Cottage Grove Primary School is a diverse, thriving and energetic school in the heart of Portsmouth.

“Cottage Grove Primary’s happy, inclusive and hard-working atmosphere permeates the school.”
Ofsted 2016.

Read Our Ofsted Report


We are proud to have been recognised as a 'Good' school by Ofsted.

Below are a few quotes from their most recent inspection report:

Friendly, well-behaved pupils welcome visitors warmly and politely. They like school and feel safe and secure
The headteacher leads the school with a singleminded determination to ensure every pupil achieves well, regardless of ability, background or belief.
Leaders pay close attention to pupils’ safety. Rigorous safeguarding arrangements mean pupils can play and learn safely and confidently.
The school makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
All members of staff have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and learning.

Our School


Headteacher Polly Honeychurch

Everything we do at Cottage Grove is inspired by our passion to see all of our 467 pupils succeed. We recognise, that in order for all children to reach their full potential, our school must be a fun, safe and exciting learning environment. We are a school that is filled with opportunities to learn new things.

We pride ourselves on the relationships
we build with our pupils’ parents.

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  • We are thoughtful of those around us and learn and play in harmony.
  • We understand and accept that we are all different and we show tolerance to others.


  • We keep trying with our learning and our friendships, even when things get really hard.
  • We challenge ourselves and those around us to do better and achieve our dreams in the belief that everything is possible.


  • We respect other people’s views and are always polite.
  • We care for each other and our environment.


  • We have high aspirations, always do our best and help others do their best.
  • We like to celebrate our successes


  • We take responsibility for our own learning and behaviour.
  • We find our solutions to help us solve our problems.