• "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"

Sporting Achievements 16-17

June 2017

On the 22nd of June, two boys teams from Y5 and Y6 went to St Peter's to play some football matches. The sun shone on the two games that were being played at the same time. Mr Sage said that the Y5s were fantastic and played some great football. They won their game 7-0! The Y6 team were equally as fantastic and despite playing nine a side on quite a small pitch also won their game at 4-2. The boys were brilliant and should be proud of themselves. They have set the precedent for when the girls play there on the 4th!


The sun was very much shining upon the cricketers at Nailsea CC on Wednesday. We went to the rearranged event to compete against the other schools in North Somerset. The team did really well to win their first two matches against Milton Park and Golden Valley. These wins meant that they were in the semi-final against Blagdon. They played their best cricket but unfortunately we missed out on winning the game which went to the last ball. A special mention must go to Ian Stransom who hadn't bowled much before but turned out to be our best bowler! Well done to the team who behaved and played impeccably the whole day.


On the 14th of June, High Down sent two teams to the annual North Somerset Gymnastic competition. The competition was very high which makes it very exciting throughout. Our level one team managed to win the event overall with the level two team taking the silver medals. Huge congratulations go to the teams as they worked very hard to give their absolute best. We also took a share of the individual medals too. Well done High Down Gym Team!

February 2017

On Wednesday 22nd of February 8 girls from years 3 and 4 went to a gym competition at Gemini gym club in Nailsea.

When we got there we went upstairs to put our stuff down and then the people who run it got us to do a warm-up with all the other schools on the bouncy floor. Each school took turns to do their routines and vault. Level 1 and level 2 had different routines to learn. While we waited for our turn we played with squishy blocks and built things with them.

We all felt very proud wearing the High Down hoodies and representing the school. Our level 2 team came second which means they MIGHT go to Bath to do the next level competition.

By Flo Jones, 4S

December 2016

The High Down swimming team, comprising of swimmers from Y4-6, travelled to Hutton Moor Leisure Centre for the annual North Somerset Swimming Gala. Our team did their school and themselves proud by swimming as quickly and as technically correct as they could bringing back five individual medals from the thirteen races. Overall, the team finished in second place against the other 23 competing schools from North Somerset. They should be incredibly proud of themselves.

September 2016

 High Down school children from Y5&6 took part in the Gordano X Country event this week and ran their socks off! The 25 strong team worked hard to complete the long course and as they all finished high up in the field, the boys and girls teams emerged as winners. A huge congratulation goes to both teams and all runners for representing their school and themselves so well.