• "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"

Sports Grant

SPORTS GRANT 2016/2017

High Down Junior have been awarded Sainsbury School Games Gold standard for our excellent work!


High Down Junior School has been awarded the sum of £9745 to use for sport funding from September 2016 to August 2017.


The money is being used as follows:

·         Full membership of North Somerset PE Association which provides staff training, competitions and tournaments throughout the academic year leading to Regional and National events

·         Membership of Gordano Academy’s Legacy programme which provides specialist teaching support, local competitions and tournaments

·         Swimming galas for all year groups at the local outdoor pool

·         Supply and transport costs to enable teachers to take groups of children to a wide variety of tournaments and competitions throughout the academic year

·         Purchase of new PE equipment and resources

In addition, the school:

subsidises a wide range of extra curricular opportunities for our children

employs specialist PE teachers in all year groups to work with classes


The impact of sports funding on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment so far includes the following:

         Achieving School Games Gold standard

         Professional development for teaching and support staff

         The school has entered and had continued success in a wide variety of tournaments and competitions

          Our school has traditionally had a very strong reputation and high success rate in competitive sport and we expect to improve even further over the course of this academic year

         Improved resources have contributed towards enhancement of our pupils’ sporting experiences and performance

         We have established strong links with local clubs including Future Stars, North Somerset Athletics Academy, Portishead Cricket, Tennis and Football clubs, Portishead Gymnastics Academy, Clifton College and Gordano Rugby.

        We offer our children the opportunity to attend a wide range of after school sports clubs with financial support available for pupil premium children.