• "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"

Golden Anniversary


Infant School site 1966                        

High Down Schools Celebrate their Golden 50th Anniversary

High Down opened with the first pupils in April 1966, making this the 50th Anniversary year of the school! We are planning a range of events to celebrate our Golden Year which this term will include a 1960s themed Flower Power Carnival Float and a Children’s Picnic on the school field. We are planning further celebrations for the Autumn and Spring terms including Golden Daffodil planting, burying a Time Capsule, displaying Golden Memories and Memorabilia, a Grand Opening of the new reception block and Anniversary Concerts.

We would like to gather together memories from past staff and pupils in a Golden Memory Book and also on this section of the school website to ensure that memories from the school, both past and present, live on well into the future. Please complete the information sheet below and email back to us.

During the Autumn Term, there will be a “High Down ‘60s Memories” tea party for those who were at the school between 1966 and 1970. If you are in touch with past pupils or staff who were at the High Down Schools in the 1960’s please let them know that we would love to hear from them.

More details to follow on how to get involved with the school’s anniversary events and collection of happy memories.

Please reply to HighDown50th@outlook.com


Infant School First Class 1966         Infant and Junior Site 1960's        Infant School Teachers 1972

  1. Alumni Information Sheet
  2. Golden Anniv Party Newsletter