This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Portland Place School, and students and staff are celebrating. Founded by the visionary head of science at St Paul’s Girls School, Richard Walker, in 1996, Portland Place School was the first independent co-educational school in central London for more than a century. Today, the school still embodies the original founding values with Head David Bradbury at the helm.

To mark the anniversary, pupils have been working on an art installation project with artist Tom Berry: a 4-metre-high mural. The design was created over the Easter term, using screen-printing, site drawings, lino printing, and cyanotypes, to record and visualise Portland Place School and its eco-system.

The mural will be installed in the newly refurbished Art, Science and Drama building and unveiled as part of the Celebration Day art exhibition at the end of June.

Alpha Plus Governors are looking forward to joining that the school community in the celebrations!