Weekly Update 19th October

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Please find this week’s updates and reminders below:

Junior Lost Property

We have lots of un-named items in the Junior lost property.  Please have a look through at School pick up today and help yourselves.   Anything unclaimed will be recycled over the holiday.

School Lunches

Please see attached a new menu for Aspens. 

Please note any orders that were made in advance for Term 2 will need to be reordered due to the system being cleared of the old menu. Lunch orders need to be placed before 9:00am each day.

If you have any problems ordering or miss the 9:00am deadline for that day, please let Lisa know by ringing School or send an urgent message to office@highdownschools.org.  

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.

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.


Future Stars Coaching

Please see a flyer attached from Future Stars Coaching with details for the October Half Term holiday club. 

Shine Holiday Clubs 

With Creative Workshops, Gymnastics, Football and Mini & Multi Mash Ups, there is something for all Reception to Year 6 children. Being held locally Portishead Primary School all Shine Holiday Clubs are open to children from any school.  You can book online here: Shine | Holiday Clubs (myshine.co.uk)

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 20th October – Inset Day

Monday 30th October – Return to School

We hope everyone has a lovely Half Term break! 

Kind regards

Lisa & Keely

School Office

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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY