Weekly Update – 27.11.2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find weekly updates and reminders below:

Lighthouse Schools Partnership Consultation

Lighthouse Schools Partnership is currently consulting on admissions arrangements for 2022-2023 for all the primary schools within the Trust.  The consultation will run from Tuesday 24 November 2020 to midday on Tuesday 19 January 2021.  The consultation includes a change to our planned admission number.  Please see the school website for more information.

Poppy Appeal

Thank you to everyone for their donations to this year’s poppy appeal.  The total amount collected and raised at High Down Schools was an exceptional £480.85. The Poppy Appeal send a big thank you to everyone for their generosity and continued support.

Parking around High Down Schools

Just a reminder to please park safely and considerately around the surrounding roads and not block driveways.  We have also had requests from local residents for parents not to congregate and chat on their driveways.

Contact Numbers and Sims Parentlite

Please can you ensure that we have the correct contact numbers for you. This is particularly important at the moment when we are having to contact entire class bubbles at short notice. If you haven’t yet registered with Sims Parent Lite to check and update your information we would encourage you to do so. If you are having difficulties with it then please e mail the school office on office@highdownschools.org. Alternatively, if you have recently changed your phone number please e mail the school office with the correct one.

School Lunches

Just a reminder to order your child’s meals on Aspens.  The meals are made to order and sent over to class in named bags so it’s really important that the kitchen know the orders in advance.

* Also please only order the vegan meal if your child is vegan and you have already informed the kitchen of this.  

If you have any problems ordering, please contact Lisa on office@highdownschools.org.

Christmas Dinner – Friday 11th December (also Christmas Jumper Day)

Another reminder for the Christmas Dinner on Friday 11th December. This can be booked now on the Aspens website.


Absences must be reported by phoning the school on 01275 843969.   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.

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