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Penhale Infant School is a three form entry infant school for children aged 4-7.  In addition to this we have a 50 place nursery for children aged 2 to 3 years, offering full and part time places subject to vacancies and eligibility.  Please enquire at the school office.

The school has nine large, bright classrooms as well as a nursery which are resourced to a high standard.  We have a well equipped library, two large halls and an attractive playground area, which also includes a pond and wildlife area, as well as our foundation stage outside play area.

The school serves a community bound by Fratton Road, St Mary’s Road and Fratton railway line.

School Hours

Times of school sessions

  • 8.55am-12.00pm
  • 1.05pm-3.15pm

Children can attend a reading together session with their parents from 8.45-8.55am on a Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Class and dinner registers are taken at 8.55.  It is important that children are in school when the whistle is blown at 8.55.  If you arrive after this please take your child to reception and sign them in the late book.

School Office

The school office is open between 8.30am-3.45pm Monday to Friday.

The answer phone system operates out of hours.

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At Penhale Infant School we pride ourselves in our REAL values, which are: We believe that all of our children are individuals with the ability to succeed. We aim high to reach the top. We are always happy…

At Penhale Infant School, British Values are reinforced in the following ways: Democracy Democracy is an important value at our school. All adults listen to the views of our pupils and value their opinions. Pupils have the opportunity…

Penhale Infant School is a member of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a successful growing family of schools that work together to improve the life chances of all its children and young people. It makes fulfilment, personal development and support of…

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of schools, the government issued an amount of catch-up funding to all schools to support with closing gaps in learning. The amount of funding allocated is based on pupil numbers and…

In Nursery and Reception the children explore their learning through play.  Some of their play is self-chosen and other things have been added into the different areas within the learning environment in order to enhance the provision and…

If you have any questions, require any further information about our school or require a paper copy of the information upon our website, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following address, as we will be…


The TSAT Governance Model is different to the way a governing body in a non-academy or traditional school undertakes governance. Essentially, there are two elements to the governance of the TSAT academies – local governance which is delivered via the…

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