IH Portsmouth

Our Young Learners programmes at Portsmouth are designed not only to inspire in the classroom, but provide exciting activities after school.

University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth campus is based in the city centre of this well-known maritime town, some 110km from London and within easy reach of Gatwick and Heathrow airports. The city is also close to Brighton, Southampton and Winchester.

Portsmouth can trace its history back to Roman times and since then became a famous maritime hub and is the home of the Royal Navy today. It is the only island city in the UK, built on the island of Portsea. It is known for its vibrant shopping and eating establishments, and gets more sunshine than most of the UK.

The University of Portsmouth is a gold-rated institution and dates from 1869. It is ranked 37th in the Guardian league table for 2018 and the university has invested more than £180million into its facilities and resources in the last
ten years. Th e university has modern facilities across the city centre, but within a few minutes’ walk of each other. 



There are a range of sports facilities within walking distance, from large, professional-style sports halls, to a swimming pool and outdoor areas.


Classrooms are modern and well-equipped. They are chosen to fit with the programme that the students are undertaking (MBA or English, etc.). For English lessons there is a maximum of 15 students per class.

Dining Hall

Hot and cold meals are available in the designated dining area and snacks are available throughout the day. Meals are designed to be healthy for both mind and body. Evening and lunch time meals consist of a main dish, salad and dessert.


  • Brand new, single en-suite rooms
  • Individual study desk, wardrobe and storage space
  • Student lounges and kitchen areas 
  • Free healthy drinks and snacks available throughout the day
  • Dedicated house parents throughout the accommodation block
  • Separate sleeping floors/fl ats for boys and girls
  • 1:8 staff to student ratio for 12–17 year-olds
  • All bed linen changed once a week
  • Coin-operated laundry service

Contact younglearners@ihlondon.com with any questions about accommodation and food at the school.