• "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"


Mrs Kate Gore is our Inclusion Leader and she co-ordinates provision for children with Special Educational Needs as well as supporting children with social/emotional difficulties.  She is available on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons if you have any concerns about your child (appointments need to be made through the school office).

Mrs Judi Goodbourn is our Learning Mentor and with the assistance of Ms Battlebury, she supports children throughout the school day.  Her main role involves overcoming barriers to learning.  She is always on the playground at the start of the day, break times and lunch times to support children's social development.


Here are a few websites you may find useful:


Supportive Parents Organisation


Home Start Information (Family Support Charity)


National Autistic Society


North Somerset Autistic Society


Cerebra (Children with brain related conditions)



  1. High Down Schools SEND Policy July 16
  2. High Down Junior School-SEND Information report 2014
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  4. sen-speakto
  5. St Barnabas Children's Centre
  6. SEN Policy Jan Mar 2013[1][1]
  7. High Down Junior School-SEN Information report 2016