Weekly Updates 21st March

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find this week’s updates and reminders below:

Reporting absences

When reporting absences please leave a message on the attendance line – 01275 843969 by 10:00am daily.

Please do not email absences, the email may not be picked up in time and therefore may be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

Feel Fab Friday

Tomorrow Friday 22st March is Feel Fab Friday. Children are invited to wear non-school uniform (appropiate clothing for school and sensible shoes) in return for a donation towards the PSA. Donations can be made on your child’s parent pay account.

Portishead Youth Centre – Easter Holiday Activities

Please see posters attached regarding activities being held at Portishead Youth Centre during the Easter holidays.

Future Stars Coaching – Easter Holiday club

Future Stars will be running some holiday clubs at Trinity over the Easter Holidays. They have spaces for children who are eligible for free school meals to attend for the day, for free, as well as the traditional paid-for spaces.

Please see booking links below:


For children not on benefit funded free school meals


FREE Trinity Primary (Portishead) week 1 (2nd – 5th April)

For children on benefit funded free school meals


FREE Trinity Primary (Portishead) week 2 (8th – 11th April)

For children on benefit funded free school meals



High Down Infant and Junior Schools federated on 1st January 2015 and the two schools continue to work closely together to share ideas and initiatives on safe and environmentally friendly travel. The focus has always been to keep the area around the schools as free from cars as possible and to encourage the children to walk or cycle to school wherever possible.

Our Advice to Parents on Parking:

Try to park a little further away from the school and walk the extra distance. Suggested parking areas are:

  1. The car park at the top of Avon Way
  2. The area by the shops on West Hill Triangle
  3. Merlin Park
  4. Down Road past Tower Road or towards Lower Down Road
  5. Marconi Road and Kings Road

Designated ‘no go’ areas for parking are:

  1. Highview, Ridge Close and Downleaze
  2. Down Road between Tower Road and The Downs
  3. Manor Close
  4. The Downs on the side opposite the school or on the no parking areas around the school gate
  • be considerate to local residents when parking by not blocking driveways, parking on the pavement or causing an obstruction
  • Respect the speed limit around the school at all times of day
  • Do not pull up in the bus stop to let your children out

(Please see map attached regarding the ‘no go’ parking areas)

 Staff Car Park

Please note that the staff car park cannot be used for parent parking.  If you or your child has mobility difficulties, whether temporary or permanent, please see Mrs Cowan or Mr Welsh, who would be pleased to discuss the possible use of the car park with you.

More information regarding the ‘School Travel Plan’ can be found on the school website under the ‘community’ section.

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 do not 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:-

Thursday 21st March

  • PSA Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 22nd March

  • PSA Feel Fab Friday – non uniform

Tuesday 26th March

  • Year 4 – Wind in the Willows performance

Wednesday 27th March

  • Dance Festival at the Playhouse theatre

Thursday 28th March

  • Easter Bonnet parade
  • Last day of Term

Monday 15th April

  • Return to school – Term 5

Kind Regards,

Lisa & Keely

School Office


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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY