• "Pupils enjoy trusting, respectful relationships with staff and each other. These strong relationships ensure pupils work hard and try their best.’ OFSTED 2015"
  • "An extensive range of extra-curricular clubs at lunchtime and after school provide opportunities to develop life skills and confidence. OFSTED 2015"
  • "‘The school’s values are at the heart of all relationships and are constantly referred to by staff and pupils ... pupils are able to talk eloquently about how to live by the values in order to become good citizens.’ OFSTED 2015"



At High Down we expect very high standards of behaviour, and we are very proud of how you, as pupils respond. 

Our School is a community where relationships are based on respect and we expect you to follow our six Golden Rules.

Our Golden Rules are:

  • We are gentle - we don't hurt others

  • We are kind and helpful - we don't hurt anybody's feeling

  • We listen - we don't interrupt

  • We are honest - we don't cover up the truth

  • We work hard - we don't waste ours or others' time

  • We look after property - we don't waste or damage things.


At the beginning of each year, and each new term, we go over our Golden Rules.  Each class will also have their own rules, these will be placed up in your class.

Obviously when these rules aren't followed, we will have to take action - please see our policy below for more details.

Good behaviour from everyone means we can all learn more, have more fun and experience more things.  

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