Term Dates and School Times

HIGH DOWN SCHOOLS TERM DATES 23/24

The school year is 195 days and includes six in-service days used for staff training

term 1 – Monday 04 September 2023 to Friday 20 October 2023

term 2 – Monday 30 October 2023 to Wednesday 20 December 2023 

term 3 – Thursday 04 January 2024 to Friday 09 February 2024

term 4 – Monday 19 February 2024 to Thursday 28 March 2024

term 5 – Monday 15 April 2024 to Friday 24 May 2024

term 6 – Monday 03 June 2024 to Tuesday 23 July 2024

INSET days 2023-2024

Monday 4th Septemberam Trust INSET on SEND, pm school agenda

Tuesday 5th September school agenda

Friday 20th October – school agenda

Friday 17th November shared INSET across Trust on Pedagogy

Monday 19th February shared INSET across Trust (possibly Trauma Informed Behaviour Strategy)

Monday 3rd June – school agenda

HIGH DOWN SCHOOLS TERM DATES 24-25

A reminder of the term dates for 2024-25 for all LSP Schools (these match both North Somerset and BANES Local Authority dates)

Term 1 – Monday 2nd September 2024 to Friday 25th October 2024

Term 2 – Monday 4th November 2024 to Friday 20th December 2024

Term 3 – Monday 6th January 2025 to Friday 14th February 2025

Term 4 – Monday 24th February 2025 to Friday 04th April 2025

Term 5 – Tuesday 22nd April 2025 to Friday 23rd May 2025

Term 6 – Monday 2nd June 2025 to Tuesday 22nd July 2025

Inset Days 2024-25

Monday 2nd September 2024

Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Friday 25th October 2024

Monday 6th January 2025

Friday 14th February 2025

Monday 2nd June 2025

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.
Holiday In-Term Time Policy

INFANT SCHOOL 

Drop-off and pick-up arrangements from September

Start time: 8.50am

Pick up time: 3.20pm

Just a reminder of where you should drop your child off and where to pick them up from in September:

New Y1: Infant front playground

New Y2: Infant back playground

Nursery am:  8.45-11.45   Drop off at front Nursery gate, pick up from conservatory

Nursery pm:  12.30-3.30  Drop off at conservatory, pick up from Nursery gate

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 

Drop-off and pick-up arrangements from September

Start time: 8.40am

Pick up time: 3.15pm

Just a reminder of where you should drop your child off and where to pick them up from in September:

New Y3 and 4: Junior top playground

New Y5 and 6: Junior bottom playground.

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