto. A huge well done to everyone.
World Book Day - March 2019
We had a fabulous time for World Book Day. Lots of Sensory stories, a trip to the library, a Mad Hatter's Tea Party and lots of fancy dress costumes. Well done to Kyra and Lewis for winning the prizes for best outfits!
Zoolabs - February 2019
Zoolab visited our primary department yesterday and brought along a giant snail, a friendly snake and a cuddly guinea-pig, all of which our pupils loved stroking!
Christmas Lunch 2018
Our whole-school Christmas lunch (and Christmas Jumper Day!), where each class created a centrepiece for their table. As usual, the food was expertly prepared by Laura, Nicky and their kitchen elves. Thank you - It was delicious!
Primary Christmas Production 2018
In this year's Primary Christmas Show, each class did their own festive performance followed by a sing-a-long by everyone in the Primary Department.
Secondary Carols Sing-a-long!
Ho Ho Ho! Christmas has well and truly arrived at Portesbery! Thanks to everyone who came along to our Secondary Carol Sing-a-long yesterday - we hope you enjoyed yourselves!
Reindeer Run - Dec 2018
Our annual 'Reindeer Run' in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care . The whole school walked around our woodland pathways and Skanska arranged a special visit from Father Christmas too! Thank you to all those who sponsored the students!
Head2Head Pantomime - Dec 2018
In December, the whole school enjoyed the sensory 'Snow white' panto with Head2Head theatre. Several students rehearsed in the morning and then took part in the afternoon performance. Much fun was had by all and the pantomime dame took quite a shine to our head teacher Nathan. We'd like to say a big thank you to the Head 2 Head performers and also to Surrey Heath Arts Council for funding and joining us on this special day.
Remembrance Assembly 2018
In our special Remembrance Assembly, Kirsty shared the true story of Sue's (office staff) grandfather who served in the First World War. We explored different items of army uniform and each class laid their wreath on the commemorative display table. We finished the assembly by lighting our lanterns and saying a prayer.
It's been a very spooky day at school today! We've all been trick or treating, making scary arts and crafts and all came together for a halloween themed disco this afternoon. Well done to all of the staff, students and parents for making such an effort with your costumes!
Secondary Curriculum Day - Oct 2018
Our Secondary department have been working really hard on this term's topic - South America. This afternoon we all got together to celebrate 'The Day of the Dead', which was perfectly themed for our topic and also a great warm-up for tomorrow's Halloween activities!
Harvest Festival - Oct 2018
Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for this year's Harvest Festival. Our choir performed their Harvest Rock 'n' Roll song and we all sang along to some seasonal songs. There was a Bread Bake-off (won by Oak Class) and we donated food and drink to those in need. Thank you for your donations!
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2018
Our annual showcase of the best talent that Portesbery has to offer. This year there were some really strong contenders for the trophy, but in the end it was Maple Class that took the title with their rousing performance of 'Aka Aleo', which impressed the judges and had the whole audience dancing! Well done everyone!
Portesbery Leavers' Assembly - July 2018
Our annual assembly on the last day of term where we say goodbye to the students and staff leaving us this year. This year we also celebrated some sporting achievements and gave presentation books to the students that will be moving into new departments in September.
BBQ & Celebration Evening - July 2018
Thanks to all of the parents, carers, students and family members who joined us for our annual BBQ and Celebration Evening, where we marked the achievements of our students this academic year. Also a big thank you to Stefan for for volunteering to take charge of the BBQ!
Aladdin - Secondary Production 2018
This year's summer production, Aladdin, was a great success! Well done to the actors, music and art departments, and the dance group. Also thanks to the parents and carers who joined us for the show. The photos in this album are from the dress rehearsal and final performance.
Secondary Sports Day - June 2018
The hottest day of the year, and a hotly contested Sports Day! After warming up in the hall, we went outside to practise our ball and throwing skills, obstacle courses, tennis and a running race!
Primary Sports Day
We've had an energetic day today - running, practising ball skills, obstacle course, tennis and throwing (wet sponges at teachers!). Thanks to the parents who joined us!
Royal Wedding Celebrations
To celebrate the wedding of Harry and Meghan we enjoyed a whole school picnic, followed by a parade wearing our home-made crowns! Thanks to all of the parents and carers who joined us!
Taiko Japanese Drumming - May 2018
A fanstastic day drumming with Taiko Meantime. Thank you to Mark for a wonderful experience and to RongRong and Kwok Cheung for their generous donation that allowed us to do this.
May Day Celebrations - 2018
As part of our Whole School Enrichment Day, we celebrated May Day with Maypole dancing, Morris dancing, obstacle racing and making springtime paper crowns!
Assault Course with the Army - April 2018
We were joined by members of the Army during our PE session and they set up an assualt course to challenge our fitness!
Chinese New Year - Lion Dance - Feb 2018
This afternoon we were treated to a traditional Lion Dance to celebrate Chinese New Year. A massive thank you to Suki's dad (Grasshopper Class) and his team for organising it and for donating £800 to Portesbery School!
A visit from Camberley Firefighters - Feb 2018
Camberley Fire Station came to visit Primary to support their current topic of Our Community and people who help us. Thank you very much for visiting us - we learned a lot and had fun!
Father Christmas visits Portesbery - 2017
Father Christmas took time out of his busy schedule to visit us at Portesbery!
Christmas Lunch (and Christmas Jumper Day) 2017
We enjoyed an absolutely delicious Christmas Lunch cooked by Laura and Nicky and also celebrated Christmas Jumper Day. Each class made an impressive table centrepiece for another class, and as you can see there were smiles all round! Thanks again Laura and Nicky - you outdid yourselves this year!
'Reindeer Run' - December 2017
The whole school took part in a sponsored 'Reindeer Run' in the woods at the rear of Portesbery. Thanks to all who donated - all of the proceeds will go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.
Primary Christmas Show 2017 - 'The Little Red Robin'
Photos from both the dress rehearsal (where our secondary department watched) and the grand performance in front of parents and carers! Thanks to everyone who came along to watch.
Secondary Carol Concert - December 2017
Our secondary department were joined by parents and carers for our annual carol sing-a-long at St. Barbara's Garrison Tin Church in Deepcut. It certainly got us all well into the festive spirit!
Head2Head Pantomime - Aladdin - Dec 2017
We were visited by Head2Head Theatre Company who helped us to stage our own 'Aladdin' Pantomime. It was brilliant!
Portesbery Beavers and Cubs Investiture
The official investiture of our Portesbery Beavers and Cubs (and Leaders!). All of the students took the Scout Promise and were presented with their scarves and woggles.
'Little Stars' Celebration in Early Years - Dec 2017
Caterpillar and Butterfly Classes enjoyed a festive afternoon with their families at today's 'Little Stars' event!
Primary Siblings Afternoon - December 2017
Some of our Primary pupils were joined by their siblings and enjoyed some festive activities!
Christmas Fayre 2017
Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Christmas Fayre. It was a great success!
Primary Communication Day - November 2017
Pupils from our Primary Department have enjoyed a jungle-themed Communication Day led by our Speech and Language Team (Kirsty, Sally and Emily).
Diwali Whole School Enrichment Afternoon - Nov 17
As part of our Diwali Whole School Enrichment Afternoon we made Rangoli Patterns with sand and coloured rice, read a sequencing story, created stained glass designs and made colourful clay pots for tealights!
Harvest Festival - October 2017
We held special assemblies with songs, activities and a prayer to celebrate Harvest Festival. We also said goodbye to Pippa, who is starting a new career at another special school.
Leavers' Assembly - July 2017
This year we said goodbye to five students from Post 16 and four members of staff. Good luck to each and every one of you, with love from all of us at Portesbery!
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2017
Our annual event which showcases the hidden talents of our pupils (and staff!). This year the trophy was won by Beetle class for their take on Beauty and the Beast! Well done everyone - you are all winners!
BBQ and Presentation Evening - July 2017
Our annual event to celebrate the achievements of all of our students over the past year. Thanks to all of the parents, carers and family members that joined us!
The Lion King - Secondary Production 2017
This year we built on our 'Africa' topic by staging an amazing performance of The Lion King!
Secondary Sports Day - June 2017
Amy organised another fantastic sports day today for our Secondary department, with a variety of activities for the students to try out.
Primary Sports Day - June 2017
It may have been the hottest June day since 1976, but it didn't stop our Primary students from participating in Sports Day!
'Get Cycling' - June 2017
'Get Cycling' visited us with a range of inclusive bikes and trikes for us to try out. We're going to come up with some fundraising ideas to purchase some!
'Kids Out' - June 2017
Our Primary department had lots of fun at this year's 'Kids Out' event in Aldershot!
Dads and Doughnuts afternoon - June 2017
Our Primary Department held a 'Dads and Doughnuts' afternoon - with uncles and grandads invited too!
Sponsored Wiggle - June 2017
Our Primary Department danced their way through an hour-long sponsored 'Wiggle' to help raise money for the Happy Days Charity, who provide day trips and holidays for children with special needs. We were also joined by some guest visitors from Manor Mead school.
Primary Panathlon - May 2017
Some of our pupils from the Primary Department had great fun at the Surrey Panathlon yesterday! http://www.panathlon.com
May Day Celebrations - 2017
To celebrate May Day we split into our house teams and had a fun afternoon doing carousel activities, which included a brilliant Maypole Dance!
Easter Bonnet Parade - April 2017
Our Primary Department showed off their hand-made Easter Bonnets to their friends and teachers whilst singing and dancing down the catwalk!
Matthew's Last Day - Leaving Assembly
This afternoon was Matthew's last Assembly as Head Teacher at Portesbery :( , but we gave him a proper Portesbery send-off with songs and dancing from all of the classes, as well as some special guest performances!
Matthew's Last Day - Portesbery 'Bake-off'!
To celebrate Matthew's last morning at Portesbery, each class made a 'Matthew-inspired' cake for him to try!
Grasshoppers having fun on our trampoline!
Grasshopper Class have been showing off their impressive aerial skills on our trampoline!
World Book Day - March 2017
We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite characters, reading our favourite books in class and finishing off with a disco. Congratulations to 'Woody' in Beech Class for winning the best dressed pupil!
Primary Curriculum Day - Feb 2017
Each class in our Primary Department hosted an activity relating to this term's topic of Transport and Journeys.
Secondary Curriculum Afternoon - Jan 2017
Our secondary department have been taking part in carousel activities relating to 'Colours' (one of this term's topics).
Portesbery Christmas Lunch 2016
Thanks to Laura, Nicky and their little helpers for making a lovely Christmas lunch for the whole school!
Little Stars Celebration in Early Years - Dec 2016
Caterpillar Class invited parents, carers and their families to join them for a morning of festive activities and songs. As you can see, it was lots of fun!
Primary Christmas Production - 2016
Our Primary Department performed 'Away in a Manger' for this year's Christmas Production!
Secondary Carols & Sing-a-long - Dec 2016
Thanks to all of the parents and carers who joined us for our festive singalong! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Primary Christmas Fayre 2016
Our Primary Department hosted a mini Christmas Fayre; each class had a stall or activity and the proceeds from the sales will be used to put on a Christmas Party for the Primary Department next week!
Secondary Curriculum Day - Nov 2016
This term's Secondary Curriculum Day centred on our topics of 'Africa' and 'Animals'. Each class hosted events in the morning including African dance, exotic fruit tasting, artwork and a bug hunt! In the afternoon, 'Zoolab' came in to show us some unusual animals!
Robin Hood Multisensory Performance - Nov 2016
Head2Head Theatre visited us again, this time performing a multi-sensory version of Robin Hood (with some help from our students!).
Our Official School Opening with HRH The Countess of Wessex
Our new school was officially opened by HRH The Countess of Wessex. After a tour of the school she was presented with a bouquet and some hand-made cards.
Children in Need - November 2016
This year we raised over £160 by coming in to school wearing our spotty or superhero outfits. (Yes, Leprechauns are superheros!)
Remembrance Day - November 2016
We held a special assembly to remember the soldiers that fought and gave their lives for our country.
Harvest Festival - October 2016
We held a special assembly for Harvest Festival which included lots of songs and a prayer. Thanks for all of your donations which this year will be going to Farnborough Food Bank.
Trip to Marwell Zoo - October 2016
Students from our Secondary Department enjoyed a trip to Marwell Zoo as part of their 'Afria' topic.
Leavers' Assembly - July 2016
This year we said goodbye to five students from Post 16 and four members of staff. Good luck to each and every one of you, with love from all of the staff at Portesbery!
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2016
Our annual Talent Show to celebrate the end of the school year. Beech Class were the winners this year for their amazing Singin' in the Rain performance. Well done everybody!
'Feeling Good Week' Disco - July 2016
To round off this year's Feeling Good Week, we had a seaside themed disco in the hall.
BBQ and Presentation Evening - July 2016
Our annual BBQ and Presentation Evening to celebrate the achievements of our pupils this year.
Primary Sports Day - July 2016
The sun shone for us at this year's Primary Sports Day. Well done to all who took part - you all more than deserved your certificates and medals!
Mamma Mia! - Secondary Production 2016
Our Secondary and Post 16 Departments put on quite a show for this year's summer production! An abridged version of the hit musical 'Mamma Mia!' with each class choosing and performing a song from the show!
Secondary Sports Day - June 2016
We had a great time during Sports Day, even though the rain meant we had to hold the event indoors. We all received a medal and certificate for our efforts!
The Queen's 90th Birthday Picnic! - June 2016
To celebrate our Queen's 90th birthday we had a picnic followed by a maypole and lots of other fun outdoor events. Thanks to all of the parents and carers for coming along to join in the celebrations!
Secondary Panathlon - June 2016
Some of our Secondary Department have taken part in the annual Panathlon in Guildford. All of the pupils involved received a well deserved medal for their hard work!
Primary Panathlon - May 2016
Some of our Primary Department have taken part in the annual Panathlon in Guildford. All of the pupils involved received a well deserved medal for their hard work!
Post 16 Enterprise - Items for Sale!
Post 16 have been busy making hand-made Greetings Cards, Coasters and Scarves to sell. See Post 16's Enterprise page for more details.
Easter Parade - March 2016
The primary department enjoyed showing off their hand-made Easter bonnets to their friends. Happy Easter everyone!
Sport Relief - March 2016
For Sport Relief we all walked, ran or travelled 1 mile, had an energetic disco in the afternoon and a special assembly. So far we have raised £120 with more to come!
Whole School Christmas Lunch
Thanks to Laura and Nicky in the kitchen for cooking us a yummy Christmas lunch!
Father Christmas visits Portesbery
This morning we were lucky enough to have an early visit from Father Christmas!
An Unexpected Snowstorm - Dec 2015
The weather may be unseasonably mild, but this morning at Portesbery we witnessed a freak snowstorm which the students loved!
Primary Christmas Production - 2015
Our Sing and Sign Choir gave a performance before the main event - 'A Miracle in Town'.
Beauty and the Beast
Head2Head Theatre performed a multi-sensory version of Beauty and the Beast (with a lot of help from our students!). The photos show the morning rehearsals followed by the performance in the afternoon.
Post 16 invite some old faces along to their 'KitchIN Cafe'
To celebrate Post 16's new 'KitchIN Cafe' enterprise they invited some old staff to join them in their common room for tea and home-made cakes!
'Farewell Portesbery' Disco
Thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating our time at the 'old' school.
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2015
Our annual event which showcases the hidden talents of our pupils (and staff!). This year the trophy was won by Sensory Ed for their Mr Men/Little Miss inspired movie 'A Typical Day at Portesbery'. Well done everyone - you are all winners!
Leavers' Assembly - July 2015
Our end of year assembly in which we celebrate the pupils moving into our Secondary and FE departments, and say a fond farewell to the pupils and staff leaving us to start new adventures!
BBQ & Presentation Evening - July 2015
We all came together to celebrate the achievements of our pupils this year!
Secondary Summer Production - July 2015
This year each class performed songs from the musicals, including Oliver, Joseph, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia! and Grease.
Community Camp - July 2015
Some of our secondary students spent the weekend camping with Scouts at Runways End Outdoor Centre.
Red Nose Day - March 2015
The staff 'competed' in a Bake-off and we all spent the afternoon doing fun activities in the hall. We managed to raise over £200 for Comic Relief!
World Book Day - March 2015
On World Book Day, Matthew, Sue, Cathryn and Kirsty read some stories in the hall including 'Peace at Last' and 'Shark in the Park'!
Father Christmas visits Portesbery - 2014
On the last day of term Father Christmas made a surprise visit to the school, accompanied by one of his elves.
Primary Christmas Production 2014
This year's christmas production was called "It's a Baby", a traditional nativity story.
Children in Need - Nov 2014
We raised money for Children in Need by dressing up and singing along to some of our favourite songs. Well done to everyone, especially Margaret for organising it!
Handicamp - September 2014
Some of our Secondary students had a great time at this year's Handicamp, joining in with canoeing, abseiling, rock climbing, wood work and cooking!
Leavers' Assembly - July 2014
Our last Assembly of the year; where we say goodbye to the pupils and staff that are leaving us... :(
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2014
Our annual event showcases the amazing talents of our pupils (and in some cases the staff!). The worthy winners of this year's prestigious trophy were S2! Well done to all of the classes for such imaginative performances!
FE Leavers Presentation at Sandown Park
Celebrating the achievements of our FE leavers (as well as some students from other Surrey FE Units) at the annual FE Leavers Presentation at Sandown Park racecourse. Well done to all of the students for their tremendous efforts!
BBQ and Presentation Evening - July 2014
Our annual BBQ and Presentation Evening to celebrate the achievements of our pupils.
Secondary Sports Day - July 2014
S1, S2, S3 and Sensory Ed participated in our Secondary Sports Day. We were joined by some parents and family members and each pupil received a well deserved certificate!
'Our Work on Warhorse' - July 2014
In commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the First World War, the Secondary Department's summer production this year was 'Our Work on Warhorse'.
Primary Sports Day - July 2014
Red, Blue and Green Class participated in our Primary Sports Day. We were joined by some parents and family members and each pupil received a well deserved certificate!
Feeling Good Week - June 2014
As part of Surrey CAMHS annual 'Feeling Good Week' we participated in lots of fun activities including a Spa and Pamper session, decorating plant pots, singing and dancing sessions and a whole school water fight!
PMLD Sports Day - June 2014
Some of our secondary students took part in the PMLD Sports Day in Lingfield.
Sponsored Wake Up & Stretch - May 2014
We did an extra-long Wake Up & Stretch to raise money for 'Happy Days', a children's charity dedicated to providing holidays, residential trips and day theatre trips for disadvantaged young people with special needs.
Easter Egg Hunt!
We had an Easter Egg Hunt in the Quad and then said goodbye to a pupil as he leaves to start at Freemantles School, and also wished Sam well in her upcoming wedding!
S2 hunting for Easter Eggs - on horseback!
During this week's regular horse riding session, S2 were treated to an Easter Egg hunt!
Primary Curriculum Day - Transport
The Primary department have had a very busy curriculum day! In keeping with our 'Transport' topic, we explored different modes of transport in the playground then went on the train to Bagshot where we had yummy fish and chips!
Sport Relief - March 2014
This year we walked, ran, cycled and swam to raise money for Sport Relief, and so far we have raised an amazing £410 ! Thank you all for your kind donations!
World Book Day - March 2014
Each class performed their favourite book to the rest of the school. We had great fun!
Having fun at After School Club - Spring 2014
Some of the fun things we did at ASC during the Spring Term
FE's cafe to raise money for the Philippines Disaster Appeal - Nov 2013
FE held a cafe and cake sale managed to raise over £200 for the Philippines Disaster Appeal. Thank You to everyone for your kind donations and support.
Spooky Halloween Disco - Oct 2013
We had fun dancing along to some spooky songs at our Halloween disco. There were prizes for the best outfits in the Primary and Secondary Departments, as well as the scariest member of staff - well done Chris M!
Funky Family Photo Shoot - Oct 2013
As part our Primary Curriculum Day we held a funky photo shoot and invited family members to join in the fun!
Macmillan Coffee Morning - September 2013
This year we had a whole school coffee morning and were joined by parents, family members, ex-members of staff and Starbucks! Thank you for your donations - we have raised just over £200 !!
Handicamp - September 2013
Some of our Secondary students joined in with a Scouts' camping weekend near Farnham.
Leavers' Assembly - July 2013
Our annual Leavers' Assembly to say farewell to the students leaving FE, as well as celebrating those moving into the secondary and FE departments.
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2013
Who will win the priceless trophy this year? Can Green Class retain their title?
BBQ and Presentation Evening - July 2013
Our annual BBQ and Presentation Evening to celebrate the achievements of the pupils this year. The school was also presented with a new car by the Children with Special Needs Foundation!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! - July 2013
Our Secondary production in July 2013 was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Drama, Art, Music and ICT Clubs worked together and to produce a truly scrumptious show!
Portesbery's 40th Birthday Party and Summer Fete!
This year Portesbery celebrates its 40th Birthday, and to mark the occasion we had a birthday party in the sunshine! Thanks to all of the parents and staff for making it such fun!
Sports Day - June 2013
This year we had a record breaking sports day with loads of different activities for the whole school to participate in. Well done to Amy (S1) for organising such an enjoyable day!
Feeling Good Week 2013
We finished off our Feeling Good Week with a Fantastic Friday Feeling!! Activities included Dance Club, Gardening Club, Pamper Club, Movie Club, Messy Play, Decorating Clothes and Superhero Activities!
Our fundraising efforts have provided new equipment for Kupenda!
The proceeds from our fundraising efforts (last year's sponsored swim and cake sale) have bought a water tank and racks for washing and drying kitchen utensils at Kupenda, a Special school in Kenya. Thank you for your donations!
'Cuddle-Me-Do' Petting Farm - May 2013
As part of our Primary Curriculum topic we had a Petting Farm in our playground. Our pupils (and staff!) loved it!
Sponsored Wiggle - May 2013
We held a sponsored 'Wiggle' where we danced to our favourite songs and raised money for 'Happy Days' - a charity that organise trips and days out for children with special needs.
Lloyds Bank Volunteers give Portesbery a make-over!
Many Thanks go to volunteers from Lloyds Bank who have re-painted our playground fencing, tidied Sensory Ed's Garden Area and fitted a waterproof cover to our pergola in the Quad.
Jeanette's Last Day at Portesbery
To celebrate Jeanette's time with us at Portesbery we had a 'Book Day', where each class acted out their favourite book.
Primary Siblings Event on Red Nose Day 2013
As part of our Red Nose Day celebrations we invited Primary aged siblings to join us for a picnic lunch and DVD Slumber party!
Red Nose Day 2013
This year we dressed up in our pyjamas, had a picnic lunch in the hall followed by a DVD Slumber Party! This year we managed to raise £250 !
Primary Curriculum Day - Feb 2013
During our Primary Curriculum Day we focused on Weather and Seasons.
Samba Drumming at Secondary Curriculum Day - Feb 2013
As part of our Secondary Curriculum Day, we had a whole-school Samba Drumming Workshop as well as Mexican dancing, mask making, smoothie making and a Carnival!
John Inverdale officially opens our Outdoor Gym!
Thanks to the Wooden Spoon charity for funding our new outdoor gym for secondary students. We were lucky enough to have John Inverdale (BBC Sports commentator) cutting the ribbon for us!
Ski Trip 2013 - Part 1
Just some of the fun we got up to during the first few days of our ski trip.
Clare's Christmas Sing-a-long
Clare Perry (New) is leaving us this Christmas after 20 years at the school. To celebrate her time here, all of the classes performed a festive tribute song.
Louise's Skydive! (and cake sale)
Louise from S2 has achieved the near impossible by completing her parachute jump to raise money for a wheelchair swing for use in our playground. So far she has raised £500 but we need a lot more so if you have yet to donate please do so! Thank you!
Children in Need - November 2012
This year we dressed up in spotty clothes and spent the afternoon playing games, face and nail painting, dancing and having a cake sale! We raised £150 for Children in Need - Thank you!
Our New Outdoor Gym Equipment
During October half-term we had some outdoor gym equipment installed in the playground, funded by the 'Wooden Spoon' charity. The pupils (and staff) love it! Thanks to Louise and Chris for liaising with the charity.
Our 're-vamped' Food Technology Room!
Thanks to the parents, pupils and staff who gave up their saturday morning to help us re-vamp our Food Tech Room.
Summer Club - 2012
Here are just some of the fun things we did during this year's Summer Club!
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2012
Who will win the priceless trophy this year? There's a lot of photos here - move your cursor to the top of the photos to skip (if you need to!).
Green Class raise money for Kupenda in Kenya
Green Class have once again raised an amazing amount for Kupenda, a special school in Kenya (www.kupenda.org). They raised £350 by organising a cake sale, sponsored swim and car wash!
