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


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.


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. Any children who arrive after registration must report to the office with their parents and their names will be entered in the late book.


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

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