About the School

Portal House School is a small Special School for pupils who experience Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.  (SEMH) In September 2004, the School was re-designated as a day school for up to 70 secondary age pupils with the above needs.
Type of School: Kent County Council Community Special School for secondary age pupils who experience Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs.
Age Range: 11-16 years.
Role: 80 pupils currently from January 2022.


  1. To secure for students high levels of educational attainment through a rigorous focus on progress.
  2. To enable students to develop personal resilience and self-awareness.
  3. To improve students’ social skills and foster British values and citizenship.
  4. To improve students’ social and cultural awareness.
  5. To prepare students for life beyond Portal House School.
  6. To ensure that identified additional needs of students are met.
  7. To ensure that all students leave Portal House with high levels of literacy and numeracy.
  8. To work effectively with schools, professionals and the community in sharing our expertise and developing inclusive opportunities for students.
  9. To develop a highly skilled workforce.

The School Rules:

  1. Be in the right place (be safe).
  2. We do as we are asked.
  3. We speak politely to everyone.
  4. We do not hurt anyone.
  5. We respect other people’s possessions and property.
  6. We do not swear.