Portesbery Leavers' Assembly - July 2012
We said a sad farewell to the students and staff leaving us in July 2012, but we wish them well in the exciting new chapters of their lives!
Portesbery Leavers' Prom 2012 - at 'Tru' Nightclub!
This year the whole school were to treated to an amazing Prom at 'Tru' Nightclub in Camberley. Can next year's Prom top this one? The jury's out....!
Jenni's Sing-a-long Leaving Assembly!
Jenni, our teacher in Sensory Education, held a sing-a-long assembly to celebrate her time at Portesbery. We wish her all the very best for her retirement!
BBQ and Presentation Evening - July 2012
Our annual BBQ and Presentation Evening, highlighting the achievements of our students.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - July 2012
Our Secondary department's summer production this year was 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', with contributions from our Art, Music and ICT clubs.
Summer Fair - June 2012
Our annual Summer Fair was a great success again this year and we raised over £1000 for our school fund!
World Sports Day - June 2012
This year our Sports Day coincided with World Sports Day. Each class chose a country to represent and everyone received a medal and certificate.
Eco-Afternoon - June 2012
As part of our Eco-Afternoon we did some junk-modelling based around the theme of the London Olympics 2012. All of the material was 'junk' and anything that we didn't use we recycled!
Calvert Trust - May 2012
Our FE unit had another brilliant time on their annual adventure to Calvert Trust in Devon! There's a lot of photos in this gallery so get yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - June 2012
To celebrate our Queen's Diamond Jubilee we made our own crowns and bunting, invited parents to our Street Party, had a celebratory disco and then a special Assembly.
Secondary Fashion Show - May 2012
Our Secondary department staged an amazing Fashion Show to tie in with this year's 'Textiles 'curriculum subject. The students designed and created their own outfits from the 60's, 70's and 80's using recycled materials and fabrics.
Portesbery Partnerships - 'Working Garden Party'!
In April 2012 we held a 'Working Garden Party', where staff, parents and pupils joined forces to clear our Quad area of leaves and weeds, remove the old greenhouse, add some new plants and generally make our outdoor area look lovely again! The only downside was that we were working in a monsoon!
Sport Relief 2012
For Sport Relief we started the day with a sponsored 'Wake Up And Stretch-athon' then each class walked a mile and received a medal in Assembly!
Secondary Curriculum Day and World Book Day - March 2012
Secondary Curriculum Day tied in with World Book Day this term and there was a carousel of themed activities including The Lord of the Rings, Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood, The Egg Hunt and Giraffe's Can't Dance.
Primary trip to Painshill Park
The primary department went on their annual festive trip to Santa's Grotto at Painshill Park.
Spooky Disco - October 2011
Our Duke of Edinburgh group organised a Spooky Disco and tuck shop with all proceeds going to their chosen charity, the RSPCA. Everybody dressed up in spooky costumes and we had prizes for the best dressed students. We raised a total of £88.31 - thank you to everybody for their kind donations!
Leavers' Assembly - July 2011
We held a special Assembly on the last day of the Summer Term to say goodbye to our leavers (pupils and staff). We will miss them all!
Portesbery's Got Talent 2011
Last year Blue Class lifted the trophy. Can they retain their title? View the gallery to find out!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Secondary Production
In July 2011 the Secondary Department performed 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.
Summer Fete - July 2011
Our Annual Summer Fete. This year we were lucky enough to welcome Elvis into the building! The Mayor of Surrey Heath also joined us to officially open our newly developed Woods area.
Wacky Plant Pot Competition
In July 2011, The Gardening Team organised a 'Wacky Plant Pot' Competition. The worthy winners were S3 with their 'Tea tray' !
Eco Day at Portesbery - May 2011
We held our annual Eco-Day in May. Activities included potting plants, junk modelling, creating Fair Trade logos and litter picking. We ended the day with a special assembly hosted by Jenni (aka 'Rainbow').
Royal Wedding Street Party - April 2011
We had a street party (in the playground) to celebrate the Royal Wedding! We even had an exclusive visit from William and Kate!
Secondary Curriculum Day - March2011
Our Secondary pupils celebrated the Festival of Purim on their Curriculum Day in March.
Comic Relief - March 2011
We held a cake sale in the hall and managed to raise over 280 pounds! This year we agreed to split the money raised between Comic Relief and the Japanese Disaster Appeal. As you can see, everyone wore silly clothes and there was a prize for the best dressed student!
