Weekly Update 12th October

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find this week’s updates and reminders below:

Year 6 – Application for Secondary school 

A reminder to all Year 6 parents – the Year 7 Secondary School application deadline is 11:59pm on 31st October.

Harvest Collection

A reminder that tomorrow (Friday 13th) is our Harvest collection, if you are able to; please bring in in any non-perishable items. The Infants can take their items to their classrooms, and there will be tables on the top playground for the Juniors.

Foodbank Holiday Lunch bag Scheme

If you need a voucher from the Foodbank to support your children over the half term holiday, please could you pop in to see Mrs Kirkpatrick or Mrs Battlebury by next Wednesday 18th October.

Tower Road and surrounding cul-de-sacs

We have had a number of complaints from local residents in Tower Road and they have asked us to remind parent/adults taking children to school, to adhere to the limited access signs and be considerate to residents in the area.

Pride in Play

Please find attached Pride in Plays October half term holiday clubs. To book please use the link attached. It is open to children from reception class and upwards.


LSA Vacancy

We have a fixed term vacancy for a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant working in the afternoons. Please click on the link below for more details and to submit an application.


Singing Children of Africa Tour

There is a concert being held on Sunday 15th October at Gordano School, Portishead where the choir will perform alongside Generation Vibe.  This starts at 3pm (see attached flyer).
 All monies raised go to the charity Educate the Kids, who run the school where this choir comes from.  

Portishead Scout Group

Portishead Scout Group are currently searching for new adult volunteers. Please see a flyer attached with more information.

Portishead Youth Centre 

Please see flyers attached with details of activities being held at Portishead Youth Centre during Half Term.

Other Reminders:-

School Office

The School Office is open from 8:30am – 3:45pm.  If you ring after 3:45pm then please leave a message which will be picked up the next morning.  We do get very busy, particularly at School drop off and pick up, so if we don’t answer your call, please leave a message or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.   You can e-mail us on office@highdownschools.org

Please always confirm your child’s name and class in any message or e-mail

If you would like to come to the School Office, please buzz at the pedestrian gate and come to the hatch in the lobby outside main reception. 

Reporting absences

Absences must be reported by phoning the school on 01275 843969 by 10:00am each day.  

*Please do not e-mail absences because the e-mail may not be seen until later in the day, by which time the absence will have been marked as unauthorised. 

Useful Dates:-

Tuesday 17th October

Flu nasal spray

Parents evening

Wednesday 18th October

Parents evening

Thursday 19th October – LAST DAY OF TERM

Parents evening

Friday 20th October – INSET DAY

We hope everyone has a great weekend. 

Kind regards

Lisa & Keely

School Office

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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY