Weekly Update 8th December

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Please find this week’s updates and reminders below:

Holiday Lunch-bag Vouchers

The Foodbank are issuing the holiday lunch-bags on Friday 15th December. Therefore, if you require this support for your children over the Christmas holidays please see Mrs Battlebury or Mrs Kirkpatrick by Thursday 14th December.


We are collecting used stamps in aid of Little People UK, so if you have any, please put them in the box in the lobby outside main reception. 

Christmas Jumpers

As part of the Save the Children “Christmas Jumper Day” Fundraiser, children are welcome to wear their Christmas Jumpers on the day of their Christmas Lunch.

Infants Christmas Lunch day –  Monday 18th December 2023

Juniors Christmas Lunch day –  Tuesday 19th December 2023

Ways to Donate:

  • Online via the Save the Children website 
  • Through your Parentpay account with the school.  Service will be live on Thursday 14th December
  • or handing in cash

Juniors only – Futurestars Sportszone clubs from Term 3

Please see flyer attached giving details for the Juniors Futurestars sportszone clubs from Term 3.   This is now available to book on the Futurestars website:


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:-

Friday 8th December

Christmas Grotto (after School)

Saturday 9th December 

Christmas Fair

Tuesday 12th December

Owls Christmas performance – 2:00pm

Wednesday 13th December

Falcons Christmas performance – 2:00pm

Year 5 – SS Great Britain trip

Thursday 14th December 

Pelicans Christmas performance – 2:00pm

Thursday 14th December

Year 3 Christmas performances after School

Friday 15th December 

Year 3 and Year 4 Christmas parties

Monday 18th December

Infant Christmas Dinner & Jumpers

Year 5 Christmas party

Tuesday 19th December

Junior Christmas dinner & Jumpers

Wednesday 20th December

Last Day of Term

Kind regards,

Lisa & Keely

School Office

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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY