Weekly Updates

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find the weekly updates below along with useful reminders for this week:


A reminder please to park and drive legally and safely at drop off and pick up, and to be courteous and considerate towards the local residents.

New Aspens Menu

Please find attached the new Aspens menu which takes effect from 2nd March

Packed Lunches

We are currently reviewing healthy lunchbox guidelines but in the meantime, just to clarify that children are allowed biscuits but not chocolate bars – so if the item contains chocolate it must also contain a biscuit element


Please find our latest vacancy on the  staff vacancies section of the website.

Free School Meals

If your child is on free school meals and you require a voucher for the holiday lunchbag scheme please call into school reception as soon as possible. The Foodbank will be open tomorrow (Friday) 12 – 2pm

Infant School Reminders for this week


Wednesday  26th February – Evening Infant PSA meeting

Junior Information

Message from Friends of High Down Junior School

Please see the following message from FHDJS:

Wow!  How is it half term next week?!

We are holding our Annual Book Drop 2-6 March so why not use half term as a good opportunity to clear out all the books you and your children have enjoyed but no longer read – we are particularly looking for books that junior children will enjoy.  The books top up the bookcases in the classrooms – hopefully giving children plenty to choose from.

Information on where to leave the books will be out after half term but in the meantime – happy sorting!

Dates for your diary:-

Quiz ‘n’ Chips – Friday 20 March (eve)

Booking forms available after half term

Children’s Easter Disco – Wednesday 1 April  Further details nearer the time

Year 3 Swimming

Swimming starts after half term on Wednesday 26th February. Thank you to those parents that have provide consent and payment.  We still have a dozen parents that have yet to provide this.  Please can we ask those parents provide this as soon as possible via ParentPay.

Please note your child will be unable to take lessons unless the school has parental consent.

 Year 3 Visit to Leigh Woods

You will have seen our parentmail on Tuesday giving details on Year 3’s trip to Leigh Woods on Thursday 12th March (3W) and Monday 16th March (3T and 3AB).  Consent and payment for this also needs to be done on Parentpay.

MAWS Concert 

Pupils taking part in the MAWS Concert –  the first Instrumental rehearsal is on Tuesday 25th February, please remember to bring instruments in on the first day back after the break.  The first choir rehearsal is on Wednesday 26th February.

Also thank you to those parents that have provided consent and their payment towards transport for the rehearsals. If you haven’t provided this please can we ask you pop onto ParentPay as soon as possible.







Reminders for tomorrow and Week after Half Term


Tuesday  25th February – MAWS Rehearsals

Wednesday  26th February – Year 3 Swimming starts

Thursday 27th February  – Junior Action Aid Concert 7-9.00pm

Friday 28th February – Eisteddfod

Get in Touch

High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY