It is our pleasure to welcome you to the High Down Schools’ website, which is an excellent example of how our thriving schools work as a community and celebrates our successes, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

High Down is a happy place, with a strong reputation for being a very caring and high attaining school which provides a rich and inspiring education. Our dedicated staff have the highest aspirations for our children and are committed to nurturing and developing children’s learning. Each child is valued for their own talents, strengths and personality and we encourage the children to succeed and reach their potential, to have high self-esteem and a belief that they can achieve. Parents are the first educators of their children and are welcomed to work closely in partnership with the schools to support their child’s learning and development.

The Infant and Junior Schools federated in January 2015 and the schools are working very closely together to deliver the best provision for all of the children across both schools. In 2016, High Down Schools became a founder member of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership. Working together in partnership with local schools, which include Gordano School, is an opportunity that we relish. We believe that by working together we can deliver more fully the aims to which we were committed as individual schools. Our Trust values excellence and collaboration but the real identity of each school remains its own and LSP does not seek to standardise the culture of its schools. It is significant that each of the LSP founding schools was judged to be good or outstanding in Ofsted terms.

High Down Schools’ motto is Believing, Achieving, Learning for Life. We want our pupils to be inquisitive and develop a passion for learning that lasts for the rest of their lives. Our role is to help them blossom and grow: learning new skills, having new opportunities and challenges. When they transfer to secondary school, we want our pupils to be well-prepared, responsible, confident, mature and have the happiest memories of their time with us.

If you would like to see our fabulous school in action, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school office and arrange a visit.

Andreya Cowan

Executive Headteacher



Believing, Achieving, Learning for Life

We believe that every child is entitled to a rich and inspiring education that will nurture them as well-rounded individuals with the confidence, the ability and the desire to make the world a better place.



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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY