The Gregg School


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  • Category: Senior
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Roll: 194 (Boys) 124 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 11-16 years
  • Founded: 1901

General Information

The School has an outstanding reputation for providing a caring environment with a family atmosphere in which students are able to develop and learn with confidence and where academic, cultural and recreational pursuits combine to encourage an all round experience. Expectations are high, great value being placed on students’ development of personal and social skills, leading to an increased sense of responsibility.


The School has excellent facilities for Art, Textiles and Design Technology. There is a Drama studio, school hall, three dedicated ICT Suites and wireless laptops. The Gregg School is situated in 23 acres of landscaped grounds, which provide opportunities for a wide range of sports. Students are also able to access many excellent local offsite facilities which extends the range of sports offered to include activities such as sailing and ice-skating. Music also plays a key role in school life, with students able to play in a wide range of ensembles, including Wind Band, Choir, String Orchestra, Jazz Band, Rock Band, Guitar ensemble and Flute Choir. All students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities from electronics, extreme sports and jewellery making to chess, film and cookery clubs. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is available to students in the upper school. Our Learning Support Department provides an environment in which students of all abilities are able to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence, and the skills needed to become independent learners.


Academic, Art, Music and Sport. Some bursaries are available.

Open Days

All visits are welcome, please contact the school.


2016/2017: £3,990 per term.


Latest Inspection Report

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs S Sellers

Contact for enquiries: Mrs T Mitchell

The Gregg School
Townhill Park House
Cutbush Lane
SO18 2GF

[t]: 023 8047 2133
[f]: 023 8047 1080

Location Description

A magnificent country mansion set within 23 acres of grounds. We are ideally situated close to the A27 between Mansbridge and West End and within 5 minutes’ driving time of junctions 5 (airport) and 7 (Hedge End) of the M27.

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School News

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Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, Vice-Chancellor of Southampton University has officially opened The Gregg School’s new teaching facility, Hart.

Named in tribute to the School’s former Headteacher,

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Roger Hart, and in recognition of the many deer which roam our grounds, Hart provides five Science Laboratories, a Food Technology suite, four classrooms for English and a large atrium area for Performing Arts.

Hart, which replaces temporary single storey buildings, will enable The Gregg School to set aside rooms of historical significance within the main building, Townhill Park House. (For example, Lady Swaythling’s panelled Boudoir, which until now has been in daily use as a classroom, and is in need of some restoration!)

Located directly in woodland, next to a purpose-built badger set, cameras will be installed as part of a wildlife monitoring programme, enabling students to study not just the badgers but a host of other wildlife including owls, bats and deer. There’s even a specially-constructed Stag Beetle habitat!

The location was chosen primarily to avoid any impact on the Grade II Listed gardens which were designed by Gertrude Jekyll, one of England’s foremost garden designers.

The building has been constructed to strict ecological guidelines, including PV Cells on the lower roof to help generate electricity and a Passive Air Ventilation System to control the internal temperature. Students in the School’s Eco Group have been actively involved in the project, visiting the factory where modular elements were constructed and viewing the building during its various onsite construction stages.

Headteacher, Mrs Sheri Sellers, said: “The opening of this new building represents four years of hard work on behalf of my Senior team and our Trustees. We are extremely excited about HART and its contemporary space that now resides beautifully in our Arboretum. The design-phase of this extended project highlighted the careful consideration we had to pay to our Grounds’ unique ecology and listed status and I am pleased that we have exceeded those strict environmental criteria that were given to us.

The result is a beautiful space within which our students can study. Every classroom has direct access or views to our woodland/gardens which make educational opportunities in an `outdoor classroom` immediately accessible.

Indeed, the ‘feel’ of the building is one of space, calm and of bringing the outside, inside. We considered colours carefully and aimed for peaceful tones that enhanced the view of our rare trees, turning each view out of every window into a work of art!

I have no doubt that this development will further serve to enhance the outstanding educational experience that we offer here at The Gregg.

Our teaching staff love their new classrooms, as do our students – last week I was told that even the deer were trying to get in to our new Head of Science’s laboratory!
We are thrilled to add this lovely space to our interesting suite of buildings at Townhill Park. It will not only be used by our own students but will also provide opportunities for children in and around Southampton with our community link activities not just in the short term but for years to come.

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