The Beneficial School, Kent Street, Portsea - Portsmouth, City of (UA)

Charity school of 1784 and 1836, now in use as a dance-drama school/theatre. A Condition Survey has been completed which has identified problems with the roof structure and windows. The governance of the building needs to be rationalised, so that a comprehensive funding package for the necessary repairs can be sought, and the repairs undertaken.

The Beneficial School, Kent Street, Portsea - Portsmouth, City of (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE BENEFICIAL SCHOOL
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1271859
  • Local Planning Authority: Portsmouth, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Education > College


  • Building Name: The Beneficial School
  • Street Name: Kent Street
  • Locality: Portsea
  • Unitary Authority: Portsmouth, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Portsmouth South
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Clare Charlesworth 01483 252041

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England