Weekly Update 19.3.21

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Please find weekly updates and reminders below:


We are aware that the new highway scheme of road closures around the school has made parking near the school more difficult. Please consider other areas further away from the school where you can park safely and walk the final part of your journey for example the Avon Way carpark or Merlin Park. 

Thank you for helping us to keep all our children safe. 

Social Distancing Reminder   

Please ensure that you are maintaining social distancing at all times when on school site. 

Also with increased number of pedestrians using Down Road, particularly with the parking restrictions mentioned above, please can we remind parents to be kind, courteous and respectful of social distancing and especially to those who are with very young children, who may be walking at a slower pace.  Thank you.

Chromebooks/Laptops Reminder

We still have a few laptops/Chromebooks that were borrowed to support with remote learning that need to be returned back to School.  Please return in a labelled plastic bag with your child’s name and class. These can be left in the office foyer/lobby.  


Absences must be reported by phoning the school on 01275 843969 by 10:00am each day.  Please select the appropriate option to report absence and then leave your message.   Please be as specific as you can regarding the reason.  Obviously knowing the reason for all absences in the current climate is paramount. 

Y3 and Y4 Swimming

Due to the restrictions that have been in place over the last 12 months, we are mindful of the children who have not completed their swimming lessons. We will be looking into how we give this opportunity in the future. 

We hope you all have a great weekend.

Kind regards

School Office

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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY