In the corridor outside Reception.
JAMES CARPENTER NICOL M.A. Cantab
1862 - 1958
LATE FELLOW TRINITY HALL
PORTSMOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL
HIS FINE SCHOLARSHIP....
NOBILITY OF CHARACTER...
HIS WISE LEADERSHIP....
IN MEMORIAM ALFRED WILDER IERRARD
PER XIV ANNOS HVIVSCE SCHOLAE MACISTRI
QVAM EX IGNOTA ILLVSTREM FECIT AMPLIAVIT
EXORNAVIT IN QVA CVM SINCVLARI SEMPER
STVDIO LABORASSET LABORANS MORTVVS EST
HOC ATRIVM IN VSVM LECTORVM REFICIENDVM
CVRAVERVNT DISCIPVLI EIVS ET AMICI
"In memory of Alfred Wilder Jerrard, for fourteen years master of this school, which he made famous from being unknown and increased and adorned, and in which while he was working he died, having always worked with outstanding devotion. His pupils and friends saw to the refurbishing of this hall for the use of readers."
Alfred Wilder Jerrard was appointed as Headmaster of the newly re-founded Portsmouth Grammar School in 1879, moving into a brand new school building on the Cambridge Road roundabout and appointing a completely new staff to assist him. Jerrard worked phenomenally hard to raise academic standards in the school and to foster a community spirit amongst his pupils, encouraging school sports, music and debating. He died suddenly in 1893 aged only forty-two.