FE raise money for the Pakistani Flood victims
FE Enterprise made soup every Tuesday to sell in the staff room. They raised 95 pounds to support the flood victims in Pakistan
Elizabeth's visit to Kupenda, Kenya - August 2010
Elizabeth visited the Kupenda organisation in Kenya in August 2010 to present them with a cheque from our fundraising events earlier this year.
Portesbery's Got Talent - July 2009
Our own take Britain's Got Talent - with some stunning performances from each class!
Portesbery's Got Talent 2010
Can this year's acts live up to last year's epic performances? Of course they can! Yellow Class are the defending champions - can they make it a double? View the gallery to find out!
BBQ and Presentation Evening - July 2010
Our Annual BBQ and presentation of certificates for our students and staff teams.
Portesbery help to break a World Record!
In July we joined many other schools in Surrey to break the World Record for 'The Largest Multi-Venue Dance Lesson'! Congratulations to all of our students and to Louise for being such a great dance instructor!
Pampering at the Parents' Forum!
During our 'Feel Good Week' in July, we thought the Parents' Forum should get involved so we arranged various beauty treatments, massage and general pampering sessions!
Primary Siblings Day - July 2010
Some of our pupils' siblings joined us for lunch, playtime in the woods, and helped us to create a new art display for the noticeboard in the school reception.
Portesbery Summer Fete - July 2010
Many Thanks to all who attended the summer fete, and for helping to raise money for the PTA. If you would like to order a 6x8" photograph of any of the images in this gallery please contact Neil. Prices are £2.00 each with proceeds going to the PTA.
Calvert Trust 2010
In May 2010 FE visited Calvert Trust in Devon and took part in lots of adventurous activities!
Eco-Day at Portesbery - May 2010
We held an 'Eco-Day' to celebrate achieving the Eco-Schools Green Flag award. We held lots of Eco-activities and were visited by soldiers from RMA Sandhurst. Get yourself a cup of (FairTrade) tea because there's a lot of photos in this gallery!
Our School Council visit Notcutts Nursey
In preparation for our Eco-Day on May 18th, the School Council went to Notcutts Garden Centre to buy flowers for our garden.
Secondary Curriculum Day March 2010
Our Secondary department's curriculum day this term focussed on Science.
Primary Curriculum Day, March 2010
This term the Primary department were learning about the World. The school hall was transformed into an airport and the pupils travelled on Portesbery Airlines to Africa, Italy and China.
Green Class sell Toasted Sandwiches in aid of Kupenda
Following on from their successful Cake Sale, Green Class continued their support of Kupenda by selling toasted sandwiches to staff. They raised 60 pounds, pushing the fundraising total up to 260 pounds! Their next event is a sponsored swim!
S3's Design and Technology Project - March 2010
S3 made some fantastic houses - complete with curtains, wallpaper and carpets!
Portesbery Ski Trip 2010
Portesbery joined several other special schools on a ski trip to Italy. It was tiring but really good fun!
Children in Need 2009
For Children in Need we had a 'Pyjama Day' and did lots of fun stuff. We managed to raise an amazing 359 pounds! Many Thanks to everyone for their donations.
Portesbery Woodwork Club build a Go-Kart!
Mark, Ted and the secondary pupils from the Woodwork Club have made a fantastic Go-Kart!
FE photography project
Laura in FE has been running a photography project - here are just some of the great pictures taken by the students.
Sainsbury's donate PE equipment to Portesbery
Sainsbury's have offered to support Portesbery School and visited us last week to present us with lots of PE equipment and a cheque! They will continue to support us throughout the year - Many Thanks Sainsbury's!
Harvest Festival 2009
Our School Council visited Step by Step in Aldershot and dropped off their Harvest Festival goods. Thank you to all who donated items to such a good cause.
Surrey Heath in Bloom Awards 2009
Our 'Musical Garden' won first prize in the Wacky Plant Pot' category and third prize overall!
Picnic in the Hall - July 2009
During 'Feeling Good Week' we had planned to have a picnic in the park, but due to the bad weather we had our picnic indoors! (which was great fun!)
Portesbery earns a Green Flag
A photo gallery containing a selection of pictures to illustrate how we earned the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag !