Term Dates and School Times

High Down Schools Term dates 2018-19 are:

INSET on Monday 3rd September 2018

Term 1    Tuesday 4th September – Friday 26th October 2018

INSET on Friday 26th October 2018

INSET on Monday 5th November 2018

Term 2   Tuesday 6th November – Friday 21st December 2018

INSET on Monday 7th January 2019

Term 3   Tuesday 8th January – Friday 15th February 2019

Term 4   Monday 25th February – Friday 5th April 2019

Term 5   Tuesday 23rd April – Thursday 23rd May 2019

INSET on Friday 24th May 2019

Term 6   Monday 3rd June – Tuesday 23rd July 2019

 

High Down Schools Term dates 2019-20 are:

INSET on Monday 2nd September 2019

Term 1    Tuesday 3rd September 2019 to Thursday 24th October 2019

INSET on Friday 25th October 2019

INSET Monday 4th November 2019

Term 2   Tuesday 5th November 2019 to Friday 20th December 2019

Term 3   Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 14th February 2020

INSET Monday 24th February 2020

Term 4   Tuesday 25th February 2020 to Friday 3rd April 2020

Term 5   Monday 20th April 2020 to Thursday 21st May 2020

INSET Friday 22nd May 2020

Term 6   Monday 1st June 2020 to Friday 17th July 2020

INSET Monday 20th July 2020

Public holidays
Our schools will also be closed for these public holidays:

• Wednesday 25 December 2019: Christmas Day
• Thursday 26 December 2019: Boxing Day
• Wednesday 1 January 2020: New Year’s Day Holiday
• Friday 10 April 2020: Good Friday
• Monday 13 April 2020: Easter Monday
• Monday 4 May 2020: May Bank Holiday
• Monday 25 May 2020: Spring Bank Holiday
• Monday 31 August 2020: Summer Bank Holiday

Holiday In-Term Time Policy

Due to a recent change in the law, headteachers cannot authorise holidays in term time unless in exceptional circumstances. Family holidays are not deemed by law to be exceptional circumstances.  Families will run the risk of being fined if they do decide to take their children out of school in term time.  If you have any queries regarding this, please speak to Mrs Cowan.

 

INFANT SCHOOL TIMES

School starts          8:50am

Break                        10.35am – 10.55am

Lunch break          12.00 noon – 1.15 pm

School closes         3.15 pm

Children must be in school for registration, which takes place at 8.55am PROMPTLY.  The cloakroom doors will be open at 8.50 am in order to allow the children to take off their coats and organise their lunch boxes.  Lessons commence immediately after registers have been taken.

If children arrive after registration has taken place they will be deemed to be late.  However, if they are more than 45 minutes after they will be marked as an unauthorised absence.

JUNIOR SCHOOL TIMES 

School starts  8.50am (Children can arrive at school from 8.40am – please note gates are locked until this time)

Break                 10.40am – 11am

Lunch break   12.10pm – 1.10pm

School closes  3.20pm

Registration will take place at 8.55am PROMPTLY.

If children arrive after registration has taken place they will be deemed to be late.  However, if they are more than 45 minutes after they will be marked as an unauthorised absence.

The time of the morning break may be altered as the need arises. Throughout lunchtime supervisory assistants are on duty.

Children must not leave the school during any break time of their own accord.

Responsibility for pupils on the premises is only accepted for ten minutes on either side of the official starting and finishing times.  Therefore all children should vacate the school grounds promptly, unless the children are taking part in a planned school activity.

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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY