Weekly Updates


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


Following the Government Press Conference, please see new guidelines from LSP (in letters section on website).

Quiz and Chips

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances the Friends have taken the difficult decision to postpone Quiz and Chips until a later date to be confirmed. All bookings will be held over, but if you wish to cancel your booking and obtain a refund please e mail friendshdjs@gmail.com

After School Club Booking Forms

After School Club booking forms are sent out towards the end of the preceding term. Please can you make sure your booking is sent back before the end of term to enable the club to process applications and prepare registers. Also, if your child is going to be absent from the club when a booking has been made, or you want to book them in for an additional session, please contact the club directly on 01275 817870 or highdownasc@hotmail.co.uk to ensure that the message is received promptly

Advance Notice: Infants Easter Bonnet Parade

On Friday 3rd April the Infant children (including Nursery) are invited to wear an Easter Bonnet to school.  This doesn’t have to involve elaborate millinery – a simple band with Easter images attached is perfectly ok!  The children love seeing each others’ creations and really enter into the spirit of this High Down tradition.

French Club

Please see message below from Anna-Kate, After School French club:

We have had a wonderful term so far in French club learning lots of useful phrases for going to the café to ask for a sandwich or drink. After Easter we will be learning about fruit and veg as well as the days of the week and then perform La Chenille qui a faim – the hungry Caterpillar. If your child would like to be part of our French club, please contact Madame Fuller on admin@clubs4kids.com or 07375306881 or take a look at www.facebook.com/clubs4kids  The club costs £6.50 per session and it runs on Thursday afternoons till 4pm.

A bientôt

Madame Fuller x


We have vacancies for lunchtime assistants in both Infant and Junior Schools. These posts often lead to further opportunities within the schools and the rate of pay is currently £9 – £9.18 per hour. Please contact the school office if you are interested in applying

We also have current vacancies for an LSA in Year 4 and for a Playworker in our After School Club (see details in vacancies section)

Infant Reminders for next Week

Tuesday 17th March  – Year 1 Trip to St Fagans

Friday 20th March – Mothers Day Bags (these are on their way home now ready for you to fill and return)

Junior School Drop off

We are concerned that some pupils are arriving on site on their own well before the start of school and also that some pupils are arriving early and waiting on the pavement of Down Road unsupervised for the gates to open. The school cannot supervise pupils before the start of the school day, on or off our premises, and as a safeguarding measure we will now be noting the names of these pupils and following this up with parents

Junior Reminders for next Week

Wednesday 18th March – Year 3 Swimming

Thursday 19th March – Year 6 Lifeskills


Get in Touch

High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY