Term Dates and School Times

HIGH DOWN SCHOOLS TERM DATES 21/22 

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

  • Term 1 – Thursday 2 September 2021 to Friday 22 October 2021

  • Term 2 – Monday 1 November 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021

  • Term 3 – Tuesday 4 January 2022 to Friday 18 February 2022

  • Term 4 – Monday 28 February 2022 to Friday 8 April 2022

  • Term 5 – Monday 25 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022

  • Term 6 – Monday 6 June 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022

INSET DAYS FOR 21/22

Thursday 2nd September 2021

Friday 3rd September 2021

Monday 1st November 2021

Tuesday 4th January 2022

Friday 27th May 2022

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 TIMES

Timings                     Reception                      Year 1                                     Year 2

Start Time                  8.55                               8.50                                        8.50

Drop Off                    Classroom Ramp           Line up Front Playground     Line up Back Playground

Break                         10.55-11.15                   10.35-10.55                           10.35-10.55

Where                        Back Playground           Front Playground                  Back Playground

Lunchtime                 11.45-1.00                     12.00-1.15                              12.15-1.30

Finish time                 3.20                               3.15                                        3.15

Pick up                       Back Playground          Front Playground                   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 TIMES 

Timings         Year 3                       Year 4                                Year 5                                Year 6

Start time      8.50                          8.40                                    8.50                                   8.40

Break            10.20                        10.20                                   10.40                                10.40

Lunchtime    12.00-1.00                12.00-1.00                           12.10-1.10                      12.10-1.10

Finish            3.25                          3.15                                     3.25                                  3.15

Years 3 and 4 to be dropped off/picked up at top playground and Years 5 and 6 on 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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Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY